Workplace revolution: What does dressed for success mean in 2013?

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  • Daniel Leifker San Francisco, CA
    May 28, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    Disapproval of improper dress has its limits. A friend of mine was a hospital administrator whose job was to welcome foreign dignitaries to her hospital. At 1:00am one morning she was called into work because some famous politician from South America was arriving. She got to work at 2:00am, went home at 4:00am, and then discovered to her horror that she had put her dress on inside-out and worn it that way the whole time at the hospital. Curiously, nobody at the hospital had said a single word to her. I'm sure the politician and his wife were greatly puzzled by American workplace attire.

  • Rusty Nail Sandy, UT
    May 28, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    "She said as long as the Zions’ employee meets the client expectation, then their dress is considered appropriate."

    Things at Zions must have changed then. In 2002, working at Zions in their loan/call center in West Valley, we were expected to wear a shirt and tie, etc - basically just like we were in an actual bank. (But we were in a warehouse call center with zero customer contact).

    I once got wrote up for not buttoning my top button on my shirt, and a second time for having my shoes off, even though i was at a cubicle!