I wanted to post a quick update to the shoe shine survey I had up here a few weeks ago. I didn’t get a huge number of takers, but I did manage to convince about 20 of you or so to respond. Here are the results:
- About 60% of you wear dress shoes multiple times per week with 30% wearing them once per month. The rest were split between never and once a week. This seems to make intuitive sense- your job either requires you dress up or doesn’t.
- 70% NEVER shine your shoes. 20% shine about once per month and 10% multiple times per week.
- The reasons for not shining were fairly even across the board (except nobody thought it took too much time). The most popular responses were that you either didn’t have the materials or didn’t know how to shine your shoes.
The moral of the story is that people are wearing dress shoes but not polishing them. You slackers, you.