Warning…rant mode on…feel free to skip
Several years ago I worked for a bank in a cost center that had NO interaction with customers. In the summertime, the dress code was relaxed from business to something slightly less than business casual (business casual lite?). Anyways, one of the non-summer rules for women was that they had to wear stockings/panty-hose/whatever if they wore a skirt or dress. In the summer, this accompaniment requirement was not enforced. However, as a guy, I could not wear shorts of any kind, no matter how nice they looked. So, when it was 90+ degrees, while the women were wearing thin and short sundresses, I was required to wear polo shirts or dress shirts and either jeans or slacks.
And before anyone asks, the attractiveness of the women is not in question. Some could pull off the look, while some couldn’t. All I knew is that I was sweating in the office almost every day that summer.
OK, rant mode off…