Coffee Break: Majorie Pump

Tahari Majorie PumpSure, these shoes are a little bit boring… but sometimes you want a simple beige or black pump. The price is pretty good: they’re $70 at DSW. Tahari Majorie Pump

What to Wear for a Polygraph Test

polygraph testWhat do you wear for a polygraph test, particularly if it’s in the same building as HR?  Reader L wonders:

Help! I applied for a position that requires a polygraph. Mine is scheduled for next week and I am concerned about what to wear. It is in the same building as HR and I do not know if I will have an interview then. I would normally wear a business suit but my suits are all paired with camisoles (due to style, 3/4 sleeves, etc.) I am concerned about this because isn’t there a chest strap you are hooked up to? This is a professional position and I am thinking of wearing a blazer and dress slacks and dark cashmere shell that hopefully I will not sweat into from nerves. This is my go-to outfit I wear to work when I do not have court because it is most comfortable and still looks nice. Have you had to think about a physical comfort issue when interviewing and choosing your outfit? For what it is worth I was informed the polygraph will be 90minutes long.

Interesting question!  We’ve talked about how to stay professional at the metal detectors, and how to wear an ID badge with style, but we’ve never addressed polygraph tests for job interviews.  My gut instinct here tells me, “call and ask” (always an option, ladies!) but in case anyone in the readership has experience with this, I’ll open it up to the readers. Poking around online I did find a number of similar questions, primarily from men about to take police exams — the serious answer seemed to be “business casual,” with the less serious answers ranging from “chicken suit” to “For your polygraph wear a tuxedo. Then go naked to your psyc eval.” Ha! Ha. Ok. [Read more...]

Any Tech Problems?

Hi guys — As mentioned earlier we made a big change behind the scenes — we moved servers. The database is large and takes several hours to copy, and then other steps in the process have taken days in the past, so I kind of expected we’d just lose the entire weekend thread — but it turns out we are already up and running on our new, faster server. (Wahoo!) Unfortunately this does mean that we lost about 25 comments from late Thursday night to mid-day Friday, but otherwise things should be back up and running smoothly. If anyone is having any tech problems now, please let me know on this thread.

Thanks!

Update: And… I just realized that we are in fact having some caching problems.  I’ve turned some stuff off, which will hopefully fix the problem for the remainder of Sunday.  I also went back and PDFed the entire Weekend Open Thread as it existed on midday 7/4 — I can’t restore the comments but hopefully this is an acceptable fix if anyone really wanted the comments/discussions that are missing.

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Gathered Print Sheath Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Donna Morgan Gathered Print Sheath DressIn the “around $100″ category for dresses, I’ve always had good luck with Donna Morgan dresses — they’re fitted but not skin tight, and they’ve always been good for my curves.  This colorful sheath dress looks like a fun addition to the summer working wardrobe.  It’s $118 at Nordstrom, available in sizes 2-16. Donna Morgan Gathered Print Sheath Dress

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