Is this cope?

There was a video on Instagram of a bunch of guys near the subway in Midtown wearing a very similar outfit (dress shirt + slacks + dress shoes), and the comments were a little surprising. Most were pretty vitriolic and mocking ("NPC's", "they look like clowns", "suits 🤮", "probably IT guys", "capitalist slaves lmaooo"), comments like that. I mean sure, the guys wearing vests are a bit much, but oftentimes finance firm dress code dictates that we dress up like this. Is this just major cope??

I mean, are we not just going to work to afford to live here and maybe live a "comfortable" life if e get lucky and save/invest well?? Checking the commenters' profiles, many of them appear to be 250+ lbs, live in the midwest, and have never made even 50k/yr in their lives. Is it just general hate/dislike for Wall Street types? Do they think all of us caused the 2008 housing crisis? 

Also, a bit unrelated but I saw a youtube video recently that was asking New Yorkers how much they think software engineers make on average and most were saying 60-90k. Is this true? Do most people think we are the IT guys with a thick accent that can fix your computer, and make 20/hr? If true, I will glady remove my job from my dating profiles. It's clear to me that people still think doctor = rich + good person, banker = rich + bad person, and engineer = poor + bad person.

Interested to hear your thoughts.

Comments (13)

Aug 6, 2022 - 12:37pm
ConfusedGuru, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I don't care that much, but I was just curious why people would be so upset about how someone dresses. Not sure if they expect all of us to walk around in speedos instead

  • Intern in Research - Other
Aug 6, 2022 - 12:29pm

Tech related jobs will always be viewed as nerdy, no matter how much they pay. If you work as a software engineer at a HF just say you work at a HF and skip the details

Aug 6, 2022 - 12:37pm
ConfusedGuru, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah I guess so. Anyway the minute I start talking about my job, most people's eyes glaze over

Aug 6, 2022 - 12:43pm
Barney_Stinson, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think the only one who's coping here is you. Seems like you expect the average person to look up to you because of how much you make. Obviously people are going to criticize either tech guys for being nerdy or finance guys for being assholes. Some of it is unwarranted, but a lot of it isn't

Aug 6, 2022 - 12:49pm
ConfusedGuru, what's your opinion? Comment below:

How so? I'm not the one making petty comments on how other people dress just to go to work? I'm honestly only referencing the amount of money we make because a lot of the comments were saying things like "these guys dress up like that and probably work in IT making 40k a year", so it sounds like they are the ones coping here. Also, it could absolutely be due to jealousy when many of these artsy/liberal type of people who can barely afford their NYC rent want to constantly make fun of and criticize Wall Street guys for just showing up to work.

Aug 6, 2022 - 5:50pm
Barney_Stinson, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Because you think that people should be envious of you for how much money you make and then go on to criticize them for the way they look too (Saying they're overweight or liberal or that they make little money). They are criticizing people for changing their whole appearance in order to fit a job because they base their whole personality on their worth (as u clearly do since u seem to always bring it back to how much money they make so they "must" be jealous right?). If you can't see that what they're criticizing is exactly what you're showing (people with no personality outside of what they do for work), then you might need to look in the mirror

  • Business School in PE - LBOs
Aug 6, 2022 - 1:02pm

Yes, it's a cope. If you feel the need to make fun of someone for their job / occupation that isn't a close friend, you are a loser and coping for your insecurities. Who cares? Idc if some actor/celebrity commented that, would think they are an insecure loser. Run your race and wear your vest if you so choose.

Aug 9, 2022 - 9:47am
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