Does your current (or most recent) employer allow employees to wear jeans?
We can pretty much wear whatever we want.
The dress code was a polo and khakis. Basically, just dress nicely but not too formally.
On Fridays or other special occasions
Only on Fridays
I COULD, but sweats are easier and more comfortable.
I'm in college with no job.
I chose yes because I could wear jeans, though I don't like them
I've never had a job where I need to dress fancy and I hope to keep it that way
Retired wear what what suits me.
No. All staff members of the department I worked in, must be in hospital scrubs.
At the office, we used to have casual Fridays where we could wear jeans and a collared shirt. As of somewhat recently, we can do that throughout the week if we want to. I still choose to dress business casual every day.
I'm an art teacher, so I can wear jeans every day. But when I taught math (and the other teachers), can only wear them on Fridays.
I am happy to allow comfort at work.
Sometimes boxers and a t-shirt
What do you do that you can wear boxers? Do you work at home?
Well I work on a farm soooo😂
I wear colored jeans some days, and blue jeans if I'm only there for a staff meeting. I am a part-time pastor and often visit people in their homes, hospitals, etc. Sundays are dress-up.
What denomination? Hubby is a pastor. Southern Baptist.
I said no because it's only on Fridays and only if we pay money that is given to charity.
You have to pay money to wear jeans to work?
I've heard of that policy.
TheNo...yes. I'm a teacher, and if we want to wear jeans on Friday's we have to donate to the charity of our administrator's choice. They say it's not "professional" attire. I understand, however my husband is a supervisor in a Fortune 500 company and he makes nearly twice as much money as I do, and he can wear jeans every day! Lol! Our last week is next week, and now they're trying to bribe us to donate a lot of money to an inclusive playground at one of our elementary locations by saying the district building that raises the most money can wear jeans for the whole last week of school. Due to the inability of wearing jeans regularly, and not having a pay scale that affords purchasing unnecessary clothing, I wouldn't have 5 pairs of jeans to wear. I have shorts, dress pants, sweat pants, and yoga pants....but only a couple pairs of jeans (and our building is brand new, and doesn't regulate temperature well yet...it's getting warm, I'd rather wear dressy capris! Lol)
Ah @schoolmom1969, now it makes some sense.
I had teachers back in the 1980s who wore jeans (non-union high school).
I'm sure there are jeans which don't look shabby, and might help the kids feel they can talk to you.
Me, I'm not comfortable in jeans. Too stiff. The jeans, that is 😆
Nobamist, someone else said that about stiff jeans in this poll, and someone responded to them, saying they're buying the wrong kind.
The best pair of jeans fits like your own skin and is NOT stiff, imho. I live in jeans and jean shorts most of the time.
My boss wears jeans
Wednesday's and Friday's.
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Yes, unless we have clients scheduled for a training class.
Only on fridays
I'm self employed and I can wear whatever I feel like
My last employer was a total jerk. He would love it if you showed up in your birthday suit. I worked in a gym. I wore a bathing suit at work.
Nope. Fire resistant coveralls, full face respirator, hard hat, composite toe boots, Kevlar sleeves, leather gloves. That's what I wear at work.
Fire fighter or steel mill? My husband teaches foundry
On pay Fridays and jersey days!
My only job was as a lifegaurd (im 16). So i dont think that would be a cery good idea
For my job we have to wear black jeans
Yep, we wear whatever we want.
Jeans? Hell, I can wear shorts every day (*unless we have an FAA inspection 😳)
Of course my employees wore jeans, & we all had some flame retardant coveralls provided by our company, when in hazardous areas. As a superintendent, I could wear jeans in my Area office, but Dressed nicer for Division, & Corporate meetings.
Yes & when we are on summer dress code like we are right now, we can actually wear shorts. Officially we're supposed to keep it professional, but what some of the people wear...definitely not professional!
I work in a welding and ranch so it's more like I have to wear jeans to work
Yep. Jeans or shorts tend to go best with the company t-shirt.
Sure. Jeans, shorts, tee shirts with logos, flip flops, and probably bathing suits are all allowed. Though flip flops are not a good idea if you are going to be in the metal shop especially if someone is going to be welding that day.
I could wear jeans to work every day if I wanted.
You could dress up or down. Jeans, shorts, dress shirt and tie, whatever. What you wore was irrelevant.
I can now. I could wear shorts if I want to hit I elect not to invade I get called to the front to help.
