February 23, 2001    





Do you wear a uniform to work and, if so, what do you think of it?


Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Yes, yes I do... I wear my coprporate drone uniform every day.  Slacks, a twinset or nice blouse, sensible black shoes. It is horrid, I hate it. If I had my degree I could take the retainers out of my piercings, get that tattoo on the back of my neck that I want, and dye my hair magenta if the mood suited me. But nooooo... I have to fit in to everyone's little cookie cutter idea of what a "normal person"

looks like, just so I can make a decent living. Blah!

Once I have my degree all hell is gonna break loose. I can't wait. = )

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

I don't where a uniform for work.

Jason, 21
, NY   USA

No, I don't....but I wish I did. Not having decide what to wear each day would make life a little simpler. I read about a lady who wore nothing but black skirts and white blouses each day to simplify her day.

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

I don't have to wear a uniform or even dress up for work. I wear jeans and a t-shirt and my athletic shoes. In the summer I can even wear shorts and last summer I showed up w/ my bikini top under a shirt because I had plans that day. I often walk around the office and building barefoot. My boss is so lax on the whole dress code thing. Thank God. I love my Job.

Stephanie, 25

No, I don't wear a uniform

Melodi, 19
, OH    USA

I'll tell you when I get a job! But I'd rather have a uniform anyway, because you don't have to worry about if what your wearing is too casual.

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

No, we just have to dress nicely (nice slack or skirt and blouse).

Angela, 16

Well, I wear a uniform to school... its allright, I guess. I think a lot of the people who say "I would never want uniforms" because of this reason or that reason aren't really in a position to say so. There are disadvantages to them, but it makes it a lot easier to go to school sometimes.

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch

I don't. Sometimes I think it might not be such a bad idea. It would save a fortune on clothes; both on purchases and on wear and tear. And like now, when they have a dress down day...they could have a business casual day (or whatever you want to call it) instead. That would offer those who like to express themselves through their clothing a chance to do their thing. On the other hand, it might feel a little like school or prison...the whole uniformity thing.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

No, just the "uniform" of business casual wear.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

We don't wear uniforms where I work. I think when the new franchise takes over, we will. I work at a motel. When I think of a uniform, at first, I'm like, awwww, man, I want to wear what I want. Then, when I really think about it, as long as I didn't look hideous in it, I think it would take alot of guess work out of wondering what to wear to work.

Lisa J., 22

No uniform. I usually dress pretty nicely for work, but I also have school on work days and I can't do the heels-and-power-suit thing. Some days I wear things that I'm just sure I'm going to get a talking-to for, but nobody's ever said anything except maybe "Aren't you cold?" or "What's that made out of?"

Karen, 21

One of the things I like about working in a community environment is that I can usually where whatever I like (as long as it is decent). That way I can dress in jeans or skirts. Wear birkenstocks or pumps. Usually I an attired in casual business wear.

Felicia, 35

Nah i can wear whatever I want to work. I work in a private, informal office. Its nice.

Talia, 23
, CT    USA

I wear a synthetic lab coat that bleech doesn't help and a baseball cap. I've got a few of the lab coats. I'm thinking of adding iron-ons and patches to it along with one of my old security badges for stage use.

Alias Irrelevante

For housework, I wear blue jeans. Neat and not gaudy. For routine errands I have a dressier set--still not gaudy.

Jill, 60

Nah, uniforms are not my bag. I mean, the only rule is that I have to wear something at work. I am willing to make that concession.

Bruno, 31

At Target we have to wear khakis and a red shirt, any type. It's okay, as long as we don't have to tuck them in. But I don't like khakis much.

Katie2, 18
, MI   USA

I go to school, and I don't have a uniform here. I used to have a uniform at my old job at Jamba Juice. It was pretty cool. It said "Jamba Supports [Gay] Pride '99."

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

At Wal-Mart I do, but I really sorta hate it. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

Nope. I do tech support in t-shirt and jeans and it suits me just fine.

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

I wear a uniform to school. I like it because it's easier to get dressed in the morning and no one judges you on what you wear, but I miss wearing my own clothes.

Karen, 21

I wear a uniform to school. It's quite comfortable. It's pretty slutty though. I'd rather wear my own clothes.

Shanna, 15

I am not required to wear a uniform. But my standard clothes are pretty uniform. I usually wear black pants and a black jacket of some sorts. You can near go wrong wearing basic black.

Janet, 42
E. Brunswick

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