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Is this the daftest one yet?


Snapper e2
9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
10 Feb 2010 6:36PM
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 e2
5 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 6:46PM
Good thing I am not an Ambulance Driver!! Wink I prefer simple socks...
rowarrior e2
7 4.4k 9 Scotland
10 Feb 2010 7:37PM
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 e2
12 16.2k 10 Scotland
10 Feb 2010 7:57PM
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 e2
6 3.9k 18 England
10 Feb 2010 8:05PM
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 9 6.4k 18 England
10 Feb 2010 8:07PM
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 e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Feb 2010 8:13PM
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 9 6.4k 18 England
10 Feb 2010 8:19PM

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 e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Feb 2010 8:21PM
So, if I were to save your life but I am wearing novelty socks, are you going to refuse?
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2010 8:22PM
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
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
10 Feb 2010 8:25PM

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 e2
6 3.9k 18 England
10 Feb 2010 8:26PM
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 e2
10 8.4k 3 England
10 Feb 2010 8:26PM
Every Christmas I get novelty socks.
I wear them for work because otherwise I wouldn't wear them at all.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
10 Feb 2010 8:28PM
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
Overread e2
6 3.9k 18 England
10 Feb 2010 8:31PM
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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