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LADN bans jeans, sneakers, flip-flops, etc.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Frank_Ridgeway, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    * Managers and professional employees should dress for business daily; never jeans or tennis shoes. If unsure, recall how you dressed when you interviewed for your position.
    * Casual Friday is an option. Business casual always presents a good appearance, never jeans, running shoes, T-shirts, flip-flops or beachwear.
    * Business casual is a good choice for evening work in all departments outside of production.
    * Clothing should be clean, unwrinkled and in good repair.
    * Denim including designer jeans is never appropriate for the workplace.



    http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2008/07/no_more_jeans_or_weinkopf.php
     
  2. Terence Mann

    Terence Mann Member

    And employees' last pay raise was when?

    (management and executives excluded)
     
  3. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Yes, because Dean Singleton and his corporate lackeys are in position to lecture anyone about professionalism.
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My paper has a similar rule. Nobody other than management follows it.
     
  5. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    I am predicting major activity at the Valley's Salvation Army thrift shop.
     
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    This reminds me of the Marine officer in Generation Kill who runs around making sure everyone is following the grooming standard on mustaches in the midst of their invasion of Iraq.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    And everyone ignores him. That Sargeant Major reminds me of Don Rickles.
     
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If they banned sandals, T-shirts and sweat shorts, I don't think our deskers would have anything to wear.
     
  9. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Is it just me, or do dress codes only get tightened during economic downturns? As if that would do anything to reverse the financial fortunes of the operation...
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I got yelled at once for wearing shorts into the office.

    "Why are you wearing shorts?"

    "Because I've been standing out in 100-degree heat for three hours at training camp, I'm here just to drop something off and then I'm going back for another two hours."

    My boss laughed and said, "Good answer."
     
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Our design people live in shorts, year-round.
    Hot or cold, at least one of them will have shorts on.
    And I would be in shape at the LADN today. I wore jeans and sandals to work.
     
  12. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    IF EVERYONE WOULD DRESS A LITTLE MORE PROFESSIONALLY THE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY WOULDN'T BE IN SUCH A MESS!
     
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