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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 9:21 pm

She was told to go out and buy heels between 2'' and 4'' as flats were not acceptable.



http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/669246/Doctor-Who-actress-City-receptionist-sacked-fired-wearing-HEELS
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 9:23 pm

Been watching this, her petition went viral and the firm have now backed down.   It was a 9 hr shift and she was going to be on her feet all the time.
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 9:27 pm

The company did back down sharpish, I wonder how long they got away with this before she made a stand though?
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 9:33 pm

Syl wrote:She was told to go out and buy heels between 2'' and 4'' as flats were not acceptable.



http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/669246/Doctor-Who-actress-City-receptionist-sacked-fired-wearing-HEELS

If that's part of the job, and she knew that, then there's not much she can do. It's not like they are expecting her to wear 6 inch stilettos. A two inch heel seems reasonable to me. She's an out of work actress. I wouldn't be surprised if this was more like an attention seeking publicity stunt for herself.
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 9:34 pm

Even if she was sat down all day it's a bloody liberty insisting women wear heels......and going so far as dictating what shades of makeup they should wear.

In my day I would have told them to stick their job where the sun dont shine....not so easy nowadays though.
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 9:36 pm

I agee, so many women have foot problems because of heels.  Glad she has won.
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Post by Lord Foul on Thu May 12, 2016 9:38 pm

but you'd do it voluntarily eh stormee Laughing
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 9:39 pm

Lord Foul wrote:but you'd do it voluntarily eh stormee Laughing


Strange that, I was thinking the same thing, think it was the empathis on the TOLD lol
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 9:40 pm

sassy wrote:I agee, so many women have foot problems because of heels.  Glad she has won.

What about make up Sassy? Would you object to being told you have to wear it....and what is a suitable shade?

I think this firm had a bloody nerve tbh.
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 9:42 pm

Syl wrote:
sassy wrote:I agee, so many women have foot problems because of heels.  Glad she has won.

What about make up Sassy? Would you object to being told you have to wear it....and what is a suitable shade?

I think this firm had a bloody nerve tbh.


I didn't see that bit.  I never wear, and have never worn, skin make-up.   Eye make up and lipstick which could have something to do with my skin being so good now.   No way would I wear a make up they told me.
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 9:50 pm

sassy wrote:
Syl wrote:

What about make up Sassy? Would you object to being told you have to wear it....and what is a suitable shade?

I think this firm had a bloody nerve tbh.


I didn't see that bit.  I never wear, and have never worn, skin make-up.   Eye make up and lipstick which could have something to do with my skin being so good now.   No way would I wear a make up they told me.

Snap Sassy....I too hate powder and foundation.

She said in some of the other reports she was told she must wear make up, and even given a list of acceptable shades.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/high-heels-dress-code-company-7951327

I was once told by a bitchy manageress in a nightclub to wear my hair differently....I walked out of the job.
She should have concentrated on herself a bit more....she ended up in jail for embezzlement.  Razz

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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 9:52 pm

Syl wrote:
sassy wrote:


I didn't see that bit.  I never wear, and have never worn, skin make-up.   Eye make up and lipstick which could have something to do with my skin being so good now.   No way would I wear a make up they told me.

She said in some of the other reports she was told she must wear make up, and even given a list of acceptable shades.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/high-heels-dress-code-company-7951327

I was once told by a bitchy manageress in a nightclub to wear my hair differently....I walked out of the job.
She should have concentrated on herself a bit more....she ended up in jail for embezzlement.  Razz



I expect her hair wasn't a priority in there lol
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 9:53 pm

sassy wrote:
Syl wrote:

She said in some of the other reports she was told she must wear make up, and even given a list of acceptable shades.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/high-heels-dress-code-company-7951327

I was once told by a bitchy manageress in a nightclub to wear my hair differently....I walked out of the job.
She should have concentrated on herself a bit more....she ended up in jail for embezzlement.  Razz



I expect her hair wasn't a priority in there lol

LOL....her hair was awful anyway...she was just a bitchy woman. Laughing
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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu May 12, 2016 9:55 pm

So many people in this world who think they get to tell others how to dress! You'd think we had no bigger issues going on.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 9:56 pm

Syl wrote:Even if she was sat down all day it's a bloody liberty insisting women wear heels......and going so far as dictating what shades of makeup they should wear.

In my day I would have told them to stick their job where the sun dont shine....not so easy nowadays though.

I should think most blokes would like to say that about wearing suits to work on hot summer days.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 9:57 pm

sassy wrote:
Syl wrote:

What about make up Sassy? Would you object to being told you have to wear it....and what is a suitable shade?

I think this firm had a bloody nerve tbh.


I didn't see that bit.  I never wear, and have never worn, skin make-up.   Eye make up and lipstick which could have something to do with my skin being so good now.   No way would I wear a make up they told me.

