What work??? I’m retired. I still attend virtual conferences for fun and to keep my brain working, and in those there is no dress code. I wear a button sport shirt or polo shirt usually and occasionally a T shirt.
Business casual usually. But since working from home since 3/2020, it’s been gym shorts and tank tops. They tried to lower the dress code to jeans to entice people to come back to the office but no one is buying it. Besides, they haven’t opened up the coffee bars and ice machine yet.
@jst1ofknd@unksol I am on almost daily calls. None of the engineers ever turn on cameras, except accidentally. When I am in meetings with sales and marketing people, they sit in an office-type thing and turn on their cameras. I’m usually in bed or outside on the deck.
I’m still working from home, so it’s pjs all day, every day. When in the office, though, the only rule that’s ever enforced is ‘no shorts’. Most people are on a range somewhere between business casual and jeans/tshirts
Jealous of you guys that still get to work from home. I live in Florida so everyone is busy pretending everything is fine now and they made us all come back in. Just because. Even though everyone was happier at home and quality of work improved. But the boomer boss was lonely soo I guess we gotta go?
@mbersiam@SnDMommy I can’t do the majority of my job from home. I worked from home one day during the pandemic.
During a huge chunk of the school year, that meant home schooling my kids during the day while my wife worked, then going in to work at night.
When in-person school resumed it was a huge weight off our shoulders.
It’s been really hot in the plant, so the dress code is kinda out the window. They never really enforced it anyways. Occasionally they’ll make announcements such as no spaghetti strap tanks, or no yoga pants, but they don’t stick to it.
@blaineg I work in a BioA lab. Thankfully we don’t do full suits, but masks, gloves, coats and face shields (and booties depending on your shoes) are required in the lab (we work on lots of recent relevant issues). We are FDA regulated and a picture like this would get someone fired. Thankfully I spend most of my time in my office
@blaineg@capnjb Yeah I forgot about the “bunny suit” thing; yeah, I had to do that occasionally in semiconductor fabs. Can’t imagine having to do it all day every day. It wasn’t full-isolation like some medical workers, but kind-of like the pic above. I have to say it was fun for the experience like I can look back and say “yeah, I did that, it was pretty cool.”
EDIT: little did we know that since they toss the gear anyway after you use it, we should have asked “can I take this home to get ready for the next pandemic in 20 years?”
@capnjb@pmarin We’ve got multiple cleanrooms, with varying dress standards. Most are to protect the product from those nasty, filthy humanses.
But one of them is also to protect humans from toxic processes. Full respirators are part of the gear. Used bunnysuits are considered hazardous waste, and disposed of accordingly. I’m really glad that’s not part of my job!
(The photo above is just one I found on the net, but the dress is similar to one of the cleanrooms.)
@blaineg We are a CRO. If you can name a pharma company, we likely have done research for them. Phones in labs are a big no-no. Pictures inside of labs are a really big no-no. It’s a violation of SOP and policy.
@macromeh Congrats on retirement especially since first day, this is appropriate to celebrate here. I had attempted retirement last year and failed. Now about to try again. But didn’t set a firm date and so some would say unless you commit to it, it ain’t gonna happen the way you want.
gotta go another (approx) 60 days to hit ‘full retirement’ age, but will probably stick around since I only work 7on/7off 8 hour days, so it’s like semi-retired for 30 yrs. Every yr I stick it out is an 8% SSA bump.
@pmarin@chienfou@mc2d2000 Thanks for the kind words. I had planned to retire last year - my wife and I got our passports renewed in fall 2019 and we were ready to do some traveling. Then well, Covid hit and plans were put on hold. So now as things begin to open up again, we will do some smaller forays and see how it goes.
gotta go another (approx) 60 days to hit ‘full retirement’ age, but will probably stick around since I only work 7on/7off 8 hour days, so it’s like semi-retired for 30 yrs.
I had wondered how you manage to work a pretty demanding job and then seem to have so much time for all of the backyard projects you show off on the board. This makes total sense now.
Congratulations on getting and maintaining such an enviable work schedule.
I realized a long time ago if I work less I have less money, therefore I buy less shit, therefore I have less to maintain, therefore I have less need for funds to do upkeep, therefore I have less need to work to make money, therefore I have more free time and I can work less… rinse, lather, repeat…
…my wife and I got our passports renewed in fall 2019 and we were ready to do some traveling…
I have often jokingly advocated that we should “retire” from 25-40 (while we are physically healthy and can enjoy it), then work 'til we kick the bucket.
I can’t tell you how many folks I have seen in the ER that dropped dead or stroked out at retirement age, or said “I was planning to do “X” when I retired, but now with the cancer/heart attack/diabetes/back trouble etc etc I can’t any more”.
Hope you get to travel to your heart’s content soon Carpe Diem!
BTW this is a serious question. I have business suit attire from a few years ago that is rarely used and in good shape, and I’d like to donate it. I had it for rare occasions where I did trade shows and it was still expected.
Years ago I heard of organizations that would take good-condition business formal attire and set up young men (and women) with office-ready (and interview-ready) clothing. Especially for people from underprivileged backgrounds that would not be able to afford it on their own. (Even Men’s Warehouse stuff will set you back a few $100 for a decent suit). Of course last year probably nothing happened due to Covid.
Anybody have any ideas on this?
But need to clean out some closets of stuff I know I will never use again and would like to get to someone that can use it. And, no, I don’t want to be buried in a suit either. Except maybe the birthday suit I came here with.
211 is a great place to start. If that is not available, then you might seek out a local social services agency that works with folks on things like job skills training, GED, etc. They may have a clothing closet themselves or more likely they make referrals. They will know which ones are better.
@brainmist the “naughty bits?” – I remember learning that term from watching Monty Phython as a kid. (probably would have a “Parental Advisory” now, but that was the '70s and everything was cool. Also when Saturday Night Live got their start. Different time then).