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Old 03-28-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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akm4, I am aware of the cost of living in NYC. However, Sunnyhelena did not say NYC she said NY.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I wouldn't make a huge to-do about it. I would issue a memo informing everyone of the company's "revised" dress code. Outline what is appropriate, and specifically what is not appropriate (no jeans, no open-toed shoes, no t-shirts, no shorts, no sweatpants, etc...whatever works for your office). People will complain for a few days, then get over it. Managers should be coached to give brief explainations to the policy if asked (protection from feet, encouraging a professional atmosphere, etc.). Our office has to reissue the dress code policy every 1 - 2 years because every summer or two, too many women try to sneak and wear open-toed shoes (myself included), and it is a liability.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:47 PM
 
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here,,,another good idea you have,,,post -it notes, with f-me, pre-printed on them,,lol f-you could work also
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:22 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I loved this post but had nothing productive to add, until today. Have get dressed professionally for a presentation this afternoon.

How the heck am I going to be able to walk a half mile in our already hot weather, in dressy shoes, in a business suit, and not look like a wet rag when I arrive? I'm tempted to change clothes in the restroom before the meeting.

Most dag-blasted impractical thing I've ever heard of!!!
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:29 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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I loved this post but had nothing productive to add, until today. Have get dressed professionally for a presentation this afternoon.

How the heck am I going to be able to walk a half mile in our already hot weather, in dressy shoes, in a business suit, and not look like a wet rag when I arrive? I'm tempted to change clothes in the restroom before the meeting.

Most dag-blasted impractical thing I've ever heard of!!!

Yuck. Today here in Dallas it is only 70 degrees but humid w/ some pretty severe storms passing thru off and on. I'd die if I had to get ALL dressed up. Actually, I don't even own a pair of pantyhose and have not bought any in YEARS!!! I'm so glad that the bare leg look is in and shoes are made to be worn w/o hose. I'm sweating in what I have on today and it is somewhat "dressed up" but not over the top yet still cool. This humidity is a killer.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: At work
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You said that in NY they wear blazers & linen, and here they wear sandals. That is not a good analogy since they are all completely different articles of clothing. It is also insulting, in my humble opinion, that you assumed it like that.

You said it is an office so I'd say business casual would be most appropriate. No sandals except for maybe Fridays (and even that may be pushing it). Most businesses are going to this (with some exceptions of course, such as law offices). Collared shirt, khakis (possibly jeans on Fridays. Again, it depends on how relaxed you want it to be), loafers, or dress shoes. I don't see why that would be a problem. I don't think you would receive much backlash for that.
Insulted? Has it not already been established here people are stating there different opinions and you can't insulted or offending by every little thing. LOL.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I survived the business suit ordeal. Fortunately it was overcast and breezy today. I wore a loose cotton shirt and carried the jacket in a bag that wouldn't cause wrinkles. Selected dressy oxfords with rubber soles over heels. Had fifteen minutes or more to cool off in the AC. Could not do that every day.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I survived the business suit ordeal. Fortunately it was overcast and breezy today. I wore a loose cotton shirt and carried the jacket in a bag that wouldn't cause wrinkles. Selected dressy oxfords with rubber soles over heels. Had fifteen minutes or more to cool off in the AC. Could not do that every day.
Reminds me of when I was going through hot flashes and making presentations. I felt as though I had a searing red aura! How did your presentation go?
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:50 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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How did your presentation go?
It went just fine. I'm looking forward to buying some comfortable business attire. My suit was more "suitable" for cooler weather.

I'm terribly excited by the idea of a shoe wardrobe. I know that buying clothes can be expensive, but having the excuse to get some fun grown up clothes is strangely appealing.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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ok. Now don't hate on me!!!!. But, what is the fashion sense (for the office, not the local Appco).

As a manager I have to instill dress code- but this is a challenge- in NY people wear blazers/linen March-May--- here they wear Wal-mart sandals.


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People (most) people today have NO sense of DIGNITY nor Style...
Flip-Flops should be reserved for inmates and/or the home-less...
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