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Goodbye Casual Fridays, Hello Formal Fridays

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Goodbye Casual Fridays, Hello Formal Fridays

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Goodbye Casual Fridays, Hello Formal Fridays

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First people wore suits and ties, dresses or skirts to work. Later came casual Fridays. Now, The Wall Street Journal reports some companies have instituted formal dress wear for Fridays.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

First, people wore suits and ties, dresses or skirts to work. Then came casual Fridays. Then the tech industry destroyed dress codes. Congress is one of the last places people dress up, and we know how that's turned out.

Now the tech industry leads the way back. The Wall Street Journal reports some companies have formal Fridays now. Suits and ties have returned, a way for employees to escape the oppressive conformity of wearing hoodies and jeans. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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