I heard this story early this morning and I wasn't ready to believe it. I though it was a joke, like April's Fools in July or something. I checked Gawker and it turns out to be true. Before you read on and know all about what Dov Charney, owner of American Apparel, wants to do, please sit down and prepare to laugh to tears. The "gentleman" on your right is Mr. Charney. "Dov usually gets on the conference calls and talks to people, but one week, he went on a huge tirade and made stores that weren't doing well send in group photos. Why, you ask? He 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. Meaning anyone that Dov deems not good-looking enough to work there, is set to receive a pink slip. This is blatant discrimination based on looks. Dov personally judged each person in group photos that were sent in, and if you weren't to his liking, then boy... watch out. The comments that he made ranged from childish to insulting. Managers that don't comply with these new standards are afraid of losing their jobs. Employees who aren't up to Dov's "look" and whose work ethic is "just ok" are being targeted and scrutinized and the minute they make small mistakes, they are being fired. But it's only because Dov wants to weed out the "ugly people." It's ironic that he would rather have gorgeous slackers who don't move the product [or lift a finger] working there than normal looking people who are really aren't that bad looking, but are A+ sellers and great at customer service."
We tried to reach Dov, but as of yet no contact. To me, the only way to deal with this, is by making more fun out of this man than he already did of himself. If you have his number, please text or call him and give him our link. We have some cool beauty solutions that he could use. If I worked for this man, I'd quit (if he didn't fire me first, that is). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so all there is left to do is to figure out which will his criteria be. Judging by his looks...
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