Posted on 07/10/2015 at 11:03 AM by Dena Boelter
Have you ever seen someone in their pajamas in the grocery store, mall, church or work? Just yesterday I was at the park and a lady was hanging out in her pajamas. No, it was not the Snuggie kind, but there were ducks on them! Apparently, I am not the only one who thinks this is slightly odd because freakingnews.com did a photo contest (above) of folks who wore their pajamas on the job.
All of our children have been involved in preschool and elementary school events which involved pajamas, teddy bears, and flashlights to coincide with a "sleep over" themed lesson plan but this is generally focused for those under the age of 8. There is some point that pajamas in public are not acceptable. I am apparently really out of touch because we recently received this message from a customer:
"The driver was a women from Don Hummer Trucking. . .checking in at 8:49AM and out at 10:45AM.
I signed paperwork for her. Very hard to forget her. . .she was still wearing her pajamas."
Very unfortunate! The next time a driver discusses with me the lack of industry-wide respect for drivers and the hard work they perform every day in the face of crazy motorists, uncaring dock workers, and tightening regulation - I am going to share this story.
Falling out of the truck at a customer location with tattered sweatpants, last night's dinner on your three-day-old t-shirt, and smelling like you and the shower have not met in a very long time does not help promote a positive image for the trucking industry.
If you want respect - demand it! Demand it by your actions, conversation, and appearance. You are doing a very important work - act like it!