Re: Assignment 1 - Fairbanks vs. Atlanta
- I have been working for a school as costume designer for about 7
years. Up until 2005 I was a contract worker, i came in as required,
mainly out of school hours, so I was able to wear fairly casual
clothes- jeans, short skirts, dance wear.
This year however I have been employed as a staff member and
although nothing has been said I have had to lift my 'game' a little
in the clothing department.
I can still get away with a certain level of creativity as costume
co-ordinator, but I have to be more careful. I am now more aware of
what is respectable and acceptable as a staff member. Particularly
in light of the number of teachers ending up in court after having
relationships with students. You have to be so careful, especially
in a more casual freindly position to a teacher.
For instance, I have a job at the UAF Business Office and I
> assumed that I would need to wear nice clothes to work. On thecontrary,
> my boss walks around the office in slippers and the otheremployees wear
> jeans every day. These things would be unheard of where my momworks in
> Atlanta. She only gets to wear jeans on special "casual" days. Allin all,
> I find that clothing in Fairbanks is much more laid back andaccepting
> than what I know from Atlanta.
> Rachel Blackwell