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Casual Friday is so '90s, dressing down is full time
Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/23/06 | Molly Selvin

Posted on 08/23/2006 8:48:35 AM PDT by qam1

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To: NRA1995

A few years back, in the locker room, I saw a hot dog shaped tattoo on an overweight woman's rear end. I asked her what the tattoo was, and she told me it used to be a smiley face.


151 posted on 08/23/2006 5:46:18 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (Stop the ACLU - Support the Public Expression of Religion Act 2005 - Call your congressmen.)
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To: qam1

There is one intern in R&D who will go into the corporate lore and never be forgotten where I work...

Her name is Rebecca...


152 posted on 08/23/2006 5:49:21 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: qam1

153 posted on 08/23/2006 5:50:00 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (Stop the ACLU - Support the Public Expression of Religion Act 2005 - Call your congressmen.)
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To: SF Republican
we have been paying for our forefathers SS for years

True but as you undoubtdedly know we will be paying far more than any past generation. Add in the "prescription drugs for the wealthiest Americans" program and we will probably pay twice what any previous generation has paid.

154 posted on 08/23/2006 5:52:53 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: GSlob

You don't really believe that rubbish do you?


155 posted on 08/23/2006 6:03:06 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: ishabibble

I don't know about where you live, but around here many hospitals mandate what nurses can wear, often by department. L&D wears only blue scrubs, ICU only green, etc etc.

As for the cape and hat, you can't be serious. That's not professional, that's high comedy.


156 posted on 08/23/2006 7:28:32 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: Warren_Piece
That reminds me, has anybody lately "dressed up" (suit/tie - fancy dress for ladies), to go on a date? I know my wife and I tried it a few times on "date night", and got the funniest stares

My wife and I do the same. I don't worry about people staring, she is worth it.

157 posted on 08/23/2006 7:29:06 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: qam1

Now, I like it when people dress up for work on one hand. In fact, I miss the concept of gloves and hats and suits.

But hasn't productivity in this country increased significantly since dress codes where relaxed and when all is said and done, isn't that the point?


158 posted on 08/23/2006 7:31:54 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: Lou L
When you wear a hat, there are some standards of respect.

Have you seen the Sopranos episode where Tony "counsels" the young guy who wears a ball cap in a restaurant?

159 posted on 08/23/2006 7:32:47 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: John Robertson
But you know what? All the guys and gals who wear first-class businesswear aren't all that uncomfortable in it...because they're up there in the top-executive class of the top corporations, making more money in a year than you'll make in a decade.

Sadly, you obviously value people based on their incomes. I'll tell you straight up that the guy who makes half as much as I do is entiled to all of the respect I am entitled, and the same goes for the guy that makes twice as much me.

160 posted on 08/23/2006 7:36:03 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: ViLaLuz

clip on ties are so tacky


161 posted on 08/23/2006 7:43:51 PM PDT by proust
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I'd just like to have Clinton and Stacy come with me shopping every time! (And it'd be ok bring along that ubiquitous Visa card of theirs.) And to have a Nick haircut. Sigh.

I love that show. They do a great job.
162 posted on 08/23/2006 7:46:26 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: Straight Vermonter

I do: I do not wear nooses around my neck, and am VERY suspicious of those who do: they must be thorough scoundrels experiencing depression or contrition [the same thing] and I'm wary of them. One never knows what they'd do next.


163 posted on 08/23/2006 7:59:54 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: MD_Willington_1976

Ok, tell us the story...


164 posted on 08/23/2006 8:03:45 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Not the entire Boomer generation is responsible for our society's ills, Just the ones that went to Woodstock instead of the Apollo liftoff. Those Boomers for the most part are eternal adolescents.


165 posted on 08/23/2006 8:03:49 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: Malacoda

I don't know where the idea came from that tatoos look attractive on women. They just look like they're branded...or dirty. They don't even look particualrly attractive on men, but on women, YUCK! I fail to understand why any woman would permanently disfigure her skin like that.


166 posted on 08/23/2006 8:12:04 PM PDT by sweetliberty (Stupidity should make you sterile!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
100 years from now, almost every man in our generation will be wearing a tie.

