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15

Sep

Goth kinda at the office: part of my work-from-home desk setup. 

Goth kinda at the office: part of my work-from-home desk setup. 

08

Apr

littlemisscodeless said: I hope this isn´t too nosy, but do you dress differently for job interviews? Have you ever been turned down for your look? (I am a gothling who is still 1-2 lucky years away from job hunting, but it´s worth being informed.)

I dress slightly differently for job interviews. No hat, no visible jewelry that is overtly goth or morbid (except for the rings, I always wear those when I leave the house), and a more of an eccentric Victorian governess style in general. But I still wear full skirts with petticoats, some sort of frock coat or not-your-standard-blazer, and I don’t hide the pink streaks in my hair. 

I believe in presenting yourself truthfully, which means showing potential employers what I look like. I also make it clear during the interview that I’m good at communication partially because of my appearance; I work at being approachable and polite, and no one I’ve worked with has ever been able to get away with the "I don’t remember who I was supposed to have review this" excuse. (One developer tried it, and his manager said, "Really? Goth Mary Poppins? You don’t remember her?”)

As far as I know, I’ve never been turned down for a job because of my appearance. Because I’m not up-to-the-second knowledgable about certain technologies, yes, but because I look odd, no.

(Hey, anyone need a kick-ass technical editor/writer?)

03

Apr

Throwback Thursday! From 1994, at the WotC offices.

Throwback Thursday! From 1994, at the WotC offices.

10

Mar

Anonymous said: Job hunt? ): Oh no. Have I missed something.

Yeah, I’ve been job hunting since October. Anyone need to hire a fantastic technical editor/writer? In the Seattle area, or for telecommuting? 

18

Sep

Goth at the Office: the final photo from this location. I’m off to find other adventures, and perhaps find work at a different company. 

Goth at the Office: the final photo from this location. I’m off to find other adventures, and perhaps find work at a different company. 

05

Sep

Goth running errands: skull buttons and skull shoes.

Goth running errands: skull buttons and skull shoes.

04

Sep

Goth at the Office: good heavens, are those the new students? They’re *babies*! Are you sure they’re ready for school?

Goth at the Office: good heavens, are those the new students? They’re *babies*! Are you sure they’re ready for school?

29

Aug

You may have noticed there haven’t been Goth at the Office photos lately. That’s because I’ve been working from home, and will continue doing so for a little bit.

The bad: no A/C at home, and Seattle weather is still not doing what I want. 

The good: background movies! Kitties! Naps if needed! 

20

Aug

Goth at the Office: (custom-dyed!) vintage Fluevogs and lace tights.

Goth at the Office: (custom-dyed!) vintage Fluevogs and lace tights.

15

Aug

Goth at the Office: No, I’m not contemplating fiendish plans. Why do you ask?

Goth at the Office: No, I’m not contemplating fiendish plans. Why do you ask?

14

Aug

Goth at the Office, between meetings: Atticus, my darling, how is  development on the death ray app coming along. No, I have no specific reason for asking. Don’t be silly.

Goth at the Office, between meetings: Atticus, my darling, how is development on the death ray app coming along. No, I have no specific reason for asking. Don’t be silly.

Goth at the Office: today has even more meetings. But I will ignore any annoyances because my shoes are DARLING.

13

Aug

Goth at the Office: vintage Fluevogs and cobwebby tights.

Goth at the Office: vintage Fluevogs and cobwebby tights.

12

Aug

Goth at the Office: freshly pinked hair, and matching pink & black outfit. It’s still very much a Monday, tho’.

Goth at the Office: freshly pinked hair, and matching pink & black outfit. It’s still very much a Monday, tho’.

09

Aug

Goth at the Office: skirt by Kambriel, blazer from M&S, shoes from Fluevog. And yes, in a better mood than yesterday.

Goth at the Office: skirt by Kambriel, blazer from M&S, shoes from Fluevog. And yes, in a better mood than yesterday.