Dress codes

A Bank of England memo to staff on how they should present themselves:

“Look professional, not fashionable; be careful with perfume; 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. No-no’s include ankle chains — “professional, but not the one you want to be associated with;” white high heels; overstuffed handbags; an overload of rings, and double-pierced ears.

Jeepers. How’s that for a dress code? I may bitch about not being able to wear jandals to work (although occasionally I do, nice bronze ones though with beads on them) but apparently, I’m comparatively well off.

Plus, if I’m not wrong, do we not only see the top half of most bank staff? Even less, if you’re short. We have to peer over the tall counters to see them, making it pretty much impossible to see below their waist. That’s why you see bank staff in uniforms strolling to and from work in their jandals. Nobody sees their feet…

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