Skip to comments.Casual Friday is so '90s, dressing down is full time
Posted on 08/23/2006 8:48:35 AM PDT by qam1
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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.
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...
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.
You don't really believe that rubbish do you?
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.
My wife and I do the same. I don't worry about people staring, she is worth it.
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?
Have you seen the Sopranos episode where Tony "counsels" the young guy who wears a ball cap in a restaurant?
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.
clip on ties are so tacky
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.
Ok, tell us the story...
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.
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.
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.
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.
~120-130lbs... not fat just well curved, everything fit into place perfectly
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...
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.
I particularly like the low-cut jeans with a roll of fat above and below the beltline.
You should dress nice all the time. It just makes you feel good when you've dress yourself well.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.