Some employees were too smart to be fooled by Abercrombie & Fitch and found a way to game the system. Why pay for clothes when you can so easily borrow them?
Just take a sweater from one of the shelves and put it back at the end of your shift. No one will notice, right?
Spend Your Earnings
One of the most ridiculous parts about having a job you can't wear your normal clothes to is that you have to keep spending money in order to go to work and make money.
At A&F, this has reached new levels of absurdity, as you earned a paycheck and spent it in the same place. This left most workers in an endless cycle of working but still being broke.
Just Don't Be Yourself
Abercrombie & Fitch management was allergic to any type of self-expression. Do you want to show your individuality? Please don't.
No nail polish is permitted, or piercings, which is funny, cause the A&F brand is all about inspiring people to be themselves. Everyone except for the workers, of course.
Workers have to make sure everything they do is always on-brand. Other than being "natural-looking" employees were also only permitted to wear neutral colors.
Do you want to wear red? Bummer for you, the only time a year you'll get to do that is Christmas. Green's your favorite color? Go work for some other company.
Sprayed From Above
You'd figure having someone spraying cologne on each, and every clothing item in the store would be enough, right? Wrong. At A&F, there is no such thing as too much perfume.
The ceiling literally sprayed perfume from above. That can't be healthy or safe, but who cares?