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by SixFigureStart | June 24, 2009


Even if you're unemployed, you're probably better off than if you're working for the municipality of Brooksville, Florida -- though not for any reason you might imagine. The city council there decided that city workers needed to be reminded of their personal hygiene-type responsibilities. So, naturally, it installed a formal Dress Code of the Obvious, which requires that employees wear underwear and deodorant! (The proclamation also bans "exposed underwear, clothing with foul language, sexually provocative clothing, and piercings anywhere except the ears.")

The Associated Press reported that Mayor Joe Bernadini was the lone dissenting vote against passage: "he said the underwear edict 'takes away freedom of choice'." Pink Slipped is glad that at least one elected official still believes in the Constitution (but we forget which amendment covers undergarments).

--Posted by Todd Obolsky, Vault Staff Writer


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