advice best ignored…

Since The Girl graduated, she’s been busy preparing for exams, moving and seeking employment in her chosen field. It’s a niche skill*, so as she continues to slog her way through job postings, she is also looking for a job locally to pay expenses.

She’s unloaded applications across the area, and was just called in for an interview at a local book store. This is her first job interview in awhile, and she was a bit nervous. As she and i discussed the proper attire for such an interview, The Boy couldn’t help throw in his two cents…

daisyfae: Wear your glasses. You need to go with the ‘Tina Fey Smartgirl’ look.

The Girl: I’ve got a nice skirt, blouse and cardigan that might work.

The Boy: You’ve got to slut it up just a little bit…

daisyfae: What? It’s a book store! She’s not going to be swinging on a pole…

The Boy: Just a little bit. The look that says “good girl, who could be a little naughty”.

The Girl:  Maybe just a little cleavage?

daisyfae:  FUCK NO!  It’s a bookstore.  Besides, it’s probably a woman doing the hiring…

The Girl:  No, it was a man who called me…

The Boy:  Look, on my last two jobs, the bossman was chasing the women.  The key is that they like the ‘good girl’ gone wild.  “Slutty girls gone wild” just isn’t the same thing… it’s not a challenge.

daisyfae:  i still say go with the ‘bookish’ look.

The Boy:  “Sexy librarian”.  Exactly…

The Girl:  So the kind of shirt that might show a little cleavage if i bent over?  I guess i could drop a pencil…

daisyfae: [….]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

* Arabic / Middle Eastern studies is lucrative and employable, however, if you choose not to work for a 3-letter government organization, it takes a bit longer…

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22 thoughts on “advice best ignored…

  1. ‘The Girl: So the kind of shirt that might show a little cleavage if i bent over? I guess i could drop a pencil…’

    They don’t teach that shit in schools you know… well not the proper ones…

  2. renal failure – i’ll pass that along to her for the next interview. but that’s at a craft store. perhaps she should dress like a crazy craft lady this time? pom poms and googly eyes on a sweater, striped socks and cheap running shoes?

    stephanie – no. i should be hit with bricks for not raising them better… granted, they’re funny as hell, so maybe i get some redemption points for that…

    manuel – he went on to explain the influence of porn into a male boss’ brain. i left that part out…

    steve – they have their moments. i have mine. alcohol is usually involved in the latter…

    uncle keith – hey. we’re talking about my daughter here, buddy! don’t make me come out there and punish you. again.

    chris – a little sad, isn’t it? makes me kinda wish i’d just had him neutered when he was six months old…

    DP – she dressed nicely for the interview. no breastages were revealed. will have to wait and see if she gets the job…

    alex – any woman who is paying attention knows these things. doesn’t need to be taught… men are fun to watch! they can’t help it sometimes…

    nursemyra – ouch. i don’t know if she has one, but i’d never be caught dead in one… my thunder thighs make the damn things look like a wrinkled parachute…..

  3. I didn’t mean your daughter, of course. I meant other daughters dressing in the naughty librarian outfits. Of course, if it gets you out here to punsih me again, I’ll stand by the original misunderstanding.

  4. there is such a fine line between “sexy librarian” and “slutty librarian” It’s hard to pull off unless you’re an actress/actor..perhaps this is where mom’s acting experiance could come in handy.

    Ok so if I was a HR person…boy in speedos, uummmm…No thanks but No thanks. unless he was interview for a job in a psych ward. then perhaps the residents would be more open and interactive with him since he appears to be one of their very own.

  5. amber – he’s counting comments for/against. agree, but it has to be really subtle…

    kono – i need to invest in a black pencil-skirt and some mary janes….

    gnukid – i asked him. “I like to show a little butt crack, and sometimes will leave just one testicle showing from my fly…”

    uncle keith – no need to make snarky comments about The Girl. if i ever recover from this ‘show from hell’, i’ll be back with the whip and the can of spray cheese…

    hisqueen – i’m no expert on ‘subtle’. tend to wear highly inappropriate clothing at work. either too casual or too revealing… may quit it when i turn 50…

  6. Pleated skirt is a good way to go if you are slim-hipped and long of leg. But glasses are good too. Middle daughter has been wearing contacts but is finally flush enough to get another pair of glasses and refers to them as her “specs-appeal”. Never underestimate a good pair of eyewear.

  7. hisqueen – exactly!

    uncle keith – ‘power cheese’. the stuff dreams are made of… best on jalapeno pringles!

    anniegirl – the glasses rock. i have several pairs i use for various purposes… i can’t wear pleats. a very small portion of the population can…

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