Saturday, January 08, 2005

Casual Friday

Smile its Friday, let's all get our denims on...

"The next day at work was Causal Friday, a repugnant custom that permits the men to dress like teenage boys and the girls like tramps." (from Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland)

It sounds like a great idea to many managers but casual friday really is an insult to adult workers. It somehow puts the boss in the role of a parent that specifies who can wear what and when. It highlights Monday-Thursday mandatory Non-Casual and Friday Mandatory Casual. When did employers become mothers? Can people not be trusted to dress themselves any longer?

In a world where we have enough incentive to manage ourselves and work out our own future, it is time to initiate a Dress-Yourself-Everyday work environment.

Go on, start a new trend and manage yourself...