UTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50 Posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1966 times:
In my former company, it was supposed to be "business casual".
In reality, nearly everyone was in jeans and T-shirts, and the worst dressed person was the PHC.E.O. himself.
Over in my new one, it's supposed to be full business dress...can't see a tie anywhere (no jeans though).
What's the policy at your workplace ?
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Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1961 times:
in NYC, casual fridays menas kahkis and a buttoned-down shirt with no tie. Other days I was required to wear a suit w/ jacket.
I worked for the corporate office of a bank, too, but sinc ethey dont deal with customers face to face, they only required pants like slacks ro khakis and a shirt with no tie any day of the week. In fact, I got in trouble once for wearing a tie.
Fritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
Here we dont really have a dress code at all. No body cares if you wear jeans and a white T-Shirt that is 10 sizes to big. The only time anybody dresses up in a suit is when they have meetings, excetera...excetera.
Just yesterday the CIO came in wearing a damn hawaii shirt and shorts, even though he attended a conference!
AZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 771 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1899 times:
Company uniform ironed with a crease splitting the shoulder patch, pressed pants, black boots polished with black socks. No long hair, and no facial hair below the top lip. Name tag above right breast pocket.
We used to have shortsleeve polo shirts to be worn on coordinated days in the summer, but the company took those out of the dress code in order to save money by not buying new ones for new hires. I got to wear mine a whole two times last year.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14441 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
We have company uniforms, e.g. dark blue (akmost black) pants with cargo pockets and reflective stripes around the ankles, red button down shirt or polo shirt, dark blue jacket with company logo on the left pocket, signal yellow warning vest with company logo on the back, dark blue sweater for winter, yellow rain coat with company logo, parka with company logo and black safety boots. Baseball style cap. The reflective stripes and vest are mandatory for ramp work, esp. at night.
Before, when we still had another owner, I would dress the way British and Irish line mechanics often dress: Black or dark blue trousers with a crease, black safety boots, white short sleeved button down pilot´s style shirt, black or dark blue necktie, black short blousson style jacket or RAF style pullover. If the work got dirty I would put a coverall over everything. I noticed pilots listen more to what you tell them if you don´t look like a grease monkey.
Garnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5450 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1882 times:
Being a government drone, conformity is stressed. Monday through Thursday, we're expected to wear (at minimum) shirt, tie, and trousers or dress pants. We do have "casual Fridays" (IE lose the tie or replace the shirt and tie with a polo), but jeans are strictly forbidden attire except when our Administrative Officer permits it (office clean-up days being when they're permitted).
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ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4730 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1831 times:
We have Casual Day on Friday, we can wear anything except shorts... the rest of the week is business casual. So collared shirts and business pants and shoes. We're not supposed to wear polo shirts, but we do. Well, I don't, others do...!!
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DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7836 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days ago) and read 1818 times:
I can wear pretty much whatever I want, within reason. Definately a nice part of working at a University.
During the school year it means wearing twill pants, brown or black shoes, sweater, button up long sleaved shirt or polo. Fridays generally switched to jeans and sneakers, but still polo,sweater, button up shirt. Now that is it the summer time pretty much anything goes. Wore nice khakis and a polo Tuesday, jeans and a polo today. If it gets oppresively hot then I might wear shorts. If I have a meeting with important people then I dress it up.
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An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1809 times:
At United Airlines we have to wear a company uniform. You are supposed to wear blue pants and a company shirt - there are several styles. I wear this polo, and you can also select a button-down shirt. Or you can wear a blue jumpsuit, which is nice during winters. Also, during witner you can wear a parka and some warm pants. There's a bright-yellow set of rain gear that you wear when it's wet.
When we non-rev, we gotta wear nice pants, nice shoes and a nice shirt. No jeans allowed in first class.
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Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1807 times:
Depends on where you're working. In the warehouses, anything (within reason)goes, even for managers. In the corporate offices, Friday is casual day, which does not include jeans or non-collared shirts--everyone basically wears khakis and polo shirts. Otherwise, Monday through Thursday, it depends on what building you're in. In the headquarters building a tie is required, in the satillite office you don't have to wear a tie, but you still have to wear a dress shirt. Complicated, yes. Sucks, yes.
British767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1780 times:
Uniform for me. It's a blue shirt with red inner sleeves and inner collar. It also has the company's logo just under the pocket on the front of the shirt and on the back of the shirt (it is quite a small logo). I like it, I think it's very modern.
My old uniform was a white shirt and a cabin crew type tie (wasn't nice). It was uncomfortable to wear.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1769 times:
It's very strict and was developed by a consultant years ago...and updated yearly.
Two strange things:
--We actually have a 'facial hair' policy--(the less hair, the better)
--You can't wear brown suits (not that you'd want to, anyway...).
The manual comes complete with "do's" and "dont's"---all in all, fairly silly. There is actually a person in charge of this nonsense--whom we refer to as the "Vice President of Catering..."
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
T-shirt, shorts, flip flops most of the week. In the winter, lose the flip flops, shorts, and T-shirt, go with jeans and a sweater. Of course there is no one in my office other then the dog, and he spends a lot of time out on the porch..
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