Post # 16
In the clinic I work in, the front desk girls wear business casual type clothes. Actually, only the medical assistants and nurses (and even not all of the office nurses who are in more a phone-based job) wear scrubs. I don’t really see why you need to wear scrubs. As long as you make appropriate choices with your clothing (no too short skirts, low cut tops, bra straps hanging out), I think business casual make actually make you look more professional, which is great as you are the first person people see when they enter the office. It may be a regional thing, but I feel like most offices I go to the receptionist is wearing regular clothes, with the exception of 1 where all staff wear the same scrubs. I’d say that if they haven’t specifically told you to where scrubs, you should just start wearing regular clothes. I don’t think anyone will care (most probably won’t notice!).
Post # 17
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I work in a wellness clinic (doctors, physio, naturopath ETC). We are required to wear black scrubs. I didn’t care for it at first, but I have gotten used to it. Our office is located in a building with other medical offices. Some wear scrubs, some don’t. It seems to depend on the owner of the clinic.
Post # 18
Our receptionists wear dress clothing, not scrubs.
Post # 19
If you don’t like wearing scrubs, you should definitely ask your office manager if it’s ok to wear other appropriate office attire!
I’m in pharmaceutical sales and see a variety of clothing choices in front office staff. I think some people probably CHOOSE to wear scrubs when it isn’t required because they can be really comfy…like the next best thing to wearing your pajamas to work! I actually know some device/pharma reps who wear scrubs for this reason, even though there is absolutely no need for them to do so (not going into an OR or procedures)
I totally get where you are coming from, because I also tend to like to dress up a bit for work. I know it’s totally in my head, but dressing nicely at work makes me FEEL more polished, confident, and professional.
Post # 20
Ha! Perhaps I’m the only one, but I WISH I could wear scrubs everyday — they are just so comfortable. But then I’m not really into fashion. I lived with my sister and (ex) Brother-In-Law when they were residents, and I used to love wearing the scrubs they brought home! But I can’t stand the sight of blood or needles, so I guess I’ll never have that option. lol
Post # 21
I’m an emergency room doctor, all of our admin/ secretarial staff wear normal clothes.