Friday, February 23, 2007

Dressing Down Dress Down Friday

I don't quite understand dress-down Fridays. If its purpose is to offer a casual, relaxed atmosphere heading into the weekend, then i hope DDF gets abolished immediately. I don't want to be in the hospital on a friday afternoon, only to hear the following comment from a doc in jeans and a tee: "Nah, it's cool. We'll get him that lung on Monday. It's friday, bro! Time to relax!" DDF can't be to relax at your job, because 20% of the workweek would be lost. Might as well call off fridays altogether, and paste it to the weekend.

So the pyschology of dress-down fridays must be some industrial psychology ruse, somewhere along the lines of, "if these hardworking people can wear khakis once a week, their lives will be infinitely better. never mind that they're underpaid, tired, and overworked; look at that guy's pants--they're pleated!!"

plus, even if workerman x feels a little more at ease in his comfortable clothes, isn't it just one big tease, the sort of thing that makes him/her wonder aloud why he/she couldn't dress down every day? DDF is the sort of thing that exposes formal attire for the sham that it is. when you chink the armor of professionalism, the rest of the coat seems entirely contrived, and certainly unnecessary.

So, I don't understand DDF, and probably never will, but, at the very least, I get to dress down every day. That's just how I roll. I just wish fridays were special....

Stay formal, corporate America

DJ dress up saturdays

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