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IT Workers "Twice as Likely" to Wear Heavy Metal T-shirts

According to new research, IT (information techology) staff are twice as likely to wear a heavy metal t-shirt as their non-IT counterparts. The study of 1000 office workers, by Intermedia.NET, also found IT types 34% more likely to sport a ponytail and that black jeans are 63% more popular among IT types than other workers. IT workers are also 32% less likely to wear clean clothes every day of the week than business managers (ed. - I didn't get my bad-ass Demiricous t-shirt dirty coding all day today, so why not?)

The bizarre press release goes on to cite additonal trends discovered about IT workers in what is clearly a grab for press by the researching company.

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1. rising end writes:

well sh** when i start working i know damn well that i'll be wearing my band shirts to work, i dont care what they think cause i'll be the network admin.

# Sep 14, 2006 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

Try working for the english civil service u'll be fired so quick your feet won't touch the floor as they kick u out.Suit and tie order of the day still i did play morbid angel in the office one xmas to piss off the colleagues vengeance is mine such a xmas song about king herod

# Sep 14, 2006 @ 3:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. killingtime writes:

I hate wearing that damn mask...

Fortunately when NOT dealing with people the boundaries are extended.
Working in a kitchen I'm able to wear whatever I want until service time, then I have to sport my whites... this keeps me from wearing my cloths x-days in a row or skipping and wearing w/o washing... lucky ITians.

And I dislike doing laundry... one thing always determines whether or not I do it. "Have I run out of socks yet?".

# Sep 14, 2006 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. evilcl0ne writes:

Im in IT in the UK as a network analyst for a company of stockbrokers and theres no way in hell id be allowed to wear me shirts....dammit! Thats just unfair!

# Sep 15, 2006 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, I don't know who the hell they interviewed for this, but upon further thought, it sounds like typical twisting of statistics and how they are reported and sound. If only one non IT person wore a metal shirt to work and two IT people did out of the 1000 surveyed, then IT people are twice as likely...

I've worked a lot of places where I can dress down a bit (jeans, but not usually t-shirts), but have never been able to wear metal t-shirts except on those days I'm working from home.

# Sep 15, 2006 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Skript writes:

I know that people who are into IT or work in the IT field tend to listen to Metal or Rap it's just a fact.. I don't know the statistics but it just seems to be that way. But when your at work you wouldn't wear a metal shirt??? thats just crazy talk.

# Sep 16, 2006 @ 9:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. psythe writes:

My experience of IT people's shirts as been semi-'smart' quips about computers/macs/technology in general - "i-people" (i-pod), and, you know, sh** like that.

They've all been overweight, too...

# Sep 16, 2006 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. mudd saddle writes:

I work in IT, we have an entire wall dedicated to Ronnie James Dio, called "shrine fo demons"

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. mudd saddle writes:

PS- we are all over weight because we are paid very well, and eat lobster and steak non stop while commuting to work in expensive cars

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

Hahaha!

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. godlike writes:

I spent many years working in an office on a computer where everyone else wore their fuc&in polo shirts and stylish prefaded jeans and dress shoes...
I sported my many BLS, Maiden and other cool t-shirts,501s and leather boots....!!!!! I didnt get alot of complaints....but I wasnt ever the one to meet with the new clients either.....hahaha
might also have been cause I have a full tattoed sleeve on one arm and one from shoulder to elbow on the other..... oh well...FUC& em..!!!! I like me and thats all that matters....right..?

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Diamond Oz writes:

Damn right. I shall be attempting my first tattoo soon if I can fool the artist that I'm 18 and not seventeen.

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. godlike writes:

thats too bad....there are some states like Minnesota.. where if your parent is with you they will tattoo a 13 yr old...and I have seen it done..I actually thought that was a little young tho..
I didnt start my sleeve til I was 26....my second will be done within the next yr orso....It takes a looonnngggg time...and lots of money.... But damn is it cool....I get some crazy looks in the small town I live in.....OH well fuc& em right.?

