Dress to impress?

Office worker wore dress to job to protest ‘double standard’ in workplace attire


A call center worker named Joey has become famous for protesting double standards at his workplace — specifically, by wearing a dress to work after he was sent home for wearing shorts.

In an epic saga documented by the young worker on his Twitter feed, Joey shared that he had purchased a pair of “smart shorts” for work wear but that when he showed up to the office he was told he had to go home and change. Feeling that it was hypocritical of the company to allow women to wear light skirts and dresses during the summer while he was forced to sweat it out in pants, Joey decided he would simply wear a dress himself and see how the company reacted.

Remarkably, Joey claimed in his posts on Twitter, the pink and black garment helped to change the policy at his workplace — even if, perhaps, the company was only hoping to get him to change out of the dress.

“They said it was a bit too colorful and asked if I wanted to go home and change because they were letting us wear shorts because of my ‘protest’ — but I said I was happy to stay,” Joey told The Daily Mail.

Commenting on Twitter, a number of users expressed support for Joey’s protest — with some noting that he might have looked “better in the dress than [he] did in the shorts.” In the end, users agreed, policing how people dress — especially during a summer heatwave — is perhaps not the best use of anyone’s time or energy.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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