's excellent Why do monks put up with it?
's RE: RE (tilly) 2: Why do monks put up with it?
bring a question to mind:
What do you wear to work?
In my 20+ years, I've *always* worn jeans and T-shirts, and tennis shoes or flip-flops, with 2 exceptions. One was a tradeshow, the other was a customer (of the company, not mine) in Boca Raton.
I have always believed that people should be judged on merit, not whether they've managed to choke off the oxygen supply to their brain with a tie. While I don't think people should be wearing swimtrunks to work, I think people that don't have to interface to the public should be given a lot more leeway. You're more effective if you're comfortable, and I've never found a tie comfortable. In fact, I don't even own one. I don't even own a dress shirt and slacks... So if you're going to plan a wedding or funeral and are gonna invite me, let me know so I can rent a tux...