by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator
In regards to the company-wide e-mail sent out by Human Resources Director Valerie Henderson about dress code, I thought it worth addressing in the blog.
Let me start by saying: I certainly don’t disagree with it, and as a matter of fact, I make it a point (on most days) to wear business attire as much as possible. But at the same time, I don’t mean to be a hypocrite, because there have been a few days when I’ve come in looking disheveled, and although I’m still technically an extern, I would never want to present Georgia Community Support & Solutions in a negative light.
On previous jobs, there are times I’ve been reprimanded for dressing inappropriately, and in one instance, I was almost fired. However, I believe I’ve learned that lesson for the most part.
A few years ago, I also worked in a position similar to the one I have with GCSS at the moment. Although I couldn’t technically be “fired” from it, my boss did chew me out a few times for dressing inappropriately. Specifically, when I had the cartilage in my left ear pierced several years ago, he became upset and said that he thought the look was very unprofessional.
I realize that different offices have varying policies on dress code, but I’m pleased that the e-mail was forwarded to everyone, as it’s nice to have guidelines.
All in all, I hope this will help all of us in maintaining great standards here at GCSS, because I want to (as I hope you all do) present the best image we can.