Sunday, June 22, 2008

Next time you think you hate your job. . .

. . . read this.

I have no words.

ETA: Okay, I have words: apparently, you need an account on the site and must be logged in to read, so here is what the thread is about: At a poster's workplace, human resources called all the women (and only the women) into a special meeting to tell them that according to a new company policy, perky nipples are against the dress code.

Um - excuse me?

To make matters worse, the HR rep was so uncomfortable delivering the news that she referred to the perky nipple issue as "headlights." Female employees were asked to consult with a trusted colleague about whether their "headlights" were in violation of the new policy; if so, they were required to take preventive action (band-aids over the nipples, nursing pads, or extra layers of clothing.)

The HR rep made a point of calling the poster aside IN THE HALL later in the day to confront her on her particular perky (or perhaps particularly perky) nipple issue.

Mandating appropriate attire for the office is one thing, but the relative rigidity of nipples is out of anyone's control - and I say anyone because men are not immune from it. Shoot, given how cold my office usually is, I suspect it's a chronic condition all around. . . but I'm not aware of anyone going around taking notes about it, either.

Whether it's a legitimate dress code issue or not (and I cannot possibly see how it is), I can't even imagine having a conversation like this in the workplace.

I smell a lawsuit a-comin'.

7 retorts:

K,  June 22, 2008 at 9:19 PM  

drat...you need to be registered and logged in to read.

frugal zeitgeist June 22, 2008 at 9:36 PM  

Oh shoot - my apologies. I'll add a synopsis.

frugal zeitgeist June 22, 2008 at 9:54 PM  

Done. Thanks, k; much appreciated.

Esme June 22, 2008 at 10:30 PM  

Wow! Somethings you think are too ridiculous for a company to come up with and some company comes up with them.

K,  June 30, 2008 at 3:27 AM  

I forgot to mark this so I could check back but luckily found another blog had linked to it.

Thanks so much for the synopsis. You had my curiosity peaked.

Unbelievable indeed! I too smell a lawsuit.

frugal zeitgeist July 1, 2008 at 9:19 PM  

k - Thanks for coming back to check on it! My traffic suddenly went woomp upwards the other day. I dug around to see what triggered it and saw that The Frugal Duchess had linked to this article. She's quite popular, and I was tickled pink.

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