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Friday
Sep232011

Working for someone when,

 

I love heels! Absolutely LOVE them.  When I went to school in LA and worked in Seattle, I used to wear them every single day. I love that they slim you down, make you taller and can dress up almost any outfit.  Since then my life has changed.  Now I live in New York City, which means walking everywhere, running for the subway and crazy uneven sidewalks. Sadly heels are usually out of the question.  Of course sometimes I will throw a pair in my bag (to change into at work) or spare my feet and take a cab to special events, but I opt more and more to forego the heel. It's simply a choice I make and don’t really think about ...until I read this excerpt about working for Nicole Miller in TIME OUT NY, "Find a Better Job" issue.

Yoon-Krupkin VP of sales for Nicole Miller says "Most of the women forego makeup, though there is an unofficial footwear policy: “You will be shot if you wear flats in our office,” she jokes, adding that if Miller starts seeing the offending style too frequently, she’ll ask that a memo be circulated reminding everyone of her preference they wear heels. When asked about her pro-stiletto stance, Miller responded simply, “Well, I’m not a fan of flats.”

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Doesn't she seem like such a joy to work for? (insert sarcastic tone here) What an absolute DOLL!!  I remind you that this was in the “FIND A BETTER JOB” section of TIME OUT NY!!! If this is the solution for a better job in New York, I think I'll keep the one I have...thank you very much. I would also like to state for our non-heel wearing readers, that if you wear heels to an office job for the entire day...your feet will be KILLING YOU! Why is it acceptable to demand this?

Besides my obvious annoyance at this heel stance, I feel the larger problem with this article is making it acceptable for leaders in the fashion industry (particularly women) to be demanding, bitchy, and enforce demeaning rules on their employees.  Is this really how we are classifying “good jobs” these days? We watch shows like "Mad Men" and are shocked by how women used to be treated in the workplace. Isn't it ironic that strong female leaders today subscribe to some of these same sterotypical ideals?  Would it be acceptable for a businessman to demand that his women employees wear heels everyday? How about short skirts? Just kind of makes you think...doesn't it? 

 Finally, to anyone out there working for Nicole Miller, I would suggest that you develop a major foot issue (if you have not already) making you unable to conform to this insane heel policy....just to piss Ms. Miller off. Best of luck.