Skip to comments.California Mayor Wants to Forbid Neckties at Work
Posted on 07/12/2018 2:54:58 PM PDT by qwerty1234
THE MAYOR OF THE California town of Lancaster wants to forbid all city employers from requiring workers to wear neckties on the job.
Mayor R. Rex Parris asked the city attorney at a council meeting this week, according to The Los Angeles Times, if enacting a policy restricting employers from enforcing a tie-wearing dress code was possible.
Muzzies don’t wear neckties - so there ....
Not the government’s job to ban them.
Having said that, I really hated wearing one.
Sounds good to me! I hate having anything tied around my neck. I don’t even wear badge holders around my neck. I clip them to a belt loop.
It’s a stupid tradition that needs to go away.
Anyone who thinks ties are formal attire needs to know that the current tie and suit is by historic definition a “Leisure suit”, a “casual suit”. There is nothing formal about it.
I can think of some instances where I would still expect men to wear ties at work. Including banking executives, funeral home employees, probably others.
It’s been long taken as “professional.”
My personal list of “no-go zones” grows practically every week. This too is straight-up totalitarianism.
“Its a stupid tradition that needs to go away.”
By a government ban?
Everything that isn’t required is forbidden.
I am OK with not requiring them - but banning them, really? Mayor has nothing better to do?
Marxist control freaks whose last thought is freedom
I could see excusing normal information technology employees. I did work a while at one place that called for the ties most of the time. It was a distracting, self-consciousness heightening nuisance.
Some kind of non binding resolution recommending it is as far as it could be seemly taken.
Lancaster? That place needs to try banning meth labs first.
When did it become legal to enforce personal whims by law. Ban neckties and I buy a gun and a necktie, put on the necktie, load the gun, ho outside...
I agree that ties are a stupid, antiquated, counterproductive practice.
Employers should not be able to compel the wearing of them.
Free the top shirt button.
“I spend a lot of hours every week on an elliptical or a bike just to increase blood flow to my brain,” Parris told the Times, “and it turns out every morning when I put on a tie I’m diminishing it.”
It ain’t working.
It shouldn’t be — but I could see a nonbinding resolution “We are a jeans campus town” or something of the sort.
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