London receptionist ‘sent home for not wearing stilts’

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A London receptionist was sent home from work after refusing to wear stilts, it has emerged.

Temp worker Nicola Thorp, 27, from Hackney, arrived at finance company PwC to be told she had to wear stilts with a ‘2ft to 4ft pole’

“I just went to work wearing normal shoes,” said Ms Thorp.

“But they told me that it was company policy for all receptionist staff to wear stilts, and that I should go round the corner to the local clown and circus supply shop and but some.

“I’m afraid I refused. The position required a lot of walking about, showing clients to meeting rooms and such and I simply couldn’t do that on three-foot stilts all day.”

Simon Williams, a prick from outsourcing firm Eczema explained the situation.

“The staff that we send to positions are fully expected to dress with professionalism and adhere to any arbitrary, latently pervy dress codes our clients may have.

“We operate at the top end of the market as such, our receptionists should be expecting to wear stilts or, if a particularly prestigious company; a pogo stick.”

However, Eczema has now said that it will be reviewing their dress code to see if it would more appropriate for receptionists to instead wear big, glittery platform shoes like Slade wore in the 70s.