Forbidden To Wear Shorts, Male Train Drivers Wear Skirts in Protest
by Steph Spencer | June, 2013
Never underestimate the power of a disgruntled employee, and there are few things as contentious among staffers as dress code. Frustrated by a policy that prohibits drivers and conductors from wearing shorts on the job, male train drivers on the Roslagsbanan line in Sweden are sporting skirts in protest.
Management cannot prevent workers from wearing women’s clothing, and so employees are working to rule by cross-dressing. One thing that is within management’s power to change is the dress code. Given the amount of attention the skirt-wearing has garnered, it wouldn’t be terribly surprising if the policy is changed in short order.
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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.