Corporate Dress Policy

My friend sent me this memo from their company concerning dress code:

Good afternoon everyone,

There seems to be a lack of understanding regarding the (XXX Company) dress code. This email is to reiterate the policy and remind everyone you will be asked to go home on your first offense and not be a part of the Company for the second offense. You should re-read the handbook which prescribes the following:

Appearance and Grooming

The people-oriented nature of our business lends great importance to the professional image (XXX Company) presents to customers, vendors, and other visitors. Therefore, it is important that you present a professional impression in your dress and grooming.

Staff based or working in (XXX Company) office:

(XXX Company) expects you to maintain a clean and polished yet professionally casual appearance. Generally speaking, (XXX Company) has adopted a relaxed dress code as follows:

For men:

Shirts: Dress or sport, knit or woven, must have a collar. Tee shirts, v-necks, henleys or other collarless shirts are not acceptable.
Pants: Dress slacks, chinos, or dockers
Suits: Suits, sports jackets, and/or ties are optional.
Sweaters: Crewnecks, v-necks, cardigans or turtlenecks are acceptable.

For women:

Slacks or skirts; jeans are permitted on Fridays and on days when employees are scheduled to embark on midday travel. Torn jeans are not allowed at any time for any reason.
Business suits
Leggings, skimpy tank tops and shorts, and midriff blouses are considered inappropriate at any time. Shoulders and backs must be covered.

You are expected to use good judgment.

No flip flops or flimsy sandals (i.e., ones more appropriate for the beach or BBQ than the office)
No sneakers (even if they are "hip")

We are lucky to have a relaxed dress code and need everyone to adhere so as not to risk losing it for all of us.

If you have any questions, or are unsure what's appropriate, contact either XXXXXXXXX or me.

Thank you for your cooperation.


In a green frock eating spinach from a bamboo bowl said...

That's "relaxed"??? I work in an office in the public sector, and I could turn up dressed a care bear suit and no one would bat an eyelash. Well, they may bat, but no one would ask me not to wear it.

StephDK said...

Whoa... that's a RELAXED dress code?! I would tell them to take this job & shove it, while wearing my backless v-neck tank top, torn jeans & flimsey sandals. I might throw in a trucker hat just to add a little something special.