When the boss first mentioned that we were going to be required to wear uniforms in the future, I was a rebel!
“No, no, I can’t do that, I’m way too much of an individual. And being diverse is what we are all about. We have something for everyone!”
But when it came down to it, I needed my paycheck and I do LOVE my job, so I slid into my khakis and polo shirt, just like the rest of the staff.
It was not all bad.
- I do save money on clothes. I’m at work more than anywhere else, so it’s a noticeable savings.
- Wearing a uniform saves lots of time. In my pre-uniform days, I’d open my closet and wait to see which outfit screamed, “wear ME!”
But it’s not all good.
- How “uniform” is it really, if you have a choice of 2 colors of pants and 3 colors of shirts?
- If you look up the word “drab” in the dictionary, you will see a picture of my uniform. And they look so librarian-ish.
But still, it’s a free world and I could quit if wearing a uniform is such an earth shattering problem. I’ll just keep sliding into that uniform.
Do you wear a uniform at work? Is it a good thing?