The bank has recently put in place a policy of super-casual Fridays. Jeans, T-shirts, and even sneakers are acceptable on Fridays, according to people who work for the bank (and spoke on the condition of anonymity because banks keep everything top secret, even stuff like the rules of permissible footwear). The idea, apparently, is to make Barclays a better, cooler place to work. It’s one of a number of initiatives the company is taking to make employees enjoy their workplace more…A spokesperson for Barclays declined to comment about the policy or about what she was wearing as CNBC.com spoke to her. [CNBC]
Investigative Piece On New Barclays Dress Code Strikes CNBC As Good A Time As Any To Ask Spokewoman What She’s WearingBy Bess Levin
The Firm has apparently told the staff they may “dress casually” on Monday, so long as they “exercise good judgment,” leaving things extremely open to interpretation. [via KevinRoose]
Does your job require you be on the road many days out of the year? Is constantly moving from city to city a bitch that leaves you exhausted and depressed, particularly about the fact that you spend more time in airports than you do at home, and average more hours sleeping in a chair than a bed? There are things you can do to make the experience more bearable, you know. Like maybe donning a pair of panties and a bra that brings out the color in your eye? One business consultant who refused to be named but posed for the picture at left tried it, loves it and is pretty sure that while it might not be for everyone, you might love it, too.
A man who flies US Airways in women’s skimpy clothing, including little more than undergarments at times, said Wednesday that he does so to make business travel more fun, and complies with employees’ requests to cover up – though they rarely ask. The 65-year-old Phoenix man…aid he works as a business consultant and flies several times a month as a preferred customer on US Airways. He’s flown in scanty female clothing for several years and has put on a sweater or pants the few times an employee has asked, he said.
As for what to do if an airline rep takes issue with the ensemble, he’s got you covered on that one, too. Read more »
Last month, UBS issued a 44-page set of style commandments for its client-facing employees that included wearing flesh-colored undergarments (never anything red or otherwise flashy), not eating garlic (or anything else that might cause breath issues), how to tie a tie, how to apply make-up, what kind of cologne and perfume to use, a strong opinion against facial hair and one in favor of watches (which demonstrate “trustworthiness and a serious concern for punctuality”). Read more »
UBS has issued a 44-page dress code to employees. Unfortunately, our French is a bit rusty so beyond telling female employees to wear pearl necklaces and scarves and men to wear shirts, it’s unclear what exactly they’re saying or if removing one’s cock ring before work is a Do or a Don’t. One thing that is helpful, if you’ve somehow managed to obtain and hold a job on Wall Street (and or made it past your 13th birthday) without ever learning to tie a tie? This handy how-to guide: Read more »
Sam Zell got himself in a bit of a pickle the other day, for the grave offense of wearing jeans (Jeans! They’re for peasants!) to the Union League Club. Because of his choice of pants, Zell, who was coming to give a lecture on the outlook of real estate, was barred from entering. Organizers thankfully came to the rescue, wrapping a “borrowed camel-hair dress coat” around his shoulders (how did that help the jean situation?), a trick that somehow worked wonders. Zell was able to give his lecture, said everything sucks and everyone went home happy, especially those in the audience who got a look at Zell’s chest hair.