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(Some Guy)   Bank of England tells female employees they must wear make-up, heels and skirts at work. Because we all know it was the flat-healed, pants-wearing, make-up free biatches that created this fiscal crisis to begin with   (nymag.com) divider line 227
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2009-02-01 05:48:03 PM  
In the last industrial job I had, I met with clients regularly. And no, it didn't.

Were you wearing your industry's uniform? Like...if you were a construction worker, were you wearing workboots and a hardhat?

This argument is so amazingly simple that if you can't get your head around it then you're either incompetent or arguing for the sake of argument.
 
2009-02-01 05:54:21 PM  
Blhack: In the last industrial job I had, I met with clients regularly. And no, it didn't.

Were you wearing your industry's uniform? Like...if you were a construction worker, were you wearing workboots and a hardhat?


Electron microscopy doesn't have a uniform.

This argument is so amazingly simple that if you can't get your head around it then you're either incompetent or arguing for the sake of argument.

You're the one who can't seem to get his head around the amazingly simply argument: whatever product or service you're selling doesn't magically get better just because you like to play dress-up.
 
2009-02-01 05:55:11 PM  
Well, it's 1 a.m. and I have to get up early to debate which pair of jeans to wear to work with my rainboots tomorrow. ;-)

Blhack, nice to know that not all Fark disagreements turn into mudslinging bouts.
 
2009-02-01 06:04:04 PM  
Sir Vanderhoot Quote 2009-02-01 01:53:00 PM
I think I'm the only guy who finds lipstick unattractive.


No, you are not. Makeup of any kind grosses me out.
 
2009-02-01 06:11:53 PM  
Nogale
So if what clean, tidy professionalism is what you're looking for, say so.

Clean, tidy professionalism is what I'm looking for ;-).
 
2009-02-01 06:42:45 PM  
always wear a heel of some sort - maximum 2 inches; always wear some sort of makeup - even if it's just lipstick." Shoes and skirt must be the same color.

I hope they get sued! Wearing heels too often can lead to problems with a woman's feet and posture. And a lady can look just as professional in a pair of flat flat shoes! I don't even own a pair of heels and its been nearly a year since I have worn any make up. these rules are asinine and sexist!
 
2009-02-01 07:34:47 PM  
Blhack: As much as you might not like it, your example of workboots is an example of masculinity. Workboots are heavy, thick, big, are something that people wear while doing manual labor. These are all things that are traditionally associated with masculine men.

And lumberjacks are known for wearing high heels, suspenders, and a bra. What kind of point are you trying to make?
 
2009-02-01 07:51:13 PM  
With all the problems banks in Great Britain are having, this is what they concentrate on? Lipstick on a pig anyone?
 
2009-02-01 08:06:00 PM  
citizen905: Blhack: As much as you might not like it, your example of workboots is an example of masculinity. Workboots are heavy, thick, big, are something that people wear while doing manual labor. These are all things that are traditionally associated with masculine men.

And lumberjacks are known for wearing high heels, suspenders, and a bra. What kind of point are you trying to make?


You owe me a keyboard.

/How did I didn't see that coming, I have no idea...
 
2009-02-01 09:20:44 PM  
I havent read the thread, but am I the only farker that thinks that women actually look better without makeup?
 
2009-02-01 09:22:03 PM  
joethebastard: meh. both standards are retarded.

i don't really see why your employer would care about anything other than the quality of your work. high-heeled shoes or a $3000 suit doesn't make your product any better.


Agreed. But when you're pitching professional services, you should look professional. Unshaven, wearing creased pants, and generally disheveled certainly makes your product look a lot worse.
 
2009-02-01 10:31:08 PM  
If I worked for a company that made me wear heels, I'd soon fall off the heels and break a leg, or worse. Then I'd sue the company for making me wear heels. I am notoriously clumsy.
 
2009-02-01 11:08:00 PM  
o5iiawah

I havent read the thread, but am I the only farker that thinks that women actually look better without makeup?

You're probably not the only one to say that, but think about it - when you look at porn, do you go for the amateur section first? No.
 
2009-02-01 11:26:03 PM  
www.partydomain.co.uk

Because women always look more professional with heels, skirts & makeup.


/think 'ms. octuplets' always wears a skirt?
 
2009-02-01 11:41:55 PM  
Space Cadet Netty
Exactly. A real man doesn't mind his woman going to work in these:

How much do those retail for? I've got a good pair of Akus I live in, but I miss the steel caps.
 
2009-02-02 12:28:48 AM  
geetus: o5iiawah

I havent read the thread, but am I the only farker that thinks that women actually look better without makeup?

You're probably not the only one to say that, but think about it - when you look at porn, do you go for the amateur section first? No.


*Raises hand*

Yes, actually. I don't really like fake sex dolls. (Maybe a RealDoll, I've never tried...) I prefer a real girl.

