December 21, 2006

Stop wearing pajamas to work.

Imagine needing to put that in the office dress code.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha. We let people wear pajamas to our office. They generally don't though.

Mark the Pundit said...

At Pajamas Media it's a requirement.

I KID!

SteveR said...

That's "Pyjama Media"

When I worked at a military installation in the Marshall Islands, everyone wore shorts except for the few active duty folks who wore fatiques. I only wear pyjamas when its cold.

Note to Blogger: Have you run out of legible 6-8 letter combinations such that now you are having to obliterate the individual letters entirely vvvvvvvvvvvvv

bunch of v's, w's, u's, m's ??

Shanna said...

I would love to wear pajamas to work, but we can't even wear jeans on friday. They did have to tell people not to wear "dressy" shorts though. Someone was wearing those courderoy long shorts that went out of fashion a long, long time ago.

AJ Lynch said...

Damn I did not realize you could see me!

Tim said...

"Starting on 1 January 2007, civil servants in the emirate will have to wear national dress - a long white robe for men and the black abaya for women."

Hmmm. The difference between a long white robe or an abaya and pajamas is what, exactly?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Aren't medical scrubs essentially pyjamas?

O.R. they?

Anonymous said...

I think shopping malls should institute a similar policy. I've seen flocks of teenage girls shuffling around the mall in their fuzzy slippers wearing Victoria's Secret "Pink" pjs. It's horrifying.

Charlie (Colorado) said...

I've seen flocks of teenage girls shuffling around the mall in their fuzzy slippers wearing Victoria's Secret "Pink" pjs. It's horrifying.

Actually, it sounds adorable. Don't be a prig.

Cat said...

I was surprised to see the article was referring to a story in the UAE.

I LONG for the day when things were more professional and corporate. I used to think my former company's strict "summer Friday" dress code was so restrictive that there was no point in instituting "casual Friday" at all, until the corporate world went casual. Now things are out of control.

In a few short years, we went from suits on men and women, from MBA'd professionals to the IBM repairman, to the slobs that now walk the halls and wear flip flops around the office. It's the end of civilization!

Anonymous said...

Actually, it sounds adorable. Don't be a prig.

We're not talking about catalog-crisp ironed pj's here. We're talking about 14- and 15-year-old girls walking around looking like just they rolled out of bed, flopping about in ratty slippers.

It's slovenly and decidedly unlovely, and it speaks volumes about the way these girls view themselves. If they don't respect themselves enough to wear actual clothing when they leave the house, why should anyone else?

I have an 8-year-old daughter, so I pay attention to this kind of thing as harbingers of what may come. We've already banned clothing with lettering across the butt, too-short skirts, and midriff-baring tops. The only time my kids are allowed out of the house in their pj's is on pajama day at school. If all that makes me a prig, I can live with that.

knoxgirl said...

No fair, the men still get to wear their "long white robes"

Anon Y. Mous said...

"I've seen flocks of teenage girls shuffling around the mall in their fuzzy slippers wearing Victoria's Secret "Pink" pjs."

Is this what we are talking about? And, if so, which mall?

Shanna said...

What I'd like to know is when Victoria's Secret decided that half the store should be devoted to teenage girls and colored pink. You can't even get normal pajamas there anymore.

class-factotum said...

I have an 8-year-old daughter, so I pay attention to this kind of thing as harbingers of what may come. We've already banned clothing with lettering across the butt, too-short skirts, and midriff-baring tops.

You mean you don't let your daughter dress as a mini-whore/pedophile bait? What's wrong with you?