Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Does Dress Code Matter?
Today at work we had a faculty meeting and it came to light at our meeting that our boss is actually not allowed to tell us how to dress. Who knew?! Apparently there is no official dress code for teachers where I work. According to my boss, we are allowed to wear jeans every day if we want and she is not allowed to tell us what to wear or what not to wear. Of course, there was lots of talk afterwards. Some teachers said they will be wearing jeans, T-shirts and sneakers for the rest of their career. To be honest, I don't think it will change anything for me. I enjoy my collared shirts, skirts, dresses, and slacks. I'm sure I'll occasionally wear jeans on a half day or every now and then (still on Fridays) but overall, I don't think this will change how I dress at work. Now that doesn't mean I wear super dressy clothes on the weekend. When I'm on my own time, I love my jeans, hoodies and comfy clothes as much as the next person.
A coworker and I were talking after the meeting and we both sort of agreed that dressing professionally makes us feel more professional and therefore act more professional, which is something that is important to both of us. It just got me to wondering, does dress code matter to you?