Monthly Archives: March 2014

Excuse me, does my clothing offend you?  

So this week, teachers who are employed by the NSW DEC, received a rather interesting email.

A new dress code comes into play at the start of term 2.

 

 

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 This is not me…  Source.

 

In short, we have an obligation to do the following:

 

  • maintain respect
  • establish credibility
  • uphold the reputation of the Department

 

I DO THIS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

 

 

The dress code goes on to say that we must be clean and tidy.  We must also wear professional attire at any formal engagements such as meetings with parents and at assemblies etc.

 

I KNOW THIS.  I DO THIS EVERY OTHER DAY…

 

 

 

This is the part that’s annoyed me…

 

“Employees must not wear revealing clothes such as those exposing bare midriffs, strapless tops or dresses, or clothes that may be construed as suggestive and/or offensive.

Employees must not wear inappropriate clothes such as singlets, t-shirts, tracksuits or rubber thongs (except for sport and organised physical activities), ripped or dirty clothes, or clothes with inappropriate slogans (e.g. advertising for tobacco and alcohol).”

 

Oh, and men must wear collared shirts.

 

 

Good people of the world, I haven’t exposed my midriff since the mid-nineties, believe me.  But I do wear singlet tops and t-shirts to work and I make no attempt to be revealing or inappropriate.

 

My general school style is a nice cotton t-shirt and a pair of pants.  Sometimes a skirt with a sleeveless tank top.  At times, a singlet top (never spaghetti straps), with a pair of jeans.  I shop at places like Sussan for work, just to further illustrate my point.

 

 

Am I missing something?  Since when is a singlet top ‘revealing’, or a t-shirt ‘inappropriate’?

Would you be offended if I wore something like what I’ve described to a parent/teacher meeting?

Do you think that this type of clothing would make your child think that I’m an unprofessional teacher when I stand up in front of their class?

 

 

Unreasonable?  Your thoughts as always, are welcome.

 

 

Love,

Robo X

 

P.S.  Us Teachers are, on the whole, a pretty jovial bunch.  I’m looking forward to seeing some of the takes on ‘appropriateness’ next term…


Not So Freaky After All.

Welcome to The Lounge for another week.

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This one’s been busy.

 

 

Between weekend birthday parties, work, sick kids and a sick mama, (me), I didn’t get time to write the freaky post that I had in mind.

No time. None.

 

 

Lack of time seems to be the emerging theme of 2014.  My blog posts are few and very far between and after it’s all said and done, inspiration no longer strikes in the evenings.

I’ve misplaced my mojo…  It’ll come back one day.

 

 

In the mean time, this is what you get when you type “fucking weird” into Google.

 

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I tried typing “fucking freaky” but yeah, you don’t need to see that.

Love,
Robo X


Good for the soul

Welcome to The Lounge for another week!

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This week is meant to be all about the music…

 

Sorry kids!  I just couldn’t decide…

Too many songs, too many artists, too many memories.

 

 

So today, I’ve handed the reigns over to Mr Robo and I’m showcasing his favourite song of all time.

 

Eulogy, by a little known band, at least in my blogging world, called Tool.

 

 

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You might’ve seen this logo on a few grubby t-shirts over the years.

 

 

 

 

If you can get past the anti-Christian sentiments, which are just a metaphor really, for all the tall poppy martyrs who cross our paths, you might see something in it.

 

It’s good to try new things.

Check out the links below.

 

Love,

Robo X