Called into the office, told I'm a slob. - pg.5 | allnurses

Called into the office, told I'm a slob. - page 7

I recently was having a meeting with my immediate boss and the administrator over another issue. Not only did I not resolve the issue (though I know why) my appearance was also brought up. I'm tired... Read More

  1. Visit  Purple_Scrubs profile page
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    Seriously, my feet hurt just looking at those!
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  2. Visit  ZiggysGal,LVN profile page
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    Quote from aura_of_laura
    Lady Gaga's shoes tend to be far from anything we would consider wearable - just google "Lady Gaga shoes" to see! They tend to be in odd shapes (so that her feet frequently look anything but human), bejeweled, and very expensive. The late Alexander McQueen made several of her more famous pairs... more like pieces of art (or alien shoes) than "stripper shoes." You'd have to be a darn good stripper to be able to afford these shoes! Some examples:




    I doubt the OP's shoes are much like Ms. Gaga's, but I think that she means they are a little outlandish to most people... which isn't really suitable for LTC management

    I really don't understand those claw-like shoes... I'm in the same boat as Purple Scrubs... listening primarily to country, or talk radio... don't watch much television... but I did google as mentioned and ... well, I just can't wrap my head around the claw shoes... why? LOL They're not even cute in a funky way... they are just... odd.. lol
  3. Visit  aura_of_laura profile page
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    Remember though, the woman who wears these also had to be "unwrapped" mid flight because she was developing DVTs... because she was wearing duct tape. Like, wrapped around her as clothes. And she didn't want to take off her shoes, even though she could've died! I love fashion (and Lady GG), but there's a point where it's a little ridiculous...

    I applaud such commitment to avant-garde style but, as a nurse, I don't think it works for my day-to-day.
  4. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    Quote from purple_scrubs
    seriously, my feet hurt just looking at those!
    that makes two of us, purple_scrubs!!

    first choice is barefoot. i wear bass loafers, walking shoes by a variety of manufacturers, clark flats and sandals, some rockfords in various styles. that's what i've always worn. ll bean, orvis, the bass outlet (they also have terrific socks,) and rykas. comfort... comfort... comfort...:d

    next thing you know, i'll be wearing the black "grandma shoes" with the cuban heels that my older relatives wore... <shudder> no! no! no!

    kathy
    shar pei mom
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  5. Visit  Jessy_RN profile page
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    Quote from systoly
    Since there are tons of websites about professional dress, I'm not going to try and give advice, but I will tell you that it doesn't take a lot of money to look sharp. Of course where I live the cost of living is relatively low, but my wife can take 200 bucks and get three complete outfits and two pairs of shoes. She usually shops at Kohl's or JC penny and she looks like a million bucks. Ok, I have to say it, Lady koo koo shoes at work??? you're kidding, right?
    ITA. My mom and I shop at the Goodwill, yard sales and The Salvation Army. My mom looks so sharp and can put a whole outfit including purse with 25 bucks, no joke. She has taught me how to dress to impress without anyone even having the slight suspicion of where we shop.
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    Quote from Jessy_RN
    ITA. My mom and I shop at the Goodwill, yard sales and The Salvation Army. My mom looks so sharp and can put a whole outfit including purse with 25 bucks, no joke. She has taught me how to dress to impress without anyone even having the slight suspicion of where we shop.
    ITA... second hand doesn't always mean ugly, outdated or threadbare... Some really GREAT foundation pieces can be found for pennies on the dollar at consignment and resale shops, yard sales, etc... As long as you look for the 'timeless' pieces that seem to carry over from season to season and year to year... save the trendy prints and/or styles for accent pieces and you can refresh your wardrobe every year for a fraction of the cost it will look like you spent!
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  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    . . .Jessy RN that's what I did for interview clothes when I was flat broke with 2 kids and had to fire up that old license- two dark tailored A-line skirts and some crepe blouses that were so-not-me. . .I didn't feel guilty never wearing them again. Getting a really good deal . . . is the best!!

    Those Lady Ga Ga shoes!! ROFL!! They make Elton John platforms (what I pictured) look like staid beige Dr. Scholl shoes, lol.
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    Quote from aura_of_laura
    You'd have to be a darn good stripper to be able to afford these shoes!
  9. Visit  caroladybelle profile page
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    Quote from Purple_Scrubs
    OK, I will readily admit I am out of the loop as far as pop culture (I listen to country most of the time), but what exactly are Lady GaGa shoes? I have seen a couple of pics of her...far to "out there" for my tastes, but I can't say I have noticed her shoes (probably flicked channels to quickly).

    Anyone have photos? I am assuming they are something like what is referred to around here as "stripper shoes", if so there is no way these are appropriate for work! Anything that you would wear to the club should stay far far away from the office!
    Another term is "Tranny" shoes.

    ( I used to do theatre work and was befriended by a number of rather theatrical gay males)

    There is a discount shoe store in Atlanta that has a lot of these on the cheap. I wore them for hanging out at "la Cage a Faux" type events in my best "Rita Hayworth as Gilda" outfit. I, of course, was much thinner and cuter then. As a girl, you always have to look better and more "woman" than the boys passing as girls.
    Last edit by caroladybelle on May 10, '10
  10. Visit  southernbeegirl profile page
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    Plus Size Clothing | Plus Sizes for Full Figured Women | Catherines

    they have fantastic, well made clothes that are also trendy and professional. i'm a big girl too (5x size) but girl...i look GOOD! so can you!
  11. Visit  kids profile page
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    Quote from clemmm78
    Sorry, but your choice of shoes is inappropriate in a healthcare setting. How on earth could you react if there was an emergency? Even if you aren't doing hands-on care, if there was a fire or some other emergency, you would have to help evac patients.
    I've seen people mention sandals, I really think sandals are inappropriate in healthcare also. Even if you aren't doing direct patient care if you have any patient contact you risk body fluids not to mention the danger from wheelchairs and other equip. I've never worked anywhere that anyone, even admin were allowed to wear sandals.

    Quote from danceswithsnakes
    That said, we have many rather downright unattractive people (including a very overweight woman in her late 60's) and they never say anything to her. They also never say anything to the 50 year old woman in baby doll dresses. But they singled me out. Again, I don't deny looking like a slob, but we have people here who are FAR from the catwalk.
    Unless you are the direct supervisor of the people you mentioned you have no idea what has or hasn't been said about how they look.
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  12. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    Quote from kids
    i've seen people mention sandals, i really think sandals are inappropriate in healthcare also. even if you aren't doing direct patient care if you have any patient contact you risk body fluids not to mention the danger from wheelchairs and other equip. i've never worked anywhere that anyone, even admin were allowed to wear sandals.
    i know when i mentioned sandals, i didn't mean for op to wear them to work in. i was just giving examples of the shoes i do wear.


    unless you are the direct supervisor of the people you mentioned you have no idea what has or hasn't been said about how they look.

    kathy
    shar pei mom


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