“I Am Mine”

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#21 Oct 17, 2012
Kuuipo wrote:
This wardrobe choice will not fly with most employers
I've never seen a company dress code that spelled out required undergarments.

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#22 Oct 17, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
L1: Again, what Angela said, except the part about behind the parents' backs - I think that's looking for trouble, but the kid clearly needs SOMEONE to guide him and parent him.
I said that only because I can imagine the parents not wanting stepmom to talk to the kid. But it's in his own best interest (and stepmom's as well, considering the possible consequences of unprotected teenage sex!) that she do it, regarless of what his parents want.

So I'll amend it: "Do this even if his parents tell you not to."
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#23 Oct 17, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I've never seen a company dress code that spelled out required undergarments.
I've never seen women not wearing bras in a professional setting. Not even on "casual Friday." And I live in California.

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#24 Oct 17, 2012
Maybe the girlfriend doesn't work in an office type setting, but works as a barista, or in a book shop, etc. I just see more, um, bohemian forms of dress, tats, etc., in some environments than others.

“I Am Mine”

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#25 Oct 17, 2012
Kuuipo wrote:
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I've never seen women not wearing bras in a professional setting. Not even on "casual Friday." And I live in California.
And? That does not equate to it being company mandated.

Are you saying that you think a supervisor would send a woman home for not wearing a bra even if she was otherwise following the dress code and had a professional appearance?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#26 Oct 17, 2012
LW1 - nice non-answer...'tis tricky. I would think that if the families are on reasonable terms, LW could have a convo with the kid, maybe while driving to soccer practice, about what kinds of responsibility go along with being sexually active. maybe sit all the kids down and get it over in one hugely embarassing swoop.

LW2 - yeah, i agree, dont take the girl out shopping. maybe make a comment about it, or better yet, ask in as non-threatening way as possilble, why she doesn't wear waht was once referred to by a manger here as "lady garments". could be an interesting, valid reason behind it.

Toj

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#27 Oct 17, 2012
Kuuipo wrote:
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I've never seen women not wearing bras in a professional setting. Not even on "casual Friday." And I live in California.
Now you can even wear those Genie bras which are more than comfortable. I wouldn't wear one except around home but I believe some people wear them all the time.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#28 Oct 17, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I've never seen a company dress code that spelled out required undergarments.
When I have worked corporate, that has been in there. Bra's, thongs and not showing underpants at waist for both sexes.

Last place specifically forbade Birkenstocks and Uggs... by brand name.

Toj

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#29 Oct 17, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>When I have worked corporate, that has been in there. Bra's, thongs and not showing underpants at waist for both sexes.
Last place specifically forbade Birkenstocks and Uggs... by brand name.
I love my Birkies. I'd never wear them at work, though.

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#30 Oct 17, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I said that only because I can imagine the parents not wanting stepmom to talk to the kid. But it's in his own best interest (and stepmom's as well, considering the possible consequences of unprotected teenage sex!) that she do it, regarless of what his parents want.
So I'll amend it: "Do this even if his parents tell you not to."
I get where you were coming from. I was just picturing a scenario where the mom found out and then made life miserable for the step-mom, or the dad found out and decided to get divorced. I think the step-mom should stand her ground with the dad and they should present as united a front as possible. I wonder if the dad is actually against talking about this or if he just doesn't care/is clueless. Makes a difference.

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#31 Oct 17, 2012
Toj wrote:
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Now you can even wear those Genie bras which are more than comfortable. I wouldn't wear one except around home but I believe some people wear them all the time.
My very large-chested coworker wears them and loves them.

I wear a bra until I go to bed. I want the girls looking as good as possible for as long as possible. However, to save on my nice bras, I wear old ones around the hosue.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#32 Oct 17, 2012
L1: "caught having unprotected sex"? Never mind. SalukiSon is in 6th-grade and is 100% clear on where babies come from, and what a condom is. It's about being responsible for gawd's sake.

L2: I'd yell "Release the blouse bunnies!" whenever she entered a room. Subtle? No......

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#33 Oct 17, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>When I have worked corporate, that has been in there. Bra's, thongs and not showing underpants at waist for both sexes.
Last place specifically forbade Birkenstocks and Uggs... by brand name.
mine forbids crocs by name, and i've heard whispers of what kind of sandals are acceptable. bascially open toe or open heel, but not both. really, their intention is to avoid rubber beach flip flops, so why not say so...

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#34 Oct 17, 2012
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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mine forbids crocs by name, and i've heard whispers of what kind of sandals are acceptable. bascially open toe or open heel, but not both. really, their intention is to avoid rubber beach flip flops, so why not say so...
My mom's company laid out very specific rules for sandals for women: Must have at least a 1.5" heel, must cover the toes, must have a strap around the back of the heel. Geez, then what's the point?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#35 Oct 17, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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My mom's company laid out very specific rules for sandals for women: Must have at least a 1.5" heel, must cover the toes, must have a strap around the back of the heel. Geez, then what's the point?
exactly... a heel?!?!?!

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#36 Oct 17, 2012
Toj wrote:
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I love my Birkies. I'd never wear them at work, though.
I wear my Birk clogs all the time. It's like wearing slippers.

Clark's ankle boots today, though. Not as comfortable, probably cuter, though.

Since: Jan 10

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#37 Oct 17, 2012
I have a pair of unworn birks I'm willing to give away.$110 they cost me. I hate them (I loved my previous pair).

Sizes 8, 8.5 maybe.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#38 Oct 17, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I've never seen a company dress code that spelled out required undergarments.
I have. Underwear was a required part of the dress code.

Toj

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#39 Oct 17, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I have a pair of unworn birks I'm willing to give away.$110 they cost me. I hate them (I loved my previous pair).
Sizes 8, 8.5 maybe.
Sorry. Wouldn't fit me. As you probably know, you have to break them in. If you get them damp it goes quicker. I broke my Birkie's in the heat of the summer before (although it wasn't as hot as this summer, it still is a good time to do it).

“I Am Mine”

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#40 Oct 17, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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I have. Underwear was a required part of the dress code.
I'd like to get the job of being underwear checker.

"Miss Jones, can I see you in my office? Your employee number has been randomly selected for an Underwear Compliance Check. Would you be so kind as to pick up your skirt?"

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