I just think you're on the wrong side of this one.
And seriously, if a person can't f-ing get a pair of pants that fit, I'm going to seriously judge that person's competence (no offense meant to RPP, who realized the problem and fixed it). Dressing oneself is a basic life skill. And this is NOT something that only big firms care about. Unless a relative has a job waiting for you finish school or you're going solo, you will be interviewing for your job. ANY job as an attorney requires professionalism, and anyone that thinks the vast majority of interviewers from the public sector and/or government aren't going to care if they look silly (or worse) because of poorly fitting clothes is fooling themselves.
I hate science because I refuse to assume that a discipline based in large part on the continual scrapping and renewal of ideas is unconditionally correct in a given area.
Saw dashrashi's LSN site. Since she seems to use profanity, one could say that HYP does not necessarily mean class or refinement.
You're interviewing for a job that starts around $200k with bonus. You can't buy a suit? It's an investment for Christ's sake.
Effin' zero to do with professional competence? It sounds like you're assuming that being competent at one's profession need not entail presenting oneself as a professional. I believe that part of one's profession is the marketing of oneself. If I'm correct, then it would seem as though the choice to wear flattering suits does pertain to one's professional competence.
Quote from: YellowBrickRoad on October 01, 2008, 12:34:20 PMYou're interviewing for a job that starts around $200k with bonus. You can't buy a suit? It's an investment for Christ's sake. You don't have a job that pays $200k; you're a student paying out the ass for rent, and you currently have no job. No one in your family has money to lend you, either. You can buy a suit, but it's not gonna be fancy. Investment or not. Similar to the rejoinder to Huckabee's retarded flat tax plan (purportedly supposed to encourage saving), you can't invest, no matter how much you should, if you don't have the money. Quote from: comotellamas on October 01, 2008, 01:37:15 PMEffin' zero to do with professional competence? It sounds like you're assuming that being competent at one's profession need not entail presenting oneself as a professional. I believe that part of one's profession is the marketing of oneself. If I'm correct, then it would seem as though the choice to wear flattering suits does pertain to one's professional competence. Would you rather: have a lawyer who looked sharp, presented self professionally, but couldn't string a sentence together or generally advocate her way out of a paper bag; or, have a lawyer whose suit was shiny, what with the iron marks, and the hem was all lumpy, and it was kind of baggy under the arms, and the back seam looked like it had been ruched, it was sewn so badly, plus a wrinkly shirt, heaven forfend, but who was a f-ing kickass thinker and talker and arguer and strategist? Which one is competent? Which one is incompetent? Can you fairly call the second lawyer incompetent?Is there ever, even, possibly a question? (Hint: The latter; the second one; the first one; no; no.)Go along to get along, sure, sure, but why would you justify what is definitionally superficial and shallow?(No hints on this one. I've got no idea.)
You can rebel and female dog about "the game," if it makes you happy. But at the end of the day, it's not a game - it's LIFE.
Irrelevant Huckabee crap aside, quit being so bitter and get a damn job.