I'm a total Renegade! …apparently
One of my colleagues was out at our NZ office a long time ago.
All the locals turned up to work in below-the-knee shorts and suggested he may wish to do the same, since wearing a suit in the middle of summer was not the done thing.
The only shorts he had were a pair of VERY short running ones, but he decided those would do and turned up wearing running shorts, his shirt tucked in, his Church’s and socks!
They still mock him for it over a decade later 🙂Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Not being the sort of person that has a job but so I’ve never experienced these rituals….. what is the point of dress down fridays? Whats the point of having a dress code- then only applying it 80% of the time.
What other formal or moral codes do offices relax every week?
Fiddle your expenses Fridays?Posted 4 years ago
Poor Hygiene Wedsnesday? (we’ll not shake hands on that deal)
Drunk by lunchtime Thursdays?
I wore Shorts into the office today and apparently this is an unusual decision, according to various others in my office.
We have a generally accepted informal “dress down Friday” policy in our office, but it’s quite odd how taken aback some people seem to be by the idea of someone wearing shorts in an office.
I’m just waiting or that conversation with our office manager Re: “appropriate / professional attire”…
Is anyone else getting this sort of dusty, raised eyebrow treatment from their co-workers for owning legs?Posted 4 years agojoemarshallMember
Drunk by lunchtime Thursdays?
With the exception of academia, where I am currently, in all my jobs as a computer programmer drunk at lunchtime Fridays has been the norm. I never drunk that much because I had to bike home though. It didn’t worry me that much when I worked in London and everyone got the tube home, but when I had the job on the trading estate in Nottinghamshire, the number of people who would happily drink 3 pints of beer at lunchtime then drive home 3 hours after was scary.
With the exception of actual alcoholics, academics don’t appear to drink during the work day very much at all, which is kind of nice in a way – I’d rather get off early than waste time with that Friday afternoon drunk in the office feeling.
Oh, and did no one tell you, British Shorts Time started on March 31st, and ends on October 27th, so obviously I’m wearing shorts today.Posted 4 years agoninfanMember
With the exception of ‘public facing’ roles, I can’t see any reason for people to be smart at work – I’d rather they were comfortable and happy, producing their best work, than stuffy and uncomfortable and unable to concentrate on their job properly
years in boiler suits/scrubs might have coloured my belief though – I’ve certainly been pulled in for ‘the discussion’ in subsequent jobs!Posted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Shorts & sandals are specifically banned as part of our dress-down Friday dress code, to be honest it’s a good thing IMO given the general appearance of some of the people I work with…Posted 4 years ago
I don’t mind wearing a shirt/suit trousers the rest of the time, it’s tie-wearing I rebelled against (and the dress code has been relaxed since if not customer-facing), the thought of wearing a bit of coloured material around my next to look smart always seemed ridiculously out-dated to me.
I’ve got linen trousers on today, that’s working out rather well. I could do with some lighter shirts though.
I’m considering cycling to Paddington this afternoon without changing to cycling gear. If I go slow and unbutton my shirt I might be able to keep the sweat under control.Posted 4 years agoCaptJonMember
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No dress code where I work (I as a researcher in a university) but I always feel a bit awkward if I’m not wearing at least a shirt and some shoes. I could rock up in shorts, sock and sandals and an old t shirt if I wanted but it just feels a bit wrong to me
It’s the complete opposite in my department. Anyone wearing a tie gets starred at.Posted 4 years agowhatnobeerMember
It’s the complete opposite in my department. Anyone wearing a tie gets starred at.
Its weird, no one ever wears a tie or a suit unless its for official visits or interviews etc, but most of the more senior staff manage to find a suitable smart/casual mix. Maybe it’s because I’m probably the most junior member of staff, but I just feel like I’m not in work mode if I’m not in a shirt.Posted 4 years agoofficialtobMember
blokes in suits and women wearing slight summer clothes. Not fair.
Dont start me on that. Men are pretty much limited to wearing shirt/trouser/shoes combo here, not much else fits the policy. However with weather like this, some of the ladies in our office have rolled into work like they’re just strolling home from a day at the beach!
A group of boys in a Cardiff high-school wore skirts the other day to school because they werent allowed shorts. Mildly tempted to do the same… or maybe not.Posted 4 years agocloudnineSubscriber
My boss stuck her finger in a lamp socket the other day to check whether it was a bayonet or screw fitment.. she forgot to unplug it and got electrocuted. She also couldnt figure out how to write 2456.78 on a paying in book without it looking like 2,456,780.00Posted 4 years ago
She has enough trouble making it through the day to worry about what i wear 😆badllamaMember
Now and again, when we get customers in I’ve to dress up but as I’m usually on the shop floor it’s more a case of wearing long combats to keep clean and have enough pockets to carry all the crap I have to carry round with me 🙁
But this week short sleeved shirt and baggies with leg pockets have done the job nicely 😀Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
at mrs’ work (social services) a girl got told off for wearing a vest top with thin straps, I think one of the reasons given was what if she ended up in the same room as a sex offender alone it might enflame his passions. 🙄
They’ve also been told not to wear “nice” things as it may be demoralising for the people they help.
boss came round the other day, made a jokey comment about shorts and Tshirt, not sure how serious he was being, not heard anything since.Posted 4 years ago
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