Thursday, July 16, 2015
Summa CEO Dr. Tom Malone Would Like Employees to Dress Better Than Wal-Mart Shoppers
Otherwise, new rules mandate pantyhose or tights for women wearing dresses or skirts, ban facial hair longer than a half inch, visible tattoos, visible piercings (besides two earrings per ear), "extreme" hair coloring, etc. etc.
Summa CEO Dr. Tom Malone spoke to a few hundred people at an Akron Roundtable luncheon today and addressed the policy and its origins.
Via the ABJ:
When asked why the stricter employee dress code is needed, Malone joked: “Have you been to Walmart? People who left the house actually thought they looked good some days.”
“There should be a certain level of professionalism at a health-care institution that is a little higher bar,” he said.
No word on whether that higher bar prefers boxers or briefs.
There's been quite a stir this morning in reaction to news that Summa has instituted a new dress code policy for its some 9,000 employees. Most notably, at least according to the internet, is a requirement for employees to wear underwear, which doesn't seem to be really their business at all no matter how you feel about going commando.