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Old 07-28-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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In this case, rules are rules.

Employee Sent Home After Shorts From Her Own Store Deemed 'Too Revealing,' She Says

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A former JCPenney employee has taken to Twitter to illustrate just how hypocritical dress codes for women can be.

“Boss sent me home for wearing 'too revealing' shorts that I bought from the store I work at in the career section,” Sylva Stoel tweeted on Friday. She included a photo of herself in a pair of red shorts that hit at about mid-thigh.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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Look here's the deal:

When I was in high school (and also when I worked at a bank, come to think of it) we had a dress code that included the detail that we couldn't wear shorts or skirts that were shorter than the length of our fingers if we held them down beside our leg. Well, I happen to be tall, and I also have long legs and therefore long thighs. And short arms. I know, weird but it works - anyway, there were lots and lots of skirts and shorts I couldn't wear that were sold in the professional/business section of stores, because they looked shorter on me than they would on a shorter person. So what? I didn't push the envelope and I was fine.

Different styles look different on different people. I can wear something with a low neckline because I don't have whole bunches of cleavage that would be revealed, while another employee at the same bank could wear the same shirt and look like a hoochee mama because she was more "endowed" than me.

The outfit in the article and on the girl is cute, but it's not professional attire on her. Maybe it is on someone else, who knows? But not on her. I guess she'll just have to deal with this incredibly important drama.

By the way, her shoes would have been against the dress code of several places I have worked as well. OH MY...CAN IT BE BORNE? Oh the trials of being a woman...
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:11 PM
 
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So what? Some stores sell all kinds of things that are contrary to the stores appearance policies.

An industrial supply store sells nomex fire suits. Would it be appropriate for the sales personnel to wear them too?

A uniform store sells police uniforms. Can the cashier there dress up in a police uniform just because the store sells them?

Some drug stores even sell bathing suits. Okay to wear bathing suits behind the checkout counter?

It is all the same thing. The store has a dress code policy, the employee knows it and decides to violate it. Sorry but just because a store sells something doesn't mean the employees get to use or wear it at the store.

This is just dramatics and sensationalism and some employee looking for attention. She got it. Now maybe she can try to get another job because she burnt a bridge with her employer.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:19 PM
 
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The customer is always right.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:22 PM
 
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The customer is always right.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:31 PM
 
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Goes to show that common sense just doesn't come easy for some .
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:57 PM
 
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They are too short for business attire unless you work someplace where you get tips for showing off your assets.
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:58 PM
 
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Based on her gesture in the second photo, she doesn't seem to care about appearing professional or classy at all.
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:07 PM
 
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Why would there be any shorts for sale in the career section?
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