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What should I wear?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:31 pm

I have to go in to do a drug test, fill out/drop off some forms, and get fingerprinted for the DOJ. Is this something that would require a skirt, pantyhose, heels, etc.?

Gut instinct says no as I will only be interacting with HR employees, but I don't want to show up and look like an idiot given how conservatively dressed gov't employees are.
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Re: What should I wear?

Postby paratactical » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:32 pm

You might want to tell us what kind of job this is for.

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Re: What should I wear?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:40 pm

paratactical wrote:You might want to tell us what kind of job this is for.

Oops. Edited.

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Re: What should I wear?

Postby paratactical » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:44 pm

Dress up. It's worth it to do just in case you get asked to meet with or see anyone last minute.

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Re: What should I wear?

Postby dingbat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:45 pm

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Re: What should I wear?

Postby MinEMorris » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:58 pm

Yeah, I would dress in business attire. Better to look like the "idiot" that errs on the side of caution and goes out of her way to be presentable/professional than the idiot that gets lazy and cuts every plausible corner. Besides, you really never know who you might run into.

TLDR; people take pity on people who try too hard, but often have a hard time getting over a first impression that a person doesn't try hard enough.

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Re: What should I wear?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:02 pm

I did this for USAO and just showed up in a tshirt and jeans. It's not like I was gunning to get a full time job from them. I ended up only seeing 2 HR people (who were dressed in jeans like it was casual Friday).

That being said, it doesn't hurt to be cautious.

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Re: What should I wear?

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:26 pm

I'm just not sure that etiquette demands you dress formally to piss in a fucking cup.

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Re: What should I wear?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:02 pm

When I went for my background check stuff, I didn't dress up in a suit and tie, but I wore a nice collared shirt and tucked it in to jeans. I figured it couldn't hurt to look a little nicer than shorts and flip-flops, but I wasn't going to dress up to fill out paperwork.




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