Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Job Prep!!

   O.k., This is all about dressing and acting right to get a job! You might ask "why is this a man law?" well good question! The reason is that you can't call your self a man unless you have a job! The only disclaimer is if you are a stay at home dad and your wife brings home the bacon, nothing wrong with that but you still have to carry on these skills to meet new people!
   First of all remember that last post about dressing for success, well it goes for here as well! it all depends on the job. For instance if you are trying to get an office job, you should wear shirt and tie combo/ suite. When going for any other job like retail fast food or what ever! Do Not Wear A T-Shirt! wear something like a polo and a brown pair of pants, sneakers are o.k. but if you have loafers or brown shoes it would be better. That tattered pair of levies you should leave at home to, fashion is not for the interview.
   When you go in for an application you should always show patience and be calm. If you are jittery people will notice! When you are applying for an application never lie but it is o.k. to leave out the bad jobs unless it was the last one! If it is a sit down interview always show confidence, it is key, and always go for a handshake unless instructed not to! when you give a handshake it should be Firm! not hand crusher but not pansy either!
   When you are waiting for the call, do not call the next day. You should wait at least two or three and proceed every day for a week after words! This might seem pushy but you are instilling in them that you want the job and that they need to keep your application on hand and not in some waist basket some wear! In the situation that you are not called back after that week go in and ask what the status of your application is. Be on top of things not just sitting around in your skivvies all day! If and when you get a call in be calm and thank them. This also applies to the interview process. Never fidget!
   Be sure to be early on you first day so you can get acquainted with your new work environment. Don't show up late! That is a bad sign to your new employer! Keep this in mind when you are going for a fallow up interview as well! Punctuality is the best way to impress. Don't talk there ear off. only say what is needed and don't give them your live story. If they want to know they will ask later. Be sure to follow dress code on the first day to, if you get sent home to change you will feel stupid! These are common things you should know! Now also know if there is any ladies reading this, a lot of this applies to you to so don't point fingers at you man!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dressing for the Occasion

   First off, what you wear around the house is fine you are at home. But this rule changes when you have company over. You need to to wear something other than boxers and a wife beater or in some cases no shirt at all! Not acceptable. Second, don't over dress, you are at home not some shirt and tie event. So unless you are going out later you should dress casual around people. Now I know how can you make man laws about what a man wears at home?! Well it just so happens I have been to a persons house where they only were wearing boxers and wouldn't put on clothes for the life of them.
   Now, going out! WEAR SHOES! or well anything to cover your feet! the fact that there are signs still hanging up that say "no shirt, no shoes, no service" is ridiculous! Listen I know it's the south where I am but seriously cover people! That also covers part of the second fact, where a shirt! O.k. so it's hot, wear a t-shirt, preferably one without holes in it! If you are not working on something, don't wear clothes that make you look like you are! I don't care if you are just going out to McDonald's to get a #1! That old Van Halen t-shirt with the grease stains on half and holes on the other half is not acceptable!
   O.k. now that we have the basic out of the way, this is the most important things you need to know! Matching your clothes! Ya guy who still wears green argyle socks with the red shirt, a you wear argyle with tan slacks and second its not even cool around Christmas, so stop it already! O.K. this is really important your belt you know that thing you should be putting around your waist if you have belt loops, when dressing up you should have shoes to match the color, example brown loafers with brown belt! also black belt with black dress shoes! The only time this does not take place is when you are wearing a tux! That is because it the pants do not have belt loops, but also do not wear white socks with black dress pants! Black only!!! Oh and those jeans you are wearing you need to have a belt on those to! Jeans you can break the mold on it! It doesn't matter what color belt unless you are wearing brown shoes or black shoes! Sneakers do not have to match belt just lace them! You must wear a belt if you have belt loops!
   My final issue is with wearing clothes that is way to big for people! Ya great you followed the belt rule! But your rump is showing to the out side world! Seriously pants that fit! No lower than top of hips, if they are lower than you need to follow the rule or expect old men to tell you to pull them up, if you are an old man, well shame on you! O.k. second issue on the subject do not wear clothes that are night shirts! if they are past your crotch they are to big! Shirts should cover just past mid pocket! Its only cute if its a chick and that is all there wearing! Wear your hat forward and Take the stupid label off them! Also don't crease the bill bend it in an arch, not a pyramid!
   Now I hope This is enlightening to every body and not rantings of things you already know! Some of these things are common since and some of these things are from experience. I hope it was at least enjoyable!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Basic Bathroom Edicate

O.k! Just for the basics, Wash your hands!!! don't look at the sink! like, oh, there is a picket with water how convenient, wash your hands, you eat and shake other peoples hands with them!
Second! In a public men's room there are a row of urinals, if say I am one don't go to the one right next to me, go at least one over! on that note! don't look around while your are going to the bathroom! All eyes on your or the wall in front of you! Do not whistle while going to the bathroom, you creep people in there with you out! Do not carry on a conversation with people! the exception is to elaborate that a girl is hot!
O.k! now the toilet situation! do not talk to some one in another stall! also make sure you have toilet paper before you sit down, because there is no exception to the rule! Second, curtasy flush if it's going to be a long one! No one wants to smell what you dealt! seat up when going one, down when done! Always flush and never leave a mess like toilet paper on the floor, you wouldn't do it at home why would you do it where every one can see how nasty you are? Do not carve crap on the walls! no one cares, it is not an artistic expression if you put random swear words on the walls!
O.k! this is a major problem in all bathrooms! Wash, Wash, Wash! wash your hands as I have stated earlier don't be nasty and spread disease wash up and be a man and not a pig! Second, when turning on the facet do it slowly as not to have water gush every where, you might be in a hurry but no one wants nasty bathroom floor water all over there feet and pant bottoms because you jump the gun! Also when drying your hands don't leave paper towel all over the bathroom! If it's not o.k. for the toilet paper why the paper towels, second on that subject, put them all the way in the garbage and not near the trash can! I have been a janitor and I can tell you, nothing makes a person angrier than picking up paper towels two inches away from the garbage can because you are to lazy to reach in and throw it away! This concludes bathroom educate for now! Don't give me a reason to update it!