yeah, yeah Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. I'll post about that later. But FIRST: I need to write about something of great importance.
DRESS CODE. ewww I hate that phrase!!
A few months ago I found out that my company would be enforcing a new dress code as of 01/01/11. It consists of the following:
-white button up shirt with collar
-black button up shirt with collar
-you may wear a cardigan but it has to be plain AND the same color as your shirt
-tan, black & gray bottoms-no pattern, not even pinstripes!
Sick. The worst part of it all is, we have to coordinate what we're wearing with the office! "Mondays and Wednesdays we can wear a white shirt with tan pants, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays we can wear a black shirt with gray pants! Hooray!!"
Seriously I am revolting right now. My first actual thought was, I need to find a new job. I love being able to express myself through fashion, and seeing other personalities through it as well. I love color!! If this happened to me in high school I know I'd be covered in piercings with a Mohawk just to show my rebellion....
Anyway, I've never written a letter of complaint about anything to anyone, but I can't sit idly by whilst my floral print skirts are thrown to the wind. Here it is, the letter I wrote to the owners of my property...
I have one major dissatisfaction with this job and that is the new dress code of 2011. With such a limited palette of color to choose from, and also the enforcement of coordinating tops and bottoms with office staff, I feel like my freedom of expression of personality has gone out the window.
The only places I can think of that dress similarly would be fast food restaurants, gas stations and Wal-Mart. I suppose if we are to be classified with such places where we are to be easily forgotten by blending into the wall with our bland attire, then the new dress code is just the ticket. I find it disheartening and confusing that in a world full of color we are resigned to be in black and white. Here's to innovation and forward thinking!
It is sad that the employees that have abused the previous dress code probably didn't receive any discipline or even a discussion about their inappropriate attire. Instead everyone has been punished to look like we came out of a mass produced factory.
HA!!! What do you think about that?