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Old 08-11-2011, 06:09 PM
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I only wear a pair running shoes as well. But now I think I will go out and buy a pair of the keens.

But again irritation is a PT thing for me since I a sweet FT job.

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Old 08-11-2011, 06:14 PM
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Those are about $85.

I wear Keens every day from about April - November and keep a pair of tennis shoes in the van in case I need to do something where I'll be getting a lot of loose dirt in the sandals. The Keens are fine for digging, it's the dirt getting under my feet I can't stand.

I think I look plenty professional in a button up, quick dry company logo'ed shirt, khaki shorts and the almost $100 sandals. Nobody really expects someone that's going to be working in sprinklers, walking through wet grass in 95+ degree heat (it's topped out over 100 here 11 days in a row now) to be wearing steel toes. Honestly, I don't really think steel toes make sense for a repair tech and have a real hard time coming up with a situation where having them on would save your foot at a residential or small commercial service call.
I sell in em and wear em on light days. Sure are comfortable and quick to slip off if ya have to go into the house.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:55 PM
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I saw a guy wearing a pair of those things for the first time maybe two weeks ago.

Here I am, on the range shepherding the shooters through their first safety briefing and I look down and see those things. I'm like "WTF are those queer bait things?" Dude says to me he doesn't appreciate my humor - so I replied I'd have to kick my own ass if I wore those things.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:47 PM
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I'd send him home and tell him to wear something more professional- company t-shirt (tucked in), khaki shorts/pants, belt, and boots (or sneakers with shorts only). Image is everything and I strongly believe in looking professional.
So you're one of those guys....
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:50 PM
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I'd send him home and tell him to wear something more professional- company t-shirt (tucked in), khaki shorts/pants, belt, and boots (or sneakers with shorts only). Image is everything and I strongly believe in looking professional.
Can't remember the last time I tucked a shirt it, and it sure has never been on a job site. I'm there to get wet and dirty and stinky, not write computer code.
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:03 PM
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I forgot to add. I do have a pair of the 5 fingers shoes to trail run in. They are really comfy.

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Old 08-11-2011, 10:45 PM
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Can't remember the last time I tucked a shirt it
Sorry Dana...belly in the way?

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Old 08-11-2011, 10:50 PM
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sorry dana...belly in the way?

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Old 08-11-2011, 11:12 PM
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I forgot to add. I do have a pair of the 5 fingers shoes to trail run in. They are really comfy.

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Would they be good for walking in streams? Would sand or gravel get inside?
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:35 PM
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So you're one of those guys....
Yes, I am. I strongly believe in image. I feel it's the easiest way to seperate yourself from the competition, especially with the upper end client. Image and knowing how to talk to the customer go hand-n-hand.
When meeting with a new client/ property manager, I always carry a clean change of clothes. The first impression is HUGE, and will be what they remember. Never pass up a chance to make a positive impression.
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