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  # 976834 29-Jan-2014 17:32
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so the employer shouldn't have the right to ask for people to have a reasonable standard of dress, reasonable being stated in contract.

Talk to your management if you think its is unfair and come up with something that's acceptable and see how you go.

'Reasonable'is subjective hence having people dress to a required standard saves having issues like we see here.




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  # 976851 29-Jan-2014 18:41
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I work for an international corporate and the dress code is pretty simple - wear what is appropriate for what you are doing. If you are in a corporate meeting with CEOs wear a suit. If your on a building or industrial site wear jeans, a corporate polo and PPE, if you're in the office wear jeans and a T-shirt.

We are an engineering solutions based business though, not a professional services company.

 
 
 
 


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  # 976878 29-Jan-2014 20:01
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There used to be a stricter dress code for IT where I work (shirt/tie etc) but that was relaxed for safety reasons - ties can be a safety hazard in some of the area we go to.

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  # 976888 29-Jan-2014 20:31
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Sparkles are also very professional.

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Also, casual attire can work.

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  # 976921 29-Jan-2014 21:49
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Handle9: I work for an international corporate and the dress code is pretty simple - wear what is appropriate for what you are doing. If you are in a corporate meeting with CEOs wear a suit. If your on a building or industrial site wear jeans, a corporate polo and PPE, if you're in the office wear jeans and a T-shirt.

We are an engineering solutions based business though, not a professional services company.


Pretty much the same where I am

I usually wear a short sleeve shirt or nice t-shirt, jeans and comfortable shoes. Today however I was meeting a client so I wore a short sleeve shirt, jeans and semi dressy shoes.

Common sense should prevail, and you can usually gauge if you're over or under dressed for the occasion.

Oh and Fridays are casual so shorts and t-shirts are in if you're not meeting with clients.


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  # 976926 29-Jan-2014 21:51
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I have worked in many places that have had different levels of dress code.

My first job (which funny enough I am contracting to again now) I got bad habit's off the network admin that wore shorts, sandals and socks (never took that on) and worn out polos.
I would wear shorts and t-shirt and eventually got into button up short sleeve shorts etc and always a good pair of cross trainers as I did a lot of walking and working under desks etc.
No one seemed to complain and the network admin never left his desk unless he was forced so no one really saw him.
Currently I wear Dress pants and depending on the weather a long or short sleeve button up shirt with cross trainer footwear, Ties are not needed.

My next job required us to wear casual business attire, dress trousers and long sleeve shirt and shoes and casual cloths if you worked weekends.
I saw people pulled aside because of wearing hats and no shoes etc.
This was a the same policy I had in my help desk roles etc apart from the day I left my trousers at home and had to wear my stubbies.

A place I did Desktop support at supplied us with double knee trousers, polo shirts (did not like them but they were supplied) and Steel Cap Boots (someone dropped a printer on their foot and they got made a safety requirement).
These would get replaced every few years or as they wore out.

 


I have worked for a Ski area for the last 3 seasons and they supply your outdoor uniform (waterproof trousers, jacket and wind breaker) and a good amount of your indoor uniform (2x t-shirts, 1x jersey, 1x long sleeve shirt).
You have to supply your boots, thermals, sunglasses/goggles and ski gear which wear and tear is compensated by a few cents ever hour you work.
The interview here took a bit of thinking on what would a ski area person wear over summer months and ended up wearing dress jeans and a good button up shirt and I am sure that helped out in the interview.

The only place I ever got out of line with the supervisor over a dress code (his requirements not the business as he was looking for promotion) was over wearing ties all the time, we were contracted to the company from an IT provider and had staff at multiply sites which ours was the only one that had to wear full suit and tie every day include mufti Fridays
Really annoyed us when the staff from the other buildings would come in on Fridays in casual or no tie and suit jacket.

 


For interviews I have a few suits but the main one I use now days is one I bought when I lived in the UK from Asda which is machine washable and was cheap so it is easy to wash if it gets dirty and it cheap enough that I don't care if it wears out.
I will wear a tie to the interview as first impressions count to most people but don't use it in the work place unless required by a meeting etc.

 


That's my experience so far

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  # 977503 30-Jan-2014 15:28
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I worked in IT at ANZ, and at that time, it was suits and ties for everyone.

 
 
 
 


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  # 977853 31-Jan-2014 09:56
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The other thing to take into account is that you might not deal direct with public/customers but you can be seen by them. And they can assume you in one role and think your dress isn't appropriate even though you are not in that role.

I also remember a case about 3-4 years ago when a District Health Board had to tell the new doctors in their first few years to change their attire as the females were wearing short skirts and low cut tops. And on occasion the males wore shorts. The perception here would be that as you dress really casually you work really casually.

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andrewNZ: So what about a pair of overalls? sounds silly, but you can meet the dress code and not ruin clothes.

I like that one, and when they realise you need overalls to keep the suit clean they might allow you a backoffice uniform.




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