Will You Wear A Costume To Work On Halloween?
Halloween is upon us. The question many workers are asking themselves: Do I show up in costume this year?
First you have to think of the appropriateness of the situation. Will the costume interfere with you safely doing your job, for example: performing electrical work in "Freddy" fingers. Then no, a costume is out of the question.
Then you have to look at where to draw the line. Working in a preschool and showing up as a "sexy school girl" doesn't work. Or working in a doctors office and showing up dressed as the Grim Reaper (is that a scythe in your hand, or...). Or making sales presentations dressed in a "Jason" type mask.
The company I work for is actually encouraging employees to dress up for Halloween, instructing us to send pictures to Human Resources for a chance to win prizes. I ran around the building asking if anyone here will dress up for Halloween. The general consensus is no.
The last time I dressed up for Halloween at work was back in 1997. The radio station I worked for at the time held a Halloween party for our listeners. I dressed up as Mimi (from The Drew Carey Show). I had pictures somewhere but I cannot seem to find them, so you will have to use your imagination.
Are you going to work in costume? What are you dressing as? Have you ever seen any inappropriate costumes in the workplace? Leave your answers below.