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Are We Hiring Someone So Challenged As To Require A “Business Suit Onesie”?

Posted on | July 11, 2015 | 42 Comments

by Smitty

Mrs. Other Smitty brought this to my attention. As a generally slack-tacular kinda guy, I can follow the logic involved in this. Anything you can do to streamline a process, e.g. dressing, is worth doing. Note the shopping avoidance on display: you buy the one thing, and you’re done.
Two complications come to mind:

  • You need to make minor adjustments, e.g. doffing a jacket, to fit the office climate, and
  • You want to mix things up a bit, to get more wear out of the upper portion. Typically the trousers reach end-of-life ahead of the shirt or jacket.

Above all these practical considerations, there is this: you’re going home. There is a 1 year-old awaiting you. That one year-old is also wearing a onesie. WHAT. WERE. YOU. THINKING?

You weren’t. Let this blog help you. When someone tries to resurrect the jumpsuit, JUST. SAY. NO.


42 Responses to “Are We Hiring Someone So Challenged As To Require A “Business Suit Onesie”?”

  1. CrustyB
    July 11th, 2015 @ 10:13 am

    We got a new head of accounting once who was a real ball-buster. She demanded that the accounting department wear ties every day. One guy resisted but the boss insisted. So the next day he came in to work with a t-shirt that had a tie ironed-on to it.

  2. Fr. Paul Lemmen
    July 11th, 2015 @ 10:16 am

    Heh. Bring back biballs … so comfortable. The beauty of wearing a cassock in public everyday is the fact no one knows what you are wearing underneath! A pair of biballs is quite comfortable underneath plus there are pockets galore!

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 11th, 2015 @ 10:42 am
  4. Stogie Chomper
    July 11th, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

    Good luck on your new career, even if prostitution is illegal.

  5. WJJ Hoge
    July 11th, 2015 @ 2:12 pm

    This strikes me as the perfect outfit for someone who uses velcro to “tie” his shoes.

  6. Daniel Freeman
    July 11th, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

    With my current pair, it turns out that I can leave the laces tied and just slip them off and on. Once I realized that, my laziness love of efficiency immediately kicked in.

  7. Bob Belvedere
    July 11th, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    Sorry. I don’t think it’s ball-busting in a business environment.

    When you wear a suit and a tie, you feel business-like – it affects your behavior.

    When you dress casually, you act casually, and the vast, vast majority of business environments are not casual situations.

    People, such a mailroom workers, are exempt, as they do physical labor, but they should not be allowed to wear torn-anything or t-shirts.

    SIDENOTE: Going to wakes dressed casually is an insult to the dead person and their family.

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 11th, 2015 @ 4:55 pm

    A good practice for the classy man to ask himself before going out: What Would Frank Wear?

    SIDENOTE: Going to wakes dressed casually is an insult to the dead person and their family. [Depends on the deceased, but I agree certain events and affairs require showing some class, regardless of what others do]

  9. Jerry Beckett
    July 11th, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

    Good grief. I mean, I’m lazy but….

  10. Quartermaster
    July 11th, 2015 @ 6:27 pm

    Yeah. 1 year old is too young for a onesie.

  11. Quartermaster
    July 11th, 2015 @ 6:28 pm

    “…it effects your behavior”

    Puuhleeeze. Affects. Affects!

  12. Quartermaster
    July 11th, 2015 @ 6:29 pm

    I’d think that would be a bit warmish down Floriduh way.

  13. Fr. Paul Lemmen
    July 11th, 2015 @ 6:53 pm

    I wear a very light and thin rayon viscose cassock …

  14. Fr. Paul Lemmen
    July 11th, 2015 @ 6:54 pm

    At least wear a fedora or Borsalino fer Frank’s sake!

  15. Fr. Paul Lemmen
    July 11th, 2015 @ 6:57 pm

    Kind of reminds me of an old phrase from a blues song … it starts off, “Loose shoes … something something and a warm place to sh!t” if my failing memory serves …

  16. Quartermaster
    July 11th, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

    Still sounds purty warmish.

  17. Quartermaster
    July 11th, 2015 @ 7:11 pm

    By the by. Russian Orthodox Baptism can be a might chilly. I’m sure this guy was requesting it by aspersion.

  18. Wombat_socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 7:31 pm

    Farking spambots.

  19. Wombat_socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 7:32 pm

    I didn’t know the Orthodox were dunkers. Another reason to enjoy Catholicism. 🙂

  20. Wombat_socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 7:33 pm

    I used to be one of those people, but then I lost weight.

  21. Wombat_socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 7:34 pm

    Ties are required for those of us working in the tax mines for that very reason. We’re supposed to be professionals, and we should dress like professionals.

  22. BozoerRebbe
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:13 pm

    Fedora’s a style, Borsalino is a brand. I prefer Stetson. Similar quality, much lower price.

  23. Wombat-socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:28 pm

    Fixed on Bob’s behalf.

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    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

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  26. Dana
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:50 pm

    The boss insisted on professional attire? How horrible!

    If the workers resist dressing professionally, perhaps they shouldn’t be paid professional salaries.

  27. Dana
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:51 pm

    Well, I like girls in bib overalls when they don’t wear a shirt under them . . . .

  28. Dana
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:53 pm

    One wonders: what attire did she insist upon for the women?

  29. Wombat_socho
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

    Fixed on Bob’s behalf.

  30. M. Thompson
    July 11th, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

    As long as you aren’t doing fast food tax prep. Never again.

  31. DeadMessenger
    July 11th, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

    Now laziness becomes kewlness with these compression laces that I use! I highly, highly recommend. Super comfortable.

    And I also like and use these:

    Of course, you have to far-out, mod and hip like me to effectively use them.

  32. DeadMessenger
    July 11th, 2015 @ 9:31 pm

    *gasp* Father!

  33. DeadMessenger
    July 11th, 2015 @ 9:32 pm

    I doubt we would have even noticed.

  34. Ilion
    July 11th, 2015 @ 9:53 pm

    How DARE you ask that question!

  35. Bob Belvedere
    July 11th, 2015 @ 10:41 pm

    I sit corrected [my feet are killin’ me].

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    July 12th, 2015 @ 1:05 am

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  37. Daniel Freeman
    July 12th, 2015 @ 4:12 am

    And I’d say there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as a man’s ambition doesn’t stop there.

  38. Quartermaster
    July 12th, 2015 @ 7:14 am

    You don’t know the third of it. 🙂

  39. 1389AD
    July 12th, 2015 @ 2:06 pm

    I try to look presentable for church. Even though I don’t spend much on clothes, I’m always modestly covered up and nothing is ragged, torn, or otherwise offensive. If I wear a T-shirt to Wednesday night services, it’s an Orthodox Christian T-shirt.

  40. JohnnyL53
    July 13th, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    You could also be paid based on the quality of the work performed. I’ve been dressing semi casually at work for years and my output has only improved over time. Ties or no ties is mainly an affectation. I’ve known a few who thought they could feign competence by dressing better than the rest of us and they occasionally got the benefit of the doubt but it always caught up with them. Still works sometimes with lawyers and Wall Street types. A good scam artist always dresses nice.

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    July 14th, 2015 @ 8:09 am

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