I don’t think you should have to
dress up with most jobs. If I have
to suffer at work all day, I at least
want to be comfortable. I would
wear my pj’s if they would let me!
—Shawna Jeanne Kyler
Yes! Doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO
of a large corporation or the craftsman building his office, a worker
should always look professional.
The clothing does not make you
a better person. Let the people
be comfortable and do their job
without sitting there in needlessly
expensive, flashy clothes. I can type
just as well in jeans and a clean
T-shirt as I can in a three-piece suit
(if not better!).
—Brian Collins Jr.
Yes. If I walk into a business and
I’m greeted by someone who looks
like they just rolled out of bed and
then slapped on some jeans and a
T-shirt, it tells me they aren’t serious about representing themselves
to the best of their ability, and
therefore won’t be serious about
representing me to the best of their
I think the idea of wearing a suit and
tie to work is the lazy replication
of tradition. We do it for no reason
other than our ancestors did it.
Clothing items like the necktie don’t
even make practical sense; they are
merely handed-down standards. It
makes more sense to dress com-
I love my weekend
hoodies and yoga pants, but
would not wear them to work.
I’m in awe every day at sloppy,
ill-fitting, way-too-casual clothes
that are worn to work.
No. Happy, comfortable workers are
productive workers. “Things were
better when …” is a falsity pushed
by [those] who can’t adapt to a
MANY COMPANIES HAVE moved away from formal dress code
policies, giving employees more freedom in what they can wear
at work. Supporters say this raises employee morale and helps
foster team spirit. Critics argue that it can cause problems for
companies that want to promote a more professional work-
What do you think?
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