Do You Think That Employers Should Allow Employee To Wear Slippers In Office ?

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@Ganesh44 (5547)
India
November 11, 2008 9:19pm CST
Sometimes I think who made it neccessary to wear shoes to the office ..... Their are fancy slippers in the market .....just see the image attached ..... Why can't we wear them to office .....as they are more comfortable ? Shoes deprive our feets of comfort and fresh oxygen so are unhealthy and uncomfotable ? Shoes too carry dust as slippers why only slippers are banned in office ..... Do You Think That Employers Should Allow Employee To Wear Fancy Slippers In Office ? For comfortable working of employees or leave it as a choice to employees what they want to wear on their feet ? Please give reason in or against it Thanks Ganesh
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• United States
12 Nov 08
I am totally with Ganesh44 on this one. I think slippers should be allowed. Now keep in mind everyone she isn't referring to pink bunny slippers or any fuzzy squishy type of slipper. If I am correct I believe she is referring to something resembling a ballet flat but in slipper form. I never agreed with strict attire in the office. Sure you need to look presentable but why does comfort have to be given up. Now on the other hand there are plenty of shoes and clothing that would be considered acceptable attire along with being comfortable. One doesn't need to dress in constricting, uncomfortable shoes and clothing to be presentable. So, I think the slippers should most certainly be allowed.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
13 Nov 08
Thanks For Your Wonderful Reply .....I thnk we h - Thanks For Your Wonderful Reply .....I thnk we have same view on this
wow thanks for wonderful,magnificient,marvellous reply....... You do agree that employee comfort can enchance performance and working atmosphere also.... A person wearing shoes ,tie, court ,paints but feeling uncomfortable would not be able to do his or her best as he or she is not comfortable ha ha ha lol . I dont know why people dont understand this but you do ha ha ha that is great ... I can not mark two response as best so rated you positive ...... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
17 Nov 08
lol ...yes most people tend to follow conventions that our ancesotors made . They are not ready for something better and new lol . Yes its satisfying that you liked the topic .......Enjoy !!! Cheers !!! Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I don't see why it's an issue of the employee sits most of the day and is behind their desk. My husband owns a business firm. One of his partners takes off his shoes when he enters the office and walks around in his socks. He has done this for years and I haven't heard of any issues. He's comfy and happy as a result. Might make for better business decisions.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
wow you have got really a great Husband that is so understanding ..convey my regards to him for so nice and understanding ....ha ha ha lol ...yes infact it is true ... I think it is must that employee or a person should be comfotable with whatever he or she is wearing ... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I didn't see the photo before responding. I do think the flip flops shown aren't appropriate for an office atmosphere.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ohhh carolbee come on I found with lot of effort on internet ....ha ha ha ha lol .....might be you have different choice .....but you should have shown me the type of slippers you think are best for office lol.... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
12 Nov 08
My jobs and both the roomie's and the former roomie's jobs only required something on the feet - and if I/they wanted to wear slippers it didn't matter to our bosses. However, my feet have gotten so that I can barely walk without my shoes and my orthotics in them. My roomie has been wearing slippers, tho they look like shoes, for the last few years. I had been known to take slippers to work to wear in the winter to keep my feet warm, but I didn't wear them to wander around the halls, because of my foot problems.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
Ohhhh wow you got great bosses In India slippers are totally banned . Ohhh I am sorry to hear your problem ...but I think you should take help of some good physician who would help you out of this problem ....... All the best ..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I've been to doctors, and the orthotics in the shoes are why I can walk at all. If I didn't have them, I limp around painfully. I still walk gingerly, but it isn't as painful.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
13 Nov 08
oohh I am sorry to hear all this it is really painful but you should not loose hope to get better ....... Read this discussion probably it will help you ........ http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1790004.aspx Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
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@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
12 Nov 08
