How important is dressing up in your company?



  • Do you wear casual clothes all week?
    In my company I must wear formal shirt + (tie compulsory on Wednesday). Jeans only on Friday or the HR police will catch you and send you home.

    My colleague using this trick many time, so HR police send him home 4 time this month. Now he is suspended from company for voilating company policy.


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    How important is dressing up in your company?

    Where I work? Not at all important in our department. Customer-facing rôles (or if we're meeting customers/working on-site) more-so.



    @Nagesh said:
    Do you wear casual clothes all week?

    Yup. Today I had a hoodie+t-shirt, jeans, and a scruffed pair of steel toe-caps.



    If I was on-site, I'd probably stretch to cleaner shoes, proper trousers and a shirt, but that's about it.



  • I'm wearing good pants, good shoes, topped off with a dottweiler tshirt and a wool vest.

    True programmer uniform, certainly.



  • @PJH said:

    Where I work? Not at all important in our department. Customer-facing rôles (or if we're meeting customers/working on-site) more-so.

    Isn't that kind of thing how all companies with dresscodes do it?  I mean there is no reason to say that someone in a call center needs to wear a suit, but I could see it being required in sales.


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    @locallunatic said:

    @PJH said:

    Where I work? Not at all important in our department. Customer-facing rôles (or if we're meeting customers/working on-site) more-so.

    Isn't that kind of thing how all companies with dresscodes do it?  I mean there is no reason to say that someone in a call center needs to wear a suit, but I could see it being required in sales.

    It would appear not, given the OP....


  • @locallunatic said:

    @PJH said:

    Where I work? Not at all important in our department. Customer-facing rôles (or if we're meeting customers/working on-site) more-so.

    Isn't that kind of thing how all companies with dresscodes do it?  I mean there is no reason to say that someone in a call center needs to wear a suit, but I could see it being required in sales.


    We don't face customer, but sometime important client like people from MOtorola or Hitachi visit us. Then we need to look our best.


  • @PJH said:

    @locallunatic said:

    @PJH said:

    Where I work? Not at all important in our department. Customer-facing rôles (or if we're meeting customers/working on-site) more-so.

    Isn't that kind of thing how all companies with dresscodes do it?  I mean there is no reason to say that someone in a call center needs to wear a suit, but I could see it being required in sales.

    It would appear not, given the OP....

    I'm sorry, just meant the varying level of dresscode depending on possition.  Though I completely understand that places apply the varying levels in silly ways.  Where I am there is a tighter dresscode for code monkeys than for mailroom people though customers aren't allowed in the room with code monkey cubes and are allowed in the mailrooms (the ones dealing with their stuff anyway).



  •  Dressing shows the personality of any person. So, It is very compulsory in our company.



  • I came to work wearing my morning slippers once and no-one batted an eye. Luckily it was Summer so it wasn't too chilly.



  • @jabeen100 said:

     Dressing shows the personality of any person. So, It is very compulsory in our company.

    An obvious corollary would be that a naked person has no personality, which is more or less the exact opposite of what I've observed to be the case.

     



  • What about shaved face? I generally only shave once or twice a week and no one cares. I have a 2 month mo at the moment, keeping it since Movember! Dress code is pretty casual, even for Queensland standards. In fact we were given t-shirts to wear. My old work gave us company business shirts when visiting client sites. The new ones look like I'm trying to save starving African children...


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    @Zemm said:

    What about shaved face?
    My head gets shaved more frequently than my face. The closest my face gets is a grade zero or two (depending on mood) with hair clippers once or twice a month. Head gets either clippers or a Bic™, again depending on mood.



    Previous job didn't have any particular requirements regarding hirsuteness either.



  • Reminds me: I need to tame my beard. It's slightly beyond sailor.



  • @Zemm said:

    What about shaved face? I generally only shave once or twice a week and no one cares.

    Same here in Brisbane. I've never been into the daily shave, even before the hipster beards took off.

    Our standard dress requirements are couched in vague terms of "standard business attire" and "smart". This is taken by most to be shirt (no tie), non-jeans and non-trainers. Some people wear polo shirts, probably because we have been given logo'd polo shirts in the company colour. I don't think anyone has been spoken to about dress standards though...



  • The only requirement here is to have some clothes on. Most of the time.



