But what about Hawaiian shirt day?

March 23rd, 2009 · 116 comments

Our submitter, Glenn, says this all-staff e-mail “just kinda sucked the life out of us” around his office. “It was like a Mom saying ‘Guess what, kids?” in a really excited voice, and then saying ‘You’re going to the dentist!!!‘”

so, life is still good!

But the best part of this note — besides the pitch-perfect forced jollity — is the fact that at the time this message was sent, only one person in the office (Glenn) happened to have long sideburns and a “fun” faux hawk. So, gosh darn it, life is still good!

related: the classic all-staff e-mail

FILED UNDER: a little patronizing · all-staff e-mail · now that's management · office · rhetorical question · Texas


116 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Geek Goddess

    Sometimes I wear pantyhose and a tie, sometimes I wear pantyhose, sometimes I just wear the tie. Variety, I love it!

    Mar 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      My ties match my mantyhose!

      Mar 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   JoelWhy

    “Way too much energy is going into discussions about whether or not we’re wearing jeans each week.”

    So, wouldn’t an equally simple solution have been to just allow jeans every week? Even Hitler let his Gestapo wear jeans on Friday. I think that officially makes you worse than Hitler!

    Mar 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   anglophile bang

      I would have given this comment an A for logic and troublesolving, but sadly, the lack of specific citations of evidence supporting your theory and the premature invocation of Godwin’s Law knocks you down to a B-.

      Better luck next time, Joel, and Ramen.

      Mar 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      Yeah, but if Hitler had had email, he would have been worse than Hitler. (I think that makes sense, but my mantyhose are bunching up.)

      Mar 23, 2009 at 7:53 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Canthz_B bang

      He would have let them wear stockings, but they needed the silk for the paratroopers’ ‘chutes.

      Mar 23, 2009 at 10:53 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Liz

    My favorite part of this is that the writer tries to indicate that this isn’t a big deal by writing 3 full paragraphs of text and sending it “high priority.” That’s the perfect way to get the “it’s not a big deal” idea across.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 7:37 pm   rating: 57  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   TheOldSchool

      The memo writer was walking a fine line between making certain that no one wore jeans on Friday, and trying to make it seem like no big deal.

      The last thing the company wanted was for the employees to rebel and stage an ongoing Friday jeans-wearing insurrection.

      The memo writer should have left out the bit about special events, like cleaning out “storage rooms.”

      But it is the company boss who is most blameworthy, for ever allowing the peons to wear jeans on Fridays, in the first place.

      I don’t allow my employees to wear jeans, ever.

      Even when they’re home and not on the company clock.

      Jeans have a way of putting funny ideas into the heads of employees. They start asking questions….

      I’m the decider.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Ti O bang

    I opt for wearing just a smile….

    Oh and shoes.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 7:38 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Geek Goddess

      This option works for me, but only if the shoes are Prada.

      Mar 23, 2009 at 7:50 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      And the smile is suggestive . . .

      Mar 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   KatieMB bang

      Um, Ti O? *smiles and shows off ruby red slippers*

      Mar 23, 2009 at 9:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Ti O

      those are sexy.

      *sproing*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 9:26 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   KatieMB bang

      That’s sexy too…….

      Mar 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   geeklygirly

      Slinkies are sexy?

      Or wait–was that not supposed to indicate a “slinkety” sound?? O:-)

      Mar 27, 2009 at 3:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   anglophile bang

    I’m liking the subject line and thinking of stealing it for my own use at work.

    It’s Official–No Raises This Year!

    It’s Official–Microwave Privileges Revoked!

    It’s Official–You’re Fired!

    Snappy way to start an e-mail.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm   rating: 49  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   fluffy8u bang

      It got me excited!

      Mar 23, 2009 at 9:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   dinalily

    Re: It’s Official – No Fun!

    Hey Guys!

    Have you ever heard the phrase – “it’s not what you say but how you say it?” That is a great way to describe how I’m going to break all this bad news to you while speaking in a chipper and sing-song voice, much in the same way i speak to my dogs when I tell them what bad little puppies they are!!!

