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Dress code observance

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So, I'm reading through my tm handbook, and found this statement interesting: "we ask that you wear a red top (any shade of red is fine, but not orange, pink or purple) and solid color pants or skirts (preferably khaki)."

So khaki isn't actually required?? Somehow I'm thinking no team member would get away with following what this says instead of what they actually want. I don't plan on challenging them, but I found it interesting, nonetheless.
 

Formina Sage

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A lot of tms at my store wear black pants....usually flow team and a few dayside tms
Interesting. I always though overnight teams were the only ones who could get away with non-khaki. I know overnight plano and flow people who wear jeans to work and no one bats an eye.
 
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My store says we have to wear khaki pants. The only exception are the CAs, who can wear shorts.
Personally, I feel like we should all be allowed to wear shorts when the weather allows it. It's in the high 90s and 100s here and it's hell to wear khaki pants, especially when there is no circulation in the electronics/entertainment area.
 
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Flow used to be able to wear black pants way back in the old days, and most people did, Khaki pants suck for working freight. I wear Khaki colored wranglers thank god or I would be going through several pair of pants a month.
 
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Flow used to be able to wear black pants way back in the old days, and most people did, Khaki pants suck for working freight. I wear Khaki colored wranglers thank god or I would be going through several pair of pants a month.
Funny thing - handbook says no denim, I think. It doesn't matter what color. It also says no spandex and if someone asks to read the content label on my pants I swear I will remove them right where I am standing! Most of my pants have some spandex content so they are easier to move in.
 
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Challenge them I say! Come into work one day in this:
We have a number of tm's with Scot heritage - this would be awesome! The rule at our store is that skirts have to be knee length or longer and pants must be mid-calf. We have men that wear their pants at that length. Not a lot of them and mostly backroom or flow, but it is becoming more common.
 
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You're right, it does say no jeans as well. But apparently a blue pair of trousers would be just fine? Right...
 

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Since they can't legally have different dress codes for men and women, then I would guess that they can't actually require that women wear bras....
Actually they can.

After she was fired by Harrah's, when she refused to follow a company policy that required women (and only women) to wear makeup while at work.
Ms. Jespersen filed a lawsuit under Title VII, the federal anti-job discrimination law.
The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the casino, after which Ms. Jespersen appealed to the Ninth Circuit.
On appeal, the Court explained that it is okay to have different dress and/or grooming requirements for men and women, so long as doing so does not place an unfairly heavy burden on either sex.
While Ms. Jespersen argued on appeal that Harrah's makeup requirement imposed a greater workload on women than the grooming standards did on men, she did not present any evidence at trial proving that. (I've watched my wife and daughter get ready to go out, it take a whole lot longer)
The Court held that without any such evidence, it could not assume that Harrah's makeup requirement placed an undue burden on female employees, so Ms. Jespersen's Title VII discrimination claims had to be dismissed.
 

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Ugh, seems like dress code observance is almost ignored at my store. If it's red and it's khaki, you're gold.

If it's khaki shorts and you're nowhere near being a cart attendant...technically that's a violation of dress code. The minute I walk into the store with shorts on, I'd probably get written up. Other people? Not so much.

Red tank tops over (ugly) short or long sleeve tops - yeah. You REALLY look brand. It's a wonder guests know you work here. And I'm sorry, red doesn't go with pink or orange. It just looks wrong.

Shoes - 88% of TMs wear sneakers or proper work shoes. Then there are the ones that wear the slippers with no backs, flats with no socks, or Crocs. I have to admit, I got away with Crocs a few times as a cashier, but the minute I got to the floor and wore them, I got a verbal warning. My favorites are the ones who wear the cutesy flats and then complain their feet hurt. :facepalm:

This isn't dress code, but iPods for flow/instocks/backroom/PA...I was under the impression we were only supposed to have one earbud in. Fine with me, my Skullcandy ones broke anyway and only one side worked. Today I saw countless flow TMs with both sides in...that's cool, I guess? Unless someone's looking for you and you never answer.

Ok, rant over.
 
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At our store you have to wear khaki pants unless you're in HR, CA or operator. The female tms can wear khaki capris when it's hot though, just not shorts. Our store lets us get away with wearing any color shirt as long as we have a red vest (just like Target Lady) or sweater on top. I've gone to work wearing my Dead Kennedys shirt with my target jacket over it.

We also have to have a name tag on while on the clock. I believe it's our STL's pet peeve when we're not wearing a name tag. Certain tms have gotten away with wearing gray or black jackets and black pants but only before the store was open. A tm I was training was still wearing her black sweater when she came back from break and I had to make her put it away because our STL was walking the racetrack. Once my old hr exec made me take off my red flannel shirt (I was using it as a sweater and I bought at target) because it wasn't brand.

From what a TL told me it depends on the culture your STL desires. I notice there are certain execs who don't really care. What does suck is now that I'm developing they want me to start wearing button ups and collar shirts and to only wear the hoodie for when I'm working in freezer.
 
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LOL, well I look way more brand then allot of the stuff I see on our flow team. I've never had any complaints about it, suppose I might if I was more of a sales floor person.
 

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At our store you have to wear khaki pants unless you're in HR, CA or operator. The female tms can wear khaki capris when it's hot though, just not shorts. Our store lets us get away with wearing any color shirt as long as we have a red vest (just like Target Lady) or sweater on top. I've gone to work wearing my Dead Kennedys shirt with my target jacket over it.

We also have to have a name tag on while on the clock. I believe it's our STL's pet peeve when we're not wearing a name tag. Certain tms have gotten away with wearing gray or black jackets and black pants but only before the store was open. A tm I was training was still wearing her black sweater when she came back from break and I had to make her put it away because our STL was walking the racetrack. Once my old hr exec made me take off my red flannel shirt (I was using it as a sweater and I bought at target) because it wasn't brand.

From what a TL told me it depends on the culture your STL desires. I notice there are certain execs who don't really care. What does suck is now that I'm developing they want me to start wearing button ups and collar shirts and to only wear the hoodie for when I'm working in freezer.
I'm glad I'm a cart attendant. I can wear shorts and during the winter when it's cold, I can wear a red and black flannel.
 

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I remember a Target Dress to Impress poster a couple years ago.... Capris were out. T-Shirts are out. Cargo pants out. Khaki jeans out. And if you are on the floor during store hours, it must be red polo or button-up shirt and khaki pants. Cart Attendants may wear khaki shorts between Memorial Day and Labor Day, or days of excessive heat.
 
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I remember a Target Dress to Impress poster a couple years ago.... Capris were out. T-Shirts are out. Cargo pants out. Khaki jeans out. And if you are on the floor during store hours, it must be red polo or button-up shirt and khaki pants. Cart Attendants may wear khaki shorts between Memorial Day and Labor Day, or days of excessive heat.
That sounds a lot like the first store where I worked; they frowned on any shirt without a collar! I was shocked when I transferred to the store I'm at now; basically anything goes here.
 
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