Ever wonder how the chest of that Abercrombie greeter bulges to the point of knocking us over as we try to make our way through the overwhelming clouds of Fierce cologne? Perhaps it’s natural. Or perhaps it’s the push-up per mistake regiment that we’ve recently discovered! Find out more after the jump.
If we had a nickel for every time we heard scandals with A & F’s selectivity in their hiring we’d be able to shop their a little more often. In a company that hires “models” instead of sales people there were bound to be a few superficial shenanigans.
According to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, a staff email was leaked to Corriere della Sera newspaper stating, "From today, every time we make an error we'll have to do 10 press-ups, or squats for the women.” The exercise-your-sins-away regime was implemented in the company’s flagship store in Milan, which employs over 200 staff.
"I had to do a lot of press-ups," an anonymous former employee told the newspaper. "That's how it works there - you take it or leave it."
CGIL, Italy’s largest union, criticized the palace of prep for these rules, saying it compromised the "dignity of staff.”
A spokesman for Abercrombie & Fitch in London declined to comment on the story.
Is anyone there paid to speak?