Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Bank's 43-page dress code: Your tie should match your bone structure
(From the Chicago Sun-Times Dec. 17, 2010)
UBS, the Swiss banking giant, has issued a new dress code for its workers-and it features some patented Swiss precision.
The 43-page edict is being tested at 5 Swiss branches. It notes that: "Our body odor cannot be changed. However, we can insure that it produces only pleasant scents. Strong breath (garlic, onions, cigarettes) can have a significant impact on communication."
It also includes, according to NBC:
"Light makeup, consisting of a foundation, mascara and discreet lipstick will enhance your personality."
"Women should not wear shoes that are too tight-fitting as there is nothing worse than a strained smile."
"A flawless appearance can bring inner peace and a sense of security."
"The ideal time to apply perfume is directly after you take a hot shower, when your pores are still open."
"Three days of stubble is not permitted and a visit to the barber is recommended once every 4 weeks."
"Wear only ties that match the bone structure of your face and do not wear socks with cartoon motifs."
"If you wear a watch, it suggests reliability and that punctuality is a great concern to you."
"Underwear is among the most intimate parts of our clothing...your underwear must not be visible through your clothes, or stand out...you figure should not suffer from the way you wear your underwear."