    Way too much energy is going into what is labeled as “fun” and keeping up the morale around here! Sure, the economy is in the can and it’s looking grim out there, but you should all be very grateful that you even have jobs!

    On that note, we had a nice little chat about this in the management meeting this afternoon and decided that there will no longer be a focus on morale! Nor will there be breaks, benefits, lunches, or lighting! All the computers in this office really provide enough lighting, right!?!?

    This is a great place to work and if you want to stay employed and keep receiving your paychecks on time, don’t buck the system. Think of all the fun things that are already built into your job! Spreadsheets, audits, and accounting, oh my!

    We don’t want to be like one of those “other firms” that don’t appreciate or show loyalty to their employees, so you will still be allowed to leave early on Friday as long as you have completed your mandatory 50 hours of work and given that you are an exempt salaried employee (congratulations!) there will be no overtime paid!

    Wow! I feel that these changes will be really productive! Remember we are a TEAM! And just think – you’re still employed!!!

    XOXO

    Management!

    Mar 23, 2009 at 7:54 pm   rating: 64  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   KatieMB bang

      Are you hiring?

      Mar 23, 2009 at 9:33 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      And “Unitard Tuesdays” are still strictly mandatory!

      Mar 24, 2009 at 3:29 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   James

      hahaha

      …so overall vee here in ze Reichstag think zat “mesh-singlet-Freitag” vas good mit getting you, like, *into* ze Nazi party, but vee are running a repectable orginization here… you understand, right?
      You guuuuysss…
      -Hitler

      Mar 24, 2009 at 5:43 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      You had me at Lederhosen lunchbreaks, liebchen!

      Mar 24, 2009 at 6:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   park rose bang

      grim, are you still around? why don’t you click the fourth button on the top?

      Mar 24, 2009 at 6:39 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.6   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      I’m still around. Until lately, I was passive, not aggressive (and reluctant). But pardon me, my dear, the fourth button on the top of what? Do you mean “troublemakers”?

      Mar 24, 2009 at 7:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.7   ThatMinxMyrna

      Hey I didn’t know you worked at my office!

      Mar 24, 2009 at 9:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   lightspeed

    Translation: We, the management, enjoyed wearing jeans for a while until we saw how you all (the peons) looked in them. From now on, We will only stand to see you in them when we are sending you on crappy business trips We don’t want to go on, or making you perform massive amounts of manual labor that We would not be caught dead doing. Until otherwise notified, please wear loose-fitting non-interesting business casual attire so we don’t have to notice your mom jeans, poor taste and/or cameltoe.

    Sincerely,
    The Management

    P.S. Please note how incredibly lucky you are to work with such awesome Management that lets you wear your hair in a way other than the comb-over We have approved. Please feel free to thank us now.

    The royal We have spoken.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Lorelie

      I think it was Management wearing the mom jeans and getting jealous of how good the faux-hawk guy looked in his hipster jeans.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 11:08 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Mausie

    This message was sent with High Importance.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   geeklygirly

      … and Extremely High Self-Importance.

      Mar 27, 2009 at 3:21 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   zenvelo

    oh goodie, no jeans! clothing optional!

    and who is management to say the ‘hawk is faux?

    Mar 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Tricia

    LOL – love it! See now at my office they send out the occasional email to let us know clients are coming in – we can still wear jeans but should dress them up a bit those days. The rest of the time jeans, sneaks and ratty hoodies are perfectly acceptable attire at my office.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 8:06 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    If they’re worried about time spent by lesser-paid employees wondering about jeans Friday, you’d think they wouldn’t have wasted the really expensive time discussing it in a managers’ meeting.
    Besides, we all know this was the idea of that creepy VP of Planning & Development who’s always at the bottom of the stairs looking up ladies’ skirts!

    Mar 23, 2009 at 8:09 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   hellocello

    I wonder if real mohawks and actual beards are allowed?

    Mar 23, 2009 at 8:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   The Dude

      only on Ride an employee day.

