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Pixelated
11-26-2018, 10:02 PM
I had an afternoon/evening shift at Big Box DIY store the other day. I got up and put on the tops I planned to wear (never sure how cold it will be so I multi-layer, as we stand right near the exit doors) and then my comfy sweatpants.

Later I put on my safety shoes and left for the store.

I was actually getting out of the car AT the store when I realized ... I still had my sweatpants on. The store's dress code is pretty flexible, but I was pretty sure it wasn't as flexible as all that.

And I was right. I spoke to the head cashier and we managed to corner one of the Ass't. Mgrs. who said nope, you will have to go home and change.

I was 40 minutes late starting, as a result. :rolleyes:

Perhaps in future I should hang my workpants on the doorknob of the apartment's front door ...

csquared
11-27-2018, 12:18 AM
Where you are at, I think that you would have noticed REALLY quick if you had walked out without them.

At a previous job, I was at a higher risk of damaging clothes. Always kept a spare change at the office. Maybe you should keep a spare pair of pants and a shirt in a ziplock in the car. You never know when you might have a run in with a slush puddle or maybe have a meatball attempt to escape your lunch.

Monterey Jack
11-27-2018, 01:47 AM
I had a co-worker come into work a few weeks back in sweatpants, which are a big no-no.

Seanette
11-27-2018, 01:52 AM
Theoretically, sweatpants, ripped jeans, just-barely-below-the-butt skirts, spaghetti straps, etc. are prohibited by dress code. I see all of these at irk on a daily basis, not infrequently on supervisors or even one manager.

Not that I think a call center really *needs* a dress code beyond "please do be clean and have non-public body parts covered", but still....

Pixelated
11-27-2018, 02:27 AM
Where you are at, I think that you would have noticed REALLY quick if you had walked out without them.

At a previous job, I was at a higher risk of damaging clothes. Always kept a spare change at the office. Maybe you should keep a spare pair of pants and a shirt in a ziplock in the car. You never know when you might have a run in with a slush puddle or maybe have a meatball attempt to escape your lunch.

We each have a locker, so keeping spare clothing items at work would be no problem. Not too worried about escaping meatballs, since we wear ... let's say a uniform that covers our tops. And they're pretty liquid-resistant, from what I've seen ... I'm not sure whether they're fabric or semi-plastic, TBH.

I had a co-worker come into work a few weeks back in sweatpants, which are a big no-no.

I'd been debating whether to basically report myself, or just get on with the job and see if anybody noticed. I decided it would be easier to fix right at the start than have somebody come to me halfway through my shift and tell me I was dressed wrong.

Theoretically, sweatpants, ripped jeans, just-barely-below-the-butt skirts, spaghetti straps, etc. are prohibited by dress code. I see all of these at irk on a daily basis, not infrequently on supervisors or even one manager.

Not that I think a call center really *needs* a dress code beyond "please do be clean and have non-public body parts covered", but still....

Perhaps not, but if you've GOT a dress code, it should be at least reasonably adhered to.

Seanette
11-27-2018, 02:53 AM
Perhaps not, but if you've GOT a dress code, it should be at least reasonably adhered to.

I do agree with you on this.

workerbee222
11-27-2018, 12:43 PM
I keep a pair of half-decent shoes at work. One day I was half-way there and realized I was still wearing my beat up, dirty sneakers.

drunkenwildmage
11-27-2018, 01:05 PM
One day, while sitting at my desk, I just happen to look down and notice I had 2 different style of shoes on. Thankfully, I had my hiking boots in my car, so I switched into them real quick.

notalwaysright
11-27-2018, 06:07 PM
At my work it's leggings, yoga pants, sweats, and jeans. So comfy!

TheWolfEmperor
11-28-2018, 02:59 AM
I would think customers would appreciate that more. I knew people who did house repairs in shorts and work boots. They were all muscle and glistening sweat, and listening to Bad Company on full blast. It was breezy that day. ... Sorry what were we talking about?

Nunavut Pants
11-29-2018, 07:00 PM
Did somebody say "PANTS"?????

Monterey Jack
11-30-2018, 02:21 AM
"Here's your pants, show's over...!"

EricKei
11-30-2018, 03:53 AM
I got yer gorram pants right here.


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LadyofArc
11-30-2018, 05:49 AM
Did somebody say "PANTS"?????

I did! And so did these guys (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu2nmeKvN1I)...:devil: (NSFW)

taxguykarl
11-30-2018, 04:10 PM
We each have a locker, so keeping spare clothing items at work would be no problem.Right about that--when the tax office was in an old clothing store, my CW's & I quickly appropriated the changing rooms as our personal lockers;). That came in handy as I had to deal with a coffee spill on one occasion. On another (this was back when that mega chain's uniform was a red polo) Mrs. TGK gave me a shopping list for Bulls-eye.

Minflick
12-02-2018, 06:30 PM
I was half way through my half hour drive to work once when I realized I had my bedroom slippers on. Very obvious fleece slippers, too, nothing like the usual office dress shoes I normally wore. Had to turn around and change, and was a good bit late to work, and got spoken to...

gerund
12-02-2018, 09:57 PM
Pants (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8L7tTN5L1w)

More pants (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD-ICpNZpZ4)

These aren't my pants!

:roll: