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What uniform do ya'll wear in a office.

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James’s Answer

Hi Voc - the dress code / uniform in most workplaces is business casual. For men, that means a button down / polo shirt and dress trousers (depending on the workplace jeans may be allowed). For women, that means a button down / polo shirt or blouse, and dress pants or a business skirt. Feel free to research business casual dress online to understand more about options and pictures of what business casual means.
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Jerome’s Answer

It depends on the company and the position. Some companies want all public-facing employees to conform to a specific dress code, which can range from "suit-and-tie" to "business casual". If you're not public-facing, then it may not matter, as long as the dress is reasonable. And nowadays, if you work from home (remote operations) you can wear... whatever. On the other hand, if you're working with any kind of equipment (for example in a server room or lab), you need to factor safety, durability, and comfort into your decisions.

General rule of thumb: If you wouldn't wear it in front of your parents (substitute any mature relative here), don't wear it to the office. That will keep you safe in terms of obscenity, revealing clothing, tears/rips, and anything else. Add in an " avoid political statements" caveat and you will probably be fine.
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Alexandra’s Answer

Work attire varies from industry to industry, company to company, and sometimes even team to team. I work for an tech company in Silicon Valley on a Business Operations team in IT. Because it's a business team and I'm working cross-functionally with different teams (like engineers and other business people), my attire tends to lean more towards business casual. However,on days where I don't have a lot of meetings, I tend to dress casual. Some of my software engineer coworkers tend to dress casual (think hoodies and jeans). Now that we're working remote, it's much more casual!
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Dexter’s Answer

Hi Voc,

There is no dress code where I work, and I work in a Silicon Valley company called VMware. People are really casual here, so when I come into the office, I'm usually wearing a shirt and jeans with a sweater or jacket on top. Everything I wear is inoffensive (no foul language, adult designs, etc) and is clean and simple. As for shoes, I usually wear sandals because it's the comfiest.

Now, as I've gotten older, I've learned that dressing better (similar clothes, but with less holes and less jokes on my shirts) have helped me get ahead in the corporate ladder, so I've worn clothing that are cleaner and a bit more professional looking, but I still wear my sandals, so it's not all about business. I feel that my relaxed clothing helps with the image I'm trying to project, which is that I'm a chill dude that is open to helping anyone.

I hope this helped!

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Dexter
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Madi’s Answer

Work attire depends on the type of industry that you are in. For example, when I worked in the retail industry, the dress code was to dress "fashionable but conservative." Therefore, I wore a lot of trendy clothing that was not revealing. Now that I work in the accounting field, the attire that I wear to work daily is "business casual." This includes slacks, skirts, flats, blouses, button up shirts, blazers, jeans without rips, etc.
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Anthony’s Answer

My simple answer is :-
ANY UNIFORM/CLOTHING
suitable to the public eye.
Best wishes.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Voc,

We are casual at my company, with the caveat that you need to consider what is appropriate for the audience that you are working with. I work in a client-based role, so whenever I meet with a client, I step up to business casual. Now my client is another department within my company, so they may be casual while I am business casual. I am a person that feel a certain way when I dress a certain way. For me, it is a bit like putting on a costume. It changes how I act and feel. I have seen very professional, intelligent, powerful people do great work in t-shirt and jeans. I am someone who needs to dress for how serious I consider a situation. So when I meet with a client or my boss, I am aware of how I look to show respect to the person that I am interacting with. It's probably an old school idea, but I am very aware of my appearance. I get into a panic if I have spilled something, even on casual clothes, when I am about to talk with a client.

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Gabby’s Answer

Usually it is a Business Casual setting but I would highly recommend that if you are going to an office ask your supervisor. They will be more than for sure give you any guidance about the attire needed to be worn in there office setting. Dress pants, a nice blouse, and professional closed toe shoes would be my kind of business casual attire. As well as nicely combed hair out of the face and minimal jewelry and avoid highly perfumed scent.
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