Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruOffice facelift takes on a new meaningLast month Guru reported that jobseekers in Argentina are increasinglyturning to plastic surgery to try and gain an edge in the country’s job market.He was shocked to learn that UK men are also increasingly turning tocosmetic procedures to hide signs of ageing they fear will be a handicap atwork. The Harley Medical Group has revealed that the number of men treated at itsclinics has more than doubled in the last year. Its development director Louise Barton, explained “many patients haveexpressed concerns about how they are perceived by their bosses andcolleagues”. The most popular treatment is botox injections around the forehead, lips andeyes to help reduce those wrinkles and fine lines. Guru recommends the full face lift, tummy tuck and all-body fat suction. He feels like a new man – so, unfortunately does Mrs Guru. What’s going on ear then?…Work dress codes have been causing employers a few problems recently. It wasrevealed last month that a civil servant is to take the Department of Work andPensions to tribunal because he is being forced to wear a shirt and tie towork. He argues women have much more freedom over what they wear in the office.Now a Merseyside traffic officer is taking his bosses to tribunal becausethey won’t let him wear an earring on duty. Guru would think it would depend onwhat sort of earring it was. He can imagine that the average offender would beless likely to obey a male officer, who though wielding a baton, was sporting apair of ostentatious Pat Butcher style sparklers off either lobe.…any more T-shirts vicar?It is not only public servants and the police who have been kicking up afuss over dress codes. The Church of England has just thrown out a proposal to relax dress codesfor clergy which could have seen vicars allowed to wear jeans and T-shirts atsome services. Andrew David had proposed a change in the law on behalf of the SouthwellDiocesan Synod to allow the clergy to adopt a more modern image. Guru is relieved vicars will be forced to carry on wearing traditionalrobes. It would be quite unnerving to take Holy Communion from a man in a shellsuit. Secret life of the number crunchersWhenever Guru meets an accountant at a networking session or drinks party hetends to make his excuses and move on fast. But he is revising his opinion of the number crunchers after a survey on howthe UK’s workers spend their spare time, reveals that actually accountants arefar the most exciting. They are most likely to socialise midweek, play more sport, watch the leastTV – and even have more sex. The study, commissioned by winemakers Lindemans, finds most UK employeesspend their spare time in front of the box, go to bed before 11.30pm and arelargely celibate when there, whereas the typical accountant apparently goesstraight from poring over a company ledger at 5.30pm to an extreme hang-glidingclass, followed by a good sing-song in a pub, before rounding off with somejoint-stretching, tantric lovemaking with their lucky partner. GuruOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.