I think more jobs should come with special hats
@Dayglochainsaw it's a flat cap but with a loop to hold a pen and a little slot for post-its to come out of, because librarians can simply never have enough post-it notes
@Pixley when I worked at an apple store you could wear a hat but only if it was apple-branded, and apple merch is literally only available for purchase in-person at apple HQ in Cupertino California so that was pretty much the definition of weird flex
i spent a couple years lobbying my workplace to buy us all letter jackets. unfortunately i occupy that personality space where it was it just perceived as a running joke and not sincere entreaties.
but i would jump at a special hat in a heartbeat.
@cicatriz_jdr there's something very pleasing about a letter jacket, I like the fuzziness of the big letters you sew onto them
@InternetEh my immediate thought was a beat-up trilby with a nice band that you can stick pens and notes into, but that could probably be updated for the current century
@Pixley I got hired as a Staff Engineer and the position didn't even come with its own staff, wtf. I guess you're supposed to provide your own these days?
@Pixley all engineers in Canada get an iron ring when they graduate from university. There's a "secret" ceremony where they solemnly bang on anvils with a hammer, and the tradition is that the rings are made with iron from the Quebec bridge that collapsed during construction, killing many workers, because the guy who designed it was a shitty engineer. Supposed to be a reminder to take things seriously.
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