EVP of Network Distribution & Service
CABLEFAX: THE MAGAZINE: Like Glamour Magazine, tell us what workplace outfits receive a black bar and which make the grade?
JANICE AROUH: On the black bar list are tank tops, spaghetti straps, anything low cut, dresses or skirts that are shorter than two inches above the knee, exposed midriffs. For men, no cargo pants, no Hawaiian shirts. Also, no flip flops, no Birkenstocks. I don’t care if it’s 100 degrees. I don’t want to see anyone’s toes.
CFTM: Define business casual.
JA: What might be appropriate for a CPA firm might not work for a dot com. Business casual is a polished look. I like to refer to business casual as smart casual, but that doesn’t mean weekend casual.
CFTM: Some people say how you dress shows respect for your job and colleagues. True?
JA: Yes. If you are a manager look at what directors are wearing and dress up a rank. It shows you have self respect, you want to be taken seriously and you’re promotable.