I seriously have worn a suit every day this week and will have to today and tomorrow as well. I’m really grateful that I’m interviewing, but these suits are killing me. If I scratch at my collar area any more I’m totally going to develop a rash.
At my last office job I was supporting a CFO. The attire was supposed to be corporate but somehow I was able to get away with wearing corduroys and converses. I wore leggings and tunics and somehow never got written up or anything. I was a lucky buggar. (I think mainly people were scared of my boss so they didn’t say anything to me)
Yesterday I had my second interview at that big ol investment bank and it was stuff shirt village….then I go downtown and I interviewed for a job where the office is so laid back I’d be able to wear jeans every day.
I’m interviewing at smaller financial firms today and Monday, and I’m sure they will be as suity and stuffy as all the others.
I don’t think I could get away with my converse wearing antics at that investment bank 🙁
When I started this job search, my goal was money money money. Money to save for baby, money to pay for wedding, money to pay for grad school, money to save for a down payment, money to save for the uncertainty of John’s med school years that seem to be approaching faster and faster…
Money, money, money.
Now I’m wondering…hhhmmmmm….would I take a lil less money to be able to be in jeans all day long? Would I take less money to have a non-stressful position? Less money to be in a creative office versus financial? Would I take less money to be closer to home?
I have to really think about what matters most with this position I eventually take. The salary is a really big deal especially since this job is a means to a financial end and not a career path, BUT, taking a tiny hit in the pockets for a more pleasurable day-to-day…..that’s gotta be worth something…right?
LOL maybe I should stop acting like I have any choices and see which companies actually offer me the daggone job! HA! Second interview next week for the jeans place (cross your fingers for me)