1st day at work attire question, and P46 form question
1st day at a new job coming up. at the interview i was in standard interview attire. the group i’ll be working with were very obvious in the building, all were wearing smart casual – smart trainers, jeans, checked shirts etc.
should i plumb straight for this look, or go in as per my interview? or somewhere inbetween?
also, P46 form…
i start the new job on the 18th, but to help out the old employer i’ll still be going in for 3 weekends afterwards (new employer aware and happy)
on my P46 form it says –
‘this is my ONLY job, but i have worked since last 6t April’
‘i have another job’
obviously i’ll be doing 6 days ‘extra’ work after i start the new real job, so i should go for the 2nd one, right?Posted 5 years agohmanchesterMember
Quick email/call to your boss about the dress code. It’s a perfectly valid question. As that manager I would be more concerned that you hadn’t thought to ask and just guessed. Give ’em a call.
Don’t fret the p46. Option 1 is technically correct but the world won’t end if you select option 2. In fact to keep things simple I might just do that. It’s 3 weekends and the difference in tax will sort itself out in time.Posted 5 years agosmell_itMember
‘Smart trainers’, Jesus wept, we are descending into a nation of chav’s. From your description of the team any high street retailer dispensing fashion for the style’less should be adequate.
As that manager I would be more concerned that you hadn’t thought to ask and just guessed
I’d be worried i had just employed someone and they had to ask what to wear for work.Posted 5 years agounklehomeredSubscriber
If everyone was wearing jeans and trainers then you don’t want to be wearing a suit, people might get the wrong idea
valid point, but I think often people over think this (i do all damn time). Go shirt tie shoes first week, or just ring boss/HR and ask. Perfectly valid question.Posted 5 years agokonabunnyMember
Suit, shirt and tie on the first day and perhaps a shirt that looks okay on its own so you can lose jacket and tie if you feel really uncomfortable. But you’re the new guy – people expect you to stand out a little on your first day.
Personally I wouldn’t bother calling to ask what you should wear because it sounds a bit needy but as you can see from the above not everyone is as snotty as me!Posted 5 years agoti_pin_manMember
Yep another vote for over dressed first day even if it leaves you embarrassed. Better safe than sorry. I joined a digital agency years back and went in first week in suit and tie, the tie was gone by the weekend and then I shopped for some decent casual gear and when I went in second week two guys both said, thank god for that, you are one if us. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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