      Mar 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Mishee bang

    This is when you just click on the “Junk E-Mail” button and say you never got it.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 8:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Canthz_B bang

      Naw, these are the ones that you have to send a reply if you try to move them from your inbox. God, I hate those!!

      Mar 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Daniel15

    Wow, 2007? Took ages for it to be submitted to the site. :P

    Mar 23, 2009 at 9:09 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   TheOldSchool

    I was going to make it my life’s purpose to see that Glenn gets fired a.s.a.p.

    Then I came to my senses and realized that just seeing him fired wasn’t enough.

    My sense of propriety requires that I see video footage of Glenn “just kinda” having “the life sucked out of” him — preferably, by his co-workers, friends, and family members.

    (Ideally, everyone, except Glenn, will be wearing jeans.)

    Bonus points for trimming his stupid sideburns and shaving his head.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:04 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   jenocide

    “I don’t think the jeans policy will make a huge difference.”

    Then why bother? Let the people have their denim!

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   TheOldSchool

      jenocide, I’m amused by your facetious jest.

      Well played.

      Mar 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   aaa

    Well, at least the chupacabra of fun is grammatically correct.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   TheOldSchool

      Don’t think for a moment that the cunning use of the word “chupacabra,” on the thread immediately following the cow post, has gone unnoticed.

      aaa, I appreciate the sense of continuity that your deft, yet subtle, comments help to bring about.

      That said, I’m somewhat surprised that you didn’t delve into the various UFO/cattle mutilation theories during the preceding forum.

      I’m sure you have legitimate reasons.

      Mar 23, 2009 at 10:45 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   aaa

      What, my gripping tales of human mutilation/cannibalism aren’t good enough for you? Besides, the chupacabra only goes after goats. That goat-sucking bastard has somehow gotten all the credit for the cattle I mutilated. Hmph. Bastard…

      Mar 23, 2009 at 11:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Olson

      Wow…so now I can’t stop thinking about the South Park episode with the UFO and the exploding/inside out cattle.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   aaa

      Speaking of UFOs and anal probing, in the game Destroy All Humans, the anal probes make your head explode off your body.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8bq7q7IOhY

      Mar 24, 2009 at 9:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   aaa

    Glenn, what the hell did you to to ruin Denim Friday for everyone? Were you wearing your daisy dukes again?

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Canthz_B bang

    Everyone there should invest in a really butt-ugly suit/outfit to wear to work each Friday. Management will soon get the idea and jeans will once again reign supreme, at least on Fridays.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Ti O

      “Salvation Army suit Fridays” sounds like a good idea to me.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 9:29 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   Olson

      Bikini Fridays!!!
      Wooohoo!!

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Alex Engel

    I just love how the message was sent with “high importance”

    Mar 23, 2009 at 11:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Wade bang

    Just because you are pissed off about finding a note from the rancher down the road tacked to the front door of your mcmansion, that’s no reason to take it out on jeans-wearing co-workers.

    Mar 23, 2009 at 11:28 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Canthz_B bang

      They could have just banned overalls and left everyone else be, but nooo…

      Mar 24, 2009 at 12:37 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   Olson

      The letter about not wearing any leather to work will probably be sent out next.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Smiff

    Fine. No pants on fridays it is then. Its cool I can keep my faux hawk

    Mar 24, 2009 at 12:35 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Canthz_B bang

      …then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 12:39 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Canthz_B bang

    “it was like a mom saying ‘guess what, kids?” in a really excited voice, and then saying “you’re going to the dentist!!!”?

    I can’t help wondering why Glenn didn’t know what was coming, given that the subject of the email is “It’s Official – No Jeans!”

    Is it possible that these people really did spend too much time speculating over such a trivial thing?
    I mean, if they were fooled by this memo into thinking anything other than “No Jeans” was going to be in it…

    Mar 24, 2009 at 12:47 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Mishee

      You made me think of the line

      “Haha Biff, Guess what?! After we go to the drugstore and the post office, I am going to the vet’s to get tutored!!”

