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Snapper
Snapper  93712 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 6:36 PM

Sometimes I feel that management in Britain go out of their way to come up with stupid ideas to hack off their workers, but this one is a bit special. Sad

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jonah794
jonah794  51723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 6:46 PM

Good thing I am not an Ambulance Driver!! Wink I prefer simple socks...

rowarrior
rowarrior  64350 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 7:37 PM

Oh FFS! I shall be expecting to be escorted out of the bank on Friday then if it's a mark of professionalism, a friend and I have a bit of a Friday silly sock contest Wink

SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 7:57 PM

Katy yes - FFS!!!

If someone is being rushed to hospital with a cardiac arrest I would think that their first priority is not the paramedic's sockwear but the skill of the paramedic.

Sounds to me like some anal minded would-be staff sergeant throwing his or her weight around - and you can bet they won't be an NHS worker but some grey-suited NHS manager bureaucrat who has never come face to face with a patient in their entire life. Reminds me of an NHS manager drafted in from somewhere like Woolies, whose first priority was the colour of the uniforms he wanted outpatient admin staff to wear and not the thorough cleaning of the outpatient department.

Honestly it makes me want to hop with rage.

Overread
Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:05 PM

Interesting - the army have similar strict dress codes and yet they don't come under flack for having them. Infact I often get the feeling that dressing a semi smart manner is creeping out of society. Turning up in jeans and a pair of trainers is not out of the question (I should know I turn up in camo trousers and walking boots to most places)

JJGEE
JJGEE  96226 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:07 PM

But why do people feel a need to wear such items to go to work in ?

Surely this type of attire is OK for parties etc. or if you work in the boutique selling them but for a responsible profession such as this, not really appropriate.

Obviously a person being rushed into A&E is not at all bothered, but that is not the point !

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:13 PM

You probably haven't watched Patch Adam then....Smile
What's wrong with wearing socks like that? It doesn't make you less capable in your profession. It might bring a smile to the patient anyway.

JJGEE
JJGEE  96226 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:19 PM


Quote: It doesn't make you less capable in your profession.

Sorry, I believe that that is a wrong attitude.
Suppose my different view on this shows the Generation Gap between us !

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:21 PM

So, if I were to save your life but I am wearing novelty socks, are you going to refuse?

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012549 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:22 PM

If you're in need of a paramedic the last thing on your mind would be what socks they are wearing!

Mind you I've worn odd socks to work frequently ;0

Last Modified By answersonapostcard at 10 Feb 2010 - 8:24 PM
JJGEE
JJGEE  96226 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:25 PM


Quote: So, if I were to save your life but I am wearing novelty socks, are you going to refuse?

Read what i said !


Quote: Obviously a person being rushed into A&E is not at all bothered, but that is not the point !

Overread
Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:26 PM

All its asking is that they dress in their offical uniform - no different from the army, school kids, office workers, miners or morris dancers

I hasn't said that they are going to start pulling people off the job and off the calls if they are caught wearing oddcoloured socks

dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108371 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:26 PM

Every Christmas I get novelty socks.
I wear them for work because otherwise I wouldn't wear them at all.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:28 PM

So, your point is?
If they are doing their job as they should, why would wearing novelty socks a problem? Could They wear underwears with mickey mouse prints then? Smile

Last Modified By Coleslaw at 10 Feb 2010 - 8:30 PM
Overread
Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2010 - 8:31 PM

For the very same reason that kids in schools wear a uniform to go to school in and why you were a black tie and suit at a funeral

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