ROFLMAO

167 posted on 08/23/2006 8:34:57 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (The reason humans didn't practice war any longer, was they were very, very good at it.)
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To: pollyannaish
In fact, I miss the concept of gloves and hats and suits.

I know what you're saying. I think people would dress up more if those kinds of clothes were more comfortable to wear for 10 hours a day.

168 posted on 08/23/2006 11:40:52 PM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: Straight Vermonter

It is called inflation and yes, I have paid more than my father, who paid more than his fater, and yes, my son will pay more than I.


169 posted on 08/24/2006 8:09:51 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Straight Vermonter

5'7" tall

~120-130lbs... not fat just well curved, everything fit into place perfectly

blonde hair

blue eyes

very, very nice figure

always wore heels

always wore a pleated or mini skirt

always wore very, very flattering tops

The existing "administrative assistants" were very very jealous...


170 posted on 08/24/2006 8:49:27 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: qam1

I am a freelance commercial writer and work out of my home. I NEVER sit at the computer in my pajamas or any other outfit I wouldn't leave the house in, but when I go to see a client it's suit and tie every time. i haven't been teased yet, but I figure if the folks at any client say, "What's with the suit," Then I'l switch to jeans and a polo shirt. But not until they say something, baby, not until they say something. I also never talk to clients about "it's so great to work at home" because I'm sure that those who would envy me would feel like I was rubbing it in and those who didn't would just think I'm a dip.


171 posted on 08/24/2006 8:58:30 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (NewsMax gives aid and comfort to the enemy-- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1642052/posts)
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To: qam1
Office workers ... sometimes baring more ... body fat than co-workers care to see.

I particularly like the low-cut jeans with a roll of fat above and below the beltline.

172 posted on 08/24/2006 9:03:47 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: qam1

You should dress nice all the time. It just makes you feel good when you've dress yourself well.


173 posted on 08/24/2006 9:05:43 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Fitzmas Has Been Canceled.)
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To: Melas

"Sadly, you obviously value people based on their incomes. I'll tell you straight up that the guy who makes half as much as I do is entiled to all of the respect I am entitled, and the same goes for the guy that makes twice as much me."

Come on, Man, drop that sanctimonious crap. I never said people who make more money than you do are "better" than you. I said that, often, people who are very successful in big corporations, and make a lot of money, dress up beyond what has become "business-casual." Who was talking about "respect"? I was talking about what I see.


174 posted on 08/24/2006 10:52:10 AM PDT by John Robertson (Even if we disagree now, we may agree later. Or vice versa.)
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To: SF Republican

You can't be serious, can you? How is a smaller generation of workers supposed to support a larger generation of retirees who are living longer and longer?

In 1950 there were 18 workers to every retiree. Today there are 3 workers to every retiree. This does not even take into account the huge added burden of the "drugs for the wealthy" program.

When it gets to 1:1 I guess we could all have an old codger standing behind us with a whip to make us work harder.


175 posted on 08/24/2006 1:59:24 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: Lou L
In my experience, it's usually the shirt collar that's too tight, not the tie knot.

That may be true, but it's tough for me to find a shirt with a large neck and a moderate waistline in the colors/style I like.

As for hot weather, there are tropical-weight wool and linen jackets, but we're not talking about working outside, are we?

I'm a lawyer. I'm inside most of the time but when I have to be in court in a hurray in hot weather, wearing a jacket of any kind is very uncomfortable.

If you're a professional however, working in an office is your primary environment. Those offices usually have climate controlled areas, and the time you spend outside is minimal. There's no excuse.

My (home) office is climate controlled with fans. Fortunately my boss is very practical with his (my) dress code.

176 posted on 08/24/2006 2:30:55 PM PDT by ravinson
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To: Straight Vermonter
no - I'm joking; Look this SS system has been around for about 75 years. To be honest, it works now and in some form or other it will work in the future. My parents get about $450 a month from SS; my contribution alone pays for that, not including my 3 siblings and what they are paying in. My point is stop complaining because you have to pay SS, we all have and will have to in the future.
177 posted on 08/24/2006 2:31:46 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: petro45acp

"Butt Hats"


178 posted on 08/24/2006 2:34:32 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Bring Back Torre (There's new grass on the field))
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To: Conservababe
"Regrettably, a few attorneys have chosen to bring the general decay of civility into the courtroom, thereby making this rule necessary," Lewis said in the letter.

