[personal profile] destabee
Can someone explain to me why many/most (?) organizations have a level on the organizational chart where lapel pins become an expected accessory?

I will soon be spending much of my work life in the company of those who wear them. I even worry that someone is going to hand me one to wear soon. Quite frankly I just don't get them. Noticing such pins on the Dean, the VCAAs, and the Red Cross Executive Director in the last few days has me pondering their meaning. These were all organization pins as opposed to flag pins.

I keep coming back to WHY and exactly what are they supposed to signal.

Date: 2008-12-10 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seaivy.livejournal.com
I think I once had one with an organization I was with. I was there for 20 years in many capacities. I vaguely remember wearing it when I went to meetings where I was representing the organization. It was a signal that I was a senior member in the structure of the organization, I think. It was almost 20 years ago. It was a very small pin of our logo. I can "see" it on the collar of my "go-to-meetings" black suit.

Date: 2008-12-10 01:14 pm (UTC)
ext_74: Baron Samadai in cat form (Disguised as an adult)
From: [identity profile] siliconshaman.livejournal.com
It indicates that you've been assimilated...

Date: 2008-12-10 01:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] destabee.livejournal.com
That is EXACTLY my fear :)

Date: 2008-12-10 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alchmst.livejournal.com
I'm thinking they are exactly supposed to signal "dig meeeeeee"

I wear all kinds of pins and badges because they are required. I think alot of them are pompous but I get gigged when I leave them off.

*le sigh

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