high heel requirement at work?
panzar at clpgh.org
Tue Feb 6 04:50:16 EST 1996
In article <4f3qvp$395 at oznet07.ozemail.com.au>, Lesley McKeown <mckeownl at voyager.co.nz> writes:
> Nothing wrong with a dress code - a guy is expeced to wear a tie - at
> least you can slip your shoes off under the boardroom table - better than
> being choked by some fashionable noose! Besides, at 5'2", thank god for
> high heels, otherwise I'd be staring at my colleagues' ties!!
> Lesley McKeown.
> PS - don't forget the Neatfeet.
There's nothing wrong with *some* dress codes. There is something very wrong
with a dress code that causes serious and long-term physical damage. High
heels cause foot deformities that can cripple, and increase the risk of broken
ankles. A tie is not comparable, as it need not be worn so that it *literally*
chokes the person. The risk to one's health from a tie is negligible, compared
to the risk from heels.
That said, I must also point out that I have little patience for dress codes
that demand ties, either. Suits and ties, dresses and nylons, all that is so
silly for day-to-day wear, IMHO. But then, I work where I can choose to wear
almost anything, from jeans/t-shirts/running shoes to dress/nylons/heels.
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