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Really Inappropriate Clothes People Wore to Job Interviews

It sucks to be unprepared for a job interview, but what sucks more is when you walk in and realize immediately that you've worn the wrong thing and they realize you're unprepared from the get-go. In some cases, this didn't stop people form getting the job. In other cases, employers could tell right away that it wasn't gonna work out.. In the same vein, here are interview responses that made employers immediately say "nope."

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    Text - ConneryFTW 8.5k points 23 hours ago edited 18 hours A pair of flesh colored leggings that made her look as if she wasn't pairingwearing pants at all, a sweatshirt that opened in the front, that had been pulled to the side a bit to reveal a lacy camisole top. We work as therapists. No fucking way she got that job. For more info, both her wig and glasses were askew. There was an odor somewhere between human and cat urine. And about halfway through she asked if she could take a break because
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    Text - SpicyBoi20 14.5k points 22 hours ago I saw one guy come from the country club pool in an american flag tank top and swim trunks to the clubs golf cart boy interview. He didn't get the job and then came back a week later in a full suit apologizing for his previous attire.
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    Text - Tivia 11.1k points 21 hours ago edited 4 hours ago A guy showed up in flip flops, cargo shorts and a tank top. Ended up being the best interview of the day by miles, ended up one of the best people I ever hired. I still don't recommend anyone do this, but it has worked. Edit: this happened in Atlanta, GA. So completely unrelated to the other story in this thread. horsesaregay 3.2k points 15 hours ago Programmer? Tivia 3.1k points 15 hours ago Yep
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    Text - WooIWorthWaIIaby 9.9k points 22 hours ago I worked in the US Senate a couple years back. We were interviewing about half a dozen candidates for a pretty junior position. One of the interviewees was wearing a Harvard tee shirt, a Harvard jacket, and Harvard sweatpants. We were astounded The first question my coworker asked was "Did you go to Harvard?". The guy did, and he handled the rest of the interview surprisingly well. He didn't get the job but he did become a running joke in the offi
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    Text - pewter_scooter 9.0k points 20 hours ago edited 2 ho Homecoming dress. She knew she was supposed to dress up for the interview, and that was the nicest thing she had. I felt so bad; she was incredibly embarrassed. It was her first real interview, and in the end I gave her credit for at least putting in the effort Edit: For everyone asking, yes, she did get a job offer. The attire didn't factor in nearly as much as her coming in prepared, on time, and with questions.
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    Text - sasamikowa89 3.8k points 22 hours ago PJs she was pulled out of bed and brought to me and my boss for a interview she didn't know she was having. After 5 minutes we offered her a job and she actually turned out really well.
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    Text - Polyfuckery 7.2k points 22 hours ago He came in to the IT interview in polo, khakis and aqua colored Crocs with an anime maid blushing painted on one and lining up a sniper shot on the other. He was late because security was concerned about his mlp chain wallet.
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    Text - Throwaway7219017 5.4k points 21 hours ago I worked with a guy who applied to the local big city Fire Department. Apparently all candidates had to submit a passport type photo of themselves, although I fail to see how that's relevant. Diversity quota perhaps? Anyways, this guy was a gym nut and also sent a full head and torso photo of himself, with no shirt on. When I asked him why, he replied "So they know I'm not a twink." Well, it must have worked, as Twinky is now a firefighter.
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    Text - xnormajeanx 4.9k points 21 hours ago I interviewed a young woman who wore skirt so short I did actually see her underwear when she sat down. The underwear was pink. I gave her feedback later that she should have worn a suit. This was for a business analyst role. Everyone else was wearing a suit.
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    Text - Pearl_Jamb 4.5k points 22 hours ago I was on the opposite end of this. I was fresh out of school and had been struggling to get an interview anywhere. I finally got a call about an interview at a white collar firm, and was told to be at the office at 9:00 AM and to "dress casually." Two days before the interview, I drove out to the office at 5:15 to see how the employees dressed so I could get an idea of the work environment and what to wear. Everyone was wearing dark suits, including the
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    Text - My interviewer didn't show up until about 10:00 AM. She walked in and said, "Sorry I'm late, I had some errands to run this morning." I was a little taken aback, especially considering she came in with a big Starbucks cup. I kept my poker face up and pretended like it didn't bother me that she decided to get coffee instead of being on time. Then I noticed she was wearing yoga pants and a sweatshirt. She shook my hand and said, "I thought I told you to dress casually." The rest of the inte
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    Text - hestianvirgin 1.7k points 22 hours ago A tight muscle shirt. It's great that you work out, big guy, but it's not a gym. Plus he only worked his glamour muscles. He was thick around the middle. Dude, at least give the office a show.
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    Text - Sleep_Debt 1.7k points 23 hours ago I have one from just last month! This guy was coming in to interview for a Financial Advisor program. Everyone in our office dresses very professional, and most people I interview are dressed in their best suits. This gentlemen came in wearing a stained white dress shirt, with a yellow tinted white undershirt. I forget what kind of pants, but he had a cloth "joker" belt (why so serious written all over it with the jokers face) neon green and black that
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    Text - blueconsuegra 1.1k points 21 hours ago I was a recruitment manager for a call center and Oh man, let me list a few: 20 something year old strolling in with sweatpants that say "I SMOKE WEED 420" all over them. Literally. at-shirt that said "I hate work" A giant gold necklace that said "BITCH" leggings with way too much camel toe a stripper who came to her interview straight from work. An old man who for some reason made holes in his shirt for his nipples to be exposed. ninja turtle pajama
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    Text - Wrong_Answer_Willie 838 points 21 hours ago saggy pants with whitie tightie underwear. when he bent over to sign in at the desk you could see his whole butt (but not his butt hole)
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    Text - bindingtoggle11 3.3k points 20 hours ago A few years back, I had someone show up fresh out of the swimming pool. Hair wet. Bathing suit and cover up on. Still wet. Hadn't taken the time to dry off. I went through the interview and a test simulation of the job with her. She actually did very well at the simulation. When I took her to see my boss that made the ultimate decision, he took one look and said no. Didn't ask about the simulation or anything, just no.
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    Text - HutSutRawlson 3.2k points 22 hours ago One time I was having dinner in a restaurant and saw a young woman come up to the counter and ask for a job application. The employees gave her one and she sat down near me to fill it out. This is when I noticed she was wearing a cap with a huge pot leaf on it. She finished it, returned it to the counter, and asked what the follow up would be. The employee said "we'll contact you in a few days for an interview... and when you come back, don't wear th
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    Text - mphix 3.1k points 21 hours ago - edited 4 hours ago My master's student came to defend his thesis bare footed because "his slippers got wet" Edit: this was in Estonia
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    Text - TheCrimsonCourtesan 3.0k points 22 hours ago Back when I was an hourly manager at Walmart, guy came in with greasy hair, white t-shirt full of holes, and sweat pants. AND to top it all off, he looked like he had a semi... Surprisingly he didnt smell, and the clothes actually looked clean- so that was good? But still, I gave him a hard no, but the overnight assistant gave him the go. Because he wasnt going to be on her shift, and she thought it was hilarious. This guy was a fucking nightma
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    Text - jmdobosh1 1.8k points 21 hours ago I was the person! This was 20 years ago, and I had just moved to the city. I was 17 and spent 3 weeks working as a hostess at Denny's. A friend asked if I wanted to go rollerblading, so I was strapped into my roller blades and was wearing athletic wear. She then pulled up to her gym, had me walk in my roller blades up to the second story where the daycare was, and told me that I was interviewing for the Nanny job that she heard was available. I actually
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