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"I suppose it all started with casual Fridays."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, monotony, monotonous, business clothes, business wear, casual cloth, casual clothing, business clothing, casual friday, casual fridays, dress down, dressing down, dress-down, dressing down, underwear, underpants, pants, inappropriate, unprofessional, suit, suits, business suit, business suits, fashions, individual, individualist, individualists, individualistic, nonconformist, nonconformists, slippery slope, slippery slopes, business management, poor management, bad management, fashions
"We do not take three-hour lunches in this company, Swanson."
"I shall not raise my voice, but be aware every word I say is upper case, bold, italics and underlined."
"May I remind you, Oxley, that in this company we start work at nine and we dress for success."
A man in a bathrobe looks at his computer screen which reads "Would it kill you to put on some decent clothes?".
Tags:technology, computer, computers, complaining, complaint, complaints, clothes, clothing, lazy, laziness, bathrobe, bathrobes, housecoat, housecoats, dressing gown, dressing gowns, dressing down, slob, slobs, personal appearance, lounge wear, lazy day, lazy days, weekend, weekends, day off, days off, fashion, style
"Yes, but you're a half hour late in dog minutes."
Tags:late, late for work, late for a meeting, running late, reprimand, reprimands, reprimanded, boss, bosses, manager, managers, employer, employers, employee, employees, telling off, dressing down, dog, dogs, dog lover, dog lovers, dog owner, dog owners, dog person, dog people, dog years, businessperson, businesspeople, businessmen, businessman, businesswoman, businesswomen
"Let's go back to 'Bon voyage,' Collins, and drop 'You're a brave man.'"
"Normally, I'd fire you, Hoskins – but we have a lower standard for men."
Tags:boss, bosses, female boss, female bosses, manager, managers, female manager, female managers, fire, fired, firing, dismissed, dismissal, dismissals, dressing down, performance review, performance reviews, bad performance review, bad performance reviews, poor performer, poor performers, double standards, double standard, sexist, workplace sexism, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, lower standard, lower standards, men, man, women, woman
Dress down day was YESTERDAY - As a teleworker Colin sometimes had difficulty adjusting to the normal office routine.
A man in a dressing gown on a bed of roses
"Damn it, Hopkins, didn't you get yesterday's memo?"
Tags:memo, memos, dress code, dress codes, dress up, dressing up, dress down, dressing down, casual friday, saxophone, saxophones, sax, saxes, casual fridays, board meeting, board meetings, meeting, meetings, odd man out, odd men out, stand out, stands out, standing out, jazz, jazz musician, jazz musicians
Colin sometimes forgot that on Thursday he was no longer working from home!
Tags:home worker, home workers, work from home, works from home, working from home, home office, home offices, go into the office, going into the office, work attire, workplace attire, working attire, work dress, work dresses, casual friday, casual fridays, dress down, dresses down, dressing down, office worker, office workers, remote worker, remote workers
"We need to revise our 'dress down Friday' policy."
Tags:casual friday, casual fridays, attire, appropriate attire, workplace attire, office attire, dress, dresses, dressing, dress down, dressing down, dresses down, tank top, tank tops, wifebeater, wifebeaters, wife-beater, wife-beaters, hairiness, body hair, policy, policies, office policy, office policies
"Chef's special: tossed salad, no dressing. It's dress-down day."
"I don't like labeling people either. I get my rate-faced, bootlicking, brownnosing, liver-lipped, waste-of-space flunky to do it."
Tags:manager, managers, management, reject, insult, criticize, belittle, name-calling, label, labeling, bullying, ridicule, ridiculing, assistant, subordinate, subordinates, lackey, lackeys, yes men, yes man, job performance, performance review, dressing down, passing the buck, appraisal, appraisals, flunky, flunkys, flunkies
"You can work together and fix the problems or you can bury your heads in the sand."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, businessperson, business people, meeting, meetings, dressing down, telling off, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, underling, underlings, employee, employees, ostrich, ostriches, bury your head in the sand, pun, puns, wordplay, visual pun, visual puns, anthropomorphism, idiom, idioms
'It's time for your telling off.'
"They were just about to sign off on the deal when you had to throw poop at them!"
"You're kidding. I thought it was Friday."
"Haven't you guys ever heard of 'casual Fridays'?"
'Friday, Gibbs, is not dress that far down day.'
The 'relaxing at home ' outfit.
'This new vestments freedom does seem appropriate for the comical twaddle he sometimes spouts.'