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Joe Marconi

Mandatory uniforms?

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We have a strict dress code in my shop with regard to uniforms and grooming. We supplies uniforms that are cleaned by a service, and we also issue T shirts in the summer and sweat shirts in the winter, along with a jacket. The T shirts and sweat shirts are theirs to keep and we give them new ones each year. For years this has worked fine.


Now, it seems that some of the younger techs lose their uniforms. They come in wearing their own shirts and jackets. And it is real annoying. We are now in the process of making everyone change at work and keeping all the uniforms in their lockers. We also issued a memo to all explaining company policy. We give them an inventory count and explain why this is important.


Is this an industry issue? If so, how do you deal with this? I dont know how everyone feels about this, but I think it makes a difference, from the customers perspective, if everyone is in uniform and well-groomed.

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