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#41048 - 08/14/04 01:45 PM Work Shirts  
Kennyvp  Offline
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 21
New Jersey
I am looking to find out some thoughts on how people feel about company shirts teeshirts polos etc. I work for a company that does not use them now. Everyone wheres jeans and some teeshirt they have? i think it looks messy , we do alot of res. work as well as light comm. Anythoughts.

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#41049 - 08/14/04 02:00 PM Re: Work Shirts  
Kennyvp  Offline
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 21
New Jersey
must fix my own spelling that would be (wears)!

#41050 - 08/14/04 02:08 PM Re: Work Shirts  
Topher  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 16
Denver, CO
I'm opposed. If you're gonna make your guys wear them please buy cotton. Buy a couple and see if they are tall enough so their butt doesn't hang out. An extra $3-4 dollars might be money well spent so whoever your trying to impress doesn't see your logo on a shirt that doesn't cover someone's bum. At that point you would have defeated the purpose.

#41051 - 08/14/04 02:50 PM Re: Work Shirts  
Roger  Offline
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Posts: 1,716
I personally like the idea. I will go along with Topher and the cotton, this is an OSHA requirement for some aspects of electrical work and regardless synthetic is dangerous in more than just fire, it also seems to prohibit evaporation of perspiration for cooling the body.

We have a few large accounts (hospitals and manufacturers) that prohibit any writing, logo's, or symbols on any clothing with the exception of company logos.

This helps some of the "not so bright", "arrogant", or "striving to be rude" employees know how to dress for work and actually for society in general. [Linked Image]

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#41052 - 08/14/04 02:52 PM Re: Work Shirts  
PCBelarge  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 681
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
When I was in contracting, if my men did not wear the company tshirts, they were sent home. No holes permitted in their pants, shirt sleeves could not be cut and work boots, no sneakers. I also did not permit hats worn backwards. When we worked in private homes, no radios on the job. Pretty simple and always followed. A couple of the guys who worked for me and now in their own business, practice the same dress code [Linked Image]


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#41053 - 08/14/04 03:22 PM Re: Work Shirts  
DougW  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
I've worn tees on the job, but they were always clean, no holes, and no offensive logos or slogans (unless of course you're a Harley hater [Linked Image] )

Usually wore flannel / chamois in the winter as an over shirt. I got hired too late to get any of the EC's printed shirts, and then he went under. (sigh)

Am looking at having a friend in the Madison WI area screen me a couple of shirts with my own logo on 'em, for promotional and work use.

[This message has been edited by DougW (edited 08-14-2004).]

#41054 - 08/14/04 05:15 PM Re: Work Shirts  
Electric Eagle  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
We give our employees each 5 logo t-shirts for the new work guys and 5 polo style shirts for the service guys. If they show up with another shirt on or if the company shirt is obviously dirty, they have to buy a new shirt or they don't work. I think giving them 5 for free is plenty, they can wash clothes once a week.

We thought about using a uniform service and having the employees pay for it, but decided to purchase instead. Our shirts are 100% cotton and high quality. The T's only cost us about $6.50 ea, but the polo's are more like $24.

#41055 - 08/14/04 05:19 PM Re: Work Shirts  
capt al  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 206
Norton, Ma USA
I work for a large EC in the New England area. We wear cotton tees provided by the company. We recieve 5 new shirts each year.
Also 2 new sweatshirts each fall.

Recently my service dept. recieved polo shirts with company logo and our first name. They are also cotton. If you decide to go with company shirts please buy cotton!!!

#41056 - 08/14/04 08:00 PM Re: Work Shirts  
sparky806  Offline
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 59
Shawnee, KS, USA
We supply are guys with 11 short sleeve button up shirts,6 long sleeve button up shirts,11 pairs of jeans, 1 long sleeve light weight cover all, winter coat(new one each year) Carhart bibs, assorted co. logo T-shirts, hats etc. The owner really likes to see the Co. name everywhere.

#41057 - 08/14/04 10:21 PM Re: Work Shirts  
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
Just got our new shirts, everyone hates them! Burgandy knit Polo shirts.... Ick!

These thing will be dirt magnets, and pink after a few washings with rock dust.

Before you order, maybe do some opinion research with your crew.

But for Resi and Commercial, depending on climate, a simple t-shirt will work. A guy I used to work for had tool vests with a logo, those were hip. If I had known someone were ordering shirts, I would have suggested it.

[This message has been edited by e57 (edited 08-14-2004).]

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