I agree and disagree with the posts I have read. That's the beauty of "agree to disagree". I'm a nurse and see people who wear scrubs at jobs that are not in the medical/dental field (hair dressers, day care workers, cafeteria workers) and used wonder why???? Back in the day scrubs were pretty tacky (imo) but now there are some that are really cute. I realized COMFORT! It's like wearing your pajamas to work! KathiK posted a cute pic, love all the coats on the site. I can see why some women choose to wear them as RTW. I say wear what you are comfortable in.
On the you haven't earned the right to wear it note. . .(Not that I am offended, just thought I'd share). . .My husband works in Air-Medical Transport and has a slew of letters after his name. (Me and my paycheck wish I had just 1/2 of them ahahaha). . .On their coats, a company logo on the back, a heilcopter on the left breast and name on the right. EVERYONE from Accounting to Flight Crews got the same coat. Let me tell you, this stirred up a hornet's nest! My Husband told me that several Flight Crew members were deeply offended that employees with no medical education at all had the helicopter on their coats. How dare they, they hadn't earned the right to have that on their coats. This really bothered my DH, they were all part of the same team. Maybe not doing the same job or doing it the same way but a team nonetheless. You can't please everyone all the time. I say go with what ya like. Thats what I do.
I can also see the point of those who have Culinary degrees. I'm not sure if it's the same but if I saw a a Nurse's cap on someone's head, I'm not sure I'd be bothered but would maybe wonder why they were wearing it.
I am very proud of my profession and education.
As a matter of fact, I own a pink Chef's coat. It was a gift from my sweet ex-b/f who was a chef himself. He said he thought I'd look cute in it. Ladies, thanks for speaking your minds! I love to read a great debate! Sorry for being so long winded.