He's probably referring to court-appointed criminal defense attorneys who don't have to worry much about how their attire affects the judges' decisions. Unfortunately, the legal profession has traditionally been one of the stuffiest. (I believe English barristers still have to wear powdered wigs.)

Eventually some maverick judges will figure out a way to engender respect without requiring such ridiculous formalities. It can't happen too soon in my view.

179 posted on 08/24/2006 2:43:41 PM PDT by ravinson
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
100 years from now, almost every man in our generation nobody will be wearing a tie.
180 posted on 08/31/2006 4:54:25 PM PDT by Rytwyng (Only a Million Minuteman March can stop the Bush Border Betrayal!)
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To: VanDeKoik
You should dress nice all the time. It just makes you feel good when you've dress yourself well.

The nicest (ie, most comfortable) clothes I own are work boots, jeans, and flannels. I feel absolutely great when I wear them. And I'm a lot more productive.

181 posted on 08/31/2006 4:58:06 PM PDT by Rytwyng (Only a Million Minuteman March can stop the Bush Border Betrayal!)
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To: petro45acp

You wear khaki and golf shirts and want to know what use a tie is? ( BTW if you are going to use words like raiment at least spell them correctly).

What use is khaki and golf shirts in an air conditioned office or car. If you work in a hot humid city the best dress is nothing but a speedo. Are you really saying people should wear speedo's to work?

You argue against style and then proceed to use style to determine what you wear.


182 posted on 08/31/2006 5:05:35 PM PDT by William Tell 2
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To: William Tell 2

Yep, misspelled raiment. But style over substance is still silly. That is to say, a tie serves no purpose other than adding color to a drab outfit.

I view clothing as gear/equipment. Your mileage may vary.

Cheers


183 posted on 09/01/2006 8:09:56 AM PDT by petro45acp (SUPPORT/BE YOUR LOCAL SHEEPDOG! ("On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" by Dave Grossman))
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To: Terabitten
When I worked at MCI (pre Bernie Sanders), we had a business casual dress code and they emphasize "no jeans" including any color. However, seeing 350 pound women in leotards or stretch pants and a shirt that did not cover their @$$ made me sick. But yet, I get chewed for wearing jeans in after hours. Guys wearing polyester pants the color of dog doo along with a stained polyester shirt was acceptable.

Women, on the other hand, could wear damn near whatever they wanted, as long as it wasn't jeans, and there was no backlash at all. The worst offenders were the several extremely overweight women who essentially wore pajamas/jogging suits and sandals to work every day, because it was the only thing they could fit into. Pissed me off to no end.
184 posted on 10/14/2006 10:37:23 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: altura

I work at a place where a Ph.D. is a government executive and a Retired Army Colonel. He is a stickler with the dress code but yet you see many people coming in with blue jeans including me. His direct reports are held to his tight leash. The dress code goes as far as to dictate long sleeve shirts even on a 100 degree F Summer day.


185 posted on 10/14/2006 10:43:11 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: tx_eggman
When I joined the job market back in 1990, I bought a new Mustang GT with money saved over the years. My aunt was a campus placement officer and she told me when I went to job interviews to park the car in such a place where the people who are interviewing you don't see it.

My first job, I cam across this prejudice from the Executive VP of Finance. I was not permitted to drive the rental cars on business trips even with a clean driving record.

I bet EDS in its day were sticklers even on the cars their employees drove.

>I remember my first day at EDS when I took off my suit in the cafeteria to eat. I was quickly advised to put the coat back on.

I have a coworker who, when going through the EDS interview process ordered a scotch neat when he went out to lunch with his two "handlers". When they informed him that "at EDS we don't drink at lunch" he looked back at the waiter ans said "make it a double"

End of interview

186 posted on 10/14/2006 10:53:25 AM PDT by CORedneck
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