Throughout Asia, though I've only had experience with RP (Republic of Philippines) and Thailand, dress codes and age discrimination is rampant. Employees have little or often no rights at all. In RP it is common that employees be required to wear outfits, and that those outfits be paid by the employees. If an employee who makes precious little to start with forgets, or does not wear part of the outfit, often there is a significant "fine."
In short, what we consider "normal" here in America bears absolutely no resemblance to other countries. In RP and in Thailand a woman that is 30 or 35 is not often, but almost always, in certain trades, considered "too old," and is not hired.
We might look askance as such violations of what to us seems like basic human rights, but here we are talking about different cultures and different countries, and in reality in does not matter a whit, as to how we think things should be.
If the boss wants a certain outfit from the employees, and if the boss wants a certain "make-up look," the boss get's it, or plain and simple, the errant employee is fired. To be fired in RP often is the equivalent to be sentenced to death by malnutrition.
As hard as things have gotten for nurses in the US, for the average working stiff in RP or Thailand, we have it so, so much better.
And if meemaos was "caught" talking about the company, and the boss didn't like it, plain and simple, meemaos would be immediately out of a job.