So I took a job with a regional bank. I'm gonna be doing web and networking stuff. I like the freelance lifestyle, but the health insurance was killing me and I kind of enjoy knowing that I'll have money to pay rent at the end of the month.
Because it's a bank, I'm required to wear a tie to work. I think I'm gonna like most stuff about the job, except the tie thing. I'll probably get used to it and not even notice I'm wearing a tie after a couple of weeks. But for now it's kinda bugging me. I tend to sweat a lot and ties compound the problem. In the past, the two things I've done to mitigate the overheating problem is to buy shirts with 17+ inch collars, and never actually buttoning the top button. Those things help, but they only go so far.
Any advice from tie wearers, who also don't like wearing ties?
Also, what's the deal with tie fashion? It seems like it's all over the place. Some guys have skinny ties, some wide and others in-between. I haven't bought a tie in over 5 years. And some of the ones I own are from the 80's. Between my relaxed jeans and my Reagan era ties, I'm barely allowed to go outside anymore.