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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    Pay for the right to wear jeans on Friday?

    Something very unexpected to me occured today. I got a mass email from the HR of the company I am working at declaring today a "jeans on Friday" day. Cool. An hour or so later a representative of HR went around the office and I was told that there's a $2.00 fee associated with wearing jeans on Friday . I think that's pretty funny. Is this a normal thing in corporate America?
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    usually the fee goes to a charity, if not your company is being a jerk

    for example: we used to pay $5 to wear jeans on breast cancer day. all money went to cancer research.

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    It probably goes to charity -- that makes sense. Evidently the company was being charitable anyways; they gave all of the employees -- even me, a lowly and humble (haha) intern -- 100% US Corn Plastic mugs in celebration of their new logo.
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    We do shorts on Friday, no cost involved
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    If you have to pay to wear things, how many people opt out and wear nothing?

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    In high school we weren't allowed to wear jeans but several times a year we had a Jeans Friday and we'd pay a dollar that went to charity.

    I've never heard of a company charging it's employees to be allowed to wear jeans. Ask them if they take American Express or Diners Club.


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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    If you have to pay to wear things, how many people opt out and wear nothing?
    Ah, see, these guys are smart -- they charge you even more to wear nothing. The only recourse is to wear slacks, like any other day.
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    One of the few perks to my job: I can wear jeans and t-shirt any day. Usually I do not; I'm more of a dress slacks and button down kind of guy at the office. But on days where I have to be in the lab and crawling around on the floor calibrating machinery, it's jeans and a t-shirt.
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    I can wear anything I want, as long as it means that people take me somewhat seriously. So the chicken suit is out.
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    If I wore dress pants to the office, they'd think I had a fever or something. Things are so casual here that I am quite literally sitting at my desk in a t-shirt and boxer briefs.

    OK, not really that casual, but pretty close. One of my favorites is when the boss forgets to bring a change of clothes with him, and spends the day in cycling shorts.
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    My company is a legal services firm, so I think it errs toward a more conservative dress. I'm expected to wear a tie every day. Some of the managers will wear a jacket on top, but it's not necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    If I wore dress pants to the office, they'd think I had a fever or something. Things are so casual here that I am quite literally sitting at my desk in a t-shirt and boxer briefs.

    OK, not really that casual, but pretty close. One of my favorites is when the boss forgets to bring a change of clothes with him, and spends the day in cycling shorts.
    oh that's a good one

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    I wear bibs and a jersey if I come in on a Friday.

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    The county library where I work has $2.00 jeans days on Friday. I ask every week where the money will go. When the answer is a charity, I donate. When is being collected for the much-loathed "Staff Day", I refuse to pay.

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    Happened at school years ago, and also at work today. Although it was "smart jeans" and "business casual" which is pretty much everyday wear at work anyway. I worked from home though! The money was going to charity - always has.

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    I work in corporate HR and wear jeans everyday I happen to be very lucky.

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    In man respects it's easier to dress on a non-jeans day. It's hard for men to screw up when all we have to do is wear slacks, a button down, and a tie. There's almost no thought involved, and no questioning whether or not something is appropriate for the office.
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    I've never heard of it being associated with a charity event. I've been home-based for 8 years and some days I never change out of what I wore to bed. My understanding is that my company had a "wear shorts to work" day last week...except a guy in our group got the date wrong and showed up in shorts a week early! Took several days for that to settle down!

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    So they levied a Levi?
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    They do that here. Pay to play Jean day. I tend to wear pants that are equally or more comfy that I would not normally wear, just not jeans.
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    We used to do the wear whatever you want unless the big wigs are coming into the office thing.

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    We have Jeans Day (it was April 29th this year) to benefit BC Children's Hospital. I wear jeans every other day too, but on that day it's $20 for a pin or $5 for a button. It's a significant annual fundraiser here - we get a bunch of posters showing the Vancouver Canucks wearing jeans asking us to support Children's Hospital, newscasters wear jeans for the day, etc.

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    How much to not wear pants at all?
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    Pay to wear jeans? Man, I go to work in shorts and a t-shirt. And its a big corporation.
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    Yeah, but you keep the man's machines running. They have to cut you some slack.
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