A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 02, 2018
“‘Dress for the job that you want’ is bad advice for aspiring police officers”

“Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have” is an employment adage. However, if one wants to become a police officer, then impersonating a police officer is a criminal offense.

“People will tell you, ‘Dress for the job you want’…what they fail to mention is that sometimes it’s called, ‘Impersonating a police officer’” was posted on Twitter on April 12, 2010. “‘Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have’ is terrible advice if you want to be a police officer. Or a stripper” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on December 9, 2015.


Twitter
Dana Sciandra
@stimboredom
People will tell you, “Dress for the job you want”…what they fail to mention is that sometimes it’s called, “Impersonating a police officer”
2:41 PM - 12 Apr 2010

Twitter
Nathan Empsall
@NathanEmpsall
If you dress for the job you want, not the job you have, you might be arrested for impersonating a police officer. cc @badbanana
9:55 AM - 5 Dec 2011

Twitter
Tim Kish
@kimtish
“Dress for the job you want” doesn’t really work when you want to be a police officer.
11:23 AM - 2 Feb 2012

Twitter
Mr. Butter Chicken
@MrButterChicken
It turns out that the maxim “Dress For The Job You Want” doesn’t work. I’ve been charged with impersonating a police officer.
6:51 AM - 5 Mar 2012

Twitter
Nick Martinello
@NickMartinello
They say to dress for the job you want not the one you have. Last time I tried that I got arrested for impersonating a police officer.
4:38 PM - 2 Jan 2014

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
“Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have” is terrible advice if you want to be a police officer. Or a stripper.
submitted December 9, 2015 by Oafah

Twitter
Übermensch
@Vulgar_Swami
“They say you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” -me, on trial for impersonating a police officer
8:45 PM - 15 Mar 2017

Twitter
Shower Thoughts
@atshower
“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Unless you want to join the police or the military. Then it’s a felony.
11:49 AM - 26 Jun 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
‘Dress for the job that you want’ is bad advice for aspiring police officers
submitted March 2, 2018 by HumanityZero
COMMENTS
7heavenlyvirtues
It’s a bad advise in general. Applies only when you’re going to a job interview.
No one is gonna come up to you on the street and offer you a job, just because you’re a construction worker wearing business attire in your free time

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, March 02, 2018 • Permalink