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").
We printed said rules here. Apparently the bank, preferring not to have the curtain pulled back on how its employees look and smell so damn good, was a bit embarrassed for people to see how much of a hand management has in dressing its staff and slapping odorous food out of its mouths. According to a spokeswoman, UBS will be scaling back the list "a more modest booklet that will concentrate on how to impress customers with a polished presence and sense of Swiss precision," after "reviewing what is important to us." [AP]