Life's Not a Beach at Work

    As the mercury rises, the majority of Canadian employees say beach wear
too hot for the office, a new poll reveals

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ - Roughly half of Canadians say flip-flops, tank
tops, shorts and Capri pants are inappropriate for the office, with flip-flops
topping the list, according to a new poll by

    "This really speaks to the professionalism that many Canadians value in
the workplace," said Gabriel Bouchard, vice president and general manager,
Monster Canada.

    A total of 3,034 of the 6,296 English Canadians (48%) who participated in
the recent online poll at said that all flip-flops, tank tops,
shorts and Capri pants are inappropriate for wear at the office. One in five
found flip-flops inappropriate summer attire. Fifteen per cent called tank
tops inappropriate, followed by another 8% who said that shorts are not office
material. A final 7% of respondents said that Capri pants deserve to stay in
the closet before work.

    A similar poll in Quebec revealed somewhat surprising results. A total of
685 of the 1,272 Quebeckers (53%) polled stated that Capri pants are the most
inappropriate summer clothing for the office, followed by 24% of respondents
who said that flip-flops are not suitable office shoes. Interestingly, while
the majority said that Capri pants are an office no-no, only 10% of workers
said that shorts and tank tops deserve to stay in the closet.

    "Though Canadian employees obviously prefer more professional attire for
work, what is seen as summer business attire may vary," said Bouchard. "And
while it may be tempting to take a more relaxed approach to dressing for work
in the summer, employees should consider that clothing choices do affect one's
credibility and professionalism. If there is any doubt about summer clothing
choices, employees should look to management or speak to their HR department
for help."

    To view the results of the latest Monster polls and to read the current
feature story titled, "Beach Wear Too Hot for the Office," visit

    About Monster Canada

    Monster Canada ( is Canada's leading online career
resources portal - a bilingual, user-friendly online resource that is
revolutionizing job seeking and recruitment. Headquartered in Montreal,
Monster Canada is part of Monster, the leading global online careers and
recruitment resource. With a local presence in key markets in North America,
Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with
quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice
to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster
delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is
a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about
Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit

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For further information:

For further information: Porter Novelli Canada (for Monster Canada)
Sharon Navarro, 416-422-7150 or Monster
Canada Robert Waghorn, 514-350-0702

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