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Many people who took our survey disagreed as to whether or not they like dress codes. Some feel it fosters professionalism and hard work, while others refuse to believe wearing jeans somehow detracts from your job performance.
But even though our respondents differed about dress codes in general, people on both sides agreed that uncertainty breeds confusion which can lead to serious problems. More than 3 percent surveyed said they're not even sure if they have a dress code. So whether or not a company implements a dress code is actually secondary to making it clearly understood and enforcing it fairly.
"I do not know of an official dress code at my company, rather it seems to depend on who your particular manager is, and even then is only selectively enforced," said one person. Another agreed and said "Our dress code is nonexistent and essentially established within each department. Some people are wearing suits and others flip-flops. It's very haphazard and gives an unprofessional image."