DC Examiner Dress Code: Only Due Attention To Ones Self, Please
What, you think working for a free paper is all loosey-goosey anything goes hippie bullshit? It's a business, dammit, you'll treat it as such! Here, for your perusal, are samples from the dress code at the DC Examiner (instututed, no doubt, after Vivienne Sosnowski showed up in torn denim mini-skit and studded collar) -- we note that it doesn't appear to have been written (or read) by a copy-editor.
From the "Appropriate" column:
* Dresses (length cannot be more than three inches above the knee). ["more than"?]
* Pants in business suitable fabrics. [Satin, leather, vinyl, etc.]
And the more fun "Inappropriate" column:
* Any type of denim (including jean dresses, denim shirts, denim pants, denim skirts, etc.).
* Any material resembling denim.
* Khaki or Docker- style pants. [Harsh, but fair -- we have a similar rule against tucking your t-shirt into your jeans]
* Stirrup pants and leggings. [That, along with their anti-sweatband and big sunglasses provision, explains their disappointing lack of hipster coverage]
* Camouflage clothing [Despite this, they still manage to poach Wash Times staffers]
* Clothing is not to be overly tight nor draw undue attention to ones self.
Full memo after the jump.
It is important for all employees to project a professional image of Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, LLC. To create this image to our clients and /or visitors, WNP has implemented a dress-code policy. The following list is a guideline of what attire is appropriate and inappropriate. This list is not all inclusive but is a guide.
Dresses (length cannot be more than three inches above the knee).
Skirts (length cannot be more than three inches above the knee).
Walking shorts/skorts in business suitable fabrics (length cannot be more than three inches above the knee).
Pants in business suitable fabrics.
Any type of business shoe (heels, flats, etc.).
Any type of denim (including jean dresses, denim shirts, denim pants, denim skirts, etc.).
Any material resembling denim.
Casual/sport T-shirts (including logo merchandise).
Khaki or Docker- style pants.
Stirrup pants and leggings.
Casual sandals, athletic or canvas shoes, casual boots, “flip flops,