What's your workplace dress code?
I am curious to see what is a no-no where you work, or a must-must.
When my sister worked at JC Penny, pantyhose were required. No open toe or heeled shoes. Pants only when it was below zero. And long sleeves.
At some places, women are required to wear makeup on certain features--mascara and lipstick. Several years ago a flight attendant was in trouble for not wearing mascara on the job.
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When I first started teaching in the early 70's, females had to wear skirts or dresses with nylons. (Which was ridiculous, because we were still in the "mini-skirt" era, and those were allowed). No pants for the ladies until the 80's. We now have a relaxed dress code. It's hard to get down on the floor with little ones when you're wearing skirts, (although some still do). Jeans are allowed for both men and women on game days.............at least education has come along way as far as dress codes go................42
Last edited by show 42; 01-10-2005 at 08:47 PM.
I guess I really shouldn't answer this since I work at home as a childcare provider....just about anything goes! I do have to drive to pick my "charge" up from the school bus during the school year, tho, so I can't stay in my pj's. Just today we were talking about how things have changed since I went to school and now. I told the girl I take care of that I wasn't allowed to wear pants to school in grade school....she said "oh, you went to Catholic school?" I said no, that was just the rules until the early 70's, girls weren't allowed to wear pants to school.
I know a teacher who is not allowed to wear sneakers/athletic shoes/jogging shoes. She got in trouble one time for forgetting to take her "dress" shoes with her, she preferred to drive in and walk to her classroom in sneakers and change before class.
My husband can be sent home for the day, obviously without pay, for not having steel toed shoes.
Last edited by NJSk8Fan; 01-10-2005 at 06:41 PM.
For me, it's very relaxed. We cannot wear holter tops or short shorts. However, one time someone (don't know who) complained to my manager that I was dressing too provocatively and he had trouble concentrating around me. My poor project leader (very shy guy) actually had to tell me about it. I still haven't figured out who that was.
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