Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Crazy Stuff in the News

I read the local Detroit newspapers every day.  Usually it is a quick read 'cause I do not want to read anything that makes me grind my teeth.  Today I just shook my head.  Quite a bit actually.

There is a story about a debate in the UK about dress codes.  Apparently a young woman is trying to change a law requiring high heels in the workplace after being sent home for wearing flats.  The agency that employs this young woman has a dress code that reads:  

female workers must wear non-opaque tights, have hair with “no visible roots,” wear “regularly re-applied” makeup — and appear in shoes with a heel between 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) high.

I am not sure if they are sending out office workers or paid escorts - if you know what I mean.  Talk about objectifying women.    And are the men employed also making sure they are suitably dressed and without their guts hanging over their belts???

You can read the story here.

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  1. I couldn't get a job through them. I don't do any of those things nor plan to do them. Wonder if a lawsuit is warranted down the line.

    Betty

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  2. Remember Fred Flintstone when he would get so pissed off that the roof would go up?......well, that's me! What kind of -@$!& company does this?? shouldnt the men wear high heels too? I agree with you, what about their big gut hanging over their belt....maybe they need to wear their suit jacket buttoned up, the whole time while wearing high heels and the man who came up with this and all who agreed should be forced to wear nylons, skirts and high heels with the "correct" make up.

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    1. Pretty sad that the UK Parliament has to even be debating this. Wonder what Margaret Thatcher would have to say about it.

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  3. Well, I suppose there are better places to work than that one.

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  4. And so many years ago, we women thought we were making progress....Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. One step forward, ten steps back.

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  5. Holy cow! I hope they also included a stipend to pay for those clothes and all the personal upkeep.

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    1. At first I thought the idea of a stipend was a little crazy, but when I worked in the hospital, we got a uniform allowance and police and fire get clothing allowance, so why not the private workplace?

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  6. When I see women wearing heels at my workplace I always wonder why anyone would wear those voluntarily. But a lot of them seem to feel it's part of getting "suited up".

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    1. I wore heels every day in my finance job - up until I fell and shattered my left leg. After recovery and two surgeries, all the high heels were sold in a garage sale to a man who came and bought them for his wife.

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  7. I remember when I first started working in 1992, it was expected that women wore skirts, pantyhose, and heels every day. But it was an all-female PR firm and most of our clients were CEOs of companies and such. Back then, male CEOs appreciated that sort of thing. Not much of that around anymore. In fact, the most successful businesspeople you'll meet will be in jeans!

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    1. I started in the hospital lab as an intern in 1967. We were required to wear white nursing uniforms - skirts, no pants. Took a few years to get that changed.

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  8. I can't even begin to worry about what is going on in other countries right now! Ours is in such a state itself. However I do think dress codes are important. Look at how sloppy everyone looks now! I hated it when the nursing profession let go of the white uniforms. So did most patients!!

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