Thursday, June 30, 2016

The code on dress codes

Some students learn outside college.
Like the group of interns who thought a petition was the way to get their company to alter the dress code.
And instead got fired.
It's good to learn early that the boss is the boss.
Policies are there for a reason, and the reason best be understood before talking about changing them.
Even if they are silly.
At my newspaper job once, the publisher decided we didn't look professional enough out in the public.
So he said all newsroom employees needed to wear a tie at work.
Even those who worked weekend nights in a locked office, where the public couldn't see.
We survived until a change came.
One guy found an ugly 70s tie to keep in his desk when needed.
We dealt with the policy and learned to make it work.

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