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SG going off the deep end...again...

It amazes me the gall these people have. I've never seen anyone tell their grounds keeper what to wear. Want to try telling your plumber he has to wear a collared shirt and slacks?

New memo out from SG today.

Memo 1446: Professionalism While Representing Safeguard Properties </SPAN>
NEW REQUIREMENT: Effective September 15, individuals must wear identification badges showing both the individual's name and your company's name or a shirt or uniform displaying your company's name. Company logo t-shirts are acceptable for this requirement. Individuals should not display Safeguard's name. Each individual should have a company business card to provide neighbors, code enforcement officers, brokers, or police officers upon request. (Business Card and Badge Examples ) This new requirement is just one aspect of Safeguard's goal for all vendors to present a professional and reassuring image in the communities we serve.

In many communities, neighbors vigilantly watch vacant properties. Remember, you are representing Safeguard and our clients as well. Maintaining quality in the field is a top priority, and quality is reflected in the task performed in the field as well as in the way that task is conducted. All crews should behave professionally, as detailed below. Crews should also dress in appropriate attire, as detailed below. Vehicles should be clean and well-maintained.


Professional Behavior
  • Any crew or individual doing any sort of work on a property, including quality control, must have a copy of the work order available.
  • Communication with neighbors, occupants, law enforcement personnel, brokers, or code enforcement officers must always be professional and polite. If you ever have questions on how to communicate with a particular party, feel free to contact your regional coordinator for assistance.
  • Crews should communicate in a moderate tone. Radio and other audio systems should not be heard outside the vehicle and loud music should not be played inside the property.
  • Any person doing work on Safeguard's behalf must be of legal working age. Children and pets or other animals are not permitted on the property at any time.
  • No smoking inside any property, even if there are already smoke odors inside.
  • No use of pools or shower facilities at any property is ever acceptable.
Appropriate Attire
Attire must look professional. Safeguard strongly recommends vendors use vendor company-branded attire. Examples of recommended acceptable and unacceptable attire are as follows:
Inspectors ( Photo Examples)

Acceptable Attire



  • Sports shirts
  • Dress shirts
  • Slacks
  • Khaki Pants
  • Unacceptable Attire
  • Sweatshirts
  • T-shirts
  • Jeans
  • Extreme styles
P&P/REO
Acceptable Attire



  • Sport shirts
  • Other professional shirts
  • Company logo T-shirt
  • Jeans

Unacceptable Attire
  • Extreme styles
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 11:17 PM
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Khakis to mow weeds?? Lol I wore basketball shorts and a white tee shirt. It's 108 degrees here in Fresno county. No way am I wearing khakis or slacks lmao
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When the hell is everyone going to wake the F up and realize you're an employee of this company...
Slacks to pick up garbage???????

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No kidding ! No sweatshirts ? IN THE WINTER ? My guys mowing do wear cargo khakis , but they don't like poison ivy . Me however, I like my running shorts with tennis shoes. We do have company shirts , and business cards.

Be nice to the neighbors ? LMAO .... AFTER THEY HAVE CALLED THE COPS ON ME ? I THINK NOT! Then they walk over wanting to know what is going on. I understand concerned neighbors , and we often do make first contact with them. In this line of work you come into contact with all kinds.... Some nice , some concerned, some that should just stay in their own homes and let me do my job.
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I might be in the minority here, but I really don't see a problem with the message they are trying to convey. If you show up on a property bumping the latest (insert hip hop artist here) track, and come flopping out of your muffler dragging f250, wearing a wife beater and sporting that ridiculous "pants below the bum" fad, you aren't doing anyone any favors.

I'm not going to delve too far into dress code, as it could be easily argued that "extreme styles" could be debatable.

The message I get is that they would like for you to look presentable. Nobody is asking for you to be in a tailor made tuxedo if you're going to be manning the edger.

That this issue required a memo at all shows me that the vendors they choose are lacking in common sense.

Last edited by RServant; 08-20-2013 at 12:40 AM. Reason: Did not mean to discredit all of the vendors. It should read as "the level they are stooping to in some areas."
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I might be in the minority here, but I really don't see a problem with the message they are trying to convey. If you show up on a property bumping the latest (insert hip hop artist here) track, and come flopping out of your muffler dragging f250, wearing a wife beater and sporting that ridiculous "pants below the bum" fad, you aren't doing anyone any favors.

I'm not going to delve too far into dress code, as it could be easily argued that "extreme styles" could be debatable.

The message I get is that they would like for you to look presentable. Nobody is asking for you to be in a tailor made tuxedo if you're going to be manning the edger.

That this issue required a memo at all shows me that the vendors they choose are lacking in common sense.
All my guys wear appropriate work attire. All my guys have been instructed to be professional and polite to everyone they encounter while working. In fact, except for the company shirts/badges and business cards, we already comply with all these requirements. That's not the point. The fact that SG has mandated we comply with this list of rules is the point. They have no right to tell me how to run my business. I am not their employee. A fact emphasized in this very memo - "Individuals should not display Safeguard's name."

They have no right to dictate my company's dress code. They may suggest, they can recommend, they can even refuse to send me work if they don't like the way I look. But they should never mandate my dress code.
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If you show up on a property wearing a wife beater and sporting that ridiculous "pants below the bum" fad, you aren't doing anyone any favors.
I have a memo requiring my staff to be attractive so that the gals dressed as you describe envoke a positive reaction with the locals.
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All my guys wear appropriate work attire. All my guys have been instructed to be professional and polite to everyone they encounter while working. In fact, except for the company shirts/badges and business cards, we already comply with all these requirements. That's not the point. The fact that SG has mandated we comply with this list of rules is the point. They have no right to tell me how to run my business. I am not their employee. A fact emphasized in this very memo - "Individuals should not display Safeguard's name."

They have no right to dictate my company's dress code. They may suggest, they can recommend, they can even refuse to send me work if they don't like the way I look. But they should never mandate my dress code.
What he said. As an independent contractor means and methods are my own to decide.
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my dress code always has a S&W 40 cal nestled by my plumber's crack.
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Proper attire is required while polishing turds!! Unbelievable.
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