Which would you rather have: a) a casual dress code at work OR b) a salary that is $5,000 higher?

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Sep 08, 2019

Answer: 1/3 of respondents said they would prefer to have a casual dress code. 

Questions:

  • Why do you think that dress code is so important to so many employed adults?
  • Which did you choose and why? 
  • How much do you think it costs to buy work clothes in a more formal business environment? 

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Behind the numbers (Randstad study via CNBC): 

“The bottom line is, as long as employees dress in a way that’s consistent with their employer’s policies, most managers care less about what their employees wear than about their performance and work output,” Traci Fiatte, CEO of professional and commercial staffing at Randstad US, said in a statement.

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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.