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mitsabeeba
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I'm going to be temping for just 2 days as a 'temporary administrator' at a local company.. basically data entry, what should I wear for this? Is wearing a suit a bit over the top for a 2 day temp? Or is smart black pants and a smart white collared shirt enough?
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I'd think think the pants and collared shirt effort should be enough.

As long as you look professional, should be fine.
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Black trousers and a shirt. You could always take a suit jacket with you and if you look underdressed put it on when you get there, or wear it and take it off when you get there if you look overly smart.
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I work in an office and usually just wear trousers and a smart top. As said above though you could always take the jacket and take it off when you're sitting at your desk.
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Black trousers/skirt and a white shirt is considered standard business wear, unless you're a high profile executive type.
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tailored trousers/skirt and a smart/formal top. Doesn't have to be a shirt but as you don't know the company that might be a better option. I never wore shirts to work, it was always nice smart looking tops/jumpers. Would stay away from a suit, my mum doesn't even wear a suit jacket most of the time and she is quite high up.
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smart trousers (jeans are probably a no no) and smart top
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Hey it depends, I wear jeans to my office...if it's data entry you're doing, no-one's going to be paying much attention...
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I doubt you will need to wear a suit, I'd go with some black trousers or pencil skirt and just a casual/smart shirt
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I work as a legal secretary in the summer, am wearing black straight legged jeans (though they're more heavy cotton with inverted seams, can't tell they're jeans), a purple dress and a black cardi with gold accessories today.

it's an urban myth that you have to wear black and white. You don't. I never want to wear a black suit to work, I think they look dull and unimaginative.
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thanks everyone! i ended up going with the black pants + white collared shirt combo cause i felt it was the safest...ive never worked as more than a shop assistant before so i had no clue. but it turned out the black pants+white shirt were okay, everyone else was a little less casual.. no jeans though. tomorrow just going to wear a nice top and trousers
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It seems so weird you have to do that! Last 3 data entry temping jobs I had, we all (data entry temps) just wore jeans - one girl even wore flip flops, no-one batted an eyelid...

Glad you worked it out in the end though!
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just curious - how much you getting paid for the 2 days?
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(Original post by Annaconda)
just curious - how much you getting paid for the 2 days?
its 8am-5pm each day at £6.50 an hour. comes to just over £100 in all
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