- I'm a total Renegade! …apparently
I’m in a large civil service office, where my regular use of baggies, sandals and a soft summer shirt these last few weeks has finally lead to a few others taking the plunge so now a few blokes are in shorts or 3/4s. There are still plenty of smart trousers, jackets and ties though among the men and yet much lighter gear worn by the women. I can’t undertsand the reluctance among most staff, who only rarely meet the public and could follow the example of their head of office- me!Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I can’t undertsand the reluctance among most staff, who only rarely meet the public and could follow the example of their head of office
it’s like any uniform:Posted 4 years ago
– it helps differentiate your attitude from when you’re not at work
– if avoids the office becoming a fashion parade
– it is generally cheaper to have office clothes that are different to casual clothesImabigkidnowSubscriber
My boss (Father in law) sits next to me in chinos and a Short Sleeve shirt
I’m here in nicely pressed 13″ Dickies Work shorts and a (what can best be described as) Short Sleeve blue/brown/white check Cowboy Shirt.
I do also have some rather nice Volcom Brown w/black pinstripe shorts of a very similar style to the Dickies, and in fact I wore them at my sisters wedding last week with some nice smart shoes (hidden trainer socks!)
I was the only one in shorts and all the other guests were jealous! (the the invite said Smart summer wear, the groom would not be wearing a tie or jacket)
Inside our Portacabin Office hit 35 deg 2 days ago!Posted 4 years agoMikkelMember
so glad we can wear what we like at my office.Posted 4 years ago
I even spend a day wearing my biking tights as i forgot to put the work trousers in my bag when biking to work, no one noticed that but when i was walking around barefooted due to my shoes getting soaked everyone noticed 🙂fasgadhMember
What is the problem – never mind dress down Friday it sounds like BO Monday – Friday at these places. When I worked in England I was repremanded for going “shirt sleeve order” in a very hot spell 30deg +.
Pure BS. Keep up the good work and remember that school in Cardiff and the Stockholm train drivers (working for a Scottish company) and dont dismiss the skirt/kilt option.Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Well as it panned out the only other shorts wearer was our menopausal, mad as a box of frog receptionist, which didn’t help me make the case for shorts.
I wasn’t pulled to one side but eyebrows were raised, and various comments were chipped in… Apparently one only wears shorts if visiting the seaside.
We are subject to random visits from our clients and a degree of professional opp presentation is expected, but they didn’t visit today and I bet half of them were in shorts today…
If the weather is the same next week I’m going to wear shorts again, hang the consequences!Posted 4 years agopasstherizlaMember
I used to wear shorts to work on dress down fridays during the summer until I was threatened with disciplinary action, because my tattoos could be considered offensive. I asked them what the colour of my skin has to do with anything… (I don’t have any offensive tattoos).. They soon changed their mids about the tattoos and brought up the fact that I’m a management grade and its not considered ‘right’ for management to wear shorts and that I should think more ‘golf course casual’ what ever that means, when considering my attire for the day…Posted 4 years agobanksMember
been given the dressing down by me boss for wearing shorts & a white tshirt. You look like a student not staff, I pointed out that her son who works here wears trainers, trackies & a hoodie all year round and another member of staff rarely buttons his shirt up past his belly button & is covered in tats…. So today I’m in hope dh shorts & a gay pride tshirt 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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