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Posted on 2007.11.20 at 15:30


shygryf at 2007-11-21 05:24 (UTC) (Link)
Being able to wear that shirt automatically precludes any discussions of Professionalisim. (not that i'm dissing your shirt, the opposite, I'm jealous that you can wear it at work)

I need to personalize my desk.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 10:25 (UTC) (Link)
I won't work where I can't dress this well. Quite truthfully, the conversation would go like that:

"We've decided that we're going to institute a professional dress code. You're going to have to wear a dress shirt and a tie."

"It's been nice working with you, and I trust you'll give a good reference. It'll probably take me a couple of trips to get my cubicle cleaned out. You want me to format my hard drive, or shall I just delete my personal stuff?"

Edited at 2007-11-21 01:10 pm (UTC)
herrbgone at 2007-11-21 20:07 (UTC) (Link)
Here’s the official policy where I work taken directly from their HR web page:

[Company Redacted]
Dress Code

The following definition applies to all full-time, temporary and contract employees.

Examples of acceptable business casual dress for men:
Shirts with collars
Corduroy, khaki and wool slacks
Leather (or leather-like) shoes, docksiders, loafers, etc.

Examples of acceptable business casual dress for women:
Sweater sets with stirrup pants
Dress shorts and skorts
Corduroy, khaki and wool slacks
Skirts and dresses
Leather (or leather-like) shoes, in any style

Business Casual does not include the following, for either men or women:
Denim jeans
Sneakers or athletic shoes (e.g. jogging shoes)
Bermuda shorts, khaki shorts or sport shorts
Shorts for men are not appropriate for men at any time
Novelty t-shirts
Clothing with a tightness of fit or length which is clearly inappropriate for the workplace

Since “shirts with collars” are right at the top of the approved list, your Hawaiian would pass muster. As there is no mention of sporting attire other than shoes or of pattern or print except for novelty t-shirts they are totally unable to cite this policy to complain about my habit if wearing camouflage “in the workplace” provided the shirt has a collar. This is a case where I may grudgingly follow the letter of the law – or in this case corporate policy – and yet overtly fly in the face of its intent.

I have a couple of times dressed in full (though unarmed) pirate garb and gotten away with it. Halloween doesn’t count, but I was the only one celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day in the office this year.

Hmm… While men are not allowed to wear shorts (in a blatant example of corporate gender bias!) there is no mention whatsoever of wearing a kilt. I don’t see any mention of chainmaille for that matter either.

Eye of corporate bureaucrat. Sharp stick. Some assembly required…
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
I will say only this:

If your wardrobe choices are consistent with longstanding tration and legend regarding kilts, I must never, nver, nver know.

Oh, and "Shorts for men are not appropriate for men at any time"???

Third floor for the department of recuncancy department on three!
(Anonymous) at 2007-11-22 03:56 (UTC) (Link)
Fear not my friend! In the unlikely event I were ever to wear a kilt, I would be updating tradition somewhat. I wonder if plaid boxers would be considered men’s shorts for a man under [company redacted]’s policy?

Yeah, I think they think they are a good writer since they takeded the on-line version of corporate writing for dummies 1010101. *rolls eyes*
herrbgone at 2007-11-22 22:10 (UTC) (Link)
* Herr forgets to logg in - again ^ *

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-23 10:51 (UTC) (Link)
Dave -- yeah, yeah, no foolin, it's Dave -- you and "plaid boxers" are not allowed to occupy the same space in my brain within six hours of one another. I'm sure I've told you this. Yes, even if you're referring to pugilists who have done fabulous things with woad.
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