October 26, 2010

Dress Code Policy...

Today was all about the draft of the dress code policy that was floating around the library. I unlike the majority of the staff got to see it today because I am a pain in the ass -- I annoyed our union president to show it to me (later on I found out it was in my Department Head's mailbox and I could have just looked at that one).

I actually got to look at it while my Director was in the room. As I read through it pointed out all of its flaws and how much, in this particular case, I think he sucks. At one point I said "You mean I can't wear my f#@k the police shirt, baggy pants that show off my ass crack and a baseball cap?! That's bullshit!" My Director just looked at me and said "Don't hate the player. Hate the game." I died laughing and had to walk out.

Things We Cannot Wear (That I Remember):
  • Spaghetti strap tank tops/halter tops*
  • Shorts of any kind
  • Thong flip flops/backless shoes
  • Ill fitting clothing (Too long, too tight, etc.)
  • T-shirts with slogans or writing on them
  • Hats**
* Can be wore if there is a cardigan wore over it.
** Unless wore for religious reasons.

But in all seriousness I get why he had to do it and a few people screwed things up for the rest of us, which I know is typically the case in situations like this. But I'm still pissed, because of these people I can no longer wear my sweet library/book themed t-shirts to work -- I wore my t-shirts properly, with a tuxedo blazer over them.

I guess at least we can still wear jeans because there was nothing in the draft about it. Also, I can still dye my hair weird colors and wear my headbands to work. I asked the Director, he said those things were fine. Thank God.

NOTE: Because the policy is not yet in effect I'm wearing t-shirts to work until it is.

1 comment :

  1. I guess I'm never working at LBPL ever again... I literally have maybe 5 or so shirts that do not have any sort of writing on them. Unless they give me a clothing allowance. ;)