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No more biz casual for Target employees

07.14.2004 · Posted in Home / Minneapolis

Man – the Strib is just full of fun articles today! I actually caught wind of this news last month. Target HR sent out a company-wide email mandating the new policy and somebody forwarded me a copy. Thank gawd I work in advertising. Here’s what it said:

Employees who do not follow these guidelines will be spoken to immediately, and may be sent home to change.

Monday through Thursday

Men

Preferred:

Suits/sport coats with dress shirts and ties

Acceptable:

  • Dress shirts with sport coats and/or ties (If you are not wearing a tie, you will need to wear your sport coat if not at your desk)
  • Dress knit shirts with sport coats
  • Sweaters or sweater vests with pressed collared shirts and ties
  • Dress slacks or pressed khakis
  • Dress shoes or dress boots
  • Pressed red shirts and pressed khaki pants

Not Acceptable:

No casual shoes, such as beach shoes/flip flops, Birkenstocks (or similar), hiking boots, or tennis shoes.
No jeans or denim of any color, except on Friday.

Women

Preferred:

Suits

Acceptable:

  • Jackets
  • Sweater sets
  • Dressy sweaters, blouses or knit tops
  • Jackets required with sleeveless tops or tops/dresses with spaghetti straps
  • Pressed slacks, khakis or skirts
  • Dress shoes, dress boots and dressy sandals
  • Pressed red shirts and pressed khaki pants

Not Acceptable:

  • No casual shoes, such as beach shoes/flip flops, Birkenstocks (or similar), hiking boots, or tennis shoes.
  • No capris, jeans or denim of any color, except on Friday.

Friday

We will maintain our traditional casual Fridays.

Appropriate attire, neat jeans, polo shirts with small designer logos, and clean tennis shoes are acceptable. (Remember, casual Friday does not mean sloppy Friday.)

Not Acceptable Anytime:

  • Shorts, overalls, jogging suits, leggings, Lycra pants, halter tops, sheer or revealing clothing (e.g., bare midriffs, short mini-skirts), T-shirts or sweatshirts advertising products or events, heavily worn shoes.
  • Hats and caps, unless medically necessary.

Weekend, evening and overnight shifts:

Casual dress is fine for groups working during these time periods.

If you have any questions regarding appropriate dress, please contact your supervisor.

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