Person interviewing me was wearing a t-shirt, jeans, sneakers and a ball cap. No, I wasn't interviewing at a fast food location, where hats would be uniform. No, I wasn't interviewing at a sports center (gift shop, grounds crew, Major League Baseball shortstop). No, I wasn't interviewing for a role in the trades (construction, plumbing, HVAC) or day labor (lawn maintenance, moving). I was interviewing for a management job at in Information Technology at a major healthcare corporation.
Jeans aren't that uncommon in IT, but I was offended by the baseball cap.
My recruiter and I were both a little surprised to learn that the role wasn't for a day shift, so I turned down the position, but the hat has been continuing to annoy me. The man was probably around 35 and really should have known better.