Tuesday, April 8, 2008

File Under "Put a Sock in It"

I was looking up definitions of "business casual" and stumble on this article, in which a girl about my age was told by a coworker her shorts were too casual for work.  Her response (emphasis mine):
 
"Each generation seems to have a different idea of what is acceptable in the workplace, and in this situation I was highly offended," says Cohen, who works at a marketing firm in Philadelphia. "I was actually not allowed to attend a meeting because my attire was deemed 'inappropriate.' People my age are taught to express themselves, and saying something negative about someone's fashion is saying something negative about them."

...Seriously?  Really?
 
I don't think I need to comment on that, but you, Dear Readers, should feel free to do so.

5 comments:

The Bantering Bookworm said...

That left me....speechless

Mo said...

Why were you looking up the term business casual?...just out of curiosity...

I recall having a NT discussion at the DC conference about having a "fashion show" of what casual/semi-casual/etc was defined as.....

Fallen Sparrow said...

Sounds like another candidate for "insensitivity training." Our identity weighs too much to be offended by comments of our clothes. Also, when you're at work, dress like you mean business.

Sheesh.

Chris Lund said...

I second the "why were you looking up business casual?"

Seriously.

Andie said...

"Sheesh" indeed. I think that sums it up.

I was looking it up because I have to wear it to an event this weekend and frankly, I've never been too sure what exactly it means.

I think it's more or less the way I dress for school. Maybe. Or it might not be. But I know it's not Bermuda shorts and a t shirt.