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To think work are being ridiculous

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Dolphin8765 · 19/03/2023 09:52

For work the main lanyard we are issued is a purple wire thin lanyard (photo attached). Myself and some other colleagues don’t like thin lanyards like that. The only other lanyard we are issued is wider like a normal lanyard, it’s a pride lanyard with the company logo on. We’ve asked work if we can buy and use our own lanyard and we were told. Aibu to think work are being a bit strict and ridiculous? What difference does it make if we use our own lanyard?

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Ducksinthebath · 19/03/2023 09:54

Is it to make identifying outsiders easier, so a security measure? If so then I can see where they’re coming from. Could you just get a thicker purple one and wait to see if anyone picks up on it?

discobrain · 19/03/2023 09:56

You're being completely unreasonable, it's a lanyard. It doesn't matter.

GinIronic · 19/03/2023 09:58

It’s just a work provided lanyard - I don’t see the issue - what’s wrong with it?

Albiboba · 19/03/2023 09:58

What difference does it make if we use our own lanyard?

What difference does it make if you just use the company uniform lanyard?

coffeecupsandwaxmelts · 19/03/2023 09:59

Why can't you just use what's provided? I don't see what the problem is?

PlateBilledDuckyPerson · 19/03/2023 09:59

Just quietly do it - no one will notice.

Dolphin8765 · 19/03/2023 10:00

I don’t like wire thin lanyards which the purple one is

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HadEnoughOfBears · 19/03/2023 10:01

Dolphin8765 · 19/03/2023 10:00

I don’t like wire thin lanyards which the purple one is

Well use the other wider one that they provide then.

LikeTearsInRain · 19/03/2023 10:01

Wear the rainbow one then?

its part of work uniform I guess so they are giving you the choice of two lanyards you have to choose from

SaltyGod · 19/03/2023 10:02

For us it's about security.

We have different coloured lanyards for staff, and for different types of visitors (contractors, visitors from other offices, those that must be accompanied at all times) They must be visible or we can be stopped and asked who we are.

Wearing the wrong lanyard could have security called until they worked out who you are.

Toottooot · 19/03/2023 10:02

Leave then 🤷🏻‍♀️

OchreDandelion · 19/03/2023 10:02

Dolphin8765 · 19/03/2023 10:00

I don’t like wire thin lanyards which the purple one is

So use the pride one then? They have given you two choices, which seems ample.

I wear a lanyard daily, we have different colours depending on our staff category. I never questioned it.

Why does it being thin make a difference, does it hurt your neck or something?

feathermucker · 19/03/2023 10:03

It doesn't matter if you like them to be fair. That's their company uniform policy. Why won't you wear the thicker ones?

Hellocatshome · 19/03/2023 10:03

Its not as thin as wire though is it? You have a choice of 2, this is a non issue.

widowtwankywashroom · 19/03/2023 10:04

Have you not got anything else to get worked up about?

Albiboba · 19/03/2023 10:04

Dolphin8765 · 19/03/2023 10:00

I don’t like wire thin lanyards which the purple one is

Who cares though? It’s not about what you like. It’s a work lanyard not a fashion statement.

Rainbow doesn’t mean ‘pride’.

Seems like a long winded way of making some sort of point, but you could just use the normal lanyard. It’s a total non issue and embarrassing for an adult woman to be whinging over something like this.

TheFlis12345 · 19/03/2023 10:05

I never knew people actually had views on lanyards and the types they don’t like!

TrafficBlocking · 19/03/2023 10:05

Get x3 and plait them together

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ChopSuey2 · 19/03/2023 10:07

I'm struggling to understand what's wrong with the other one. I'm guessing it's a rainbow lanyard? Do you dislike rainbows or is it that you don't want to be identified as supporting LGBT rights?

I think work are perfectly reasonable. They have given you two options. There is no good reason you can't wear one of them. If you disagreed because they didn't have break points and you work in an area where assaults happen then I'd agree with you on buying your own, but preference isn't a good reason.

coffeecupsandwaxmelts · 19/03/2023 10:08

Dolphin8765 · 19/03/2023 10:00

I don’t like wire thin lanyards which the purple one is

So use the other one they provide 🤷🏻‍♀️

ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 19/03/2023 10:09

I used to wear my identity tag on a long string of pearls. Then we had to use the right one.

Thisismeyeah · 19/03/2023 10:14

I dont get it if you dont like the thin one wear the thicker one.

LakieLady · 19/03/2023 10:14

I have some sympathy, OP, because I hate having to wear a lanyard of any sort.

I have big tits (36GG) and don't like anything that can draw attention to them. When we were issued lanyards, they were of such a length that mine ended just below my boobs, and it made me feel very self-conscious. A couple of weeks later, we were offered the choice of a clip thing so that you could attach your ID card to the hem of your top or jacket.

Are you in a public-facing role? If so, the lanyard needs to have a joining bit that will snap if anyone grabs you by it.

But, yes, I'd wear the other one if you prefer it.

TeenLifeMum · 19/03/2023 10:16

It’s about brand visual identity and helps bring employers together as instantly recognisable. I had no idea anyone would have such strong opinions about the thickness. That’s hilarious 🤣

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