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Drama Friday

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.
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    Some of these same things used to happen where I worked. Back when everyone had to wear white uniforms we'd have some of the young girls wear dark colored bikini briefs and you could make out the color and pattern. I'd have died of embarrassment wearing dark colored or patterned undies that could be seen through my uniform. I have to say while I've never watched an episode of Duck Dynasty I did hear about one of the guys on that show having a daughter who has come out with her own line of prom dresses. They all must meet daddy's finger tip rule. Nothing shorter than the tip of your middle finger for the hemline. I like that there does seem to be a new culture happening to teach young women self respect again when it comes to how they dress. It's way over due. Now I wish they'd do something for the young men growing up and teach them to respect themselves and dress nicer when out in public and applying for jobs. I know when my sons were younger I'd help them pick out what they would wear and make sure it was ironed and presentable when they had job interviews.
    The ant situation is easily remedied. Chalk on the areas people see them the most will keep them out. Just draws lines of it near the doors or windows they're using to come in. Making folks clean up their cubicles is probably a necessary thing. They should be happy they don't have cockroaches.
    It seems to me management does little to raise people's spirits. That's another problem and I think it's rather universal. Too much pressure on them some days and as they say "it trickles downhill". They have bosses too and it's really too bad that there isn't more happiness in the work place. It makes it rough some days. I hope next week will be better for you! emoticon
    1728 days ago
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