Read the remainder of this blog entry for the survey results, that are mostly number oriented, or location oriented. There are testimonials and long answers. I will share 1 about once per week.
By the way, this took hours of work. Would you do me a favour, and write "Thanks!", in a comment below? It would really encourage me. This blog entry actually made me miserable.
The first interesting bit of information starts even before the first question. I mentioned this survey in my blog, at Craig's List in Vancouver, and at Craig's List in San Fransisco. If I recall correctly, my blog had the highest number of visitors from San Fransisco. 24 people from my blog responded. Nobody from any of the Craig's List sites participated. I did not participate in this survey, because was never able to wear hosiery and shorts in the work place. I participated in the other survey, twice, because I was able to respond for 2 jobs.
The next interesting bit of information is that some people did not complete the survey. I think that they quit participating, because there were not enough choices in 1 or more of the questions, and they were forced to quit. If that happened to you, then I apologize. Sorry about that.
The last interesting bit of information is that I never asked if any of you wear shorts and hosiery in the work place. I realize that many of you wear hosiery, but what about shorts? The whole point of the survey was to find out how many people wore both, and I forgot ask. I am shaking my head as I type this.
Here are the questions and responses.
1. Where do you work or where do you work the most? If you work in several places in equal amounts, then of those places, where are you based? If you aren't based in any of the places that you work, then which of those places would you choose to live if you could only live and work in 1 place for the next 40 years?
24 people responded, and none did not respond. These responses are listed in a slightly mixed order.
|London [2 people were from here]||UK|
|liverpool [north west]||UK|
|[declined to answer]||UK|
|Paris||Ile de France||France|
2. Why do you wear hosiery at work?
24 people responded, and none did not respond. Later on, I added the option,
it feels good. Somebody wrote it under
Other, and I thought that it would be a good option for other people too.
|actual prescription for circulation [not just a recommendation]||8.3%||2|
|personal desire to ensure good circulation||37.5%||9|
|deal with perspiration||0.0%||0|
|protect skin from ultraviolet radiation||4.2%||1|
|safety [i.e. don't want to get stung by animals]||0.0%||0|
|making a statement about men's fashion||41.7%||10|
|making a statement about a cause [i.e. pink hosiery for breast cancer awareness; etc.]||0.0%||0|
|it feels good||4.2%||1|
How many have told you in no uncertain terms that it is okay for you/men to wear hosiery?
20 people responded to this question. Here are the responses which were "1" or more. The rest said, "0".
How many have told you in no uncertain terms that you/men are not allowed to or should not wear hosiery?
19 people responded to this question. All of them said, "0".
How many of your female coworkers wear hosiery? [If unsure, then enter 99999.]
20 people responded. 14 people said "0" or more, while 6 were unsure.
How many of your male coworkers wear hosiery? [If unsure, then enter 99999.]
20 people answered this question. 2 people said "1". 8 people said "0". 10 were unsure.
Have you specifically asked for permission to wear hosiery with *shorts*?
20 people responded to this question. 0 said, "No, I was given permission by the company before I even tried to ask.". 18 said, "No.". 2 said, "Yes, and the answer was positive.".
5. Do you have 1 or more outfits that you could wear, if you were allowed wear hosiery and shorts tomorrow for work?
18 people responded to this question. 13 people said, "Yes.". 5 people said, "No.".
1 of the people who said, "No.", also said, "Technically, I have more than one outfit, but they are essentially identical.". Perhaps, he is referring to variations of a uniform?
How many years have you been wearing hosiery?
On average, we have been wearing for 23.3 years. In total, we have been wearing for 466 years. 20 people responded to this. 4 did not.
How many pairs of hosiery do you have?
On average, we have 94.50 pairs. In total, we have 1,890 pairs. 20 people responded to this. 4 did not.
7. What are your favourite brands?
I kind of regret asking this question, because I cannot tie it to any particular person, so it is kind of meaningless. I decided to just paste each response in no particular order. Each line is 1 person's answer.
18 people responded to this. 6 did not.
- Comfilon, Urban Outfitters, We Love Colors
- Hanes Silk Reflections, Berkshire, JC Penney Sheer Caress
- L'eggs Sheer Energy Sheer To Waist, Activskin 560
- Falke, Kunert, Elbeo
- n/a [perhaps this person meant that he did not have any favourites?]
- M and S
- Dim, Gerbe, Cecilia de Raphaël, Comfilon
- Comfilon, Hanes
- Legg's DKNY Express
- Berkshire, Hanes, Shop national Brand
- Hanes Silk Reflections, L'eggs Sheer Energy, Trasparenze, Wolford, too many to list actually
- Activskin, L'eggs
- Wolford, Charnos, Orublu
- Secret, Capezio, Comfilon, Mondor
- Comfilon. Tabio.com. Hue. Berkshire
- George, Leggs, Nononsense