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The problem with dropping weight.

April 30th, 2007 at 05:29 am

I have been steadily dropping weight for a while now. Taking it easy, going slow, making sure I'm dropping it for good not loosing it to just gain it back again later.

The downside...

Well I have a job interview tomorrow. The dress code for the company, seeing as how it's a marketing type company, is professional business attire. Or so I'm assuming. I prefer to overdress for interviews.

I had a stash of what I called my Interview Clothes. About 3 pairs of pants (black, black with white pin stripes, and black and white check), three or so shirts (two silk, one cotton that paired well with the pants), and two black blazers.

EVERYTHING IS TOO BIG AND LOOKS AWFUL ON ME!

So this stash that I thought I had, that I thought I could make work should the need arise that I had to wear professional type clothes is gone.

And I have almost nothing to wear to the interview tomorrow.

Fortunately, this random nice shirt that I found on clearance ages ago and bought even though it was a little snug at the time, will do ok for the interview. Since I'm actually interviewing for a tech job, I'm hoping I can get away with wearing what I consider business casual (khakis, cords, knit or cotton shirts) for the actual job should I get offered and accept it. I'm fairly certain my current work wardrobe of TShirt and Jeans will not cut it. But I'm ok with that, I'm sort of getting tired of it anyway.

They asked me for salary requirements. Ugh that's the worst I think, I'd prefer to know what they are expecting to pay before I apply. But anyway, I did some research on how to properly phrase it (I had no clue that a range was acceptable I thought you had to give them a solid number), took my current pay, gave myself a 10% raise, and made that the minimum of my range. And they still want to talk to me. So either I'm at the low end, or right on target. I'm hoping I'm right on target for what they want to pay.

They also have some great perks, so even if I got exactly what I'm making right now I would be making more. Trying not to get too excited about it til it actually happens. And if it does, I have no idea how I'm going to break the news to the powers that be. But one step at a time....

5 Responses to “The problem with dropping weight.”

  1. shadon Says:

    Good luck with your job interview! Hope it works out for you, especially the salary! Smile

  2. baselle Says:

    Good luck!

  3. robex Says:

    Good luck! I hope everything goes well...

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I can relate to the lack of clothes due to weight loss. I only have four pants that fit me...jeans, shorts, capris and pr of black capris. Three of them are even getting a bit big. I'm going to try to hold out awhile and look online and garage sales for some deals.

    My dad gave me a salary hint recently. When you get offered the job and they state a salary stay as silent for as long as you can before you say anything. This make the person nervous and because generally they offer a lower salary first and have room to go up. The silence may cause they to make another offer. If you must be the one to speak first...say "I was hoping for a little bit more than that." That is all my Dad said, but he's offered jobs to people before and almost always had room to go up in salary...and most people take the first offer they get.

    Best of luck to you!!

  5. Carolina Bound Says:

    I can hardly wait until my clothes don't fit! Right now I'm just feeling pretty happy that they are getting more comfortable.

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