Male Chest Hair and Scrub Tops - page 14

What is your vote? Should a male nurse wearing a scrub top and has chest hair be required to wear a T shirt underneath in order to cover up the chest hair?... Read More

  1. by   Atheos
    Quote from kelrn24
    now that is mature.

    my point is that dress-codes must not have gender biases like they have in the past.
    red panties in white scrubs isn't a gender bias. it's a class bias. it's rather tacky and the people that commit that atrocity know it is. it is a choice. hair on the chest isn't a choice.
    Quote from kelrn24
    men do not take kindly to the mandates that women have had to conform to.

    ~kelrn24
    just because certain behavior is aimed at women more often does not mean it's a gender bias. not wearing underwear is nasty no matter who does it. red under wear? white scrubs? please...

    hair on the chest falls into the same arena as say, some women not cutting their hair or breastfeeding. it is a natural occurrence that shouldn't be punished.

    of course, i am just being contrary. i do wear t-shirts. my g/f told me i had to.

    men!!!! :spin:
    Last edit by Atheos on Feb 13, '08
  2. by   KelRN24
    i never said that wearing undergarments such as red underwear or no underwear at all was appropriate. i was being realistic; any person, male or female that does not follow the established dress code should be made aware per the occurrence.

    i think if nurses want to increase the amount of respect they receive perhaps appearing professional may improve their chances.

    ~kelrn24
  3. by   Tweety
    Quote from kelrn24
    now that is mature.

    my point is that dress-codes must not have gender biases like they have in the past. men do not take kindly to the mandates that women have had to conform to.

    ~kelrn24

    men don't have dress codes?

    let's not talk about the past. women don't put up with caps, or mandates they wear dresses and white panty hose any more. that they did in the past is a moot point to this discussion in my opinion.

    both men and women have dress codes. at least we do where i work.
  4. by   KelRN24
    apparently, tweety men may not have dress codes in all places. and after reviewing the dress code policy in my own facility it is more geared to women than men without stating genders. they only reason i brought up the past was regarding the post that some men have replied to regarding being 'forced' to wear something such as a t-shirt.

    my only point is that it should be free of gender biases and apply to all.

    ~kelrn24
  5. by   nursebanks
    I think it is just fine to go without the T. I know from experience how hot it can get and t's just make it worse. If it is kept neat and he doent look like a gorrilla i say bare it!!! LOL:heartbeat
  6. by   EmmaG
    Quote from nursebanks
    If it is kept neat and he doent look like a gorilla i say bare it!!!
    As long as they are competent and know what they're doing, they can wear a gorilla suit for all I care.
  7. by   IckuRN
    I would be interested to see how the poll results would sway if it were asking about a DOCTOR and his chest hair. I bet there would be many more yes's. You talk about respecting the profession, then you complain about stupid crap, and then we all look dumb. Who cares?!
    Yep, everyone should adhere to the dress code, and the last time I checked with a few specialty units, it was facility provided uniforms, and shoe covers. No t-shirts, know why? Those nurses and doctors are way to busy saving lives and getting bloody to worry about some chest hair.
  8. by   Tweety
    Quote from IckuRN
    I would be interested to see how the poll results would sway if it were asking about a DOCTOR and his chest hair. I bet there would be many more yes's. You talk about respecting the profession, then you complain about stupid crap, and then we all look dumb. Who cares?!
    Yep, everyone should adhere to the dress code, and the last time I checked with a few specialty units, it was facility provided uniforms, and shoe covers. No t-shirts, know why? Those nurses and doctors are way to busy saving lives and getting bloody to worry about some chest hair.
    It's just a question. I seriously doubt the posters in this thread are wasting a lot of energy, time and loosing sleep on the topic. I'm sure that if a life needed to be saved they wouldn't ignore that and say "wait we have to resolve the dress code issue first".
  9. by   queenjean
    I didn't vote; I think it LOOKS better when a hairy dud trims or shaves his chest hair and/or wears a t-shirt underneath. But I don't think it should be REQUIRED. That seems pretty silly.

    I don't like being told how to dress, or if I should be wearing make up, or I should dye my gray hairs, but not dye them green or purple, or whatever. WHo cares?

    If I were a hairy chested male, I would trim and cover with a t-shirt a) because I think it looks nicer personally; b) because believe it or not, I have more than once seen someone get their chest hair grabbed by some pinchy little old lady or dude (and don't even go there if you work in the nursery); c) if it looks like a furry little animal is about to jump out, it might give your pt chest pain and then that just causes you more work.
  10. by   queenjean
    Quote from Gr8Dane
    Should we be required to? Well, I guess so, if we can require some of the ladies to shave their mustaches. Just as they can't help that we can't help our chest hair.

    Um, hello, it's called WAXING, not shaving! Oh lord, I do not want to be THAT OLD LADY (you know the ones I'm talking about) that have a 5 o'clock shadow.

    I'm scared that my skin will be too sensitive to wax when I'm older...hopefully by then there will be some other technology for hairy old ladies!!!!
  11. by   Perpetual Student
    I'd quit a job that required me to wear two shirts. I would be uncomfortable, hot, and soaked with sweat. Yeah, I've got a hairy chest. And an ugly face. Should I wear a mask over my face to aesthetically please some people?
  12. by   SteveNNP
    Quote from Perpetual Student
    Yeah, I've got a hairy chest. And an ugly face. Should I wear a mask over my face to aesthetically please some people?
    :msk:
  13. by   leslie :-D
    why would chest hair bother me?

    it's much more professional than seeing a female's cleavage in a scrub top.

    leslie

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