Recently a wore a suit to an interview at a place with a fairly casual dress code. They joked a little about it--"Uh oh! Are you a tax collector?"--but overall I think they appreciated it (and I ended up getting the job.)
Anyway, this made me wonder could it ever be inappropriate to wear a suit to an interview--as in, could doing so hurt your chances at certain places?
For example what if I was interviewing at a landfill, mine, construction site (or some other place that definitely never would require business dress), and wore a suit. Could it ever be considered a negative?
I'm sure if you go overboard with a tux at a typical interview that may be a negative, but I'm not totally convinced that a suit would ever be fully out of place.
Does anyone think this would be a negative at some company? If so what sorts of places would a suit be over-dressing?