It’s a burned out, crabby, moody day at work. Mostly capped off by seeing other co-workers get in a few hours after me, one wearing jeans under a dress-top kinda thing, one wearing jeans with a t-shirt and another wearing a short sleeved henley (which had a big old pride rainbow swoosh on it, but still). It makes me wonder why I get up a little early to iron, or press a few shirts before going to bed.
Our “big boss” put this out a few months back:
I’ve noticed that some of the staff are dressing a bit too casual on Friday’s. As a reminder the Dress Code policy is:
Employees shall maintain a well groomed, clean, and professional appearance at all times. No jeans, shorts, t-shirts, or other informal apparel is allowed. Business casual and professional attire is required at all times. fois has contracted the Team to provide professional onsite services and this is achieved, in part, through the physical presentation of personnel.
I know it’s silly, I know it seems petty. Our manager seems totally unwilling to actually say anything. I’d love that little bit of extra morning time to sleep in, knowing I can hop out of the shower, throw on some jeans and head out to the office. Especially since our client contact time is maybe once a week. But I know the one week I decide to come in dressed slightly down will be the day one of the Feds freaks out over how “unprofessional” the contractors look.
I wish our manager would either put his foot down, or tell us that we can slack off the dress code and he’ll back us up. Hell, I’m going shopping this weekend for more office wear, I’d love for that to be jeans instead of more slacks that only ever get worn here in cubeland.