"Even though in Africa we're dressed in uniform, here it's trousers* all the time.
"Here, your hair should always be in the net. You should not have long earrings. In Africa, when you go to work, you can have your earrings, whatever you feel like, as long as you're in your uniform. Here it's not the same."
*Note: Women working as dietary aides in Canada may wear trousers (long pants) as part of their uniforms, although it is not required.