I have job in a very male-dominated field, mechanically related, I work in parts. Anyway, we have to wear steel-toed workboots, and a uniform shirt. Pants is up to us, jeans are typical or work pants as there's a lot of grease, oil, dirt.
I'm the only woman on the main floor (administration has 3 other women). I like to still be somewhat feminine (normally I'd be in a skirt, blouse, that type). I have to have my hair pulled up (safety). Is there anything at all I can do? My job is easier if the customers know they are dealing with a woman and honestly, the way it is right, now I don't feel like that. We did just get new shirts and the lady in charge assured me that this time she ordered a women's shirt for me, not just a small men's shirt. I'm hoping since the cut will fit me better, I'll feel better.
I do love my job, its a lot of fun and I worked hard to get here, its just a bit awkward at times. When I started working here, it was easier, they didn't have shirts small enough for me, so I got dress decently in jeans and a blouse (just had to match the company colour). I got way less crude and rude comments than I do now. My bosses do call out customers who do this but its tiring. And lipstick just doesn't last for a 12 hour shift LOL.
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I agree w/ the anon below me.
wear jewelry if u can get away with it. cute stud earrings, a little necklace a ring
light makeup. do a 40s looking cat eye and wear lipgloss or a nude lip
do your hair in a cute ponytail or bun even if it has to be pulled back
style urself as much as u can within the dress code boundaries1