Every country has it's own rules, no exception with the offices i guess with the reason "it's not polite being arround the office wearing slippers" and usually the boss not like it, especially when the employee meet the clients
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
Ha ha ha ha I dont understand how wearing fancy slippers that looks good and makes employee much comfortable , looks impolite . Earlier we did nto have fancy slippers know with technological advancement we have slippers that look better than shoes and are more comftable ha ha ha lol And client will enjoy talking to you if you are more comfotable but yes how I agree allyou can have different view Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
But yes I agree with you all can have different view (sorry got mistyped so typing again ) Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
12 Nov 08
Hi Gamesh44, In our country we have to dress properley right down to our shoes, we have to look smart at all time, if your shoes is not comfortable, then you have to get yourself a more comfortable shoes but no slippers. Tamara
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ha ha ha ha ha LOL yes although you find slippers more comfortable but still you dont comprosmise with personality so you think more comfortable shoes should replace slippers lol ....but I think fancy slippers can make us look good ha ha ha ha and comfortable also lol so it should be employee's choice Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@gauthami (137)
• New Zealand
13 Nov 08
Hi ganesh if u like to wear fancy type slipers it would be aucward to office..u should look smart and formal..if u wear slippers or wt ever everyone might think u came for shopping..In many offices they preffer shoes only..if u want to use slippers u can start a new businees and start wearing fancy slippers its up to u my frd....
• Malaysia
13 Nov 08
I agree with you that employees should be allowed to wear fancy slippers to work. Furthermore, fancy slippers will not destroy the image or reputation of a company, because the employees will not look shabby or not neat while working. I think by wearing fancy slippers, an organization can create a new image which is possible to enhance the reputation of the company. I am telling this because nowadays people are always looking for uniqueness in a product or style. If a company adopts the style of wearing fancy slippers to work, it would promote employee morals towards better production. I think there is no harm for employers if their employees wear fancy slippers to work. If I were the employer, I would allow my staffs to wear them to work. But with one restriction: Be neat and tidy to work. Look presentable and nice to look at.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
13 Nov 08
For your nice response ......that deserves it ... - For your nice response ......that deserves it ....thanks
wow what a wonderful,marvellous reply ..... Infact you understand well that a nice looking fancy and neat slippers can make employees comfortable and at the same time their performance would go up ...... Rather than a well dressed chap feeling uncomfortable wearing shoes,tie,suit length he/she will add only uncomfort to the organisation .....lol I dont know why people dont understand this simple logic and try to follow something blindly like wearing shoe is professionalism and wearing slippers makes one disgusting,unprofessional ha ha ha ha lol just because they have been following an uncomfotable convention without a valid logic for decades lol....... Even I do agree that employee must be neat and tidy .... I can not mark more than one response as best but I liked your response very much...... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@mapi26 (549)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
herwe in our company we have a dress code. from mondays to thursday we are to wear our t-shirt uniform. entry level positions wear a collared shirt with combination of grey & magenta which by the way is our products motiff. supervisor level wears waer & management level wears black. everyone can use jeans except for managers who still should use slack & black or formal shoes. anyone then below the managers should wear decent shoes whether close or open along with skirts & jeans. skirts should not be above knees of course. so those are our uniform days. we are then allowed from friday to sunday to dress casually. this is what we call "dress down days". we are allowed to wear shorts (for men), pedal pants for ladies, any kind of jeans, casual shirts, and this includes wearing of flipflops or slippers. practically people can wear what they wear at their house. the company gives us the right to do so because aside from calling it dress down, it is pretty much our laundry week too. deprived of being able to wear casual clothes they have given us this opportunity. since flipflops have been a fab trend lately people do use it even inside the the building. i love wearing slippers becuase it's so comfortable. for us, friday, saturday & sunday is like working at home!
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• United States
12 Nov 08
as long as there is no safety issues and your not out around customers that would bee ok.
