Leave Your Flip-Flops at Home Before You Go to Work

July 13, 2011

Summertime is the perfect excuse to put on a pair of billowy shorts or wear your favorite open-toed shoes in the scorching summer sun. If, however, you're going to the office and you don't work as a lifeguard, sandal salesman, or professional surfer, you might want to leave the flip-flops at home.

A survey asked the employed (what little are left) what they thought was inappropriate work attire for the summer and flip-flops topped the list, for both men and women, deeming it as "too casual." That's right, no one at work wants to see your bare, ugly toes when they are on the job. The rest of your body, however, plays out a little different depending on your gender.

The survey also asked the participants what they thought of mini-skirts and strapless tops (on women, sicko) as appropriate attire and not surprisingly, 49 percent of men had no problem with women baring their legs in the office compared to 20 percent of women. Only 45 percent of men and 24 percent of women had no problems with strapless tops in the office. I'd bet dollars to donuts that these same people had no problems with decreased productivity in the workplace.

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