Not as if you needed more reasons to shop here, but just in case: unlike American Apparel and Abercrombie & Fitch, among others, we proudly hire people at all ends of the attractiveness spectrum, even people who are recalcitrantly ugly such as myself. The above photo was from the employee-area of failed Abercrombie offshoot Ruehl, which a Gawker tipster said spelled out the company policy for sexing up the workforce:
"The district manager would come in every couple of weeks and inspect and then fill outthis report about the store. This was hanging on the bulletin board abovethe managerial desk in the back stock room. I snapped a cell-phone picture of the first page...When Regional managers (or anyone higher up) would visit the store, they would actually import the best looking people from other stores for the day to impress the higher-ups."
American Apparel has, of course, long set the standard for work-place attractiveness, with boss Dov Charney personally reviewing photos of employees:
Last July, a disgruntled AA store manager told us that AA CEO Dov Charney "made store managers across the country take group photos of their employees so that he could personally judge people based on looks. He is tightening the AA 'aesthetic,' and anyone that he deems not good-looking enough to work there, is encouraged to be fired." Charney later issued a conspicuously vague denial, saying only that AA hires employees who "have good fashion sense...But this does not necessarily mean they have to be physically attractive."
Join us in our quest to end sexy-ism! Ugly people need retail jobs too! Shop at TruckerDeluxe and ensure a bright future for the ugly kids of America!!