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My Hero!

The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults


http://www.wired.com/2014/08/the-white-house-dickerson/
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My Hero!

The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults


http://www.wired.com/2014/08/the-white-house-dickerson/


In the late eighties I was the first guy who went to work in a jeans in the IT department of a local bank - I still had to wear a tie though




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I think the folks who coded HealthCare.gov should be wearing orange. (Wink.)
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Amazing! For those of us who had to code in a suit & tie for far too long, this is good to see.
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Do they still have to shave and shower? That must be a tough adjustment for many. whistle
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I think the folks who coded HealthCare.gov should be wearing orange. (Wink.)


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When I saw the title I thought you were referring to the uniform of white short-sleeve shirt, black tie and trousers worn by the members of the "Spartan International Competition League", said shirt to be festooned with patches and badges won by players in previosu conventions.
This was from the days of competitive gaming clubs and the oh-so-serious business of wargaming.

I have seen a photo of an old convention with a number of these characters standing around watching a game of Afrika Korps being played, but I can't find it on the net.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=104183

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As a software engineer, I definitely observed an East Coast / West Coast factor in how people had to dress for work. I'd never seen a software guy wearing a tie until I made a trip back east to IBM Burlington. Then there was a guy I worked with who took a job with GE and moved back to Ohio or wherever, and one of things he mentioned afterwards was that he had to wear a coat and tie to work every day. There's a big company / small company factor, but the biggest difference from what I've seen is regional / cultural.
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Prop Joe wrote:
Do they still have to shave and shower? That must be a tough adjustment for many. whistle

Now why did you have to go and bring wargamers into this?
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You got something against empty suits, Wilhammer?
 
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You got something against empty suits, Wilhammer?



OMFG, YES!!!!!
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conky wrote:
Amazing! For those of us who had to code in a suit & tie for far too long, this is good to see.


Yeah! I remember building up a collection of Civil War ties and then the notice came down that slacks and and a sports shirt were fine. Still have the ties but rarely wear them.
 
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conky wrote:
Amazing! For those of us who had to code in a suit & tie for far too long, this is good to see.

what makes you so "special"?
Although even the president is slumming it with no tie.
 
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I worked at a very large company with a very rigid suit/tie dress code years ago. There were Senior Vice Presidents, people who had literally thousands of people under them on the org chart, who thought it was a good use of their time to go up to very junior staff in the cafeteria and yell at them for not having their suit coat on during lunch.

That very large company was run into the ground by its management team and no longer exists. Weird, huh?
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When I saw the title I thought you were referring to the uniform of white short-sleeve shirt, black tie and trousers worn by the members of the "Spartan International Competition League", said shirt to be festooned with patches and badges won by players in previosu conventions.
This was from the days of competitive gaming clubs and the oh-so-serious business of wargaming.

I have seen a photo of an old convention with a number of these characters standing around watching a game of Afrika Korps being played, but I can't find it on the net.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=104183

Brian

I remember seeing a picture of those guys in my then current issue of the AH General and thinking "wow, I'm a wargamer who wouldn't fit in that group photo".
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I don't have to wear a suit (yet) but I do have to wear dress pants, dress shirt and a f$c¤ing tie to work everyday. A tie is the most useless piece of clothing ever invented, it has no practical purpose and does nothing but get in the way. In fact the only thing it does is say look at me, I have a tie on, I'm important. I understand the need to look professional and stand out so customers know who is managing but I think all of this could be done without a frickin necktie.

Whomever invented the tie ought to be hung with one!!!
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I've worn shorts to work everyday (except for the first 2 and 1 time I had to go in an area that required long pants) for 14 years.

I once wore a halloween costume to a party that involved long pants. It was the first time my coworkers had ever seen me in long pants.

One of the great things about Portland is that is pretty much nowhere that you can't get away with a nice shirt and slacks (or even shorts, if you are me).

Ok, I wear a tie and pants to weddings and funerals (and on XMAS and Easter). I'd wear a suit if I still had one that fit.

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Sphere wrote:
As a software engineer, I definitely observed an East Coast / West Coast factor in how people had to dress for work. I'd never seen a software guy wearing a tie until I made a trip back east to IBM Burlington. Then there was a guy I worked with who took a job with GE and moved back to Ohio or wherever, and one of things he mentioned afterwards was that he had to wear a coat and tie to work every day. There's a big company / small company factor, but the biggest difference from what I've seen is regional / cultural.


The Oatmeal agrees...



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That very large company was run into the ground by it's management team and no longer exists. Weird, huh?
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I company I worked for for 25 years went belly up because moronic managers lacked focus, and this was in a business where you pretty much had to commit suicide in order to fail (OTC Pharmaceuticals). Your management team lacked focus.

I love your black kitty avatar. We have 3 black kittys, and every kitty I've ever owned has been black.

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Somebody should render a 'cartoon' depicting a 'Lemonade Stand'-(or akin for this) with the caption: "Hey! even WE're: Bigger than U.S. Steel; now too!"
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ltmurnau wrote:
When I saw the title I thought you were referring to the uniform of white short-sleeve shirt, black tie and trousers worn by the members of the "Spartan International Competition League", said shirt to be festooned with patches and badges won by players in previosu conventions.
This was from the days of competitive gaming clubs and the oh-so-serious business of wargaming.

I have seen a photo of an old convention with a number of these characters standing around watching a game of Afrika Korps being played, but I can't find it on the net.

Waterloo on the table instead of Afrika Korps, but this may be close enough for horseshoes:



If I didn't know about Spartan, my caption would have been along the lines of "they had security guards at the Con, and the guards got to play?".
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Yeah, that's the picture!
I did mix up the games.
Thanks Sphere!
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...(or even shorts, if you are me).


Hey, if you have the legs for 'em...
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Doesn't matter..however I dress I still look like a walking sack of spuds with a 'BB 35 USS Texas' cap on top
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conky wrote:
Amazing! For those of us who had to code in a suit & tie for far too long, this is good to see.


Yeah! I remember building up a collection of Civil War ties and then the notice came down that slacks and and a sports shirt were fine. Still have the ties but rarely wear them.


You should break the Civil War tie out for Unity this coming year!
 
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