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Wearing colourful clothing could get you a pay rise.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    A prof at Manchester Business School says that wearing colourful clothes tells people you are creative and imaginative and want to be noticed. He cites Jon Snow's colourful ties and socks and Theresa May's daring fashion choices. What do you think? Do you belong to the daring brigade or do you wear neutrals so you can fade into the background?
  2. VanEyssen

    VanEyssen Established commenter

    "One in 25 (4 per cent) of 2,000 workers quizzed even say they earn £10,000 or more per year than they would otherwise due to investing in attractive clothes with a splash of colour."

    Sounds like BS.
  3. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    You could be right there,VE.[​IMG]
  4. annie2010

    annie2010 Occasional commenter

    This is so silly!
    Many work environments prefer a 'conservative' dress code, so gaudy colours might be out of place.
    Some people like to wear bright colours; for others, they make one look so washed out.
    I prefer to stick to my neutrals, thanks- don't want to have a ghostly complexion at school!
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  5. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I remember years ago being on a training course (in my pre-teaching days, when I was still a fresh faced graduate) where the trainer drew attention to his tie, pointing out that because it was coloured and patterned, we would see him as creative, innovative and bold (or words to that effect)

    I don't remember what the training was for now, but I remember thinking what an eejit and what a load of Bulls.

    Some people seem to be able to carry off outlandish, unconventional or eccentric dress and look like creative and interesting individuals. Others can't, they just look like they're trying too hard to look creative and interesting and that underneath it all there's the soul of a man in a grey suit.
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  6. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    I always wear brightly coloured socks (its my "trademark") bright blue today. Rest is boring, white shirt, dull green jumper, grey pants. At least in FE, we don't have to have the stupid corporate look of the "suits".
  7. Alf58

    Alf58 Established commenter

    That Batmanghelidgh (however you spell it) woman is living proof that this theory is spot on. She got loads of money for doing very little.
  8. VanEyssen

    VanEyssen Established commenter

  9. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Here's a picture my son took of me recen[​IMG]tly.
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  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    Yes. And this is me. Poor little black-clad me.
  11. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    That's uncanny, Lascy! Is that my Xmas present you're knitting?
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  12. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Most employers don't want bold, innovative, creative individuals, they want the opposite.
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  13. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Colourful clothes didn't save Grayson Perry lookalike Ruth from getting fired on the Apprentice last week.
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  14. VanEyssen

    VanEyssen Established commenter

    Well not for production line work but for most professional money jobs, yes.
  15. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    I don't see you like that at all!

    In my mind you are more like this:-

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  16. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    that's me finished then :D
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  17. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

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  18. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I found her a bit scary. The bit when she was 'training' the other sin her team to be better at selling (cue Ruth doing hideous, teeth-projecting grin and saying "Morning!" at imaginary passer-by) made me want her sacked there and then.
  19. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Because I know you, me too!
  20. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    That's me stuffed then. Today I am sporting grey pinstripe trousers, plain black boots, a black V-neck jumper, and for protection against the frosty air-con, a long grey cardi. No wonder I'm still a nobody.

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