Is Dress code must for employees or students?

India
January 31, 2007 9:04am CST
I feel its must, Because first impression is the best impression. Thus we can show our first impression to unknown through dress code only, then only it proceeds ohter steps. In schools and colleges, there might be a though among students that we all are from same background, there should not be any inferiority complex among themselves which spoil their lives. For this reason dress code is must. Convey some ideas to me if u realised any such situation?
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I think for young students it can be beneficial but not always. I teach 1st-3rd grade in a public Montessori school and I wear jeans and a teeshirt/sweater everyday. I sit on the floor and give lessons. I'm digging in dirt and giving lessons. I also have my nose double pierced and a slew of earrings in my ears. The world is a diverse place and if someone wants to judge me, have at it. I am a damn good teacher and nothing I wear is going to change that. I am a disseratation away from being Dr. Mel and have no problems with who I am or what someone may assume about me. That says more about them than me. I also didn't dress up when I taught at a high school. Most of the students thought I was a student because I looked young. I would get hit on in the hallways and in class. I made sure nothing I worse was remotely tight or provocative in any way. I wanted my students to learn and focus on the material, not me. I am just the facilitator, I should not be the focal point. In a business setting, I have no problems rocking the Ann Taylor suit and taking out the earrings if need be. But with kids, they accept you for who you are as long as you respect them.
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@KrauseHome (36689)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Wow, Awesome comments here, and I could not agree with you any better. I think we need to just be aware of who we work for, and take pride and Respect in ourselves as well.
@klystron635 (1519)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I don't think dress code is a must for students or employees. I think it should depend on the nature of work. Let's say your an engineer or technician. It is a hassle if you are wearing a very professional dress but you have to climb up the ladder and check the electricity connection. As for students I don't know why there is a need for them to have their uniform. I know first impression do last but it has nothing to do with studying.
@thathal (105)
• Pakistan
31 Jan 07
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@techsam (158)
• India
31 Jan 07
oh yes!! dress code is very important!! when in school, each and every student should be on equal ground... a dress code drills that in unconsciuosly..... just like the army uniform.... a sense of unity does creep in.... in office, on needs basis its when u interact with clients tha u need to go for formal wear, but od tell me, i fyou are not habituated to such clothing would really be comforatble having a business talk with someone over a period of say 2 days in formal wear.. chances are you won't.... you would always feel like a dressed chicken.... or a decorated christmas tree..... you won't be your natural self..... and then, its the matter of impression.... it all depends where you are going and who your target is?? you meeting your future employer for a friendly chat in a pub... do you turn up in business suit or do you turn up in somehting comfortable? remember the meeting is "not offical", if you turn up in formal.... i dunno what impression i wud form of the person except taht this fella surely doesn't know how to dress as per occasion, place and purpose..... in something comforatble but not outrageoulsy casual.... say a normal denim and shirt would do.... he knows how to let his hair down!! think abt it!!
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@rosie_123 (6116)
31 Jan 07
I definately agree with school uniforms - it must be very hard for a kid from a poor background to always feel "inferior" at school because his/her parents can't afford the newest styles and trends that the other kids are wearing. As for the work environment - well I think it's important to have a dress-code for employees in shops or Banks - otherwise how would you tell if they worked there or not! LOL! In ordinary offices where you are not in contact with the general public, I don't thik it matters quite so much - but I still think it's nice to look smart in your work, and I think if you look smart and professional the chances are you will give a more professional service.
@rubypatson (1842)
• India
31 Jan 07
I think dress code is a must for students but i dont feel that about employes
• Indonesia
1 Feb 07
I am agree woith ruby patson. Employees are not too tight with this rule
@archiee (322)
• India
31 Jan 07
i think it should be compulsory as in the perfect dress code a person looks more definite and more mannered
@maidei (76)
31 Jan 07
I agree with you in that dress code defines the workplace and sends out a certain message of reliability etc to other corporate companies....However the manner in which people dressed in uniforms behave can ruin that corporate image forever eg when pupils who wear uniforms misbehave ,the school becomes responsible....sso dress code can build or kill...
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
31 Jan 07
i dont really like dress codes. i dont understand why you have to dress up to sit behind a desk in an office all day where nobody except your co-workers will even see you. ive had a few jobs like that where i didnt have any interaction with clients or others, but i still had to dress professionally. it can be so uncomfortable sometimes. of course, i dont think you should go to work wearing pajamas or ripped clothes, but i dont understand why you have to wear a suit or dressy clothes either when its not really necessary.
• United States
31 Jan 07
You said what I was going to! At my job NO actual customers see us... so I feel silly dressing up. We used to be casual, but then they changed it to business casual. I don't know why.. the office environment doesn't feel any different just because we're not wearing jeans. Oh well.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I myself is not a big fan of dress codes but when it comes to working I think business attire is the most proper form of clothing. This is because this attire gives you a more professional look rather than just wearing street clothes.
1 Feb 07
i think people should be able to wear whatever you want too, i hate uniforms...its the government trying to tell everyone to conform to their ideologies
• India
1 Feb 07
I feel in my opnion th edress code is must. Because in our society all people should be trated equally there should be no differnciation between the money less people and money more people, all should be trated equally and democratically.
• India
1 Feb 07
well from the point of view of managing some organisations...dress code is a must ..its easy to differentiate the officials and to approach them ..in case of students ....dress code shldnt b made compulsory coz student life is kinda free life...no compulsions is welcomed there ...i m saying this coz i m myself a student ..lol
@samraf (725)
• India
1 Feb 07
i think in school there should be uniform just to equalize the children, because there are the reason for having one uniform of a particular standard. like if there would be no uniform in the school, the wealthy children will be coming with expensive cloths and fancy dressing and that would may be hurting the normal standard children who are studying with them. atleast till school there should be a uniform to equalize the children thoughts and dressing. well in office i think there are particulars firm who have there uniform or you can say there are must in food chain brancds they want there workers to wear a particular dress just to represent them. but yes DRESS CODE should be there just to maintained the standard of the employees and the employer. Regards, Sam
@raj0019 (2623)
• Argentina
1 Feb 07
For security reasons, all employees, students and visitors to the any premises must be readily identifiable. This means that Security, Reception and other staff and students should be able to identify a person in that area, usually by comparing their dresses, face to the photograph on their Identity Card. This is very useful when you are new in that area. Above all, the employees need to be neat. The dress may be casual or more formal business attire. Many people will be turned off by staff members who dress sloppily or wear clothing with potentially offensive images or words. This type of dress can also have a serious negative impact on employee performance as well. If a coworker proves to be a distraction, the other employees will have a hard time concentrating on their work. Creating a dress code can be a tricky thing though!
• United States
1 Feb 07
I really don't like dress codes, but it's a MUST for both employees and students!
@vivek6831 (211)
• India
1 Feb 07
I THINK THAT DRESS CODE IS VERY ESSENTIAL FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES.IN DRESS CODE THEY LOOK VERY HANDSOME AND BEAUTIFUL.SO DRESS CODE IS VERY ESSENTIAL FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES
• India
1 Feb 07
its good to have dress code it give a sense of unity but this should not be for college students
@ahmed25 (36)
• India
1 Feb 07
dress code is must for school n colleges.
1 Feb 07
dress codes are a waste of time really people should except you for who you are and not how you dress you should be able to dress how you feel comfortable for job interviews and while at school.
@amywien (10)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
during highschool, we always like looking at girls in uniform... why??? that's the only way you can know who are the really beautiful ones... they dress the same... they style alike... so who are the real pretty girls will stand out from others... naughty huh??!!! but that's true...