i have to admit,
that one of the things
that did not come into my mind
when packing for montreal
now, in the midst of one of the hottest weeks in the summer,
relying daily on public transportation,
while trying to avoid blisters and throbbing feet,
i find it a bit more challenging to get dressed in the morning
and then there's the ever open question
what does one wear to graduate school?
a suit and heels?
shorts and tshirt?
for the moment, i don't mind erring on the side of overdressed
dresses and skirts have been the go to so far
although surrounded by newbie undergrads tends to leave me feeling
realllly dressed up at times.
there, i said it.
on a related note,
i've recently discovered
an intriguing mix of blogs, articles, and reviews
covering everything from nitty gritty statistics
to opinion pieces and forums
this morning i was pointed to an article about teachers and fashion entitled,
it talks about how you dress in the classroom
shapes your credibility in the workplace.
nothing new there.
it goes on to explain that in academia
there is a reverse correlation between looks and success,
the opposite to what we find in the business world.
someone working in a Fortune 500 company
is more likely to be promoted
if they are considered 'good looking'
(i'm not agreeing with this, i'm just stating the general opinion in the article)
whereas as a faculty department member
the 'better looking' you are
the less credible you are.
"If you look as if you spend more time in the beauty parlor than in the library, that's going to be a problem."
do you buy into it? or do you think
that kind of discrimination and judgment
is not relevant
in the workplace?