Indonesia: Dress for Success

Indonesia Anonymus runs an experiment involving the security guards along Jalan Sudirman, the main street of Jakarta's business district. They send the same man to see whether he is treated differently when he wears a suit and carries a cellphone from when he wears a T-shirt and jeans. The results are unsurprising. The bloggers ask: “Is that what it takes to gain respect these days? Dress up in a suit and carry an expensive phone? Is that why we work so hard? Is that why we chase higher and higher salary? So that we can afford to wear expensive things and hence gain respect from people?”

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