However, instead of focusing on that, they've found something else to spend their mental energy on. So, what's the priority?.
According to The Daily Mail, "Staff including plane crew and pilots will be able to choose which uniform they wear: the company's 'red' option, previously most commonly worn by female flight attendants, or the 'burgundy' option, previously worn by male flight attendants."
The Daily Mail continues, "This includes allowing men to wear skirts and women to wear trousers, as well as increasing the uniform options available to non-binary staff members."
They're also going to introduce pronoun badges to be more inclusive. Virgin has made a significant effort to facilitate this. According to the Daily Mail states, Virgin Atlantic is working with Michelle Visage, RuPaul's Drag Race star, in a bid to "reflect the diversity of its workforce."
"The airline wants to offer its staff a fluid approach to its red and burgundy uniforms, meaning LGBTQ+ colleagues will be able to choose either the red or the burgundy uniform, depending on which best reflects themselves." The daily Mail stated
According to The Daily Wire, the company is committed to diversity and inclusion seriously. Mark Anderson, Executive Vice President at Virgin Atlantic, stated, "but you can rest assured we have a lot of fun along the way."
However, people have mixed feelings about the move. Some praise diversity and inclusion. Others think that other issues, such as paying staff more, should precede policies like these. The Daily Mail reports, "One social media user said: 'I would bet that the majority of Virgin Atlantic staff would rather have a pay rise than this.'"
When will companies prioritize the staff, and their wages, over looking good? Families being able to afford groceries in this inflated economy is far more important than making sure that men wear skirts.