Firewheel Foundation Workplace Etiquette Policy
To provide a dress-code and etiquette that promotes workers safety, the safety of the workers owned project (Firewheel), and the growth of the project. The maturity and importance we place on the job is reflected in how we behave and dress at work, and because first impressions are made in the first few minutes of meeting someone, we rarely have enough time to speak before an impression is made. While this may be shallow and unfair, it is currently the world we live in—and the importance of the project supersedes the problems that this societal phenomenon creates. Our outfits should be a reflection of style and personality within the following guidelines.
- Long Hair should be tied back.
- Hand and nails should be well groomed, clean, and trim.
- Jewelry should be kept to a minimum. Necklaces and ear rings should not be long enough to interfere with machinery. No jewelry shaped into something inappropriate for clothing (guns, drugs, nudity).
- It is not acceptable to wear suggestive clothing, no cleavage or bare midriffs, undergarments should not be visible. Skirts should not be above the knee.
- Facial hair, nose hair and ear hair should be trimmed.
- Shirts should have at least 4” sleeves.
- Pants should be relaxed fit, no sagging.
- No cursing or foul language on clothes. No content with nudity, firearms, graphic violence, drugs / alcohol, religion, or political parties.
- The Café committee approves and disapproves of appropriate clothing within the shop.
- Wearing articles necessary for your religion is fine, but no proselytizing.
- Offensive odors from a lack of personal hygiene or excessive artificial fragrance undermine the success of the Foundation, therefore all volunteers should exercise reasonable self-care.
- Display courtesy to customers, even those who have perspectives that are different from your own. When you display courtesy you are exercising manners, respect, and consideration toward others.
- Exercise respect, which means holding others in high regard. This means putting their needs before your own needs.
- Use the words, “please” and “thank you.” When someone does something nice say “thank you.” Not doing so makes you appear selfish and unappreciative. When you express thanks, individuals will be more likely to continue to perform kind acts for you.
- Do not underestimate the value of smiling and eye-contact. A positive attitude will be reflected in your demeanor. Be sure to greet customers and guests as you encounter them.