First, there was the idea of Casual Day Fridays. The office implemented this idea a few months ago and it was met with excitement and deemed a great success or so I thought.
Second, there was a re-work to the cherished and globally loved ‘Women on the Move’. Men are also now shown to be ‘On the Move’. It’s good to be moving together or so I thought.
Third, there was an email addressed to the women in the office from the [officially recognized group that handles such matters]. The email was as follows:
Survey about wearing of uniforms at
[The officially recognized group that handles such matters] is making a survey about how many female employees are interested to wear uniforms.
Please reply with a yes or no.”
I initially typed something along the lines of , “Are you f***ing serious?! Can you please tell me why I would or should want to wear a uniform…a uniform?!…in my professional place of work?! What’s the purpose of having all the women wear a uniform in the office? To group us all together into some mindless, uniform-wearing gang? While you’re asking such fascinating survey questions, why not bring back smoking at our desks, lunchtime Tupperware parties in the break room (gals only!) and Lee Press-On-Nails!? Why aren’t you asking the men if they would be interested in wearing a uniform? I’d love to know what their responses would be. Sincerely, the chick from America”
I then deleted everything and simply responded back with a ‘no’.