People in my building wear everything from suits to flipflops. I think it’s that way through the rest of the agency, though some buildings hew slightly closer to biz-cazh.
I’m sure there’s a written dress code somewhere, but in reality it just seems to be “whatever you’re comfortable in.” I settled on jeans and untucked oxford shirts a long time ago, which seems be fine with everyone.
@hchavers I relate to this SO much. My solution? I literally have “emergency door pants” hanging on a hook by the door all summer. It’s saved the UPS guy from embarrassment more than once. (There may have been one time I may have forgotten I was working in my undies, when a package arrived…)
@mustardeleven It’s not even close to a representative sampling of meh. But I get what you are going for. I know some jobs where one dresses well though, that don’t pay hardly anything, whereas some jobs where one doesn’t dress up at all, pay very well. In the meantime, let’s look at how pirates cause global warming.
Tasteful casual, with the occasional “a reporter and/or politician is visiting, so tomorrow’s business casual” day. My normal attire is an untucked short-sleeved buttondown with carpenter jeans and steel-toe boots.
@dannybeans Every once in a while we will get an email to remind us that we should look a little more presentable when a customer visits… but for security reasons they don’t tell us when customers are going to visit.
Trophy/engraving shop. Dress code is something like “whatever is street legal, looks and smells cleanish, and has nothing inappropriate printed on it” and we are asked to please wear actual shoes until 5 in case we have to wait on a customer (a good idea anyway because sometimes random tiny pointy bits of metal find their way onto the floor). During busy season we frequently go out to dinner after closing time, come back, and change into pajama pants and slippers before getting back to work.
Retired from advertising sales. Twenty four years of dressing up including heels most days. We had one uptight male publisher who would not allow us to wear sandals or open toe shoes and insisted we wear hosiery on even the hottest days of summer while out pounding the pavement. He got caught playing hanky panky with a subordinate and was gone soon after. I wonder if she had to keep her shoes on.
@tngrannyd Used to be that a lot of employers expected that. More the rule rather than the exception. One of the toughest I ever heard of was Ross Perot. He expected females to wear a skirt suit, heels but not too high. No necklaces, etc. He had some very specific dress code.