• India
12 Nov 08
Slippers are more comfortable than shoes. but in office shoes is better. because it will give an executive look. slippers are not giving executive looks. in office shoes are comfortable. when we wear slippers in the office we cant serious in our work. so shoes are comfortable in office. so employers should not allow to wear shoes in the office to theri employyes.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
13 Nov 08
lol yes I do appreciate your view that slippers does not give a executive look.....and one can not be serious on his or her work But change is name of life ....so I think with some fancy slippers company should allow employees who needs to sit on their desk for hours to wear slippers also......as it will enhance their performance Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
I guess it would depend if clients or other companies that your company worked with visited the office. It might not look very professional. I wear pretty comfortable shoes, though, so I can't really complain about shoes. If your shoes were not comfortable, I can see why it would be beneficial to wear slippers.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
13 Nov 08
lol yes I do appreciate your view that slippers does not give a professional look..... But change is name of life ....so I think with some fancy slippers company should allow who needs to sit on their desk for hours to wear slippers also...... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@laila675 (528)
• United Arab Emirates
12 Nov 08
I do agree with you as it's easy to move areound specially if your works needs you to go from here to there. but if ever employers agrees to have their employees to wear slippers i don't think they will agree with the fancy ones it needs to be a more of a formal look. coz fancy slippers are for homes and for roaming around places.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ohh yes thanks for the approving the idea lol ..... Yes any slippers will do that adds comfort to employee not just fancy ha ha ha lol ..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Hi there! Wearing shoes all day is exhausting for our feet and they need to relax too. Personally I think its ok to use slippers in the office but only if we are on our table. And everytime we have to go to other departments, especially talk to the boss, we should be wearing our shoes. I have seen some employees wearing slippers in some offices. They have it hidden under their table so it's not obvious they are wearing one. We have to be in proper dress code or uniform when we're at the office. It makes us look neat and formal when we're at work. Ciao!
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
Ohhh lol although you find wearing shoe uncomfortable still you recommend them ....great spirit ... Wow you approve the slippers on our chairs ...thats is great yes while we are sitting we can wear them ...... So I need pair of sleeper and shoes also lol for office .....ha ha ha lol Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
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@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
With that kind of fancy slippers you attached with this discussion, I can say here in our country we are not allowed to wear that kind of slippers because most of the offices here have a uniform and it would not fit to the dress code of the uniforms, we only wear fancy shoes for shopping and specifically for slippers we will be tag as informal and most people here will judge you by your looks.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
I got so you are not in favour of slippers in office ....anyways .....your choice ..... I think you dont like the slippers attached with this discussion ...probably you would like to wear different type of slippers its matter of selection ...lol But I think you agree that slippers are more comfotable than shoes ....... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
12 Nov 08
My ex boss would never allow slippers in the office. She wanted suits and high healed shoes. I refused to wear them as they are so bad for my back. As there were no formal rules she could not tell me off so I wore very low heals. I think being able to wear slippers would have been so comfortable and so nice. men wear comfortable shoes. I think it is unfair that they insist that women have to wear such bad shoes.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ohhh seems you got tough boss but they are alike for all lol Yes wearing slippers is much more comfortable ....all most all agree but some responses says wearing slippers makes you look bad ha ha ha lol I dont know hows that possible something you are wearing in feet makes your look bad .... Hope we get some place to work where slippers are allowed to office also lol Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
ha ha ha Ganesh I would say it depends on the type of work the employee does. Can you imagine the manager of a bank greeting a customer in fancy gold embroidered slippers? It would not look professional. Also in some companies are are dangers to your feet. So if slippers were allowed and something crushed the foot of an employee the employee would sue the company. There a jobs though where the employee sits all day long either at a computer or some other electronic device, has no contact with the public, does not have to walk great distances in corridors and does not enounter hazardous situations. In those cases I think the employee should be allowed to wear comfortable shoes at their work stations.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ohhk yes you have approved slippers for those who sit and work ha ha ha lol so freedom for sitting employees ....... I am trying to make out how slippers affects looks ....I think it look odd since it is for too long we have been following shoe culture what if we have been wearing slippers for last 8-9 decades ha ha ha ha lol than all of us would have loved to wear slippers and would have said ohhh shoes no they dont make one look professional ha ha ha ha lol so it is something we r following for long .... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
