July 22, 2008   

Editor's Note

I read today that a town in Illinois has passed legislation that requires people to pay a fine if they are caught wearing sagging pants in public. I'm somewhat speechless over this issue, but it does provide a good lead-in to today's top story about dressing for the job you want. I've often heard that when you want a promotion, you should dress for the job you aspire to instead of the one you currently hold. But who's to say if the person wearing drooping pants isn't dressing for the job he aspires to? I'd be very distressed if my elected lawmakers started telling me I can't dress in a way i feel is appropriate. Meanwhile - here's some additional food for thought. With so many large companies switching from strict business attire to a business casual atmosphere, is business casual the new business attire? Will young people entering the workforce today even know what traditional business attire means? And does that matter? Let me know what you think.

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Gail Perry, CPA
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