Re: The Results (Long)/Addendum
It's called common courtesy. In fact, the interviewer was showing a lack of respect, just as I would be if I showed up dirty and in casual clothes.
An interview is no different from going to a wedding or a funeral, really. When I go to an interview, I'm taking up somebody's time (to say nothing of making a good impression). The interviewer is taking up my time (and, if I seem a likely candidate, trying to convince me to sign). As a sign of respect to each other, we both should be reasonably dressed.
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