I work for my uncle whenever possible. When I first started working for him I would throw on new, or very good pants to go to work. What I failed to keep in mind each time I did this was that they would have paint on them when I was finished working. After a few weeks of this I finally heard from my wife that I was almost out of jeans. We immediatelly took all the worn out jeans, and shirts, and put them in a specific place so that when I work with him I go to that pile.
For my business I just have to dress nice when I go to customer sites. A few years back when we were with Circuit City we had a mandate telling us that we had to have rubber gloves, and foot coverings when we went onsite. The only things we were missing to make us look like doctors was the scrubs uniforms. After just one or two jobs we totally canned their mandate because of safety issues.
The rubber gloves were a nice thought, but I am a person that likes to have unrestricted use of my fingers when I am working on a customers tv. They felt that the gloves would help in keeping things off the customers walls. The shoe coverings were cut by me because they were very unsafe. This is because certain flooring doesn’t play well with cloth. This would have created a insurance issue if anything had happened while we were there.
Do you have a uniform? Is there any part of it that doesn’t work for you sometimes?