An end to Casual Friday in newsrooms of Halifax Media papers.
Some comments about this posted on my Facebook wall:
It’s like editors have forgotten that reporters could, at any moment, be walking through a dung-filled cow pasture, or a sloppy athletic field, or climbing some God-forsaken hill to get to a car crash or (insert messy situation here). I worked in one newsroom where, when we mentioned the above, we were invited to keep a second set of “ruinable” clothes in our car to change into. So much for getting the story first!
True story: I once worked for a mangling editor who chewed out a graphics guy for wearing high-water jeans in the newsroom on a Saturday. Said chewing-out accomplished while said ME was wearing plaid boxers and a sleeveless golf sweater with no shirt underneath. Also, barefoot and, as near as I wanted to determine, needing a shower.
If they don’t want me in jeans, they’ll get me in fishnets.
James L. Rosica
My new business is selling khakis and chinos to Halifax reporters.
The last time I wore a dress and high heels at the H-T I ended up on farm after a thunderstorm looking for a guy who had been struck by lightening.
I wore jeans today, will continue to wear jeans, might even wear a jean jacket, and if they have a problem with that, I will give them the courtesy of a 48 hour freakout period before I go all teen wolf on their asses.
because nothing says ‘integrity’ more than dockers and a cheap tie.
One more benefit of telecommuting – no dress code. When are the editors going to realize they need to just let everyone work from home and save on real estate and paper for memos to tell everyone what not to wear?