Blog: Hair today, gone tomorrow

Catherine Sleep | 16 February 2006

I’ve just had one of those “What the….?” moments. The owner of a Romanian bakery has asked his 60 employees to shave their heads to "better resemble the bread they bake". And what’s more, they did it.

The food industry engages in debate over workplace dress codes from time to time with issues of civil liberty and self-expression going head to head with the benefits of uniformity and corporate identity. This edict takes the issue to a whole new level.

Boss Vasilie Presecan did at least lead from the front, as he was the first to pick up the razor. He also had to resort to a small financial incentive of US$140 to get buy-in from his workforce, not least the women. Had I been on his staff it would have taken a rather more substantial bung – we’re talking several years’ salary, or about as long as it would take to get my mane back.

Hair today, gone tomorrow


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