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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by antimony, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. antimony

    antimony M.N.F. Beer Wench

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    So, I work at a small pharmaceutical company that's all about the small perks, catering to the employees and their families, if you will. Well, today this was posted on the intranet:

    'Employees are asked not to wear “flip-flops” at work. This is an uncomplicated request that does not signal any other change in our “casual” dress habits. Simply stated, it was felt the flip-flops were too casual.'

    Many of you probably can't wear flip-flops at work, so don't think this is bad. I hate when companies become douchy and take away small benefits. Also, girls walk around this place in skeezy, spaghetti-strap tanks, and people wear scuz t-shirts and jeans; some even wear exercise attire. But flip-flops are the demons from Casual Wear Hell?! :rant:

    I hate my fu**ing job and can't wait for bv to graduate:

    284 days total
    199.5 work days

    The End.
     

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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    I will take slutty clothes revealing bosoms over flip flops and nasty finger toes any day.
     
  3. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    I understand what you are saying, it sucks when companies take away the small things like that.

    That being said...I think all offices should ban flip flops. Nothing is more annoying than hearing them slap against their feet as they walk down the hall.
     
  4. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    So wait...you are complaining about not being able to wear FLIP FLOPS to the OFFICE, and you can't wait for BV to graduate so you don't have to work?


    Is that tiara a little too tight, princess?
     
  5. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    Just switch to sandals. If there isn't a thong it's not a flip flop.
     
  6. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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  7. llkoolkeg

    llkoolkeg Ranger LL

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    Here, here! Their sound really annoys me but even worse, GUYS wear them, too. It's one thing when a cute girl with pretty feet wears them but quite a different animal when hammertoed, yellow dagger-nailed caveguys expose their scaly funkdogs.
     
  8. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    We recently got an email saying no "radios, mp3 players, etc." which includes music on the computer. Really sucks having to sit on a computer for 8 hours and listen to the sounds of printers and computer cooling fans.....
     
  9. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Huh? Since when was she going to quit work?

    She hates her current job. We move when I graduate. Thus, she can get a new job.
     
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  10. antimony

    antimony M.N.F. Beer Wench

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    Hardly. I am not some lazy, prissy chick who wants her significant other to be the bread-winner. I will be going back to school for my Ph.D. or M.D. It's a place I have already hated working, and now they are stripping small perks, so I am just excited to get out and do something I have been wanting to for years, now that BV has had his time.
     
  11. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Ok that makes more sense.

    Good luck.
     
  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    That's tough.

    My company is getting sold/spun off from the larger corporation because 1.3 million sales and $300,000 of profit per employee wasn't enough. We may lose a good chunk of our retirement benefits depending on who buys us.
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Where ya goin'?
     
  14. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    It's about time BV gets his lazy ass out of school and finds a real job.

    "A lot of people go to school for seven years."
    "Yeah, they're called doctors."
     
  15. antimony

    antimony M.N.F. Beer Wench

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    Our company will be sold to big pharma in the near future, most likely. Luckily, I am certain I will be gone by then.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    :banana:
     
  17. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Raleigh. Better thriving tech market over there, lots of schools for Jenn to choose from :thumb:




    I'm hoping her graduate degree will lead to her snagging a giant salary and let me be an unemployed princess with a tight tiara :D
     
  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    WTF? Hang around for this event... usually it ends up with layoffs and BIG SEVERENCE!! :thumb:
     
  19. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Sweet. Let me tell you from experience that being unemployed is NOT OVERRATED. :thumb:
     
  20. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    People in our office wear flip flops, sandles, shorts, t-shirts, jeans, some are even barefoot part of the time.

    Exercise clothes are for the most part encouraged. We get a steep discount at the gym down the street.

    There is always the sound of a high end road bike (or two or five) being wheeled through after lunch.

    Company sponsored trips for this year have included camping, trail building, whitewater rafting and skydiving.


    Man...this place is uptight.
    :D
     
  21. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Dick.




    (H8R is green w/ envy)
    :banghead:
     
  22. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Jeebus Antimony, where ya'll live it's like being 4 feet from the sun in the summer.

    What's next no AC ?

    Just start going to work in a bath robe and combat boots.
     
  23. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    We weren't even allowed to wear flip flops at my high school. I'm really surprised you were allowed to wear them to a place of business.
     
  24. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    if you're working at a pharma company, wearing flip-flops is also in violation of GMP...
     
  25. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    If she was smart enough to not go into social services, your dream may come true.
     
  26. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Nice one!! :D
     
  27. antimony

    antimony M.N.F. Beer Wench

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    I don't work in the lab anymore. If I do enter the lab, I have my GMP-compliant foot attire. Yay me!
     
  28. antimony

    antimony M.N.F. Beer Wench

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    BV has a pair of huge, heinous, fuzzy, winter boots. I am giving those serious consideration.
     
  29. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Sweet.

    :rofl:

     
  30. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    I didn't know crack houses had such good benefits. If I do decide to work again, crack house will have to on the top of the list.
     
  31. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Now that's just CRAZY talk. :crazy: :crazy:
     
  32. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    A company I worked for in the late 90's/early 00's banned sandals at work... so I threatened to come in wearing these:

     
  33. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    wow if lack of flip flops is you're big complaint trust me you have it EASY!!! :D
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I hate working for myself. Ya know, sometimes, I make myself put on underwear!
     
  35. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I wear flip flops and still hate my job. Not the job. The people. Not the customers. The people.