Me neither. I hate foundation.
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 9:58 pm

There are so many about Syl Twisted Evil   Come across a few in my time.  Had one, who when my youngest grandaughter was born, was only 2 1/2 lbs, was tranferred from Colchester to St Georges in London, stopped breathing twice on the way.   I was in Taunton and said I was going to leave straight away.  She told me I was making a fuss about nothing and I would have to wait.  Told her to try and stop me.   Luckily, when I came back, the MD tood my side.
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 9:59 pm

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sassy wrote:


I didn't see that bit.  I never wear, and have never worn, skin make-up.   Eye make up and lipstick which could have something to do with my skin being so good now.   No way would I wear a make up they told me.

Me neither.   I hate foundation.


It's horrible.
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:00 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:Even if she was sat down all day it's a bloody liberty insisting women wear heels......and going so far as dictating what shades of makeup they should wear.

In my day I would have told them to stick their job where the sun dont shine....not so easy nowadays though.

I should think most blokes would like to say that about wearing suits to work on hot summer days.

Lots of business women wear suits too, and they wear them with tights, bras, knickers and underskirts...a man can get away with cotton briefs and he is ready to go. Cool
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Post by Lord Foul on Thu May 12, 2016 10:01 pm

sassy wrote:
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sassy wrote:


I didn't see that bit.  I never wear, and have never worn, skin make-up.   Eye make up and lipstick which could have something to do with my skin being so good now.   No way would I wear a make up they told me.

Me neither.   I hate foundation.


It's horrible.

anyone for a spot of plastering????
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:02 pm

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sassy wrote:


I didn't see that bit.  I never wear, and have never worn, skin make-up.   Eye make up and lipstick which could have something to do with my skin being so good now.   No way would I wear a make up they told me.

Me neither.   I hate foundation.

That makes three of us. Can you imagine being told you have to wear it?

I think the vast majority of women look better with it anyway....horrible cloggy stuff.
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 10:02 pm

Lord Foul wrote:
sassy wrote:


It's horrible.

anyone for a spot of plastering????


That's exactly what some women look like in it.
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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu May 12, 2016 10:04 pm

Syl wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:Even if she was sat down all day it's a bloody liberty insisting women wear heels......and going so far as dictating what shades of makeup they should wear.

In my day I would have told them to stick their job where the sun dont shine....not so easy nowadays though.

I should think most blokes would like to say that about wearing suits to work on hot summer days.

Lots of business women wear suits too, and they wear them with tights, bras, knickers and underskirts...a man can get away with cotton briefs and he is ready to go. Cool

I just go with the briefs:

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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 10:04 pm

You've put that on before lol
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:07 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Syl wrote:

Lots of business women wear suits too, and they wear them with tights, bras, knickers and underskirts...a man can get away with cotton briefs and he is ready to go. Cool

I just go with the briefs:


Pity. Razz
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:08 pm

Actually he looks like a fat Russel Brand. Laughing
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Post by Lord Foul on Thu May 12, 2016 10:08 pm

I reckon you have put weight on since your last selfie Ben ..... Razz
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sassy wrote:You've put that on before lol

I believe we should all recycle more!

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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 10:10 pm

Syl wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

I should think most blokes would like to say that about wearing suits to work on hot summer days.

Lots of business women wear suits too, and they wear them with tights, bras, knickers and underskirts...a man can get away with cotton briefs and he is ready to go. Cool

My point is they are forced to whether they like it or not.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 10:11 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
sassy wrote:You've put that on before lol

I believe we should all recycle more!


I'd much rather my solicitor wore that get up in the divorce court.
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HoratioTarr wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:
sassy wrote:You've put that on before lol

I believe we should all recycle more!


I'd much rather my solicitor wore that get up in the divorce court.  

Imagine the cheering!
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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu May 12, 2016 10:13 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Syl wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

I should think most blokes would like to say that about wearing suits to work on hot summer days.

Lots of business women wear suits too, and they wear them with tights, bras, knickers and underskirts...a man can get away with cotton briefs and he is ready to go. Cool

My point is they are forced to whether they like it or not.  

Are they, though? I imagine most men who wear suits to work knew they would have to to be taken seriously in their field when they were still studying for their degree.
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 10:13 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
sassy wrote:You've put that on before lol

I believe we should all recycle more!



If you are gonna recycle, make it someone good looking!

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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:14 pm

I had a huge crush on him when I was a kid...."where the boys are" tra la...


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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 10:15 pm

Syl wrote:I had a huge crush on him when I was a kid...."where the boys are"


LOL LOL LOL, didn't know it was anyone in particular, thought it was just a model

Just twigged, you mean Zorro!!

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:16 pm

sassy wrote:
Syl wrote:I had a huge crush on him when I was a kid...."where the boys are"


LOL LOL LOL, didn't know it was anyone in particular, thought it was just a model

The Zorro pic is George Hamilton Sassy...remember him?

hahahaha...not the other one.


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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 10:17 pm

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LOL LOL LOL, didn't know it was anyone in particular, thought it was just a model

The Zorro pic is George Hamilton Sassy...remember him?


I do, Mr Perma Tan lol
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 10:18 pm

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My point is they are forced to whether they like it or not.  

Are they, though? I imagine most men who wear suits to work knew they would have to to be taken seriously in their field when they were still studying for their degree.

