Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Hi - come on in and sit down!
Oh, don’t worry. Just because you’ve been asked in to see me, it doesn’t mean you’re having a ‘chat with the boss’! I mean you are - obviously – but not like that. I just wanted to hear how things were going.Great, great. Well, I hear good things. Who knows – maybe you’ll be joining us permanently when the internship is over!
Yes, well. We’ll see in... three weeks time, now, is it?Just one small thing – before you go. You know of course that this company prides itself on the way it treats all its staff with respect – male as well as female, even young interns like you? So, I don’t want you in any way to feel offended or insulted by this, but -
But… your clothes. I couldn't help noticing. I mean, of course they’re in line with the company dress code, but – could be a little sharper, hmm?Like what? Well, like those trousers you’re wearing, for example. I mean, baggy trousers like that are fine for students, but in a business place, perhaps they’re a bit too baggy?
Well I think they're baggy. I mean, they're not tight are they? It’s up to you what you wear - of course. But I like to see our staff looking smart. And a nice tight pair of trousers looks very smart on a boy – I mean a young man like you.And maybe you don’t have to wear long trousers all the time, you know? We keep the office nice and warm, so why not show your legs occasionally? I’m sure you’ve got lovely legs. Shorts are quite fashionable just now, aren't they? Especially in nice bright colours. Yellow's very cheerful, I always think.
Anyway, it's none of my business. What do I know about boys' fashion - I'm just your boss!
And this was just a friendly chat. My decision on whether to give you a permanent job or let you go certainly won’t depend on whether you dress in dumpy old trousers or smart shorts! It's my decision alone, so you don't need to worry about anyone else's opinion, OK? I know it's a very important matter for you, so I want you to feel completely confident I'll be quite impartial.
That's all. Off you go now. Have a great weekend and I'll see you here on Monday!