Trying on clothes at A&F might prove to be a challenging experience for those of us with a sense of smell. The clothes in the store are drenched in cologne. But how does it get there?
Well, apparently, it is someone’s job to spray it on each and every clothing item in the store. They do this for every shift, a bit excessive, don’t you think?
The Naked Truth
According to many former A&F employees, if you don't have the right footwear, you will be sent home. If you don't want to go home, that's fine; you can work the register, as long as you do it completely barefoot.
Think about it, if they work behind the counter, no one will ever see their feet, so why do they have to be barefoot? Is this some kind of sick punishment?
Shut Up and Look Cute
If you thought working for a clothing store would be all about speaking with customers and helping them - think again. The most important thing about this gig is looking the part.
Former employees reveal that during their orientation, they were told not to interact with customers. What if a customer tries to ask you a question? Ignore them, but look good while you're doing it!
Hangers and Hook-Ups
In order to work for Abercrombie & Fitch, you have to look a certain way, and by that, we mean - alluring. But what happens when you put a bunch of attractive people together? You know the answer; it's basically the formula of every reality show on the planet.
As workers don't have much to do but fold clothes, once they are done doing that, they are free to engage in other, more enticing activities. Hook-ups were normal, as long as nobody got caught.
Stay on Script
Just like actors, those who are lucky enough to work for A&F have to stay on script. No improvising is allowed; it would ruin the whole vibe.
If someone does have the audacity to say something other than the assigned "Hey, how's it goin'?" they would be yelled at for running the brand's reputation.