Hello everyone. Welcome to E-mail Picks.
How's everyone doing? On my side,
it seems our HR department is really
making an effort to recruit people these
days. They are organizing a party at our
offices to invite some people who are
friends, or friends of friends of our
current employees. Basically, we want the
guests to have a better idea of what the
people working at Bizmates are like, and
perhaps have Bizmates in mind when it's
time for them to change jobs in the
future. So some of our employees are
going to join the party and eat and
drink and talk with these special guests.
We of course want to make a good
impression, so we all need to look neat.
We need to dress neatly, but also not so
uptight. Not too formal, like what I'm
So HR says the dress code will be semi-casual. Now in my department, there are
many people from different countries and
backgrounds, so probably, each person's
idea of "semi-casual" is a little
different. So today, I'm going to write to
my colleagues to inform them what's in
and what's out in terms of clothes they
should wear to the party. So here goes.
Hello everyone, As for the cocktail party
HR is hosting in the evening of 19th, the
purpose is to communicate who we are and
our vibe to people who may be interested
in working with us in the future.
Therefore, while we would like to present
our usual selves to our guests, we do
want to leave a positive impression.
The dress code will be semi-casual - For
men, please wear a collared shirt no
shorts or t-shirts with ketchup stains
please. And I'm sorry I'm not
knowledgeable enough about women's semi-
casual attire so I need to rely on you
to figure it out yourselves. See you on
Kyota. OK, so I started out by reminding
everyone the purpose of this event. Our
vibe in this case means the atmosphere
of our workplace. And then, I wrote about
the dress code, and here, it's
important to give practical examples so
that there won't be any
misunderstandings. I wrote "no t-shirts
with ketchup stains" so that my male
colleagues will know that they need to
look clean. As for the ladies, well, I'm
sure they know far better than I do
about what semi-casual attire means for
them, so I didn't give any concrete
examples. I mean, I don't have enough
vocabulary to talk about women's dress
codes. I only know... skirt... pants............ and that's...
that's it. OK, so anyway, there you
go. An e-mail to inform the dress code
for an event. What you wear says a lot
about you and your company, so I need to
be careful too. Anyway, that's it for
today. Thank you for watching as always
and I'll see you next week.