On fridays, we can also pay for Wednesdays.
Not in the office, where we dress professionally.
of course, jeans were practically a must.
No, I must be dressed very well. I also hate jeans. Always so stiff and uncomfortable.
You're buying the wrong jeans then! 😊
I must be 😂 I prefer khakis I guess
Khakis work too!
Yup. I work with special needs kids all day. Sunday best doesn't fit the job.
Are you a teacher? I worked as a paraprofessional in special ed classrooms. What exceptionalities do you work with?
I'm a paraeducator. I don't know if I have it in me to someday be a teacher hahaha! I work with a lot of behavioral students. Very limited social skills. Many have been abused at home in the past! It's very sad.
Paraeducator? Is that the same as paraprofessional, which is just a euphemism for aide? Lol
Behavioral students? Do they still call that class EC (Emotionally Conflicted)? Hubby used to work in that class, and the students would pick up desks and throw them across the room! At one point, he had to take a kid down to the floor to get him under control.
The principal happened to open the door to the room, while she was giving a tour to some guests, to find my husband astraddle of this student who was probably twice hubby's size. Hubby thought he was gonna be in trouble, but she just said, "Oops, it would be better for us to come back later!" She quickly closed the door.
Part 2. He had one student that had witnessed his father kill his mother right in front of him. Such sad situations! The saddest to me, though, was a kid that had Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and wasn't even aware of people around him, couldn't talk, couldn't go to the bathroom at age 6, etc.
The teacher would toss t-shirts over the heads of all the kids during circle time. The kids then were to pull the shirts over their heads and put their arms in the sleeves as therapy. This kid just left the shirt over his face the entire circle time. I thought that was kind of cruel, but the teacher said that the object was to hope that some day he would pull it over his head.
Yeah paraeducator is basically a fancy word for aid lol. In my class we work with a lot of kids that have behavior issues, severe anxiety and other emotional issues. We teach them the basics of what kids learn in school, and we also teach them social skills. How to get along with people.
The kids can be pretty violent! I've been hit and beat on many times. Part of the training we doing is called CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention (I'm pretty sure that's the official name). We learn how to see the warning signs for what triggers these outbursts. We also learn how to restrain kids, and we also learn the legal ways we can defend ourselves.
That sounds great! Is it a special school for special ed, or integrated into a school system?
Mine was at a special ed school, where kids from the entire county were bussed to this school. I worked in ECEH (Early Childhood Education for the Handicapped) which is preschoolers, aged 3-5. We had 3 classrooms of those kids.
They also had EC classes, EMH (Educable Mentally Handicapped) for Downs students, etc., and MH (Multi-Handicapped) classes for those that can't feed themselves, talk, etc. and are wheelchair bound. We had one kid in one of those classes that had been born perfectly fine, but who had a stroke playing baseball and was now MH.
I'm at a elementary school just in my local district. All of the programs for special ed are worked into every school. Our main goal is to get the kids into their general education classes...I can't think of any other way to say it...but we try and teach them the skills so they can be taught alongside kids that don't have problems like they do. So far it's been a success! This past week, we've had 5 of our kids go to their gen education class. It was great!
If I remember correctly, that's called mainstreaming kids.
I'm assuming you don't have any that are as severe as MH that can't do anything, then, do you? Some of the ones I'm talking about were almost in a vegetative state. Some could grunt, but most of them couldn't talk, feed themselves, or walk.
Not long before I retired (and partly why I retired) they imposed a dress code using the undefined term "business casual" for four out of the five shifts each week, which in some facilities meant jeans were still OK, but in ours, no. The moronitude lasted less than a year, before they went back to a more rational rule, but by then I had retired. For all but that few months of my career I wore jeans, as did everyone of us who didn't wear shorts instead; for those few months I wore Dickies brand work pants and matching shirts, gas station attendant uniform style.
You retired because of a dress code?
I retired because I was eligible, and was therefore working for less than half pay. I would have reached mandatory retirement age in about four years anyway, and the increase in my retirement pay would only have been about $100/month per each of those extra years. The change from being comfortable in clothing appropriate for the job to a dress code appropriate for no one was enough to make the decision to leave easier, but wasn't the main reason.
Nope. Jeans aren't listed under AR670-1...
Lol. It's all we wear for pants.
The fabric which covers your as$ has no bearing on your ability to perform your job duties.