2010-12-15 20:01:09 ET|
So, my work used to have a "business casual" dress code, and we would have "jeans days" on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Then, earlier this year the company introduced a blog, where employees are free to tell the higher-ups what they think about various topics without fear of getting in trouble with management.
Almost immediately, a huge topic was created regarding the dress code and how outdated the idea was.
Shortly thereafter, they said "you know, you guys are right! no more dress code - whee!"
or something similar.
Some of the new hires on my team, who have never experienced dress code at the company thought to themselves "dressing casual all the time is pretty cool, but I like to dress up too, and I don't want to be the only one doing it" So a couple of them got together and decided to have "Classy Wednesdays"
They presented the idea at one of our team meetings, and today was my team's first "Classy Wednesday"
Most people remembered, and it was fun. We had a lot of the other teams talking.
I shocked everyone and wore a skirt ... nylons even! I was highly uncomfortable all day, but got lots of compliments, so it all balanced out ;)