2012-1-18 14:13:57 版主
P: I’m inclined to agree with Frank. You know that old saying: "Don’t judge a book by its cover?" Well, almost everyone DOES judge by what they see on the outside. I think we do need to present a more professional image.
F: Some of the ladies may also have to tone down their attire as well. Clothes that are too revealing are not appropriate either.
G: What exactly is acceptable and what is not?
俗话说，Don’t judge a book by its cover，人不可貌相，可实际上，Penny表示，几乎所有人都难免以貌取人judge by what they see on the outside, 因此公司需要树立专业形象。
Frank又说，女员工穿着也要tone down收敛，不能过于暴露，revealing, r-e-v-e-a-l-i-n-g, revealing，是暴露的意思。 那到底什么样儿才符合要求呢？
F: Well, for the men it’s pretty simple. They should wear a button-down shirt with a collar and preferably a tie as well. Jeans are not acceptable.
P: For the women I’d say professional looking skirts or dresses that go down to at least the knee are acceptable. And blouses or shirts should not show too much skin.
F: And of course, no sandals or flip-flops. Shorts are NEVER acceptable.
P: Do you think members of the board should try to dress especially well?
F: Yes I do. We are representatives of the company and we need to be a good example. I’d say the men should try to wear a full business suit when possible.
G: Can we still have "Casual Fridays"?
F: (Chuckle) Sure, Gary... let’s keep that tradition. But "casual" can’t be too casual. I’d say jeans are OK on Fridays, but no T-shirts. Polo shirts or short-sleeved sports shirts are OK.
G: So I guess we are going to need to send out a memo with these new guidelines. Some people aren’t going to be very happy about this.
F: Well, we in management can lead by example.
P: Actually, I kind of enjoy getting dressed up! It’s fun!
G: And I guess I’ll get used to the new rules. I do look pretty good in a suit.
Frank同意保留星期五随意着装的传统，但不能太过份，牛仔裤可以穿，带领子的马球衫Polo shirts和短袖衬衣可以穿，但是没领子的T恤衫还是不行。Gary最后无可奈何地说，I guess I’ll get used to the new rules，我想我会慢慢习惯新规矩的。