Decorum At Walmart?
Don't get me wrong, I am all for equal opportunity in the workplace. One thing about living in the United States is that there quite a diversity of culture here. Still, in the workplace I think there should be a level of decorum, especially where customer interaction and service is concerned. Take a recent trip my wife and I made to our local Walmart store. I observed one of their employees who had on his blue shirt with the collar cut off and clearly trying to give the appearance of showing off some cleavage. The problem was that the employee was male, not female. He was also wearing double large-loop sparkly earrings in one of his ears, with another piercing at the top of his ear. Clearly female earrings and quite flamboyant if you ask me. His pants were way too tight, and I was left nothing to the imagining eye.
I get that the guy is obviously gay. That's fine with me. People can do whatever they want and be whatever they want. This is , after all a free country. But again, I feel that there should be at least a modicum of decorum in the workplace and the way this employee was dressed was, in my opinion, not appropriate work attire.
When I told my wife my thoughts on decorum in the workplace, she responded with, "Well, this is Walmart."
So true. So okay, we get a good giggle from time to time observing some of the clientele of the typical Walmart store. The question is does Walmart really want the "People of Walmart" to include its employees as well? Is that the image they want? Or am I just being an old fuddy duddy in my thinking?
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