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Friday, 09.Jan.2004

10:57 - excuse me whilst I rave about my job

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Another thing I love about working at a university (or, at the very lest, *this* university). My dressing-down today has not yet garnered so much as an odd glance. I'm chillin' in my office (phone-duty this morning), and people have come by for questions and help, and I'm doing my job with my sandals off, belt jingling and just generally chillin'. And not a single mention, glance, or anything. The people I work with around here are just so amazingly laid back and relaxed that I doubt they even *noticed*.

Perhaps it's because all the other people in my classification dress down normally (I'm normally the most 'professionally dressed' of the lot). Perhaps it's that I've dressed oddly enough times before that they are somewhat used to it from me now. Perhaps it's just the wonderful atmosphere that pervades this place. Whatever the reason, I like the ability to get away with wearing just about anything I like to work. After working temp jobs where I have to wear slacks and dress shirts even on "casual days" where all the real employees of my assignment are comming in jeans, and retail where I have to maintain a very strictly enforced dress code (someone was fired for showing up out of code twice -- written up on the first occurance), having this level of clothing freedom is nice. It's one of the last few places where the 'computer guys' can still get away with dressing casual every day (I've read (and heard first-hand) enough horror stories about techs being forced into suits with the collapse of the 'dot-com bubble').

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From:witchphaedra
Date:11:18 09.Jan.2004 (UTC)

Sounds nice

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I have to wear a uniform, complete with badge and name plate every day. My only concession: I wear funny socks. Socks with lizards, fish... Whatever I can find. Hell, I've even stopped coloring my hair, which I was only allowed to do provided it was a color that occured in nature and was only 2 shades off from my natural hair color. Lucky for me, no one knew I was a blond until this last year!

Frustrating thing about this: I'm never, ever seen by the public. You will hear my voice if you call 9-1-1... but you'll never see me. And yet... Uniforms. Woo hoo.
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From:lograh
Date:11:42 09.Jan.2004 (UTC)

Re: Sounds nice

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damn, I feel for ya. Stuff like that sucks hardcore. "You must dress like this even though no one will ever know."

sorry they're that bad.
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From:witchphaedra
Date:11:52 09.Jan.2004 (UTC)

:)

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Don't get me wrong. They pay me more than enough to make up for their short-comings. I just like to wear civvies occasionally... Hehehe
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