(Closed) ..and you thought your dress code was strict!

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: How strict is your dress code at work?
    Very Strict. My employer insists on having a high standard for appearance. : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Moderately Strict. Usually everyone dresses business casual and follows most of the rules. : (34 votes)
    37 %
    We have a dress code in place, but it looks more like casual friday all the time. : (27 votes)
    29 %
    What dress code? : (26 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Wow. WHat a waste of energy! We don’t deal with customers where I work (i’m a scientist at a pharmaceutical company), but we do have things we have to wear for safety reasons (closed toe sturdy shoes, can’t wear clothes much above the knee, no sleeveless, etc, plus we wear lab coats and goggles/gloves in the lab). The scientists tend to wear jeans with varying tops and the administrators tend to wear business casual stuff. Was never handed a formal dress code outside of the safety stuff!

    Post # 4
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Some of those guidelines are hilarious. I work in a pretty formal office. There is no such thing as casual friday. Most of the guys think casual Friday means no tie and leaving their jacket hung up most of the day.

    Post # 5
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    OMG that is too crazy! how would they know about your underwear?! LOL

    I have this funny article about what our dress code used to be here–and it’s very, very similiar. Unfortunately I can’t find the damn email!

    We don’t have an ofifcial dress code. But wearing short skirts and a tank top are certainly a no-no. I’d say we’re business casual but you can certainly wears jeans every day. 

    Post # 7
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    lol um, wow. why not just roll out a uniform? I don’t have an employer-imposed dress code. I’m a lawyer but both my boss and I work at home a lot and when we’re both in the office together with no meetings we have no dress code (I probably wouldn’t wear sweat pants, although he has! lol). Usually if I’m going to the office with no meetings planned I will wear jeans but I have definitely rocked flip flops or hoodies with them! If we have meetings with clients it is just understood that we’ll dress up a bit more, usually a dress for me or slacks and a nicer top. If we have anything official, or meetings with other lawyers we both wear suits. Again, it isn’t really imposed by my boss so much as just common sense for what we’re doing and who we’re meeting with. 

    Post # 8
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    That’s pretty crazy.  We don’t have a dress code.  It’s really nice.  🙂

    Post # 9
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    i work in an office and we only deal with clients over the phone. they call it “business casual” but our associate director has been known to rock yoga pants and track pants on more than one occasion. another co-worker wears jean shorts and crappy t-shirts all day. i normally wear jeans and a cute top….i kind of wish they would make our dress code a little stricter but whatever..

    Post # 10
    3281 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Whoa, thats nuts. I would quit! I dont want anyone inspeciting my undewear to make sure they are skin colored. lol

    Post # 11
    2790 posts
    Sugar bee

    If someone ever told me what kind of panties I’m allowed to wear I think I’de start looking for a new job.

    Also, when are shoes no longer considered new and why can they not be new. Would you prefer your employees to be wearing something that is falling apart?

    How can a tie knot match your face or body shape? I didn’t know there were different tie knot shapes.

    Post # 12
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011


    Post # 13
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I almost get the underwear thing if they have had problems with women wearing black bras and white shirts, lol, but the entire collection of rules is crazy. I would be really offended if someone told me makeup would “enhance my personality.”

    Post # 14
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yeah….. I work for them.  We’ve been have quite a bit of fun with this here in the states.  I think the Swiss government has already ruled that the dress code is illeagal!

    Post # 15
    559 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Haha, this is so funny. I saw this post topic and thought to myself, “my work dress code is strict! Let’s see what this post is all about” and then nearly choked on my coffee when I read UBS….let’s just say….my dress code is very, very similar to this…

    Post # 16
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    haha slightly emabarrassed as i look down at my ratty carolina hoodie and jeans…did i even brush my hair before leaving the house? not so sure but i did brush my teeth so thats a plus…..IT is not the place for suits and ties and im ok with that 🙂

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