(Closed) Getting Ready At Work– OK or Not?

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: If it OK to “ get ready” some once you have already gotten to work?

    Yes- why not? It takes 10 minutes, who cares?

    No- personal hygiene/ appearance should be left at your home

    Maybe-- the occasional touch up or late morning is OK


  • Post # 62
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    During the summer I ride my bike to work.  I throw my hair in a ponytail, no make up and in workout clothes.  I also ride at least 3 miles to get to work so by the time I come in I’m hot and sweaty.  I make sure I have plenty of time to go to the bathroom, change clothes, freshen up and apply make up.  My dept knows I do this and there have not been any issues. 

    However, if a group of girls do this for “bonding” time, that seems a little unprofessional and immature.  They should do their getting ready at home and come in ready to start work.

    Post # 63
    3695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    For those who are going to call me out for being online at work.. I’m salaried.  I get paid to do a job and am expected to be at work about/at least 40 hours a week.  There are people in the office who are hourly also.  And people who are salaried who are not working when they’re at work, if you know what I mean.


    If you run in the door at 8, go straight to the bathroom for 20 minutes to do your makeup, take all your breaks and dash out at 4:55 EVERY DAY.  Yeah, I have an issue with that. 

    If you’re in early for a specific reason but didn’t have time to put on mascara or just had a rough night, or even if it’s just once in a while, I don’t care.  Or if you do it every day at 8 but you’re here until 6:30. 

    Easiest way to avoid drama – keep it at home.  Act like a lady and don’t leave your house until you’re ready to go somewhere.  I’ve gone to work without makeup, in fact I often don’t wear any, I don’t feel I need it.  But I don’t then go in the bathroom or sit at my desk and put it on. 

    I do eat at my desk though… but i do it while I work.  🙂

    Post # 64
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Mrs_Amanda:  While I think it’s okay to do your makeup at work, it’s not okay to do once you are clocked in for the morning.  Applying makeup should be done on your own time, not company time and I suspect that your company will address this in memo or email notice sooner rather than later if people are complaining.

    Post # 65
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @MexiPino:  No, she’s older than I am (and has two kids). She no longer works here, though.

    Post # 66
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think is is unprofessional.

    The occasional touch-up? No big deal.  But you should come to work ready to work not come to work so that you can finish the “getting ready” you should have done at home.

    Post # 67
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Who gives a shit. As long as they’re not disturbing me and it doesn’t effect me personally, why would I even care…to each his own.

    Post # 68
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @dovelovesfalcon:  np. just look at my post that is for bees fighting oily skin and breakouts.

    Post # 69
    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @Lulume:  AWESOME. thank you!

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