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. thisguy writes:

im going out with the bosses daughter...and her mom gives me a bj after work almost every other week. so i f*** samantha, and her mom (the boss) rachel higgins. my life rules. but anyway thats a cool subject about shirts

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. thisguy writes:

or is it?..........................

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. godlike writes:

and I thought I had a good life screwing my old lady and a co-worker on the side...thisguy is doing a mom and daughter... do they both swallow or what..?

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. thisguy writes:

the mom does... the daughter says its jusy nasty. so...how long u been screwing that coworker? lol

# Sep 20, 2006 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Terminator writes:

thisguy-- LOL do you like anthrax by chance (keep it in the family)? as i always say, an 11 is a 10 that swallows!!

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 1:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. godlike writes:

Technically we havent been co-workers in awhile..but still kept screwing...It lasted a total of 4 yrs til the husband found out....bummer huh ? The worst thing is that he still wanted to stay married to her but made her stop seeing me.... guess he likes seconds...!!! mmmmmmm yuck.....I was tappin that 5or6 times a week....most of the time in their house..!!!! ...It's apparent that he doesnt know anything about satisfying a woman...!!!!
So now its a bummer for both of them....him for knowing his wife was getting slammed ALOT and her for not getting any decent sex anymore...and to top it off they still have to live in the house where it all happened... oh..if those walls could talk....and they are not renters either....still have 20 yrs to pay on the house...

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 11:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

wow u 2 guys really value the ladies don't u lol

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. godlike writes:

I think I am a lesbian trapped in a mans body...I just cant seem to ever get enough..!!!! I am not married...so I have never vowed to be faithful....I just really like women...ALOT !!!!!

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

ok that was funny lol

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 1:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Diamond Oz writes:

Hang on.. I think I'm a lesbian too lol

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. godlike writes:

I must admit that, it is indeed an issue that is not easy to deal with...I diagnosed myself as a lesbian trapped in a mans body at about the age of 15 or 16.. that was the time of the first "real" girlfriend that I got to spend hours playing with...It was then, that I realized, hey.... I wish I had one of these of my own to play with.......but then I said to myself..
self... I would never get anything done and I probably wouldnt ever leave the house.. the damn thing would be wore out by now....
So I decided at that point in my life that I was addicted to women..and after living with half a dozen orso over the years and the 100s of other strays in amongst the livins...
I have to admit that I am a lesbian trapped in a mans body... I am currently searching for others with the same affliction....I wonder if maybe there is some govt funding available so I could start doing some more research......
Hey, what if there are women out there that are the same way..? They are a gay man trapped in a womans body..? wait a minute...that would explain some of the c*** hungry tramps I have ran across over the years....

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. rising end writes:

whoa we went from work in the IT field to women on the side. you freaking lesbians!

# Sep 21, 2006 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. godlike writes:

Hey...this is still sticking with the topic...Cause it was "that" office job that I met and had my "other woman"...and it was at that job that I sported many Maiden,BLS,Metallica etc..shirts...
She was the prim and proper innocent little thing...but she liked the metalhead look ie..metal t-shirts,tattoos and generally the biker/metalhead look... the exact opposite of her husband....figure that one out..?

# Sep 22, 2006 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. smelltheCarcass writes:

i will be wearing my Souls to Deny t-shirt to work.

The Carcass has spoken

# Sep 26, 2006 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. BridgetLea1919 writes:

I work in a government office and I'm the only drafter. I sure as heck wear anything I want. I don't think they say much because I'm a girl and hell I stay in my cubie all day listening to my music haha I keep out of everyone's business (the whole gossip thing bites).
Although this lady (there is always ONE in every office) told me I couldnt wear my beer shirts anymore. As long as I can wear my band shirts, I'm cool.

# Sep 29, 2006 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Anti-Slayer writes:

wow......

# Sep 29, 2006 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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