Imagine that you are offered a job for which you are well-qualified. Imagine further that, when it came time in the interview process to discuss salaries, the hiring manager replied to your initial suggestion by saying, “To stay within policy guidelines, I have to pay you 15% more than you just asked for as a minimum. I’d apologize but I’m sure that only bothers you a smidgeon.” Vacation, insurance, and other benefits are similarly generous.
Here’s the hitch. The job, whatever it is, will require you to work in a community of nudists; in addition, you are offered, but not required, housing in said community for yourself and your family. (It’s a very nice home, by the way.) If you decline the housing offer, you’ll be facing a 90-minute commute to and from work each day. In this community, the custom is to wear as few clothes as possible, weather permitting of course. Some persons go around in the altogether as long as it’s bright & sunny; others wear shorts, t-shirts, sports bras, and so forht. But in their own homes and workplaces, most people wear nothing but shoes (except for safety reasons – say, while using power tools, mowing the lawn, cooking bacon, et cetera). The proportions of hot/average/ugly persons in this community is about the same as it is wherever you live now. Well, maybe a little higher among younger people, as there is obviously a bit more pressure to hit the gym, but there are a good number of middle age & older people living here too, and of course children.)
You are not required to adopt this habit; some of your prospective fellow employees do, and some do not. If you prefer, you may dress as you now, or wear little or nothing as you wish, or go back and forth as you choose. But the nature of the job will require you from time to time – at least once a week – to visit clients in their homes or offices, and while nobody will pressure you to strip while doing so, nobody’s going to get dressed while you’re there either.
Would you take the job? Would you take the offered housing? Would you bring your children? Why or why not?