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Old 09-14-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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My sister is in charge of enforcing the dress code for her team of employees and she says she has the worst time with flip flops. The younger women say that they're not flip flops if they're leather and beaded/decorated, etc, so sister then had to say that all shoes needed to have a back strap around the heel. She's thinking of not allowing exposed toes at all next summer.

Putting aside the fact that I think they are not appropriate for an office.
I would think more for safety reasons they would / should not be allowed, like dropping something on ones foot. If you have a flip flop on, you are sure to be hurt, or any other type of accident.....that can happen in an office.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Lehighton/Jim Thorpe area
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I'm not sure where you people are working. Every office I've worked in that has enforced a dress code has rules for women as well as men. Usually that means that women cannot wear sandals--especially not flip flops!!--and must wear panty hose. Tatts must be covered. No excessive cleavage, outrageous hairstyles, head coverings unless they are associated with religious purposes, etc.

I've also worked places where it was sort of an unwritten rule that both women and men must wear suits, jackets, etc. aka business professional dress, at all times.

I've observed that these places tended to run better and people tended to act more professional in these settings.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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My sister is in charge of enforcing the dress code for her team of employees and she says she has the worst time with flip flops. The younger women say that they're not flip flops if they're leather and beaded/decorated, etc, so sister then had to say that all shoes needed to have a back strap around the heel. She's thinking of not allowing exposed toes at all next summer.
Growing up, my school banned flip flops and all backless sandals. If you were caught violating the rule, you had to create a makeshift one with a rubber band.

I think it makes sense to make a sandal policy. And the only exception is really peep toe shoes. Sandals in any form are casual. In a looser dress code, the sandals should be made of something besides rubber to be work appropriate. But sandals are very casual.

I have worked in mostly casual places with loose dress codes, so it was nearly anything goes. You had to really plan ahead if you needed to go on a job interview. Like start mixing in dressy clothes twice a week so you didn't look suspicious.
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