This Week in Jobs Philly: The end of career loungewear? - Technical.ly Philly

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Dec. 15, 2020 7:31 am

This Week in Jobs Philly: The end of career loungewear?

Slip-on styles only.
Jeans! We hate them!

Jeans! We hate them!

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Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge”). Below is this week’s edition. Here’s the last one we published; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.


Dress for the job you want

The FDA’s approval of a coronavirus vaccine for the US has us asking ourselves some big questions lately. Like, what do we do with all of our new loungewear sets if we go back to the office? What are the odds that french terry tie dye joggers become the official new business casual? How do buttons work, again?

If the idea of sitting at a desk in anything less than 100% stretch fabric with cashmere-like softness gives you anxiety, you are not alone. But jobs are how we afford the decadent luxury of buttery-soft slip-on attire (aka: sweats), and so we are here for you — to deliver hope and career opportunity straight to your inbox, and to hold your hand (figuratively speaking) the day you must once again force your tender limbs back into course denim casts and fasten the unforgivingly starchy waistband of work pants against your spandex-coddled belly.

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The Jobs

Opportunities where you’re likely to need real work clothes again, eventually:

Opportunities that will not threaten your loungewear habits:

The End

Hug your extra-soft jersey sweats a little tighter tonight as you soak in the news that a better day is just around the corner.

Happy job hunting, friends!

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