'Casual Friday', a popular employment practice whereby employees are allowed to wear their off duty casual clothes for a small charitable donation has claimed the lives of 3 Police frogmen it was revealed yesterday.
The frogmen were believed to have died after dropping into freezing water wearing the kind of smart, but laid back, clothes more suitable for a divorced middle class Dad to wear when meeting their new partner's teenage children for the first time, not for diving to depths of up to 75 meters in an icy reservoir searching for the body of a missing schoolboy.
Critics have claimed that whilst 'Casual Friday' can maintain a pleasant informal atmosphere within the workplace, employers should be aware of the appropriateness of wearing classic patterned, cotton rich clothes, to jobs that involve jumping into deep water to look for dead bodies.
A spokesman for the Police Diving Unit told reporters that whilst they take full responsibility for what happened there are certain positives to be drawn from the tragedy, 'We now know', he insisted, 'That whilst the 'Jeffery West' brogue offers a distinctively British heritage feel to this Autumns look, they are really really difficult to swim in.'
The Unit has also been criticized by the victims' families for taking over a week to recover the missing bodies. The spokesman however, whilst pointing out that manpower had now become an issue for such a detailed search of a large reservoir, was quick to reassure them that this Friday is 'bring your daughter to work day' and they'll have all the extra help they need.