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1,236 - Dressing Inappropriately for Work

August 22nd, 2016

Episode 444 of 489 episodes

Always dress professionally when you go to work. Learn why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:29 Explanations: 4:16 Fast dialog: 20:23 Thierry: I know it’s casual Friday, but some people just don’t know how to dress appropriately for work. Olga: I was thinking the same thing. Look at Sandy. What she’s wearing is far too revealing. Thierry: I was actually thinking about Jimmy. He’s wearing cutoffs and flip- flops. Where is his professionalism? Olga: Don’t they know how they’re dressed can affect their careers? Some people can’t see past poor fashion choices. Thierry: Yeah, so many people are closed- minded and think what people wear reflects their ability. Olga: I’ve known a lot of people like that. Me? I always err on the side of caution. Thierry: Is that why you never dress down? Olga: That’s right. And I’ve noticed you don’t either. Thierry: No, just because we suspend the dress code one day a week doesn’t mean we have to dress inappropriately. Olga: True, though both Sandy and Jimmy look really comfortable. Thierry: Yeah, they do. It must be nice to walk around the office without dress shoes. Maybe, just once, I’ll come to work in shorts next week. Olga: What?! After everything you’ve said? Thierry: I was thinking of tasteful shorts, nothing tacky. Olga: Just remember that it’s a slippery slope, my friend. I hope to never see you here in a tank top! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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