  • @RTapeLoadingError said:

    Brisbane

    Brisbane!? I thought you were Adelaide based. I work in Brisbane (commuting on the most expensive public transport in the world) but not anywhere near the city. BTW our logo shirts are T shirts, not even polo.



  • We can pretty much wear whatever we wish.

    You never know if I'm going to be wearing t-shirt and shorts, bib overalls, or levis.

    About the most dressed up I get for anything but weddings and funerals is a dress shirt with levis and tennis shoes.



  • @RTapeLoadingError said:

    Our standard dress requirements are couched in vague terms of "standard business attire" and "smart". This is taken by most to be shirt (no tie), non-jeans and non-trainers. Some people wear polo shirts, probably because we have been given logo'd polo shirts in the company colour. I don't think anyone has been spoken to about dress standards though...
    Last time we got scolded about improper business attire, they had to spell a few things out: no shirts with printing of any kind on them, no shorts, women weren't allowed to have visible bra straps, and they specifically prohibited tuxedos.

    All we could figure was that in some corporate location back east, people were coming in on Fridays already dressed for an after-work night out.


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    @da Doctah said:

    Last time we got scolded about improper business attire, they had to spell a few things out: no shirts with printing of any kind on them, no shorts, women weren't allowed to have visible bra straps, and they specifically prohibited tuxedos.
    Laughably, our HR department have decided to release some new company guidelines. Without approval or some semblance of review it would seem. From the "Dress Code Policy" released on 14th Jan (For both "Girls" and "Guys" - this is an English, not American, company):

    No bare flesh.
    And
    Skirt lengths should be a suitable length
    The 'guys' are still waiting for the company issued burqas... At least while they're deciding what 'length' is suitable for their skirt. Rather understandably, having had this pointed out while being laughed at, the documents are currently unavailable and I had to go digging to retrieve the documents from my local file system.


  • @PJH said:

    At least while they're deciding what 'length' is suitable for their skirt.

    I just picture Scrooge McDuck shouting "it's a KILT!"



  • @Zemm said:

    I just picture Scrooge McDuck shouting "it's a KILT!"

    Some say that the difference between a skirt and a kilt is whether or not you are wearing underwear.

    Underwear = skirt, no underwear = kilt.

    So would Scrooge McDuck be prepared to show that it is indeed a kilt?


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    @Zemm said:

    @PJH said:
    At least while they're deciding what 'length' is suitable for their skirt.

    I just picture Scrooge McDuck shouting "it's a KILT!"

    There isn't a difference. No matter what your shoulder-Celt is telling you...



  • @eric76 said:

    So would Scrooge McDuck be prepared to show that it is indeed a kilt?

    His nephews don't wear pants anyway so that probably won't be a problem.



  • @Zemm said:

    @RTapeLoadingError said:
    Brisbane

    Brisbane!? I thought you were Adelaide based. I work in Brisbane (commuting on the most expensive public transport in the world) but not anywhere near the city. BTW our logo shirts are T shirts, not even polo.

    Brisbane public transport is stupidly expensive. I once had the pleasure of going from Milton to The City (about 1.5k) and paying $5.40 for the privilege. I would have walked but it was 35c.

    I don't think I could handle Gold Coast to Brisbane every day. I cycle every day and it takes less than an hour door-to-door including dropping the kids off at daycare.



  • @RTapeLoadingError said:

    @Zemm said:
    @RTapeLoadingError said:
    Brisbane

    Brisbane!? I thought you were Adelaide based. I work in Brisbane (commuting on the most expensive public transport in the world) but not anywhere near the city. BTW our logo shirts are T shirts, not even polo.

    Brisbane public transport is stupidly expensive. I once had the pleasure of going from Milton to The City (about 1.5k) and paying $5.40 for the privilege. I would have walked but it was 35c.

    I don't think I could handle Gold Coast to Brisbane every day. I cycle every day and it takes less than an hour door-to-door including dropping the kids off at daycare.

    I live extreme north gold coast, so it's about an hour commute including walking. Cheaper than running a second car and I can browse tdwtf on the way. And I have 3 kids 4 and under (twins born when eldest was 2.5yo, they'll be 2 in a few months). My wife stays home because daycare costs more than what she would make!


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