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UBS dress code, down to the underpants

Want to work with customers at UBS? Be ready to be told how to dress, down to your undies.

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Male employees are also warned about using hair dyes to mask their advancing age, since the "artificial color contrasts excessively with the actual age of your skin."

UBS spokesman Jean-Raphael Fontannaz acknowledged that the code may appear very detailed and "in line with Swiss precision," but pointed out that these guidelines were originally set up for temporary staffers who may be new to working in a banking environment.
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  • Eating garlic and onions
  • Smoking or spending time in smoke-filled places
  • Wearing short-sleeved shirts or cuff links
  • Wearing socks that are too short, showing your skin while sitting
  • Allowing underwear to be seen
  • Touching up perfume during or after lunch break
  • Using tie knots that don't match your face shape and/or body shape
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Old 15.12.2010, 20:13
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What's a tie knot?
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They have lost the plot. One would have thought they had bigger worries than VPL...
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Old 15.12.2010, 20:15
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Want to work with customers at UBS? Be ready to be told how to dress, down to your undies.
The Americans are pulling the strings
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It goes something like this

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Maybe these are austerity measures, Swiss banking style...
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Old 15.12.2010, 20:18
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Re: UBS dress code, down to the underpants

good to be a mom i can wear sweats
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Re: UBS dress code, down to the underpants

interesting.
I am still waiting for the ethical behaviour code for bankers.
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Re: UBS dress code, down to the underpants

But, I assume, Rolexes are allowed.
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interesting.
I am still waiting for the ethical behaviour code for bankers.
It's in the toilets, written on toilet roll paper to ensure that everyone reads it. I have no idea what happens after it is read.
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Old 15.12.2010, 20:21
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But, I assume, Rolexes are allowed.
Indeed, along with extra deep pockets.
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Re: UBS dress code, down to the underpants

Hilarious! I love that it's billed as "keeping in line with Swiss precision." How precise, indeed.

I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch during university and they had an equally detailed dress code in the opposite direction. Girls were not allowed to wear makeup during that particular collection (except maybe for a sheer foundation) because it was all about natural beauty. Ironing one's clothes was a definite no-no as was tucking in shirts. Hair had to be flowing and worn down with no hairspray or product. A&F cologne was to be worn at all times and touched up constantly! Oh, and the customer service philosophy was to ignore the customers and focus on having fun and flirting with co-workers in order to promote the "brand." Ludicrous! But definitely a very fun, zero responsibility summer job of wearing cute clothes and tossing a football back and forth in the foyer laughing with no makeup on. Talk about ridiculous!

I guess every company knows what they want to promote.
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Old 15.12.2010, 20:27
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Bankers going commando..?

Now that explains a lot about my last girl friend who's a manager over at UBS..!!

(foolish me thought it was for my benefit)
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Re: UBS dress code, down to the underpants

No compulsary push up bra... Why?
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No compulsary push up bra... Why?
I know, it doesn't make sense , blouses should be cut back and skirts reduced in size along with other cuts.
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Old 15.12.2010, 20:36
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Re: UBS dress code, down to the underpants

UBS PR:
"Please... look at this pathetic dress code.
That large elephant in the room with Financial Crisis painted in red across it's modest flank.. just ignore it."

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"The goal is for clients to immediately know that they are at UBS when they are entering the bank," he said. "After the test phase we may implement the dress code, or adapt it, or not use it at all."
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Old 15.12.2010, 20:38
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Re: UBS dress code, down to the underpants

To be fair CS has one as well, with quite a lot of overlap with the UBS one, although it doesn't run to 44 pages or whatever. I suspect Mr Gruebel's hand in both sets of regulations.

No cufflinks is a bit of a strange one - I guess it is to prevent deviation from the "uniform".

I also read somewhere that Swiss (Air) cabin crew get sent on a how to put make-up on course as part of their training, so it isn't unique to banking.
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Swiss (Air) cabin crew get sent on a how to put make-up on course as part of their training
I'm sure it is tough doing that during turbulence.

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Re: UBS dress code, down to the underpants

No cuff links? Eh? All the investment bankers will leave!

To be honest, I think some people really need to be told these basic things, I see some frights at work too, like black bras under white shirts, serious roots showing, perfume so strong you can smell it all the way down the hall, the list goes on.
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