It's starting to pop up at my work place with acceptance, but I want to know what consensus is like for other workplaces/American working environment at large.
I'm in my late-twenties and currently three years in with a large distribution firm. Our company sponsors a variety of leadership development events, and at many of these has provided backpacks custom embroidered with the company logo.
I see these in daily use often enough to notice, but still relatively infrequent. Typically used in place of a laptop or leather bag, that is. The company-sponsored backpacks have encouraged several others to use their own personal backpacks. It's mostly managers, directors, and VPs I see with these--rarely if ever analysts, and I don't think I've seen anyone senior to a VP with one.
So while this seems to be accepted well enough within my own company, I'd like to know how prevalent or accepted this is in most other work places. It surprises me because, I suppose, it strikes me as a very lax or personal approach to handling business content and affairs. I know briefcases have gone the wayside for some time, but I'm surprised how accepted it's become here to look like (what I think) a meandering college student.