Abercrombie & Fitch: No Wonder they get Sued
I work at Abercrombie and Fitch. The brand is very popular I am sure everyone knows about them. The style is "classic". Jeans, t-shirt, things like that. I don't wear or like the clothing personally but many people seem to. Here's the thing about working there... I would say its equivalent to working in hell. That's a little harsh but not that far off.
The Dreaded Look Policy.
Abercrombie found a way to judge and make everyone feel bad about themselves all the time! The look Policy means you have to look "natural" all the time. There are a set of rules for boys and Girls.
- Girls: For the women you can't wear Nail Polish or have any sort of fake nails. So don't waste your extremely small paycheck on getting your nails done. You will be forced to take off your nails or the colorful polish. If your black don't even think about dying your hair any shade of blonde. Its not "natural" because there is no way a black women can have naturally blonde hair. Especially in the world of Abercrombie. I recently dyed my hair light brown but the dark brown roots started to come in. I heard the managers talking about it in the back. Which wasn't a surprise. You can only wear navy or gray. NO other color is aloud unless it is part of the set outfit you can buy for 50% off. Lets see..50% off a 60 dollar shirt and 70 dollar jeans. Oh and one more thing. No make up what's so ever. I am not one of those girls who wears a ton of make up. But for the girls who have terrible acne, Sorry. Everyone will know about it
- Boys:No facial hair. It ruins the whole pretty boy thing and boys also have to wear navy or gray.
The pay isn't that good and neither are the hours.
You hardly get enough me to afford that dumb outfit in the first place. So you end up spending most of your money of the cloths you buy to work there and make money. It is absolutely ridiculous. And the employee discount doesn't make a dent in the prices.
I know I work there. But it's because times are tough. I have a hard time working at this store because It goes against everything I believe in. Pornographic pictures cover the walls. With no regard to people's feelings toward these images. The music is so loud people can't hear you. Customers often complain about this but their complaints aren't met. Worst of all the smell is unbelievably strong. People with allergies are screwed in there. No other way to put it. I know a lot of people complain about there jobs, But I just wanted to write what everyone thinks but doesn't dare say.