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Nanhesru Ningyake
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The dress code in my workplace (a software dev company near Boston) is casual, but conservative. And that has pretty much been the norm in all my previous workplaces, in the US and India.
Something changed last week. We've had language testers from all over the world camped at our office, bringing their cultures, and dress codes with them. This one young lass from a middle-eastern country, in particular, has been attracting a lot of attention... either displaying her cleavage, or her belly button (but never both at the same time, I wonder why).
So is this a culture thing? Perhaps in some countries, women are subtly encouraged to dress more 'femininely'? Or maybe, there are US companies where this kind of attire is common.
(That reminds me of a Dilbert strip I had read: Wally wears a turtleneck sweater to work. He goes to his boss and says casual dress days have been encouraging flirtatious behavior, and that women have been trying hard to concentrate at their work, having seen him in his turtleneck sweater. Then he asks, 'Do you think I should put warning cones around my cubicle?' )
[ January 05, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]

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Badriprasad Bumbabol
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And i thought Middle-East women werent supposed to even go out without a Burqa(veil)
Nanhesru Ningyake
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Ah, but this is a rather liberal country - and she probably hasn't had an orthodox upbringing...
[ January 07, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]
Anonymous
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I used to work with an English lady that liked really short skirts. It was kind of fun to watch people watch her.
Jamie Robertson
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no bigger distraction than this very forum! But it's work related, right?
Jamie
Joseph Russell
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I was hoping this thread would help influence my distractions by providing links to distractions. Confused?
Jim Yingst
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> no bigger distraction than this very forum!
Well, I dunno - if my workplace had an attractive middle eastern woman flashing her cleavage, I might overlook this forum for a while...
[ January 08, 2002: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

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Nanhesru Ningyake
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>flashing her cleavage
May I know how this "flashing" can be done? I mean it's not like mooning, you know... it's more a passive display. If however she drops stuff in front of you, and stoops to pick it up... you have two options:
Blue pill: Just enjoy the sight. Nothing else.
Red pill: You stoop too. Bang! The girl is yours. (see the movie Legally Blonde to figure this out )
Vishal Hegde
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Nanhesru Ningyake wrote:The dress code in my workplace (a software dev company near Boston) is casual, but conservative. And that has pretty much been the norm in all my previous workplaces, in the US and India.
Something changed last week. We've had language testers from all over the world camped at our office, bringing their cultures, and dress codes with them. This one young lass from a middle-eastern country, in particular, has been attracting a lot of attention... either displaying her cleavage, or her belly button (but never both at the same time, I wonder why).
So is this a culture thing? Perhaps in some countries, women are subtly encouraged to dress more 'femininely'? Or maybe, there are US companies where this kind of attire is common.
(That reminds me of a Dilbert strip I had read: Wally wears a turtleneck sweater to work. He goes to his boss and says casual dress days have been encouraging flirtatious behavior, and that women have been trying hard to concentrate at their work, having seen him in his turtleneck sweater. Then he asks, 'Do you think I should put warning cones around my cubicle?' )
[ January 05, 2002: Message edited by: Nanhesru Ningyake ]


You are so luckyyy I never experienced this around me


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