12 Nov 08
They don't do that here because if the employee stubs his toe on something, they can sue their employer for pain and suffering and God knows what else. It's a good idea, though! Most office workers don't connect with the public and should be comfortable.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ha ha ha ha lol yes if feet of employee get hurt they can ask for medical leaves and hospital bills for consultation ha ha ha ha lol so that is the reason I think employer dont allow employee to wear shoes ........hmm got ..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@baileyq (68)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
I think a lot of employers prefer that their employees wear the proper business attire because it looks more professional. I guess it all depends on the type of working environment and industry you are in. For example, if you work in a place where people come and go all the time, wouldn't it be better if they saw how neat and put-together everyone looks? It reflects on the business whether an employee looks professional or shabby. There are many choices when it comes to picking out comfortable shoes, and they don't have to be expensive, although investing in footwear is worth it most of the time. The important thing to consider is comfort as well as appearance.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ohhhh yes employee should look professional and not shabby I agree with you ... But I think it is a convention that we are following for long to wear shoes to look professional ....suppose if from 100 years we use to wear slippers I think all would have said that wearing shoes makes look unprofessional so it is like we are following something for long and slowly it get approved......lol ha ha ha ........ Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
• Indonesia
12 Nov 08
Hmmmhhh....I think dicipline is must. But may be some of employers allow their employee to wear slippers. Bit, did you think what it will look like? That's awsome!!!
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ha ha ha ha lol ...hey now technology has advance that we have got very fancy slippers in the market so it will look nice just see pic I hav attached of nice looking slippers .......lol I think employer should leave on employee as choice .... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@zhuuraan (961)
• United States
12 Nov 08
No. Slippers are not work attire. There is a time and place for everything. Slippers are designed for hanging with friends, going to the beach or whatever like that. The fancy slippers are maybe designed for more formal functions, but not for jobs. I don't wanna go to the office and smell someone's stanky feet or see the fungus growing out of their nails, ewwww! Keep that at home. Okay, maybe not everyone's like that, but there are more reasons than that. I just don't wanna spend an hour writing them all out, lol.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ha ha ha ha lol yes you are right you seem to have valid reason that I can not disagree ....... But dont hire such employee even such employee can wear stanky shoes ....lol But yes I agree with you that feets can get dusty while working and walking around that is the point which is accpetable Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
Of course the office is entirely different from an ordinary setting. We transact business in a formal setting and we must look formal and presentable. Imagine if we see employees in uniforms but wearing ordinary slippers? It looks awkward. It's okay to wear sandals or heeled slippers but not the ordinary slippers.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ohh yes I do agree ordinary sleepers looks awkward so does ordinary shoes also all wear fancy shoes . Another thing I think there are fancy slippers in the market that look better than shoes lol yes only thing is that it has become convention and we adopted it blindly for years although we feel uncomfotable in it ....... SO it should be left as choice to employees what they want to wear shoes or fancy slippers Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh
• India
12 Nov 08
Yes I think so. Socks and shoes are uncomfortable and I feel really sorry for the guys. In fact our office had slippers for employees and we would wear them and feel very comfortable. Now most are either torn or gone and have not been replaced. But if someone wants, s/he can always wear them. In our summer country, I think its quite unhealthy to keep the feet covered in socks and shoes for more than 8hrs every day.
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Nov 08
ha ha ha ha lol yes infact they are uncomfotable ........even gals have choice to wear sandals which guy dont have lol .... ohh wow ha ha ha LOL you are with me thats great yes there are fancy sleepers in market that look better than shoes so that should be allowed for employees comfort ......lol Yes infact shoes are really unfomfortable and today we have very fancy slippers in market that looks better than shoes so I think they should be allowed in office too..... Thanks for your response and such a nice information... Happy Mylotting Take Care Ganesh