The country club I am currently cleaning states on it’s webiste that jeans (of any color!) are prohibited as well as any shirt without a collar… also, no cargo shorts or shorts period in the evening… and no hats.
Do any of you work in places like that and if so, how do you handle the dress code?
A) Do you dress up a little,
B) About the same… or
C) a little worse (old rock n’ roll T-shirts and unshaven) - just to show 'em that they can’t tame this stallion.
I wear cargo shorts suffed with magic erasers and steel wool, a polo shirt, and 5 year old, very weathered redsox cap. I have been pretty consistent with my goal to shave everyday. I know, I know mid-thirties and still doesn’t want to man up and peel my face off every day with a sharp razor.
I figure, I’m okay because I dress at or above the other contractors on the job site (the hotel is set to open in 2 weeks so there are a lot of peopl ein and out right now) but it just seems sort of strange to me that strict of dress standards. No cargo shorts? I just don’t know if I can feel good about a place that bans cargo shorts hahahah
I do five clubs that have dress codes like that. I put on the nice sales blue polo, and comb my hair. To some at “The Club”, the look is more important than the work. Even with my clean, pressed work T-shirt with logo and number on it(its a plain running type shirt from Target). It felt like I was getting the evil eye. Now I try to blend in a bit. Can’t tell you how many jobs I’ve scored off those clubs.
If I were you polo shirt, clean shorts (maybe new golf cargo are good too) and a cleaner hat, might buy one from their pro shop. If you’re doing the inside you may have to take the hat off in the dinning room. So comb the hair.
They aren’t expecting you to be all hoity toity, but just not you crawled out from underneath a rock and a total schlep.
I always wear a white button-up collared shirt with blue accents with dark pants or shorts (so BOAB spills are less visible) with black adidas shoes. You never know when you’re going to run into a potential client, so I try to keep it appropriately professional. I also spend a good bit of time downtown on the same strip, so I try to wear a rotation of the same clothing for recognition.
funny you mention the country club. I upgraded my uniform 2 years ago to not only be professional looking but to enter into the arena of classy and what I came up with was a wardrobe that most golfers wear.
shoes= perry ellis athletic shoes
shirt= dry-fit collard with logo (these are the silky looking material just like the ones golfers wear, not cotton material)
shorts= nike golf shorts (these are also breath through and stretchy so when bending over it allows for flexibililty)
Navy is a great color for window cleaning. Dark blues indicate trustworthiness and they hide dirt well.
Do those shoes wipe clean easily? I tend to go with dark shoes because they hide dirt so well. My keens are brown natural looking leather - actually the exasct same color as dirt. I have to remember to clean them because they never look dirty.
If you take off the hat and land a bunch of CC houses then would that prove the hat was unlucky?
Just go to your nearest mall and someone could embroider it for you while you wait.
To quote The Tick: “Destiny dressed you this morning my friend, and now Fear is trying to pull off your pants. If you give up, if you give in, you’re gonna end up naked with Fear just standing there laughing at you…”