Friday, October 21

NBA Dress Code

The NBA would like its multi-million dollar employees to look a little more like professionals and little less like teenagers or gangstas. How outrageous! How un-American! Marcus Camby of the Denver Nuggets protests the change "unless every NBA player is given a stipend to buy clothes". Excuse me?? Are you serious?? Your recent 50 million dollar contract does not supply enough pocket change to buy a pair of Dockers?
The NBA's new off-the-court dress code bans sleeveless shirts, jerseys, T-shirts, sneakers, shorts, headgear, sunglasses indoors and "bling," including chains, pendants or medallions. Players are required to wear "dress" shirts (either collared or turtleneck), shoes, slacks or jeans. Players out of uniform on the bench must add a sport coat as well.
NBA players (the whiny ones), I'm afraid that your cries of lament will fall on the deaf ears of all of the polyester-wearing service workers, the three-piece-suit accountants and all other folks who are expected to dress in a way that will encourage grown-up behavior on the job. We can't hear you - we are too busy working.


Carol said...

This looks like part III of the discipline series, citing a bad example.

Lori Ann said...

don't ya feel bad for them? Maybe it is the old adage, if you look good, your BE GOOD! Like stay out of trouble good!

kristi w said...

I received a little off-the-blog razzing about this post, due to the freedom that I have to dress very casually for my own job. It is true that a lot of places of employment have opted for a casual approach to workplace attire. The reason we don't have a dress code policy at PUMP, though, is because we do not abuse this freedom. If I wore mini-skirts and half shirts or if the guys dressed like goths, our HR folks would probably need to enforce some restrictions as well.