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Old 09-07-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Is it just me or do most people that insist on wearing sandals or flip flops all the time have nasty looking feet?
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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I wear flips flops to work on weekend and holidays. It's a no public, office-type environment. Even during the week some people wear jeans and t-shirt. The 'fashionable' wear business casual. Those who meet clients wear suits -- the rest of us who are strictly in-house -- uh - no. Heck one, overnight guy kept his slippers in his drawer.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Flip flops are not allowed in our office. People continually test the dress the code boundaries, though, even though they aren't that restrictive. Sandals, for example, are allowed, as long as they don't look like athletic shoes. Some people don't even think they should have to keep their shoes on when they walk around! We've got tons of middle-aged adolescents in our office, and haggard and exhausted managers trying to keep them in line. I don't get it.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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When I work overnight, as did the guy who had his slippers in his drawer. I'll take my shoes off too.
When I need to get up I'll walk around barefoot or in socks.
I'm the only one in my area so no one's around, so I don't see the big deal.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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At the office I was in, we were allowed if they were a nicer flip flop with a heel, not a cheapy crap one.
People would test the boundaries there, too.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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Flip flops are not allowed in our office.
Not an office I would like to work ...

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People continually test the dress the code boundaries, though, even though they aren't that restrictive. Sandals, for example, are allowed, as long as they don't look like athletic shoes.
What's wrong with athletic shoes?

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Some people don't even think they should have to keep their shoes on when they walk around!
I'm often barefoot or in socks in office. And I don't have to mind what the managing director might say if I meet him in the corridor. He might wear a band t-shirt and shorts. And no shoes, too ...

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We've got tons of middle-aged adolescents in our office, and haggard and exhausted managers trying to keep them in line. I don't get it.
Well, if the managers have nothing else to do ...

I very much appreciate to work in a company were you can dress like you want. Of course, when a customer is visiting us or we have a meeting at the customer's office, I won't wear ripped jeans and worn out sneakers or flip flops. It happens that I wear a suit then. But most of the time that would be overdressed, so polo shirt, dark-colored jeans and dress shoes is the way to go.

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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I worked in an extremely casual office environment before and didn't have a problem with flip flops, but rather this girl who wore spaghetti strap tanktops where you could ALWAYS see her bra straps even though that was against the rules. So for me -- don't care if I see your feet as long as I don't see your underwear.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Ugh if you're going to expose your feet, at least make sure those things aren't gnarly and gross.

It is my pet hate, I see it all the time, it's just foul.

Thick, long, yellowing toenails and cracked, dry, ill cared for feet.

It's hot where I live so flip flops and sandals are daily wear, even in an office (non rubber ones). I always make sure my feet are in perfect condition, I wax, soak, scrub, moisturise, pedicure, always have short toenails and fresh polish. It doesn't cost much and says a lot about your grooming.

Some men are foot fanciers, I've found. You actually get compliments when you have nice feet. Unexpected bonus.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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Ugh if you're going to expose your feet, at least make sure those things aren't gnarly and gross.

It is my pet hate, I see it all the time, it's just foul.

Thick, long, yellowing toenails and cracked, dry, ill cared for feet.

It's hot where I live so flip flops and sandals are daily wear, even in an office (non rubber ones). I always make sure my feet are in perfect condition, I wax, soak, scrub, moisturise, pedicure, always have short toenails and fresh polish. It doesn't cost much and says a lot about your grooming.

Some men are foot fanciers, I've found. You actually get compliments when you have nice feet. Unexpected bonus.
I'd like to embellish on that last sentence a little bit. Some men realize that if a woman has nice looking feet, chances are she takes really good care of the rest of her body. Feet are frequently neglected by both genders.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: State of INSANITY
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I think they are totally inappropriate for the "office" professional. They look sloppy and unkempt and unhygienic.
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