Where I work, during the busy periods within one of the departments there is often an influx of temporary staff.
It’s fun to see new people, check them out and admire their fresh outfits. It makes a nice change amongst all the recycled work uniform ruts most of us perms have fallen into. It offers a change of pace and a chance to be inspired.
However some inspire for all the wrong reasons…
Most of the temps do dress respectively, however there are a certain few young ladies that think that the bum skimming skirts are the way to go.
See for the most part within most professional companies bum skimming skirts and strappy tops are not deemed appropriate attire for the office. It’s supposed to be smart and professional.
So one afternoon after copping one too many eyefuls of what one particular girl had had for breakfast. Miss Jo Grace decided to make a complaint. Just to stress that if she is not allowed to dress in this manner why should these girls be allowed to flaunt all. We are not going ‘to tha club’ quite the contrary unfortunately…
She felt and I agree, that it’s discriminating between the permanent female staff members and the temporary. If we are all working and representing the same company shouldn’t we all be treated the same?
Maybe the Manager who hired them enjoys the ‘temporary’ view. He has been known to make conversations with women’s breasts.
However nothing was said, nothing was done, nothing changed.
So in order to make her point she decided to wear this to work.
Now on the scale of inappropriate this is by no means a ‘oh my god, oh no she didn’t’ moment, but in comparison to the rest of us she obviously stood out.
Some of the comments that transpired were unbelievable. She said she had received disapproving comments from her line manager, the same one I believe the original complaint was made. Nothing was done because it was her friends daughter I later learnt. Hmmm.
A previous manager made the worst comment telling her it was ‘totally inappropriate’. When she made her argument the response was ‘its because they are considerably younger than you so they can pull it off’. Jo is 22!!! Being a rather large middle-aged man, I said she should have told him ‘his waistline was totally inappropriate…’.
The temps ages range from about 18 to 20 for the majority. This in my eyes is disgraceful seeing as the skirt she is wearing is by no means as short as others that we saw being paraded up and down the office, sending many a male into a frenzy.
Seriously some of them where running around like excited children, it was quite amusing to say the least. We all check people out but if your skirt barely covers your arse in the middle of the day everybody notices and it is a distraction to everyone.
I am 26 and all things considered at the right time and place I would wear a mini skirt. So by that particular managers standard I am too old? Is this really the opinion that because they are younger they can get away with it, that they are void from reprimand on an age basis?!
My opinion is that that is pure and simple bullshit, it’s just an excuse to justify perving. We weren’t born yesterday.
Jo was, I am happy to say and rightly so, not officially pulled up on her attire. They really didn’t have a mini skirted leg to stand on.
I am proud of her for standing up for what she believed in and making her point. I admire her gumption and determination. Actions speak louder than words and she held her head up and stuck it to them. You go girl.