(Closed) Can I be upset about this? My (female) boss said…. [Halloween Related]

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 91
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015


Stripper fashion aside, I doubt any of the firm’s clients appreciated the ironic scare you were going for. 

Post # 92
257 posts
Helper bee

I’m laughing away to myself here. So much overreaction in one place. I work for a huge, extremely well known and established company in a senior role (Business Development Manager) and even if you wore it exactly as the picture illustrates it wouldn’t be out of place at all for Halloween in our department when we have several dress up days for charity every year (Cancer Research, Jeans For Genes etc). We’ve been doing it for Halloween for the past 5 years or so, some of them go to town! The idea that people are respected less is bizarre. They prove their worth with hard work and dedication every day, fancy dress costume or not. Lighten up everyone!! 

Post # 93
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

mchitt329:  I mean honestly, why would you think a costume with “sexy” in the title would be remotely appropriate for any place of employment?!

Post # 94
3229 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My go-to “work” halloween costume is always cat makeup (think whiskers) and some cat ears.  I save the sexy costumes for parties and private events.  Personally I do not see the costume as being “wrong” but if the office is just three people and the other two are married…I see why the wife was upset.  It appears like you are doing it for the attention of her husband and I’m sure that was NEVER your intention.  

Go modest next year and save costumes like that for private us or at least a much bigger company.

  • This reply was modified 5 years ago by  NovaRising.
Post # 95
4857 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

fascinated:  Tinatiny1:  echomomm:  I disagree… the fact that she’s her boss does not give her the right to make comments like that. Tell her it’s not appropriate, fine, but saying she looks like a stripper is out of line. 

Post # 96
11616 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

HappySky7:  you said it was none of her business, and it is actually her business. that is what we were responding to. 

By the way, I believe in my first comment way earlier I said that the boss shouldn’t have said stripper. So on that we agree. 


Post # 97
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I worked in a very small law office before, and since we didn’t typically meet with clients in the workplace, it was very jeans-and-t-shirts casual in the office. Not every office is prim and proper just because it’s in the legal field.

OP, I would have taken it as a joke, really. I’m pretty sure any cop costume would have opened you to a “well hello, Mrs. Officer” joke, because of the cop/stripper cliche.

Post # 98
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Am I the only one that really wants to see a photo of OP in the costume?

Lol it’s hard to imagine how this could’ve possibly been work appropriate, but I agree with PP: a photo might have earned you a less negative response, if you really did dress it down as much as you say you did! 

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