Alyson Goff
about 3 years ago
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Dress code??

Does your workplace have a dress code? Do you agree or disagree with the restrictions? If you disagree, what would you prefer the dress code to entail - more formal or less formal clothing? I found a cool article here that explains that most people with a dress code find it to be satisfactory...but I'm still not sure if I agree. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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Melanie Durand
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Thanks for sharing that article. I think dress code should definitely be brought up during interviews. That can help people decide whether they feel it's a good place for themselves as well.

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Kenneth Enser
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All of then companies that I have worked for except one has had some sort of dress code. Three even provided the clothes for plant personnel. The one that didn't resulted in a few interesting issues.

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keith skeel
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For the past twenty years, I have worked for business casual dress code companies. The last company said no leggings for females, but that was understandable. The thing that amazes me is how much people appreciate casual Friday. I worked for one company that used it as a hiring perk. All in all I don't think people mind dress codes for say, but I don't think people like uniforms at work. I have turned two jobs myself, as they were Japanese companies, and everybody had to wear the same white uniform. Just my thoughts, good question...

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Lani Esau
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My problem is business formal wear cost a lot of money. My thing i'm looking for a job. Meaning I don't have a lot of money to go buy clothing. I am going through a really rough time and trying to get my basic bills paid. I don't even have cable or internet at home. I have to use me local library to apply for jobs so obviously I can't afford to pay $100 per an outfit. I wouldn't mind wearing it if I had it.

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Joshua Doyle
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Ok, dressing professional, doesn't always mean having to spend 100.00 an outfit.

Have you checked thrift stores?

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Delisa Hall
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When in need of a job and there is a PREFERRED dresscode; how can anyone disagree ESPECIALLY, when the company is OWNED by someone else? If anything, dont take the job! Some be trippen! Hmmm...

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Cathy Lowery
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I don't have a problem with dress codes. But, if the company expects you to wear specific items such as a red polo shirt, a white dress shirt, or a blue t shirt, you should be allowed to buy your own instead of wearing the shirts that they provide. I have worked for several companies that provided shirts for us. I have yet, to get one that actually fits. Most of the company provided stuff does not even come close to fitting. The shirts are hideously uncomfortable and look ridiculous because they fit way too tight. I am a large woman. I always ask for the largest size that they have, and it still doesn't fit. Company issued clothing is usually sized to Asian specifications instead of being made to fit us larger americans. I'd rather purchase my work clothes from a plus size store that carries clothing made here in the United states. Whether a dress code is required or not, it's irrelevant. I just want to come to work in something that fits, especially if I have to spend my entire shift bending, squatting and lifting. I really prefer that others wear clothing that fits, too. Sporting those ribbed whities or, butt cracks because your pants are too big, or shirt is too short, is totally unprofessional. I've had to work with may of people who exposed their butt cracks while working, and... many of them women. You would think that people would take more pride in themselves and simply wear clothing that fits. And no... I don't want to see any other body parts, either. Belly button rings, slut tags, bra straps, and cleavage do not need to be exposed, either. You're there to work, not to make a fashion statement. You don't need to wear pricey outfits, just regular pants and shirts that cover everything and don't have offensive stuff on them.

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