Re: Dress code

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From:Sharon M Tipton <>
To:Connie McManus <>
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Well Connie, I really do have to agree with you - sometimes the scrubs get
really boring. That's when I get the " I wants" real  bad, and look through
my catalogs for something new and exciting. However, that can get a little
spendy, so I just make do with what I have.
I work in a small hospital, where we not only do routine histology, but also
assist with bone marrows and FNA's, That means patient contact, so the
scrubs (nice ones) are the best bet for covering all situations.The
pathologists wear nice casual clothes (they favor"Dockers"), but always wear
their pressed white lab coats when working with patients.The hospital dress
code calls for   " no jeans" - you better believe I live in denim the rest
of the time!!!
And as far as the underwear issue - guess I have too much 'art' in me (plus
a little OC!!!),  but I try to match them up - trust me on that one! (Seen
too many nurses with white pants and hot pink undies !!!)
Beware of Murphy - the Wright's bottle toppled over the other day -
splattered the floor and my white tennies -I was wearing blue scrubs that
day - go figure.-Shar (dreaming of research and denim)
----- Original Message -----
From: Connie McManus <>
To: Sharon M Tipton <>; Histonet
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: Dress code

> At 09:46 PM 05/17/2000 -0600, Sharon M Tipton wrote:
> >I'll put my vote in for scrubs - they wash well,
> I used to work for another company as  microbiologist.  We had to wear
> scrubs as the work was performed in a semi sterile production core area.
> This I could easily agree to and complied happily, but I hated...
> absolutely HATED... wearing scrubs.  They felt more like pajamas than
> working attire and I felt like everyone could see thru them to my
> underwear.  Well, I know this for a fact cuz one of the production guys
> wore tiger print bikini under wear and all us women could see this plainly
> thru his scrubs.
>  >and I can match the color to the predominant stain that I'll be doing
> that day! (Prints really come in
> >handy, some days).
> HAHAHA!  I'm just more careful than you!  *vvvbg*  Now saying that, I most
> certainly have invoked Murphy's sadistic Laws upon myself.  *g*
>  And, how can you beat wearing your 'jammies' to work!!
> I don't like it.  I like to wear jeans and a t-shirt most days.  I don't
> care what gets on my jeans as long as it's not infectious and there's no
> chance of that in this lab.
> >Looking "professional" is important - but it should match the work
> >requirements, too.
> That't the truth. Also, just a note in favor of jeans,  I've seen some
> pretty sharp looking denim outfits that cannot in anyway be said to be
> scruffy.
> IMO, wearing jeans to work is my favorite, most comfortable attire.
> However, if my employer says "wear those scrubs"... I'll wear them.  I
> figure there's a good reason why they require it.
> >Just a thought, but isn't white the absolute worst color choice for
> >stain-happy histotechs?!! -Shar
> No cuz the staining makes it kinda funky.  What else can show those wild
> blotches?  It's like wearing a custom Roschach test!  **VBG**
> Connie McManus
> Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
> Utah State University
> Logan, UT

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