I work in a very small administrative office, we do not see the public or even the employees that work for our company. We have a business dress code and every day I get up and as I get dressed think "why?" I think it is so dumb to have to dress up for a 4 person office when they don't have to deal with any public. Can anyone give me a reason for why this makes sense?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:13 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Money & Work
Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 12:39 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
Answer by LindaClement at 12:14 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
I suppose it helps keep professionalism in the office.
Answer by shanlaree at 12:15 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 12:17 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 12:15 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
Answer by bseastrand at 12:17 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
Answer by HotMama330 at 12:47 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
The reason I usually hear is that dressing professionally puts you in a professional frame of mind. I worked in a bank where the dress code was "professional," but I was in the marketing department sending out branch signage and flyers, sometimes working on a loading dock in a dress and heels! I'm now an admin in a "business casual" office. All the sales reps deal with clients over the phone exclusively, yet we can't wear jeans except for the very occasional Casual Friday. Business causal is very widely interpreted; we have people in skirts, ties, hoodies, track suits...
Answer by 1smartcookie at 3:44 PM on Dec. 10, 2010
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