That All Occupations Should Have Uniforms
Should all occupations have uniforms?
It Helps To Identify People
Uniforms can help people to be identified. If a police man was giving a parking ticket to a person, they would need something to prove that they are a police and have the authority. It also helps to recognise army/navy troops to recognise each other. It helps to recognise team or company members.
Using a uniform to assume someone's occupation creates opportunities to deceive people. It is important to rely on valid identification rather than uniforms which can be replicated more easily.
It helps to advertise the company for things such as bakeries, shops, markets and much, much more.
There are enough avenues for advertisement without needing a uniform for such purposes. For the majority of the time employees will wear their uniform at work and therefore the only target audience will be individuals who are already a customer of the company.
Uniforms are practical.
Uniforms offer protection and comfort in the workplace, visibility, which is important for safety, and make a member of staff identifiable. A well made uniform tailored to the job makes the job easier to perform.
Most professions already have some form of uniform
Think about it- city bankers have to wear suits, teachers have to dress smartly. Even if this isn't a complete uniform that makes everyone identical, it is definitely a dress code, which is similar. This won't really make a lot of difference in society, and certainly won't affect important factors in the working world.
So how do you tell the difference between a politician in a suit, a banker in a suit and a teacher in a suit? That there are dress codes is not the same as a uniform as it does not say where someone works just gives some impression of the kind of work they might do.
Some occupations do not require a uniform!
Some occupations do not require a uniform as it is unnecessary and time wasting such as mothers who don't need a uniform for looking after children and don't need everyone to know who they are and what they do. Imagine, if every time a mother was doing her job if she had to wear a uniform. Also, people who work from home would be wearing a uniform that hardly anyone would see.
This is stretching the definition of an 'occupation' a little. While being a mother is hard work, it isn't actually registered as a career and wouldn't be treated as such by the rules. Self-employed people also wouldn't follow the same rules, this is part of the appeal of being self-employed.
It would ruin the impact of a uniform.
A uniform impresses people and is seen as a symbol of authority. If any job whatsoever had a uniform, it wouldn't be something of any status any more.
What do you think?