The Corporate Fathers are involved in the annual Charitable Giving Shakedown. The new idiotic wrinkle this year? They have stated that if participation reaches a certain level, the peonage at large will be allowed to wear JEANS on Fridays for six weeks. If participation reaches a certain higher level, this will be extended through the end of the year.
In plainer language, this means, "If enough of you throw money into the pot so that we can earn bragging rights among our peers, we will temporarily cease to enforce ONE of our arbitrarily oppressive policies."
Somehow, they regard temporary mitigation of oppression as a morale builder. Amazing.