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  1. #1
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    What is it with companies putting our names on our shirts, What exactly is the reason behind it?
    the company logo I can understand but our name?
    personally I find it demeaning, I can say my name I can wear a company ID tag but the name sewen in the shirt? I think its a bit much
    I find it demeaning, At least with a removable name tag you can take it off when at lunch or stopping at the store on the way home

    Whats the point of it? I can hand out business cards so why the name?
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    Pen: let me turn the tables somewhat. Why do you find it demeaning? Do you think the sales clerks in department stores find it demeaning that they have to wear name tags? Do you think the waitress at the counter finds it demeaning? Do you think the officer on the beat finds it demeaning? I'm not quite sure what you find 'demeaning' about it. Gee I wonder if Michael found it demeaning when the Bulls put his name on his shirt? Help me out here.
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    I never liked having my name on my shirt either. In the Army it was one thing, but on the outside I see no reason for my name to be on my shirt. If I wanted everyone to know my name I'd tattoo it on my forehead.

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    I put my name on my shirts upside down so when I forget it, I can just look at my shirt to remind me what it is.

    Doing a TV commercial for my contracting company, I bought my son and I new shirts to where for the occasion. We waited till we were at the studio before putting them on, my son gave me mine as we went into the studio.

    After coming out of the bathroom where I put on my shiny new work shirt with company logo and personal name, a woman from the studio called me Eric and said they were ready for us. I told her my name was not Eric, but it was really a coincidence because my son's name was Eric and he was also going to be in the commercial.

    I was thinking we were having a psychic moment when she pointed to my shirt and said; "your name tag says that you are Eric." The little jerk got our shirts mixed up.
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    Why not have the name tag. Did you ever look at a name tag on the wait person, do you always remember their names.

    Everybody likes to have the other person use their name.

    If it bothers you ask the boss if you can take it off.

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    Tell them that you like to go by your nick name "underpaid", and ask them if they will put "underpaid" on the shirt.

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    If that's the only complaint I could think of about work and the company(s) I work for and have worked for I would be very very happy.
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    I would hate to do service or install work with a name tag on

    I would much rather have it on the shirt that way it does not get in the way

    and you should think of it as a compliment because if they spent the money to have it put there you know you are worth something

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    Demeaning?

    I really see no problem with it, kinda surprised so many of you do.

    Oh well
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    We all have said why is there no respect for the trades from people out theere
    this to me having my name stitched on the shirt and not removable means oh well I don't know how to put it but it bugs me.
    Most other professions have a removable name tag Eg: the hotel industry. retail etc.
    I think this is part of the respect issue How can you respect a guy whom has his name sewen on his shirt.

    I was kind of getting at WHY a company does this, what is the reason behind it? Is it just because all of the other companies do it in the area is it because its automatic and it has always been done that way?

    I am proud to waer the company logo on the shirt but my name on the shirt is too much a clip on ID tag should do the trick and business cards should be sufficent
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    Its just so customers know your name, you goin too deep...
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    Its because of all those scummy garage guys you see in movies......with their name stiched on their shirt



    You could have Mr. Xxxxx stiched on , or MHVAC Xxxx, or studmuffin....
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