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Old 07-24-2013, 01:55 AM
 
Location: California
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Many women in my office wear flip-flops to work, including my supervisor. I personally don't like the "slap-slap" sound they make whenever these women walk, plus there's always that chance of foot injury. Work comp claim, anyone?
I don't know, probably more high heel injuries than flip flop injuries and the sound they make "click click" can be just as annoying. But whatever, I don't care what people wear as long as it fits whatever the overall environment is. Personally I only wear slip on flats. No heels, wedges, buckles, laces (except work out wear) and rarely flip flops because right now I don't have any. Work appropriate attire has always varied by location and the prevailing culture. When the majority of people are wearing something it's no longer a problem for anyone except those who can't deal with change.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I have never worked anywhere that allowed flip flops in the office. And I'm happy about that.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I have a co-worker who wears flip-flops every day, she walks past my desk quite often and just the sound of the "flip-flap" back and forth is annoying in itself. On days that she does wear shoes, she wears this pair of shoes that squeak with each step.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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HR wrote a document stating no flip flops....but then the HR ladies wear them around
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Rubber flip flops are always inappropriate in my book. Embellished Leather ones are potentially acceptable in extremely casual work places.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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My company's dress code states that flip flops aren't allowed at any of our locations. Open toed & open heeled dress shoes are allowed, depending on your location/job function.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Since when has this been an acceptable look? I can see if maybe your in computers or IT company. But most places Im aware of this is a no no. But I'm seeing it more often. Do new college grads lack class?
I've never liked this look and it is the ultimate in poor taste and lack of class, no question. This is never an acceptable look IMO, not even in computers and IT.

I have never been to Apple Computers or Google, but I imagine that these companies and many others in Silicon valley find this acceptable. I wouldn't feel comfortable in such an environment.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
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HR wrote a document stating no flip flops....but then the HR ladies wear them around
That's an easy one. Stop one of them and say "This is great. I didn't know we could wear flip flops now".
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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It depends on where you work. I wear them all the time and so does my supervisor and many of my colleagues do as well.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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I don't know, probably more high heel injuries than flip flop injuries and the sound they make "click click" can be just as annoying.

Beware the beast of the high-heeled feet,
Clickety, clickety, clickety, cleet,
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