Q: Is it proper to let a co-worker know her slip is showing and can a male employee say this, or should a female do the advising? Or is it better just to let the matter “slip” by?
A: If your fly was down, would you want someone to tell you? I sure would. If a guy wasn’t available, then I’d want a woman to take me aside and let me know. I’ll wager that any woman whose slip is showing or blouse button has come undone or anybody with spinach stuck on his front tooth would feel exactly the same way. In short, be a friend: Let your co-worker know something is amiss. Do it in a quiet, matter-of-fact way, so as not to embarrass her. All you’re doing is making it possible to correct the situation. She’ll appreciate you for it.