If you think your dress code is strict, you wouldn’t believe the number of attire-related rules workers at this company have to follow.
USB, a bank in based in Switzerland, has a 43-page dress code that employees at its retail branches are expected to follow.
Why such a lengthy document? According to USB’s own policy, “A flawless appearance can bring inner peace and a sense of security.”
Here are a few of the numerous guidelines in company’s dress code:
- Women should wear flesh-coloured underwear and skirts extending to 5 cm below the knee
- Men’s jackets should cover the posterior and shirt cuff extending up to 2.5cm beyond the end of sleeves
- Socks with cartoon motifs are strictly verboten, and
- Watches are acceptable to the extent that they do not threaten safety.
The bank’s dress code goes beyond employees’ clothes, too. For example, when women employees go to the hairdresser, they are expected to ask themselves, “Is this a cut that suits my age?”