Australia: too bloody hot for business attire.

From the ABC:

“The Senate’s bid to cut energy use has caused some members of the Upper House to complain that they are too hot.”

Maybe, just maybe, dear Senators, it’s time to do away with your suits and ties? The same would go for all workplaces in Australia: dump the suits and turn down your AC a notch.

It was about 33 today in Melbourne, certainly nowhere near as hot as it can get, but there wasn’t much wind about and it resulted in the area’s tribe of overweight Collins St businessmen, who strut between buildings trying to appear important, looking quite sweaty and uncomfortable in their ties and jackets. Seriously, is a t-shirt a worse look than sweaty-suit-guy?

Australian society has thrown off virtually every one of its other Victorian-era hang-ups. Why do people persist with this? Surely, at some point, if people really want to get serious about reducing carbon emissions, it’s time to realise that having to drastically cool the air around you because you’re wearing several more layers than you really need to, is a pretty silly thing to do…

2 responses to “Australia: too bloody hot for business attire.

  1. Dammit suits look good. I’m sick of people dressing up to come into work with no style or pizazz. TISM had a point when, of the yob/wanker dichotomy they noted that “if a yob or wanker want a girl/ the wanker guy will get her/ both of them are equally ugly/ the wanker hides it better.” I’m siding with wankers on this one.

    • If you want the people you work with to wear a uniform, shouldn’t you be in the military?

      Pizazz is for nightclubs. I’m at work to work, not to participate in a friggen grooming ritual.

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