Friday, May 30, 2008

Let’s Ponder: Do You Feel Like Your Appearance at the Workplace Affects Your Work Performance?

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I don’t know about you, but I feel like on days in which I look really put together and my hair and makeup look flawless, I am much more eager to do work and to be at work. I feel confident about my work ethic and am eager to do as much as possible, and get it done efficiently and effectively. On days, however, in which I just can’t get it together, I feel like I come in to work and try to hide in my little cubicle corner, just crossing my fingers that I don’t have to deal with anyone. It’s so awkward. I hate looking crappy at work. It has nothing to do with being sick or hungover or anything. It’s just in general. But on days in which I look good, I feel so great and so motivated. Even if I know that nobody will really see me at work that day, my appearance (good or bad) still affects everything.

I figure this is an obvious aspect of human nature. I mean obviously our appearance affects our lives, but I was just wondering if anyone else experienced this in the job sense. Like on days when I roll out of bed and head straight to work, I like totally dread the day and hide myself.

What do you guys think? Does your personal appearance affect you at the workplace or is it same ol’, same ol’ regardless?

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