      What are the odds of getting two Larson references in as many days?

      Weird.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 8:47 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Canthz_B bang

    You know, when you analyze the Bible using The Dress Code, you get all kinds of predictions about the future of fashion.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 1:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      Blessed are the Mink!

      Mar 24, 2009 at 1:50 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   Canthz_B bang

      Remember distressed jeans, and keep them hole-y.

      Honor thy Prada and thy Hilfiger.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 1:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

    Since you guys like the Animals (& you know who and what I mean), this is to the tune of “House of the Rising Sun”

    There is an office with no blue jeans
    They say it will still be fun
    And it’s been the ruin of many a faux hawk
    And God, I know I’m wearing one

    My manager sent email
    She banned my new blue jeans
    My post went up on ramblin’ PAN
    ‘Bout an office with no blue jeans

    Now the only thing a manager sees
    Is too much of a good thing
    And they had a chat about the situation,
    But the verdict still seems mean.

    —organ solo by Canthz B!—

    Oh manager will you tell us
    When the storage room will be cleaned?
    Let us know well in advance
    In this office with no blue jeans

    Well, I got suits and ties and pantyhose
    And a razor for my face
    This office with no blue jeans
    Is just another stuffy place

    There is an office with no blue jeans
    They say it will still be fun
    And it’s been the ruin of many a faux hawk
    And God, I know I’m wearing one

    Mar 24, 2009 at 3:23 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   James

    …office bukaki day will continue as per usual.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 5:35 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Rowdy bang

    “Hey GUYS, …where we’re expected to wear pantyhose…”

    I’m English and I can still recognise this as being wrong.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 6:53 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   park rose bang

      Try telling that to your conservative politicians… or wait, is that fishnets and high heels?

      Mar 24, 2009 at 7:06 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Ti O bang

      *Pictures KatieMB in fishnets and high heels.*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 11:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   KatieMB bang

      *KatieMB pictures Ti O removing the fishnets and ravishing her on the bed*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 3:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   Mishee bang

      *Mishee™ pictures Mishee™ bashing in Katie’s head for getting a little too friendly with her Ti O*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   Saysh bang

      *Saysh helps the Mishee because Saysh is fiercely protective of her toys… I mean friends*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   KatieMB bang

      *loves all the attention*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 4:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.7   Ti O bang

      *loves lavishing attention*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 4:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.8   Mishee bang

      *Pulls out bullwhip to get Ti O’s attention once and for all*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 4:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Holiday Djinn

    This is another office email, in the line of “The beatings will continue until office moral improves”.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 7:08 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Mishee

      *holds tongue regarding HD’s usage of moral vs. morale*

      Mar 24, 2009 at 8:41 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Sirius bang

      Need help holding that?

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   fantasy bang

    What is with the jeans anyway, it’s not like they want pajama day or crossdressers day.

    No, you will not have to see that bald guy in accounting wearing heels and makeup.

    That’s right, he can do that any day, it is his right. We can not be puttin’ undue strain on the crossdressers, they may sue the company.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 7:47 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   claw71 bang

    Hey douche!

    Never mind the fact that I’m more productive on Fridays when I can dress comfortably rather than the rest of the week where I feel like some sort of corporate stooge decked out in pleated Dockers and company polo shirt with an itchy embroidered logo right over my left nipple.

    Since most of our business is conducted through the website and the rest is done over the phone, the customers couldn’t care less what I’m wearing but my idiot boss who took a couple of business management courses at community college en route to his useless communications degree still believes in the old “dress for success mantra”; ironic considering he’s been coming to work in a suit everyday for the past 10 years and still hasn’t risen beyond the position of branch manager.

    I suppose I wouldn’t resent your decision to eliminate casual Friday if you weren’t so patently incompetent in every aspect of your job. Our weekly sales pep talks are just snippets of prose you stole out of whatever Zig Ziglar book you found in the clearance bin at Borders and you’re idea of constructive criticism is to whine passive-aggressively that we aren’t up-selling enough. Malissa’s over there in the corner taking two hour lunches and stealing clients away from us because she’s always picking off inbound calls but you won’t say anything to her because she’s suffering from chronic depression.

