Tesco man employee wears skirts at work

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Sinned wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:53 am
Hull is just down the road ( relatively ) for me.
Same here. I live about half an hour drive from the Humber Bridge.
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I’d love to wear a skirt to however my new job IS NOT skirt friendly!
I’m driving a drawbar lorry carrying bricks and blocks to builders merchants and building sites and I have to climb a ladder at the back to operate said crane...
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I wear a skirt - but I am almost always desk based - although I do site visits monthly. But I am not a hands-on worker in the true sense.

that said - I have driven a forklift at work unloading trucks from time to time in a skirt.

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Tackleberry wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:59 pm
I’d love to wear a skirt to however my new job IS NOT skirt friendly!
I’m driving a drawbar lorry carrying bricks and blocks to builders merchants and building sites and I have to climb a ladder at the back to operate said crane...
I've loaded planks on the roof of my van at a large and busy timber yard in the Radstock area whilst wearing a skirt.  I hadn't brought a stepladder so I parked the van next to the timber racks and climbed up the racks to get onto the roof.  Nobody seemed bothered.

I was a customer, it might be different if I were an employee.
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Re: Tesco man employee wears skirts at work

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pelmut wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:06 am
Tackleberry wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:59 pm
I’d love to wear a skirt to however my new job IS NOT skirt friendly!
I’m driving a drawbar lorry carrying bricks and blocks to builders merchants and building sites and I have to climb a ladder at the back to operate said crane...
I've loaded planks on the roof of my van at a large and busy timber yard in the Radstock area whilst wearing a skirt.  I hadn't brought a stepladder so I parked the van next to the timber racks and climbed up the racks to get onto the roof.  Nobody seemed bothered.

I was a customer, it might be different if I were an employee.
Much different, we have to wear hivis trousers etc
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As an employee its not so much my skirt that can cause trouble - its my high heels - my skirt doesn't get brought up from health and safety perspective. I'd debate the heels cause most things are do-able in heels but I'd never win that debate anyway. Ironically - mostly debating with men who don't wear high heels anyway so have no idea what they're talking about! Ha.

Skirts and H&S or OSH shouldn't be an issue in my mind - etiquette perspective would be more challenging on a skirt than H&S.

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nzfreestyler wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:32 am
Ironically - mostly debating with men who don't wear high heels anyway so have no idea what they're talking about! Ha.
Hi NZ
I would agree with you on that point, most men have no idea what it is like to wear anything but the drab.
Here is a link to research published in the British Medical Journal re. High Heels.
https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/1/e010053.
The subjects were women, I guess they couldn't find enough experienced men.
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