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The resort that I work at is a stop for the Eastern Campaign Posse Ride for HD Owners.
Fine I guess. Management asked that we wear their official pins.
I said "sure".
Then they asked if we would HD long sleeve shirts.
I said, "Ah, Hell Nah!"

My one boss said "Oh, this has something to do with your moped, doesnt' it?"
As usual I walked away screaming about how a moped can't go 105mph and blah blah blah.

Either way I'm not wearing their gear.
 

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They should wear OUR gear. Now to just get some gear........
 

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If my boss asks me to wear something, I would go ahead and wear it. Hey, they're coming there and spending their money so why not, eh?

I just wouldn't be caught dead on one of their bikes.

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I'm not a Harley fan by any means but I'll have to say the clothing line is much better than their bikes. I just bought a jacket for my wife and it was very well made, had all the modern features and was priced fairly.
I might be in a little different situation than you but wearing a Harley shirt sounds way cooler than maybe a mascot uniform, I'd wear it then sell it to one of my Harley buddies for $15 bucks, it's a win-win!

Thanx,
Russ

P.S. It's more important that you ride a two wheeler, than what two wheeler you ride............
 

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I think if you guys were here to witness what is going on you would probably see what I was saying.
We're a four diamond resort and we have managers wearing chaps and headbands.
it's weird. Moreso funny, but weird.
 

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HD gear

I second all the other comments. HD gear is well-made, Boss says wear it, and wearing a HD shirt isn't THAT bad. It beats the monkey suit I gotta wear.
You can fix this by hosting Scootercade there next year, then all the employees would wear moped shirts! HAHAHAHA :lol:
 

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I third the comments - Harley gear is well made and solid. I wear HD boots, and they're the best boots I have! If I'm being paid to wear something, I'm wearing it. If my boss asks me to wear something and I decline I can expect to be looking for another job! But since I don't have a boss (self-employed), I wear my Harley boots to work!
 

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I agree with the comments above.

When you work for a company that provides direct service to the public you are, in fact, representing that company. If the resort wants to present a certain image to it's customers than you you either comply or resign.

Your job is to support the resort's image, not stand out as someone who must be explained away.

I can understand not being comfortable doing it, but if you accept the salary to represent the company you can't undermine their marketing.
 

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So if your boss told you guys to put on a "hot dog in a bun" costume and prance around on the front walk to promote the company, you'd willingly do it?

I'm not saying wearing Harley gear is like doing that, I just want to see where you humiliation limit is. :wink:
 

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I do support the resorts image through professionalism, 7 years of service and being the guest services manager.
I just don't want to play dress up and pose asa biker. That's just me though.
 

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Brewman said:
So if your boss told you guys to put on a "hot dog in a bun" costume and prance around on the front walk to promote the company, you'd willingly do it?

I'm not saying wearing Harley gear is like doing that, I just want to see where you humiliation limit is. :wink:
Uh... I think there's a difference between clothing (of which HD clothes fall under) and costumes! Yours is the only post that mentioned costumes while everyone else is talking about clothing!
 

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I'd agree to it if they bought me the shirts. Get them to buy you the chaps and a cap while they're at it. I'd have a hard time not singing YMCA, but I've had to wear worse outfits.
 

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holloween year around

Smile while doing your job and enjoy watching all the bikes in your mirror on your way home. You know your ride out classes them all.
 

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While I was in the gaming industry (over a decade) I worked at a few resorts (Harrah's, Caesar's, etc.) and sometimes for special events there would be this type situation that you are posting about (National Finals Rodeo, Western Days, Billa-Bong bash [Aussie] promotion, etc.).
I actually enjoyed getting out of the black and whites during those breif moments in my casino career.
Customer Service is all about the customer and quite often a corporation will make allowances to provide what they feel is customer service. That may include making a cowboy or biker feel more comfortable in strange surroundings. Being the Guests Services manager I would think you'd want to set a good example for your subordinates by wearing the shirt and having fun with it. After all, isn;t that what your job is all about (making folks enjoy their vacation more)?
 

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Brewman said:
So if your boss told you guys to put on a "hot dog in a bun" costume and prance around on the front walk to promote the company, you'd willingly do it?

I'm not saying wearing Harley gear is like doing that, I just want to see where you humiliation limit is. :wink:
Uh...Read what I wrote. I said "compy or resign".

If the request is humiliating I would resign. My humiliation limit is zero.

I've seen lots of "hot dogs" in HD clothing, but the clothing itself is usally top quality and the tees are often very classy. I have a few and wear them when the mood strikes.

However, to get back to your comment, the discussion is about a reasonable request from an employer. If you can't persuade them that it's a bad idea, then you have only two options: play or walk.

As an employer my response to the author of this thread would depend on her value to the organization. I would either send her home each day she failed to wear the uniform of the day, or fire her. I sure as hell wouldn't accept her "independence".

Your mileage may vary,
 

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Brewman said:
So if your boss told you guys to put on a "hot dog in a bun" costume and prance around on the front walk to promote the company, you'd willingly do it?

I'm not saying wearing Harley gear is like doing that, I just want to see where you humiliation limit is. :wink:
Uh...Read what I wrote. I said "compy or resign".

If the request is humiliating I would resign. My humiliation limit is zero.

I've seen lots of "hot dogs" in HD clothing, but the clothing itself is usally top quality and the tees are often very classy. I have a few and wear them when the mood strikes.

However, to get back to your comment, the discussion is about a reasonable request from an employer. If you can't persuade them that it's a bad idea, then you have only two options: play or walk.

As an employer my response to the author of this thread would depend on her value to the organization. I would either send her home each day she failed to wear the uniform of the day, or fire her. I sure as hell wouldn't accept her "independence".

Your mileage may vary,
I am an employer. I can tell you that if I ran the resort and an employee refused to wear something that makes convention attendees feel comfortable, then they'd be fired for insubordination before the convention even started. The employee's paycheck is only possible because of the company's customers. If someone refuses to please an entire group of customers (in this case, a convention) because of personal choices, they have no business being at that company. I would respect an employee who decided to take vacation time during a convention they're not comfortable with. Its not about personal choices or preference, its about company image and repeat business.
 

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Uh... I think there's a difference between clothing (of which HD clothes fall under) and costumes! Yours is the only post that mentioned costumes while everyone else is talking about clothing!
Chuck, I think that most of the stuff I see HD riders wearing qualifies as a costume: black leather vests with pins and patches on them arn't going to help you mutch when you are taking a soil sample.

As for wearing the garb, I would under the circumstances Blackskies describes. While I think the HD attire is usually silly looking, I would not describe it as "humiliating," particularly when the guests and the resort are aware that it's done to strengthen the theme of the event.
 
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