Have you ever met a person who was EXTREMELY book smart but sometimes lacked in common sense?
This is who I think of, and yes I love Sheldon Cooper 🙂
Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve had 2 friends that way. Sometimes their quirks are down right hilarious! Sometimes they just floor me even.
And maybe that has nothing to do with the blog title post or what I’m thinking, but I couldn’t help but kind of go there too…..
So I was watching a recorded episode of Rachael Ray (yes I know a bunch of you don’t like her…. but hear me out) the other morning while I was getting dressed for work and she has a team she’s put together for this season. It consists of Jo Frost of Super Nanny (b/c she doesn’t have kids), The Cake Boss (b/c she doesn’t bake), and then there is Zanna Roberts Rassi who is a fashion expert.
The episode I was watching the other day featured Zanna and they were doing a make-over on interns and one of the comments made was, “Don’t dress for the Job you have, dress for the Job you Want.”
Now I’m smart enough to know where they’re coming from… and to an extent I agree with that statement… but let’s use my company for example, we have an in-house mail room. They sort incoming & outgoing mail, deliver it to the different departments, do the Fedex/UPS thing, and make the run into town to pick up and drop off mail.
Now what if they really wanted to be in Accounting, a salesman, or better yet, the CEO of the company.
Our company has a business/business casual dress code. It has gotten more lax in the 5 years I’ve worked here but depending on the department, you still have to wear a suit for some jobs. Now accounting, they get by with the business to business casual side of dress. The salesmen don’t even get to participate in Jeans Friday and the CEO, I usually see him in a suit every day.
Does that seem feasible for the mail room gals to wear heels and a dress to deliver mail?
How about the suit? And if that is the job they want, well cool, but one of the gals wanted something more, but truthfully how do you dress for the job you want in that case? Something I wondered :).
So then a co-worker and I were discussing this and of course we got carried away… What if you work in a law office but your dream job is to be a Rodeo Clown… should you dress for the job?
I guess that’s where the whole common sense part falls into my train of thought. Yeah I got there 🙂
Welcome to the inner workings of my brain… next up, one may never know… LOL 🙂