Thursday, January 22, 2009

Going Barefoot in the office

I started my new job as a drug and alcohol worker last week. It is going okay, but there is still a lot of training to do and it is a bit of a drive to where I am currently working in Hemel Hempstead.

A colleague yesterday had removed her shoes and was going barefoot in the office. I have not done that myself since starting, though I did in my last workplace. It might be considered unprofessional, so I wait for somebody else to do it first. I have been wearing flip flops, anyway, so my feet are comfortable enough.


Jennifer said...

Just found your site.....LOVE it. We have a very strict no shoes policy at my house. My husband gets embarrassed about it when his friends come over. I don't was how I was raised and I know there are 101 good reasons for it. the site. Just wanted to tell you. I'm going to show the hubbie he will get a kick out of it too.

Celestial Fundie said...

You lay down the lay, Jennifer! Don't take no nonsese!

Rita Martinez said...

ahh wish I could do that but going around barefoot inside of a public hospital in this country can be considered a death sentence :P strangely enough they are not the most sanitary places...but I wear crocs which are quite comfy.

Celestial Fundie said...

As it happens, I am going to based in an hospital soon.

I suppose you can at least take your shoes off in the staff room.

In Indian hospitals you have to remove your shoes and go barefoot; in Japanese hospitals you wear slippers.

Here in England, hospital staff are not allowed to wear the classic Crocs with the holes.

God Bless


Rita Martinez said...

"In Indian hospitals you have to remove your shoes and go barefoot; in Japanese hospitals you wear slippers."
Really?? wow I had no idea!

Well the crocs with all the holes on 'em is not the best to wear at a hospital but they sure are comfy especially when you have to spend 24 hours on a shift walking up and down the halls. But yes we are allowed to take them off in the staff room

richyrich said...

Have you seen this link?

Celestial Fundie said...

Nice advice on that post.

Can't say I like those particular slippers.

mafalha said...

muslim prefer to remove shoes at door, and to have special shoes for each bath rooms, as to keep thier home free of germs and dust, street dust.
in their daily pray, they remove shoes before pray, no one enter Masjad or Mosque with
shoes in his foot.
they are faceing the less illness in the world
I hope we start remove shoes especially before enter hospitals

Celestial Fundy said...

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