Reply to post: Re: Quit wearing heels

Hey GitLab, the 1970s called and want their sexism back: Saleswomen told to wear short skirts, heels and 'step it up'

Ben Tasker Silver badge

Re: Quit wearing heels

I remember sitting in on a conversation between the bloke tasked with overseeing H+S and a woman in the office.

He took the position that she needed to be issued some safety boots in order for her to go out onto the shop floor, what with it being full of (heavy) aviation stores and the like.

She took the position that she didn't like the boots and wanted to continue wearing her open-toed sandals, and that changing in and out of the boots for her trips onto the shop floor was too much hassle.

It was eventually "resolved" with an agreement that he'd issue the boots, and a letter explaining how important they were, and that she'd do what she felt was best and accept that the employer was going to try and deny all liability if she ended up toeless.

She did occasionally complain of having hurt her feet too - almost always through dropping something like a bolt - easily handled by safety boots.

To this day, I've never been able to work out what the hell was going on in her head.

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