A friend told me this story - it's not so much PD as just lack of awareness.
Friend's company provides a highly skilled technical service.
However, because employees are often on site doing inspections and so on, the office dress standard is "jeans".
Employees are expected to wear decent jeans and be prepared to dress up for some meetings.
My friend had to take an employee aside and counsel her about her attire.
Short (barely covering the behind), torn, tight jeans were definitely *not* appropriate attire.
The employee's excuse?
She was out of the office on training and "didn't think that training counted as work."
1) Training is required as part of job certification.
2) Training is during the work day and is paid for by the company.
3) Employee is paid to attend training.
4) Employee is identified at training as being a representative of Company.
How is that not work? And if you are out in public, as representative of your company, you should be at a higher standard than if you are parked in a back cubicle some where!
This person has been with the firm for some time and is close to achieving her professional accreditation. I'm not sure how she thought it was okay.