I think makeup is fantastic for a special occasion. Makeup every day? Senseless. If you're one of the lucky ones, it won't progressively ruin and prematurely age your face. Then you still don't have any way to look extra nice for a date or an interview. Unless you think you can put on more. Trust me, that looks great.
 
2009-02-02 01:27:36 AM  
Blhack: A $3000 suit says "We are successful; enough other people have found us to be satisfactory and so will youWe are overpaid, and will spend exorbitant amounts on clothing to brag about how much we're going to fark you on this deal".

You all seem to be taking a huge jump from "jeans and a t-shirt" to "$3000 suit." Yes, there is a point where you look professional, but beyond that you're just fellating yourself with a brand name. Most people don't give a shiat your tie was hand-woven by virgin Polynesian girls. Or maybe you're just hoping the client is gay, and they'll be doing the fellating, because they're just about the only people that really could hope to tell the difference between a $1000 suit and a $3000 suit. Or something from JC Penney's.

I'm sure your business card is lovely, too.

/That's bone.
 
2009-02-02 02:33:16 AM  
Why do women wear make up and perfume?


/Cause they're ugly and they stink.
 
2009-02-02 10:27:27 AM  
geetus: o5iiawah

I havent read the thread, but am I the only farker that thinks that women actually look better without makeup?

You're probably not the only one to say that, but think about it - when you look at porn, do you go for the amateur section first? No.


What is most plentiful for porn-watching escapades and what I want to be around in daily life are two different animals.

Notice when people comment about someone having porn-tits, or dressing like a pornstar, its usually cheap and derogatory?
 
2009-02-02 12:05:40 PM  
I can't speak for other women, but I take a certain pride in how I put myself together. I enjoy wearing stockings and heels. It can be a pain to get dressed in the morning, but looking professional does wonders for my attitude. It can be kind of fun to get dressed up; picking outfits that grant me compliments is quite a satisfaction to me.

And a secret sexy addition under my clothes (ie: the garters I try to wear at least once a week), gives me an extra boost of morale. That is simply not something I can do in jeans and a t-shirt.

And dressing well on a shoe-string budget is not hard; pick quality classics for a good backdrop, and fashionable additions to change up the look. I usually only buy one item every two weeks, and my wardrobe is large enough for me to only wear the same thing once a month. Some of my clothes I have had for three or four years now, and they don't look dated at all.
 
2009-02-02 12:36:29 PM  
Not that I want to inject any sanity in this but, the FTA says that this memo was for a particular day: "Dress for Success" day. Probably a misguided team building exercise. And, the out- of-context part of this memo did not make it clear wether this was guideline or advice

Plus: always wear a heel of some sort - maximum 2 inches.

That's a maximum. Most shoes that are not runners have a heel of some sort. My business shoe has a low heel on it, and I'm a man. So relax. There was no minimum.

Also: Always wear some sort of makeup -even if it's just lipstick.

I work with business people and technology people (notorious for slack business attire) and on either side, I don't know any woman who doesn't wear at least lip gloss.

As for the other stuff - that's just common sense for any formal business office.

So - can we relax please? Not everything is a blow against feminist fashion.
 
2009-02-02 12:39:49 PM  
Sorry, forgot one thing - FTA said "shoes and skirt must be the same color" it did NOT say you had to wear a skirt. It assumed you would be - a chauvinistic mistake, certainly - but did not specify that skirts were mandatory.
 
2009-02-02 12:56:47 PM  
nanim: Because women always look more professional with heels, skirts & makeup.

Only because society dictates that they do.

I can't believe that it's the 21st century and we are still forcing women to dress a certain way for our entertainment.
 
2009-02-02 02:02:52 PM  
I sit next to a 4'11 broad. I say broad because she is 300lbs.

The only clothes she can find are pants with elastic waists and scrub tops, at least that is what she wears to work.

Her ankles are so fat they cannot fit into her shoes, so she goes shoeless as soons as she hits the door. Even to the bathroom.

And she gives me shiat because I only shave every couple of days.

Next time she gives you shiat for not shaving just ask her if the doctors are treating her for her hormonal imbalance. If she says she does not have an imbalance look shocked and say "You actually choose to look that way?"
 
2009-02-02 02:08:42 PM  
You're probably not the only one to say that, but think about it - when you look at porn, do you go for the amateur section first? No.

Actually yes, Ben and I do.
/don't like make-up, either of us.
//Also don't like sickly skinny chicks, nor 500 pound blobs, a nice healthy woman with meat on her bones is for us.
///And in most professional porn the lady doesn't seem to enjoy herself as much. It's all about the guy.
//In fact we prefer just nude women. And lesbians...
//Slashies!//
 
2009-02-02 02:23:37 PM  
Wank of England?
 
2009-02-02 04:35:49 PM  
Do the women get to sue for back problems that come from wearing heels all day?
 
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