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Have Dress-down Days Gone Too Far?

“Through tatter’d clothes small vices do appear; Robes and furr’d gowns hide all.” ~ Shakespeare, King Lear

A current hot topic in the workaday world is whether the dress-down-day phenomenon that is so well-entrenched in workplaces across North America has gotten out of hand.

A casual-attire exemption that was largely restricted to “dress-down Fridays” seems to have spread to the rest of the work week in several sectors, causing some managers to fret that the relaxed approach to clothing is causing a relaxed approach to getting the job done.

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