    If the economy didn’t suck royal balls right now, I’d come in this friday wearing a tutu and take a dump right in the middle of your desk, but there are bills to pay and my options don’t look so good right now. So I’ll play along. I’ll refrain from wearing jeans on Friday but after work when I meet your wife at the Motel 6, I’m not wearing a condom and I won’t be pulling out either. Hope you enjoy raising my kid, you flacid little prick, but hey, life’s still good, right?

    Mar 24, 2009 at 9:08 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   DearJane

    *shudders* at the though of her co-workers in tutus and fishnets…

    Mar 24, 2009 at 9:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   CS Harmonikah

    faux-hawks should be banned not just in the office but everywhere in society.

    Faux-hawks are in the Axis of Evil of Making People look like Complete D-bags

    Mar 24, 2009 at 10:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Beth

      Glenn should grow the faux-hawk out into a mullet. Mullets make everything else look better.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 10:56 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   riskatstake bang

    ‘pants-optional tuesday’ so beats the hell out of ‘jeans friday’

    Mar 24, 2009 at 11:03 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Ti O bang

      Sorry Tuesday is Topless Tuesday.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 11:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   Mishee bang

      I always preferred “Whip-It-Out-Wednesday”

      But that’s just me.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 11:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   Olson

      What about “Things Out Thursday”???

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   KatieMB bang

      Ummmm…. today’s Tuesday.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.5   riskatstake bang

      “maternity-clothes monday” ?

      Mar 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   GhostWriter bang

    I’m trying to figure out how jeans are supposed “to motivate folks during crazy times.”

    That crazy Slingblade dude wore denim everyday, and the only thing he was motivated to do was slam a lawnmower blade into middle of Doyle’s head. Clearly, the jeans weren’t working on him.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 11:05 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   Olson

      Hey! I beg to differ! I think slamming a lawnmower blade into a man’s head takes a good deal of motivation!

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   Sirius bang

      …and the idea probably occurs to office workers more often than you might think!

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.3   Olson

      …and retail employees…

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   jes562

    I dont know what kind of office this is but… Im gunna guess these are engineers. Only engineers would spend so much time worrying about jeans! :) I actually think I used to work for this company… and I got written up for my effing jeans! The fact that this supervisor took the time to have a meeting about jeans, then write a full page email about JEANS, and included that you get to look as craaaaazy as glenn to cheer the staff up, really makes me want to stab her in the eye. Or stab myself in the eye. Doesnt really matter as long as someones eye gets stabbed. Ahhh gotta love corporate America! (note this is dated April of 2007, who wants to take bets if this company is still around?)

    Mar 24, 2009 at 11:25 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   OhSnap!

    I think this is one of the deleted scenes from “Office Space”

    Mar 24, 2009 at 11:31 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   CS Harmonikah

      I actually was thinking about the most recent episode of “The Office” where Jim was wearing a tux in response to a dress code memo.

      Glenn should try that.

      “Prom Formal Friday” is the new “Casual Friday”

      Mar 24, 2009 at 12:31 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   riskatstake bang

      i’m totally in favor of this.

      also what if someone went all Canada on them and wore a jean suit?

      still a policy violation?

      Mar 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.3   cxanadian deadhead

      I have to differ…
      going all Canada should involve:
      >beaver hat, *and we’ll pause for a moment to let all the snickering subside*
      >red/black check lumber jacket,
      >faded “Go Leafs Go’ T-shirt/
      >jeans and decent fur-lined winter boots (and if it’s summer, you can substitute for the boots

      Mar 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.4   canadian deadhead

      apologies for having put an ‘x’ in Canadian…we’re not usually an x-rated bunch ;-)

      Mar 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   IdlingEric

    I work for an engineering company and all we wear are jeans. It was the tightassed P-A finance types that wanted to institute a more formal restrictive dress code. They were promptly sacked.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 11:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   IdlingEric

      I have failed to gigglebrax. *sigh*
      Forgive me goddess for I have sinned…

      Mar 24, 2009 at 11:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #37.2   Mishee bang

      But what happened when those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked?

