I have a Monday - Friday full-time job in government and love it. I recently got another fun weekend job working at a women's clothing store to save some money after purchasing my new home.
My new manager likes to do something she calls 'Good, Better, Best' at the beginning of each persons shift. Basically she pulls everyone together when you clock in and everyone, including yourself, must say if your outfit is good, better, or best. She considers your outfit 'best' if you have on makeup, have layers, accessories, and everything you wear is up to her standard. If she doesn't think you look up to her standards and categorizes your outfit as 'good' she told me that she can send me home to change or I can pick something from the store to wear and must pay for it after my shift. I took the job because I spend a ton of money on clothes with this particular brand, not to be criticized. It also feels like I'm being forced to spend money to keep the job.
It's so weird to me that this happens. This was never brought up in the interview. I realize that I must dress fashionably, but it seems like a form of harassments or bulling to me.
Am I wrong? Am I over thinking this? What would you do?
Also, on a side note, I do not need this job. I took it just to pad my saving account, save money on clothing purchases, and to get out of the house on the weekends. Basically, I can quit anytime, but I was really hoping to enjoy the job. I do enjoy the job... just not this one thing that happens each shift. Please tell me this isn't happening in all retail environments!