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    Work Uniform?

    Hello everybody I'm new on here and just thought I'd start a thread about something I was wondering about. Who all wears a uniform to work? What is it like and do you enjoy wearing it?

    I work in Boots the Chemist and we have a very strict uniform policy. We (the females) have to wear a pair of smart dark trousers and a white nylon tunic type top that you might expect a nurse to wear. It has dark blue edging and buttons up the front, its quite long and can be a bit restrictive when moving around the shop. We aren't allowed to wear anything on top of the uniform so it can be quite cold in the winter and being all white it becomes stained very easily leading to managers getting angry with us. Not forgetting we also have to wear a name badge. Wearing a uniform can be useful as it protects your own clothes and gives you a sense of pride about your work, its just that mine isn't practical!

    Any one else have problems with the uniform they have to wear?

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    No uniform. I mostly lounge about in a dressing gown whilst I'm working- oh the glamour! lol. I do remember wanting to work in the body shop once, and then promtly changing my mind when I heard a rumour that you had to wear five items of make-up, yeouch- talk about late for work every day...

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    I have a uniform, but not an overly strict one. It sort of depends what I'm doing. I can wear anything on the botton half, and half to wear a maroon polo shirt with the university name and my job title on it if I'm doing tours/open days. Sexy. I also have a swearshirt the same, but never wear it as I look like an american football player in it due to to the huge shoulders. I also have a light blue polo short to wear when I'm doing work with pre-16 kids, because its slightly different. If I'm in the office or on reception cover, I can wear anything that looks reasonably smart.

    All of this must be accompanied by my sexy magnetic name badge.

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    In my job now i just wear what a want as i work from home. In the new job i've got to wear a uniform of blue shirt with pencil navy skirt and navy sweater. It's quite good really as blue i can cope with, red or orange i'd have been struggling not to look like death warmed up

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    i have no dress code at work, which suits me down to the ground. i can wear whatever pleases me

    well, if i turned up in a t-shirt printed with "<managing director's name> sucks cocks in hell" they might not be too chuffed, but other than that i'm good to go.

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    I get the fun of the McDonald's uniform. It's not *too* bad, but I refuse to wear the trousers they gave me, as they're sooooooooo uncomfortable. Black shirt, black hat, both with silver M on it, silver necktie thing, black trousers, black closed-toe shoes. I can wear trainers, even, as long as they're black. Woop.

    Oh, and must not forget the hairnet >.<.
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    White shirt, black trousers, hairnet, apron and hat.
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    Dont have one! Can get anyway with most stuff as long its smart/casual.
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    i have a groovy purple checked blouse and black trousers, with a groovy navy tabard with co-op on it. gggrrrr i hate the uniform!

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    Ive got just black trows, and some bright coloured shirt, usually covered by a huge red fleece, likely youve all been to argos an know how it goes. Not that bad though, could be worse i guess
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    Debenhams uniform - black jacket and trousers, purple shirt. Fits wonderfully and I'm actually happy to wear it.

    Worst uniform I ever had to wear was at Buckingham Palace - ankle length navy blue skirt, white shirt, wasitcoat and blazer - and this was in July - September.
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    tesco uniform. c'mon, you all know it!

    i chose the blue checked shirt over the red one as the red one is poo.

    i have the knee length skirt as the trousers are so ill-fitting it's not even funny. the skirt is up around my rib cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucifer devil
    tesco uniform. c'mon, you all know it!

    i chose the blue checked shirt over the red one as the red one is poo.

    i have the knee length skirt as the trousers are so ill-fitting it's not even funny. the skirt is up around my rib cage.
    I just wear my own trousers

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    Our office is smart/casual unless you are deadling with clients. We have casual Fridays, so people just wear whatever they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beans
    I just wear my own trousers

    i wear them sometimes but some of the snooty section managers are like 'where's your work uniform lucy?'. i think it's easier on the shopfloor as they're not so bothered about appearence and plus it'd be hard working in a skirt when you're stacking shelves etc.

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