      What happens then????

      (P.S. I don’t think its the Goddess you need to look out for!!!)

      Mar 24, 2009 at 11:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #37.3   amy d bang

      A sack race?

      Mar 24, 2009 at 11:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #37.4   IdlingEric

      either a massive coronary or a penguin explodes on the telly.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #37.5   Goldie bang

      We had a CEO in my old job who sent out an all-staff email banning jeans. Coincidentally, he won the sack race that year. The jeans returned that same week.
      Another time, we were told that we couldn’t wear jeans on Fridays, unless we put a dollar into a donation jar. The first Friday, people dumped pocketfuls of pennies and nickels into the jar, and that was it.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   TC

    This is why working in an office sucks ass.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 11:57 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   Black'N Gold

    I was in an office with a similar situation. We were half a block from a Football stadium. Our parking lot was blocked for game day parking if there was one during the week.

    Anyway long story short a notice similar to this went up by a manager who just relocated from the other side of the country. No Football Jerseys. Ever. We smacked his team down two weeks later. Thank God I was out of that office before the Superbowl.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   mamason bang

    I think I worked for this dumb bitch years ago. She had one of those really obvious face lifts that made it look like she was pulling some serious G’s.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   TheOldSchool

    Yet another reason why I tell my parishioners: “Don’t buy ‘Gesiers confit de Humain gras.’”

    The human body doesn’t have a ventriculus, a gastric mill, or a gigerium.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   DearJane

    A co-worker of mine decided it was whip it out wednesday once and didn’t tell anyone he had created this holiday. Imagine my suprise!

    Mar 24, 2009 at 1:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   Mishee bang

      Tell him to take it up with Lamont & Tonelli.

      Mar 24, 2009 at 2:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   Andreas

    Hmmm… I fear the days of Nude Thursdays are numbered in my company…

    Mar 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   OhSnap!

    It’s official – your soul was fucking delicious

    Mar 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   soz

    reply to all:

    so, are we wearing jeans this friday or not?

    thanks terry!

    Mar 24, 2009 at 4:24 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   SS

    They should be worried more about having an office so boring that the mention of Jeans Friday causes such an excitement among the workers than they should be about the excitement over Jeans Friday.

    Mar 24, 2009 at 9:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   StaleCake

    @SS: Actually it’s even worse. How much worse? They consider a “special event” to be cleaning out a storage room.
    o.O
    Luckily they will notify everyone! I guess management’s reasoning is “They’ll come for the jeans-wearing, but they’ll STAY for the storage room cleaning!” Excitement!!!!!

    Mar 25, 2009 at 3:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   wicked opinion

    I think it’s veeeeeehweee interesting (but stupid!) of these “management” types to put such asinine (i just LOVE that word – it’s like a complete vitamin in word form) “policies” in force. I’m pretty sure it is ILLEGAL to tell your employees what kind of haircuts and facial hair they are “allowed” to wear. Even if it wasn’t, can you imagine the civil rights PARTY that would happen if someone actually got fired over mutton chops? or a faux hawk? And I thought my boss was a micro-manager…. (we must dump our left-over drinks on the hydrangeas, NOT in the parking lot.)

    Mar 26, 2009 at 9:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   Bald Outing

    my job is casual, but people know if they need to dress up for something work related and then they do. i feel in a more laid back environment, where you are treated like an adult, you end up being more productive, 1) you are more comfortable, 2) you feel more respected and 3) you do not waste office time discussing bullsh*t things (a managers meeting to discuss wearing jeans? what a waste of company money/time!)

    Mar 28, 2009 at 11:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   H P

    Thank goodness someone has come to their senses……jeans make my @$$ look huge!!!!

    Mar 29, 2009 at 12:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Jargoon

    Haha I worked at a place that did the exact same thing

    Apr 19, 2009 at 2:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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