Friday, June 30, 2006

Are flip-flops damaging your career?

I don't usually read or link to Reuters, but this story was so appropos (I just saw Dan) that I couldn't pass it up:

Style gurus warn that flip-flops, which are worn mainly by younger women, could be harmful to a career.

"Shoes convey the mood of a woman. Wearing flip-flops conveys the mood that you are relaxed and on vacation. That's not a good message in the office," said Meghan Cleary, a style commentator who wrote the book "The Perfect Fit: What Your Shoes Say About You."

Since when was feeling relaxed and on vacation not a good message in the office? Apparently, the writer didn't consult any studies on the correlation of companies' restrictive footwear policies and absenteeism... Come to Asynchrony, where every day is like a vacation!

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