Working in an office sucks when you’re not a muggle. You have to come and go according to someone else’s schedule. You have to sit at a computer without browsing the internet. You have to make small talk with people who have no idea that you are secretly a weirdo. Worst of all, you have to wear stupid, ugly office clothes. The annual Christmas party gives you a little bit of a break from the monotony but that’s only once a year. What you need is Tutu Tuesday. Here’s some tips to help convince your boss that Tutu Tuesday is what your office needs.
Do it for Charity.
Find a pretty politically neutral charity like the food bank or the SPCA. Go to your boss and propose that everyone could donate $5 per week to participate in tutu Tuesday. Your boss can feel good about the company giving back to the community and the people in your office can feel good and donating to a good cause. And you can feel good about wearing a tutu.
Do it as a morale booster.
In my office experience, people can get fall into a slump at work especially when the workload is overwhelming or the coffee machine is broken. When one person gets down, they drag the whole office down with them. The cheapest and easy fix to changing the mood of the office is by adding tutus. It’s pretty hard to take yourself or any problems too seriously when you’re wearing a tutu. Copier is broken again? That’s sucks, I’m just gonna grand jete out of stage left and it’s no longer my problem. (Grand jete is a ballet term for big jump. I did research).
Remind your boss that tutus can still look professional.
This may seem crazy but it’s true. For example if you wore your tutu with a peasant blouse and vest you would look more professional than someone in yoga pants, flip flops and a loose shirt. I’ve seen people wear yoga pants in professional settings. You will never be able to convince me that looks better than a tutu. NEVER.
Clients will love it.
Here’s the truth, when you have new clients, it’s sometimes hard to find common ground to talk about. Making small talk about the weather and traffic can only go so far. Want to really make an impression and have your company stand out in the client’s memory, get them to come for a meeting on Tutu Tuesday. There is no way they’ll forget about your company then.
Feeling nervous about talking to your boss face to face, why not share this post with them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? Or if you want to get them indirectly, sign your boss up for the for Steampunk Tempest.
How are you gonna convince your workplace to adopt Tutu Tuesday? Let us know in the comments below.