Saturday, September 28, 2013
The work started off good enough I was trying to stay focused but I was tired so it took effort to keep me back on track. I decided to work on my stuff and not constantly check my email. Then after getting back at my desk people were grumbling. A new dress code was announced. Not that different the changes are no more flip-flops, don’t care because I don’t wear them; no hoodies, and limits to tshirts. It was not to detailed and they don’t enforce the current dress code. People were all upset and said management was trying to suck the fun out of our day and be dictators and control everything we do. It is a basic professional dress code- like no looking like a hooker, wear clean clothes, no holes (seriously some people have holes in their butt). When the location first opened over 10 years ago it was business professional:skirts, no jeans, no tennis shoes etc. I hate being the fashion police but I often want to tell some of my coworkers to have their moms dress them because they are doing it properly. So that was drama #1. We have had new hires walk in the door with holes in their clothes. I don’t understand why training does not explain to them what to wear. There are several resale shops in our area so people can buy inexpensive yet appropriate clothes.
About an hour later there was an email that there are ants in our building. That happens this time of year because they find cracks around windows and doors. The mail continued to tell us to clean up after ourselves because having potlucks and eating at our desks is a privalege. I will admit some people are the problem but management is too whimpy to take it up with them. It drives me nuts that the standards get lower but the “business speak” gets more glossy.