As I've been sitting here in my flat shoes, I've got to wondering...
"Has my ability to perform my job been affected by my choice of shoes today?"
Well I can categorically tell you...it has not.
This month has, as always, has consisted of significant phone time and meetings with Clients & candidates, in among many other daily duties. My team and I - all in flat shoes - have provided a significant service to our client, whilst over delivering on the expectations set.
I'm happy, my team is happy, my boss is happy and best of all...my Client is too.
I would also add that not only have I done less damage to my feet this month, I have also avoided further embarrassing moments catching my heels in the many damaged roads, pathways and random grates on our streets.
Perhaps we should ask the government to correctly repair these pathways and roads so that we can wear heels without incident or accident?
Sore subject??...sore feet!
UK employers can dismiss staff who fail to live up to "reasonable" dress code demands, says employment law firm Thompsons, as long as they've been given enough time to buy the right shoes and clothes. They can set up different codes for men and women, as long as there's an "equivalent level of smartness". But a dress code including high heels "reeks of sexism", says Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the TUC. "High heels should be a choice, not a requirement." So, could women made to wear them at work sue their employer? "If they set the code because they thought high heels made women look sexy, that is a case," says Lawrence Davis, director at Equal Justice Limited solicitors, "because being sexy at work is not a job requirement."