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Who is most likely to succeed at work? The man in the pink shirt

Post  malena stool on Thu 22 Nov - 20:46

Who is most likely to succeed at work? The man in the pink shirt
By Sarah Coles, Nov 22, 2012

Women love him, bosses pay him more; he is better qualified, and more confident than everyone else at work. And who is this James Bond of the corner office? He's the man in the pink shirt.

Researchers have identified men who wear pink shirts as the ones to watch. However, if you're a mere mortal then pink isn't your best bet: so what is?


Researchers for Cotton USA polled 1,500 men on their choice of shirt colour, and a host of personal and professional characteristics. According to the Daily Mail, they discovered that the man in the pink shirt is the one to watch. He earns £1,000 more than his colleagues and attracts more attention. He is more likely to have a Masters degree, and one in ten have a PhD.

However, clearly donning a pink shirt isn't going to get you all of those things overnight. The higher wage is presumably something that comes with all the other attributes rather than an immediate result of wearing pink. So what other colours can help you out?


Promotion
The same research found that men wearing purple shirts were more likely to get promoted. In the last five years they had been promoted the most times - and one in twenty of them drive a car that's worth £20,000 or more, They are also more likely to have office romances (along with lilac shirt wearers).

White shirt wearers are most like to be on time (while green shirt wearers are more often late).


Hooey?
There will be those who say this research is hooey: and that it's pure co-incidence. They will say that you can prove anything with statistics, and there's no reason why your shirt colour should make the slightest difference to your prospects - either for pay, career advancement, or the opposite sex.

Surely the only thing we need to know about a shirt is that it's clean, ironed and not on inside out. The rest is up to you, because there's only so much shirt colour can do for you.

However, there will be those who think that it can't hurt. It may be hooey, but who knows, maybe there's something in the psyche of the average manager that sees a purple shirt and thinks 'that guy is going places'... who are we to judge?

The Mrketplace blog for fashion retailers says that white shirts make up a third of all shirts sold, while blue is the second most popular colour, and purple is third - so a good proportion of men are already in with a shot of promotion.

They also pointed out that checks and stripes tend to account for about a third of shirts sold - and that checks are more popular than stripes.

Of course, the canny shopper will have realised that they can buy a white shirt with purple and pink stripes and be on time, promoted and wealthy. The only unfortunate side effect is that they're going to somewhat resemble a deckchair.

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The Pink Ponce must be a trendsetter...

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Post  Lioned on Thu 22 Nov - 22:02

The only time I've worn a pink shirt was after I put a pair of red socks in the white wash,don't remember getting a pay rise for it !

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Post  kitti on Thu 22 Nov - 22:12

At least you do the washing lioned......victor doesn't even know how to open the damn thing let alone actually wash something !

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