Why do you need to wear a suit to be taken seriously? It's the same principle as making a woman wear heels for no other reason than it's deemed 'professional' looking.
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:18 pm

sassy wrote:
Syl wrote:

The Zorro pic is George Hamilton Sassy...remember him?


I do, Mr Perma Tan lol

Yeah him....I just thought he was exotic when I was 12. Laughing
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 10:19 pm

Syl wrote:
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I do, Mr Perma Tan lol

Yeah him....I just thought he was exotic when I was 12. Laughing



He was, he just had to keep topping it up as he got older Smile
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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu May 12, 2016 10:19 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
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My point is they are forced to whether they like it or not.  

Are they, though? I imagine most men who wear suits to work knew they would have to to be taken seriously in their field when they were still studying for their degree.

Why do you  need to wear a suit to be taken seriously?   It's the same principle as making a woman wear heels for no other reason than it's deemed 'professional' looking.

It's stupid, but it's the culture in many professional circles. Maybe someday we'll have lawyers showing up to court in T-shirts and jeans, but not today.
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:21 pm

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Are they, though? I imagine most men who wear suits to work knew they would have to to be taken seriously in their field when they were still studying for their degree.

Why do you  need to wear a suit to be taken seriously?   It's the same principle as making a woman wear heels for no other reason than it's deemed 'professional' looking.

But women have to wear suits in a lot of jobs.
Flat shoes can be smart , heels are considered sexy...they enhance a womans legs, so why should that even be considered a necessary work requirement?
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Post by sassy on Thu May 12, 2016 10:23 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

Why do you  need to wear a suit to be taken seriously?   It's the same principle as making a woman wear heels for no other reason than it's deemed 'professional' looking.

It's stupid, but it's the culture in many professional circles. Maybe someday we'll have lawyers showing up to court in T-shirts and jeans, but not today.


Because they are all too conventional to be the first one to step out of line and worry they won't get clients.  Totally ludicrous.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 10:31 pm

Syl wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

Why do you  need to wear a suit to be taken seriously?   It's the same principle as making a woman wear heels for no other reason than it's deemed 'professional' looking.

But women have to wear suits in a lot of jobs.
Flat shoes can be smart , heels are considered sexy...they enhance a womans legs, so why should that even be considered a necessary work requirement?

I have no idea. The same reason men have to wear ties! It's not as though women never wear high heels, most do, particularly young ones. They think nothing of spending a 5 hour night out prancing around in clubs in them. Hell, I used to work behind a bar in them when I was 18 AND walk to and from work a total of 3 miles! Jeez!
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Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:32 pm

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Syl wrote:

But women have to wear suits in a lot of jobs.
Flat shoes can be smart , heels are considered sexy...they enhance a womans legs, so why should that even be considered a necessary work requirement?

I have no idea.   The same reason men have to wear ties!   It's not as though women never wear high heels, most do, particularly young ones.  They think nothing of spending a 5 hour night out prancing around in clubs in them.  Hell, I used to work behind a bar in them when I was 18 AND walk to and from work a total of 3 miles!   Jeez!

Me too...but thats our choice.
If someone told me I HAD to wear them I would tell them to sod off.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 10:32 pm

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Why do you  need to wear a suit to be taken seriously?   It's the same principle as making a woman wear heels for no other reason than it's deemed 'professional' looking.

It's stupid, but it's the culture in many professional circles. Maybe someday we'll have lawyers showing up to court in T-shirts and jeans, but not today.

It is ridiculous. I used to work for a software company and it was teeshirts and jeans all the way. That's how it should be. You find that in creative companies, but not stuffy corporate ones.
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Re: Woman sacked for refusing to wear high heels at work.

Post by HoratioTarr on Thu May 12, 2016 10:33 pm

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I have no idea.   The same reason men have to wear ties!   It's not as though women never wear high heels, most do, particularly young ones.  They think nothing of spending a 5 hour night out prancing around in clubs in them.  Hell, I used to work behind a bar in them when I was 18 AND walk to and from work a total of 3 miles!   Jeez!

Me too...but thats our choice.
If someone told me I HAD to wear them I would tell them to sod off.

I can't argue with that.
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Re: Woman sacked for refusing to wear high heels at work.

Post by Syl on Thu May 12, 2016 10:47 pm

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Me too...but thats our choice.
If someone told me I HAD to wear them I would tell them to sod off.

I can't argue with that.

Mind you....we have both worn costumes in the past that could have been considered 'sexist'...as this woman is (rightly) complaining about.
My best was Cigarette girl at Tiffanys nightclub. Black fishnets, red satin bunny girl type of outfit....and obviously heels.
I was never a womans libber.
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Re: Woman sacked for refusing to wear high heels at work.

Post by eddie on Thu May 12, 2016 11:03 pm

No Syl, I'm no women's libber either really. I wear feminine clothes and always revel in my femininity.

Though when challenged to a game of cheese-throwing, for instance, I can become strangely male.

Absolutely no idea why I mentioned cheese-throwing? Never done it, watched it nor do I want to.
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