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Why oh why do compaines do this stuff?

OK here is an email that just got sent out here at work.

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Funky Friday's are back! It has been decided that this Friday will be ugly shirt day. Now, by ugly we mean that one shirt in the back of your closet that you just can't part with but won't be caught dead wearing in public. There should not be any obscene, foul, derogatory or otherwise offensive comments, pictures,gestures, or innuendoes in, on, or around said shirt. Also, holes, fungus or other unpleasant odors will be not acceptable. It must be appropriate for the work environment in an ugly sort of way. Participation is purely optional however encouraged.


Remember: Ugly is in the eye of the beholder.

First off, If I thought the shirt was ugly I wouldnt still have it, and second, do I really want to see a bunch of shi*ty shirts around here? F No!

I told you guys, its like Office Space exactly here.
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Our company (and more specifically my previous department) used to do stuff like that all the time. I suppose it's intended to foster cameraderie and team building and all that bullsh*t... Also supposed to be a break from day to day monotany, bring a little fun into the workplace...

Eh, it can be fun... it's stupid, but why not have fun with it?
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you should go get a 70's style shirt with the butterfly collar, and wear that
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Our company (and more specifically my previous department) used to do stuff like that all the time. I suppose it's intended to foster cameraderie and team building and all that bullsh*t... Also supposed to be a break from day to day monotany, bring a little fun into the workplace...

Eh, it can be fun... it's stupid, but why not have fun with it?
Because I dont own an ugly shirt!!
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OK here is an email that just got sent out here at work.

First off, If I thought the shirt was ugly I wouldnt still have it, and second, do I really want to see a bunch of shi*ty shirts around here? F No!

I told you guys, its like Office Space exactly here.
Why not make a casual day, instead of this retardidity?
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Why not make a casual day, instead of this retardidity?
Because engineers are socially retarded.
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Why not make a casual day, instead of this retardidity?
Why dress up at all??
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Because I dont own an ugly shirt!!
I'm sure there's at least ONE questionable item in your wardrobe...
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I'm sure there's at least ONE questionable item in your wardrobe...
Actually I do, its a University of Michigan shirt.
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Because engineers are socially retarded.
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Our company (and more specifically my previous department) used to do stuff like that all the time. I suppose it's intended to foster cameraderie and team building and all that bullsh*t... Also supposed to be a break from day to day monotany, bring a little fun into the workplace...

Eh, it can be fun... it's stupid, but why not have fun with it?
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OK here is an email that just got sent out here at work.




First off, If I thought the shirt was ugly I wouldnt still have it, and second, do I really want to see a bunch of shi*ty shirts around here? F No!

I told you guys, its like Office Space exactly here.
It's stuff like this that makes me so happy my company buys all my clothes that I wear to work and we have to wear fire retardant clothing, so it all looks like decent clotheing jeans/work pants and button up shirts or nice t-shirt.

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Actually I do, its a University of Michigan shirt.
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ugly t shirt day? thats new...

we don't have that kinda stuff here I guess, everyday is supposedly casual. (or at least it is for me ) But I really get the office space vibe coming from this place. and the cubicle farms... everytime I stand up in my cubicle its like that scene from the matrix that shows all the humans being farmed for energy
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Man, I'm glad I work in a "creative" field. Every day is jeans and sneakers day, and so long as my shirt has a collar, they don't care.
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its not all engineering companies...I wear jeans and sneakers and nobody cares about collars at all.
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its not all engineering companies...I wear jeans and sneakers and nobody cares about collars at all.
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hmm riding jeans.. I need to get some of those, so I can have leg protection but not have to walk around with riding pants...
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Friday is Hawiian shirt day...





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Friday is Hawiian shirt day...

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