Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday Trivia

I start with a disagreement between myself and a coworker that we'll call "Sara", on the occasion that today the manager of our IT department declared it "jeans day" in addition to the fact that he will order pizza for everyone for lunch.

Me: "Wow, pizza and jeans day in the same day, how cool is that?"

Sara: "Very cool, but the jeans day part is the coolest."

Me: "I disagree, the pizza is the coolest part."

Sara: "No it isn't. You can have pizza anyday, you have to get permission to wear jeans to work."

Me: "Yeah, but you have to pay for the pizza and you have to go get it. You're not saving any money by wearing jeans."

Sara: "But it's pizza. It's not filet mignon."

So who has the better argument?


Blogger Brit said...

The pizza is certainly the better deal. After all, what's so goddam awesome about being given permission to wear your own trousers?

March 30, 2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

Surprisingly, casual dress is a big incentive that many employees desire. It doesn't cost the company anything. But it can get out of hand. My last company had casual dress all the time, and people abused it, wearing running shorts and t-shirts in the summer. Some people think that the formality of dress affects attitudes towards work, that casual dress leads to casual efforts applied to the job.

March 30, 2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

I'd rather be comfortable in casual clothes on a Friday when I don't want to be at work to begin with, than be given something for free that's of nominal cost to me anyway.

March 30, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger Susan's Husband said...

Smart companies put the engineers in one building and the normal people in another, then never tell customers about the engineering building.

March 30, 2007 12:24 PM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Fashion notes sound pretty exotic out here.

A few years ago, one of my son's teachers won a national teacher of the year award, to be presented in Washington. Her boyfriend went with her, and their friends clubbed together to buy him a pair of shoes. He didn't have any.

When global warming catches up to you guys, you'll at least save money on clothes.

March 30, 2007 6:47 PM  

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