Wearing heels (pumps) at work

Lenovo illogical
Apr 15 23 Comments

Can a colleague ask you to not wear heels as they make noise when you walk?

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TOP 23 Comments
  • Google GCoin
    Can they? Yes
    Should they? No fucking way!!
    Apr 15 0
  • Unity Lvl1Crook
    Why wear heels in an office environment? I am genuinely curious
    Apr 15 7
    • Amazon qhUc80
      There are plenty of formal shoes for women that are not heels.
      Apr 15
    • Lenovo illogical
      OP
      Um personal choice? Thanks for sharing what you do and dont, but everyone is different. It’s about personal preferences.
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft hhddyb
      Um external locus of identity? Seeking conformity?
      Apr 15
    • Lenovo illogical
      OP
      Wow, how conservative are you. Get some perspective :)
      Apr 15
    • Microsoft hhddyb
      ^ What an irony! ;)
      Apr 16
  • Microsoft uyeI81
    There is sticky pads to help avoid the noise.
    But I wonder why the heels at work? Like really high ones?
    Apr 15 2
    • Twitter hodgesodge
      Same reason I wear shorts and flip-flops, personal choice.
      Apr 15
    • Amazon .🦔...
      Promos become easier. The golf dads like ‘em heels.
      Apr 15
  • Microsoft hhddyb
    Be considerate to others. Stop wearing heels if you have to walk on concrete or wooden floors and make that annoying sound.
    Apr 15 0
  • Intel Act2016
    If you are clomping like a horse change your foot wear.
    Apr 15 0
  • Tableau onezeroone
    Would the coworker ask the same of a man in boots with wooden heels? Is the coworker a man? I sense a power play.
    Apr 16 0
  • Twitter hodgesodge
    Yeah why not, same as if you were talking loudly or had music playing or had a loud fan or really squeaky shoes. You don't have to do anything though.
    Apr 15 0
  • F5 Networks moveon?
    Gift them a pair of headphones.
    Apr 15 0
  • You don’t have to do anything different.

    It is possible this employee has misophonia. In which case he should get headphones. If you are doing a lot of running around at work, it might be annoying other people too- so just be aware of it. In the same way anyone would be aware of the noises they make at work so as not to bother colleagues.

    I personally get annoyed at the sound of my own shoes sometimes in a quiet space. So I get it.
    May 6 0
  • Co-workers can ask whatever they like. But it's illegal for a superior to penalize you in any way for not confirming to their own gender ideals whether that means wearing heels or not wearing heels regardless of your actual or perceived gender. The Supreme Court ruled on this decisively like two decades ago.
    Apr 16 0
  • Microsoft whaletail
    If it's impeding if your safe space go for it
    Apr 15 0
  • Google CodeRust
    Maybe not.
    But they can really ask you to avoid wearing shoes that make noise.
    If you know you are making noise, please take steps to reduce them.

    You can also go all pissy about it and complain to HR.
    Apr 15 0
  • Microsoft 206wrkr
    Do you work/walk on concrete floors in the office?
    Apr 15 0
  • Apple aplanonymo
    No. You can ask the office that they install carpet, you can wear headphones.
    May 8 0