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  • Tina

    February 14, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Requiring individuals to wear uniforms when at work in many companies and organizations has become a controversial issue in this generation. In this essay, both the advantages and disadvantages of wearing uniforms are discussed.

    There are myriads of advantages to wearing the uniform. First and foremost, standardized uniform creates a sense of belonging among workers. Some might be proud to flaunt their uniform in front of the public as if it is a symbol of pride. For instance, policemen are proud to wear their uniforms as it makes them feel respected. Secondly, uniforms are a necessary and basic etiquette that provides professionalism in the sector in which a person is working and when workers are professionally dressed, they feel more confident and behave in a user-friendly manner.

    However, there are some disadvantages to wearing uniforms. From the company’s point of view, it tends to increase the companies’ operational cost. But from the employee’s perspective, they tend to feel uncomfortable and left with no choice of their own for example, workers that wear coveralls have to deal with troubles during restroom breaks like when responding to a call of nature, they have to completely remove the garments. Oftentimes, uniforms cannot please the religious sentiments of all individuals. For instance, people who follow a certain religion might have to wear headgear all the time as a part of their belief may not be able to do so, which can negatively impact the employee- and the company relationship.

    To conclude, in light of the aforementioned advantages and disadvantages, I feel the company policy that makes uniforms mandatory is beneficial for all the stakeholders.

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