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Old 02-17-2013, 08:58 AM
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Company shirts and quality work are making things great for us!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:38 AM
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I've had a full beard for 45 years. Trimmed, not a ZZtop beard. I wear jeans and a polo shirt. Back in the 70's I sometimes wore a bowler hat. Some people later said they hired me because they thought I was a Mennonite and would be honest and hard working. Different people see different things.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:38 PM
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We are B to B and all our employees wear uniforms. Button Down shirts, green pants and work boots. They also wear OSHA approved safety vests. We advertise we are pros and it is important to our clients that when we are on their property we look professional.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:19 PM
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i wear t shirts and khaki pants. golf/polo shirts are much too hot to work in and those collars bother me.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:18 PM
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personally I wear gray cargo pants, work boots and company t's. but not because I think it makes me look more professional. I wear the company t's for advertisement, the work boots to protect my feet and the cargo pants because jeans are a little hot for me to work in.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:45 PM
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The guy on the left looks like a golfer.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:23 PM
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i was given a few pairs of pants that are the kind where the legs zip off and you can make them shorts. i'll leave them as pants but they are really thin material which will be very nice and cool in the summer heat.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:40 PM
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Last year was the first year I went with uniforms. I am an owner operator with two part time employees. I purchase 12 shirts for like $120. One of my employees had one on stopping for fuel on their way home from work. I got one call and the shirts paid for themselves. It really makes a huge difference on the job as well. I don't put us in pants cause I wear bibs ( the bibs is how some customers recognize me ). They are like a trademark now and I could never change that.
What the hell is a bib? That like a kilt??
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:10 AM
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you really think people pay attention to if there lawn guy wears eye, ear and sun protection and the brand of equipment?

I've had clients come out while I'm loading up before I take my hearing protection off and try and talk to me. I always have to remove the head set and ask them to repeat themselves. there response is always, I didn't notice you were wearing those big yellow ear muffs.
No I don't think "PEOPLE" do. The question was who would I hire. Like a sub-contractor or something.


I just watched the final episode of Downton Abbey where they went deer hunting in a suit & tie!
I think you can overdress for the occasion.
I want to look like I'm ready to work. Not like I don't get my hands dirty.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:29 AM
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Im thinking of getting some shirts made up. I alaways wear a shirt with a collar even if has a couple of small holes in them. Clothes tend to get worn out fairly quickley so I dont want to spen too much on them.

I dont think most people care all that much, but Im positive you wont loose any work by looking decient.

I would never work at someones house without a shirt.
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