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“Is Too Much Skin In The Room With Us?“: Woman Puzzled After Boss Asks Her To Cover Up
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“Is Too Much Skin In The Room With Us?“: Woman Puzzled After Boss Asks Her To Cover Up

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Adhering to your workplace’s dress code helps present a professional image of your organization and can promote a sense of belonging with your colleagues and the company.

If you’ve been informed about the guidelines for attire at your office—whether it be casual, smart casual, business casual, or formal—it’s likely that you won’t run into any problems with your boss.

Highlights
  • A TikToker known as @christmaskwon shared her boss told her she was showing "too much skin" with her outfit.
  • Her outfit consisted of dark jeans, a black top, and a cardigan.
  • Comments suggested the boss's remark might be about her visible tattoos rather than the outfit itself.

However, there are other times when the rules aren’t that clear. A TikToker known as @christmaskwon recently took to the Chinese-owned platform to share a confusing episode she experienced with her boss regarding her outfit, sparking a debate over what her employer’s remark actually meant.

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    “My boss just told me I’m showing too much skin,” wrote the South Korean worker.

    Her all-black look consisted of jeans, a tank top, and a cardigan.

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    “Is…too much skin in the room with us?” she added in the caption of the video, which has been viewed over 7 million times.

    In the comments of the clip, @christmaskwon shared that she works in customer service and answers questions through a chat log, so she has no occasion to interact with clients face-to-face.

    Taking to TikTok, user @christmaskwon showed everyone the outfit in question

    Image credits: christmaskwon

    Image credits: christmaskwon

    People were equally as confused as her, with many disagreeing with her boss‘ assessment of her clothing.

    “That’s corporate talk for ‘I can slightly see down your shirt, and I am not competent enough to stop looking,'” a social media user suggested.

    “A clavicle?!?!? How dare you!” commented another.

    The Seoul resident shared that she works in customer service and answers questions through a chat log, so she has no occasion to interact with clients face-to-face

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    Image credits: christmaskwon

    Image credits: christmaskwon

    “Are they taller than you? I got told this and when we discussed it, we found out when he looks down at me he sees into my top. So, we decided to never speak of policing my outfits if we didn’t take it to HR,” a third user shared.

    Someone else advised @christmaskwon to request to see the company’s dress code policy. “Unless the dress code is putting a bag over your head with two peepholes for eyes, then I’m not sure what your boss means. Ask for clarification.”

    Then, another woman shared her own experience of being sexualized for her outfit. “I got dress-coded at my school, which doesn’t have a dress code, and they told me I was distracting professors with my low-cut tops and short shorts. I was dressed like everyone else,” she wrote.

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    People were confused by the employer’s comment, and many suggested they likely tried to get @christmaskwon to cover her tattoos

    @christmaskwonIs…too much skin in room with us?♬ The Spark – Kabin Crew

    Others speculated that the comment was an indirect way to ask the Seoul resident to cover her tattoos.

    “I hate that it’s the truth, but they probably meant the tattoos, especially the one running up your sternum. Personally, I think you look amazing,” someone said.

    “Their way of saying wear a turtleneck to cover the tats,” summarized another, while a separate person said, “Too much tattooed skin* is what they probably meant, unfortunately.”

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    Karina Babenok

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    As a visual editor in the News team, I look for the most interesting pictures and comments to make each post interesting and informative through images, so that you aren't reading only blocks of text. I joined Bored Panda not that long ago, but in this short amount of time I have covered a wide range of topics: from true crime to Taylor Swift memes (my search history is very questionable because of that). In my freetime, I enjoy spending time at the gym, gaming, binging Great British Bake Off and adding yet another tattoo artist that I would love to get a tattoo from to my pinterest board.

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    Ka Se
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    1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Pretty sure it is about the tattoo. Especially in quite a few countries in Asia showing tattoos is a BIG no.

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    Ms.GB
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    1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I dig it. She should just dress up as a sheet ghost with two hole cut out for the eyes, that's the only way I can think of that would show less skin.

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    Ka Se
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    1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Pretty sure it is about the tattoo. Especially in quite a few countries in Asia showing tattoos is a BIG no.

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    Ms.GB
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    1 month ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I dig it. She should just dress up as a sheet ghost with two hole cut out for the eyes, that's the only way I can think of that would show less skin.

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