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Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« on: July 01, 2013, 09:51:00 AM »
Been in the 100's for the last three days. And it looks like it will be that way until next weekend.

I'm stuck wearing a button up shirt made of some synthetic fibers that doesn't breathe and long pants. I get to the point where I can't stop sweating. Anyone else have a dress code?

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 03:21:19 PM »
You mean like a maytag man tie and all? That sucks
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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 06:21:44 PM »
What would they do if you showed up in shorts?  It's been in the upper 80's and humid here.  I thought about wearing shorts but I'm not sure anybody wants to see my pasty legs.

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 06:31:27 PM »
I wear shorts all the time for work, Started back in the day when I was working for the man.
Pointed out how the mailman, UPS, FedEx and everyone else i could think of at the time that worked with the public was wearing shorts and the boss said fine, wear shorts if you want. :D
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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 09:00:41 PM »
On my knees too much and don't want what is on the floor directly on me, so no shorts. Besides I don't have the legs for them I am told.

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 09:01:28 PM »
107 last Saturday, then we had a cool front Sunday high of 87.  Back almost to 100 today with high humidity.
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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 09:55:30 PM »
A long tie and a loin cloth for me. Lonesome housewives love it. :D

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 10:15:23 PM »
Says it will be 103 Tuesday where I am. Already have 6 refrigerators down. No cooling til Saturday down to 90"s

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 10:32:31 PM »
was in redding calif- fri 107 sat 108 sun 109 came back today-back to work tomorrow only 90-like it best 70 to 85

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 10:46:58 PM »
I'm stuck wearing a button up shirt made of some synthetic fibers that doesn't breathe and long pants. I get to the point where I can't stop sweating. Anyone else have a dress code?

I don't know what your unit's/district's dress code is, but here in Wisconsin, my TM says it's okay to wear blue shorts when it's hot. We also have company issued polo shirts that are quite comfortable.

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2013, 11:54:24 PM »
We aren't allowed to wear shorts. We wear blue polyester button up shirts, dark blue slacks, and black work boots. If you deviate from the dress code, its an automatic write up. We asked about being able to wear shorts and polo shirts that the other districts have. Got the usual "do as we say or quit" response.

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2013, 01:40:05 PM »
What the more affluent redneck repair men are wearing for fall 2013:

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2013, 05:48:57 PM »
I'm in st.louis use a small fan a wet towel around ur neck, if ur outside why not have garden hose running to soak ur head, and long pants

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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2013, 03:07:35 AM »
That's what I like about working for a great boss.........myself!.    I have cotton work shirts with my company name,   and my personal name on them.  I also have polo work shirts,  and several jackets.  For pants,  I just wear jeans.   Most comfortable combination.    I'm lucky,  a friend of mine runs a business that sells work shirts,  and does all the embroidering.   When I wear the jacket,   I get asked for alot of cards,   another way I advertise.     But everything I wear is for comfort first.   

I have worn shorts when it starts hitting mid to upper 80's,  but not so much.   I prefer the long pants,  as they offer more protection to metal slivers,  or any other stuff you might encounter crawling around people's houses.      But this year,  I have been wearing shorts alot.   Once in a while,  I go with dockers.  They are cooler and look nice.     

When I worked for my old company,   I helped design the uniform.   We asked everyone what they liked,  and went from there.     I feel it is better to be comfortable,   you work better that way and can think clearer.      Low,  problem is,   corporate big wigs don't give a damn about what you think,  you are only a tool to them to make money.     They don't care about your feelings.    Synthetic fibers,  you must roast in that thing.   
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Re: Hot on the west coast, dress code?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 08:55:38 PM »
Get an old shirt and have it tailored to short sleeves.  Then get good quality dockers shorts.  Put those on when you are out on the road, and be sure to look professional.

It'd probably be a long time before you are caught and written up.  Your customers don't know what the dress code is.

 

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