Citizens untie!

The Italian health ministry is urging employers to let their employees go to work without a tie on. The reason? By lowering workers’ body heat, the air conditioning can be set a little higher and energy can be saved, aiding in the fight against global warming.

Ordinarily I’d express some skepticism about ideas like this, but this time I’m completely on board. Alas, I don’t think my employer would be amenable to the argument.

[Via New Scientist.]

Comments

  1. Michael says:

    I totally agree, man. Having worked where you do — and having to wear a tie every day when I did — and working where I do now (and not having to wear a tie most days, unless I’m in a meeting), I definitely think there’s something to not being forced to wear the “noose of oppression”. I seriously not only helps with the internal heating, but also helps you be more relaxed… a little more comfortably focused… and ergo a little more productive overall.

  2. Mike says:

    Dammit, I was totally ready to make fun of you for misspelling “unite” until I actually read the post.

    We wear shorts and tees at my office. It’s absolutely the way to go.

  3. Jeff says:

    Of course they’ll like the idea. You just have to phrase it differently: “…air conditioning can be set a little higher and energy can be saved, thus aiding in the fight against Cato’s ridiculously high energy bill.”

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