Office Dress Code Drama: My Coworker Wants Me to Cover up My Shoulders, but He Won't Wear Shoes?

Office dress code
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When a casual dress code at work leads to a coworker shaming you for showing your shoulders, what do you do? In this AITA post, one woman stands up for herself and makes a comeback at her coworker's expense. But was it the right move? Read on to find out who's in the wrong in this workplace clash.

Shoulder-shaming at work? Let's talk dress codes 👗

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Coworker shames woman for her clothing choice. 🙄

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Barefoot coworker enforces dress code? 😳👣

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No shoes, no shoulder coverage: fair or unprofessional? 🤔

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Ignoring dress code drama like 🙉

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Navigating office dress code drama: was I wrong to retaliate?

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Office dress code wars 🔥

Things got heated at work when a coworker criticized a woman's attire. The woman was wearing a top with thin straps and long pants, and her shoulders were showing. Her coworker, who was dressed in short shorts and barefoot, told her that he thought it better of her to dress in "barely any clothes" to work. The woman fired back, telling him that she would start covering up her shoulders when he started wearing shoes to the office. The situation escalated and now she's wondering if she was wrong to say what she did. Do you think she was out of line? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Coworker shames OP for shoulders, goes barefoot at work? NTA

CrystalQueen3000 | CrystalQueen3000

Bare shoulders vs bare feet: which is more unprofessional? 🤔

thewalkindude | thewalkindude

Shoulder-shaming coworker gets called out, NTA prevails. 😎

Special_Respond7372 | Special_Respond7372

Commenter shuts down coworker's dress code double standard 🔥

RabbitOfCaerbonnog | RabbitOfCaerbonnog

Get petty and post hookworm posters, Brian deserves it 😂

Pink_RubberDucky | Pink_RubberDucky

Coworker complains about shoulders but goes barefoot? 🤔🙄 NTA wins

Goth-Sloth | Goth-Sloth

Coworker's dress code request backfires with funny comments.

Logical-Wasabi7402 | Logical-Wasabi7402

NTA, but HR should be informed for confirmation and liability.🤔

Sea-Mud5386 | Sea-Mud5386

NTA. Go to HR. That's sexual harassment. 😡

Ippus_21 | Ippus_21

Hilarious LOTR reference shuts down shoeless coworker's dress code complaint 🤣

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Sassy response to dress code drama 👏

No-Crew-1641 | No-Crew-1641

Shoulders: Gateway to sin or just another body part? 🤔

twifferTheGnu | twifferTheGnu

"Shoulders too sexy for work?" - Coworker's kink or concern?

RandomIntrovertHere | RandomIntrovertHere

Cover your shoulders, but he can't even wear shoes? 🙄

DragonflyMon83 | DragonflyMon83

No shoes, no service: Barefoot coworker causes dress code drama 🚫👣

SarielvonLith | SarielvonLith

Assert your dress code rights! You're NTA here 😎

akani25 | akani25

Don't mess with her shoulders if he won't wear shoes 😎 NTA

eric987235 | eric987235

Barefoot coworker? 🤔 Office dress code gone wild 🤯

slimcargos | slimcargos

Coworkers joke about dress code, but is it really necessary?

bidens_left_ear | bidens_left_ear

Don't cover up, you're NTA! 😎

clubmedschool | clubmedschool

Silencing dress code critic, NTA wins argument 👏

bellePunk | bellePunk

Agreeing with the comment and shutting down the shoeless creep 🙅‍♀️

FlyAwayJai | FlyAwayJai

Coworker complains about shoulders, commenters joke with grandma's euphemism. 🎄

mrsbluemoon | mrsbluemoon

Coworker making inappropriate assumptions about OP's clothing choice. Report to HR. 😡

No-Net8938 | No-Net8938

Rude coworker wants dress code, won't wear shoes 🙄

Highclassbadass | Highclassbadass

Don't let someone else's hypocritical dress code ruin your day 🤷‍♀️

Fun-Attorney4071 | Fun-Attorney4071

When coworkers clash over dress code 😂

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No shoes, no shirt, no problem? 🤔

aaskhic | aaskhic

Barefoot coworker sparks staple war in the office 😂👞

gardener_zone_3 | gardener_zone_3

Laughing face emoji. Not the a**hole for dress code dispute.

finallygavein_ | finallygavein_

Shoulders are not inappropriate, shoes are non-negotiable 😎

Puma_Pounce | Puma_Pounce

Coworker wants shoulder cover up, but won't wear shoes? NTA.

sedlp | sedlp

Slay queen! Shut down that sexist dress code. 🔥🙌

Holmes221bBSt | Holmes221bBSt

Shoulders causing a stir at the office? 😱

Snarkybish03 | Snarkybish03

Rock your style, let him deal with his own issues 🤘

BuffaloJackalope | BuffaloJackalope

Shut down that sexist coworker! 🚫🐷

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Shoeless co-worker gets roasted for dress code hypocrisy 👟🚫

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Shoulders causing a stir? NTA shuts down dress code drama 😎

TimeandEntropy | TimeandEntropy

NTA suggests humorous response to coworker's dress code request 😂

paul_rudds_drag_race | paul_rudds_drag_race

Simple and straightforward: Not the a**hole.

kn0tkn0wn | kn0tkn0wn

Supporting the poster's disbelief in this absurd situation 🤯

auroracorpus | auroracorpus

Bare shoulders allowed, but bare feet not? 🤔

TastyHome8183 | TastyHome8183

Coworker's dress code hypocrisy sparks shoeless office debate 🤔

tiny_town1000 | tiny_town1000

Coworker wants covered shoulders but bare feet are worse 🤔

PanicAtTheBestBuy | PanicAtTheBestBuy

Empower yourself! Shut down dress code policing with HR 💪

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Coworker's dress code double standard exposed, enjoy the silence 🤫

Gullible-Pace9541 | Gullible-Pace9541

You go girl! 👏 Empowering NTA comment.

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