Wear Shoes at Work.

Workplaces discriminate against hobbits. For good reason.

Workplaces discriminate against hobbits. For good reason.

You should always wear shoes at work. Seems obvious, right?

We thought so too, until we met an intern who wore just socks the first 10 days he was employed. We can forgive someone getting cozy at his or her desk. But 10 full days, walking around and attending meetings…just in socks?

Maybe your shoes are too tight. Maybe your shoes are too warm and your feet start to sweat after an hour. Maybe your only “professional” shoes are a pair of 6-inch platform pumps that you bought for your spring formal because you wanted to give off the classy vibe, while still making it clear you’d put out for a bottle of schnapps.

If these are your work shoes, and you're not a stripper, you need to rethink your priorities.

If these are your work shoes, and you’re not a stripper, you need to rethink your priorities. Or just become a stripper, which is probably easier.

Whatever the case, you’re going to have to suck it up and wear your goddamn shoes in the office. No excuses.

This blog is for all those who think it’s OK to go shoeless at work. We are here to provide you with seemingly obvious and very sage career advice.

Such as: After work, go to Payless and buy some reasonable shoes that don’t draw attention to themselves. Make sure they are comfy enough to wear for 10 hours a day. And don’t ever let us see you in your socks again.

Got obvious advice? Got a question? Submit to wearshoesatwork <at> gmail.com

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