WOULD the way a brand allegedly treats its employees affect how you shop?
Former Abercrombie model and manager, Kirby Mansour, shared a video on social media revealing what she didn’t like about working at the popular clothing store.One former Abercrombie employee claimed they only let ‘pretty people’ work the floor[/caption]
Monsour said she only worked at the store between 2011 and 2013, but started off as a model and then moved up to a manager.
She claimed that the craziest thing about working there was that during their hiring process, she claimed that “they only hired good looking people.”
Her claims fall similar to those in the Netflix documentary, White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch, which dives into how the brand thrived off of exclusion.
“If you’re ‘good looking enough’ to get hired, you’re either put in the back as impact or you’re put on the floor as a model,” Mansour claimed.
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She claimed that the determining factor between impact and model was if you were approved by the home office to go out on the floor or not.
“A.K.A. you’re attractive enough to be in the front room,” she said.
According to Mansour, those whose looks were approved received more scheduled time.
“A lot of the time is you didn’t fit ‘the look,’ we would just kind of phase you out of the schedule,” she said.
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The former employee also claimed that Abercrombie had very strict rules when she worked there and that somebody had to be in the front room at all times or “you might as well not even open the store.”
“They were very strict,” she said.
As an opening manager, Mansor claimed that she got to the store for a shift one morning, and the model that was supposed to work the floor that day had called out last minute.
Mansour said it was just her and an impact working, so she asked him if he would work the front room, or else she would’ve been the only person on the floor while also trying to carry out her manager duties.
While the impact worker was in the front, Mansour claimed that their district manager came in and asked what he was doing there.
After explaining that their model called out last minute, Mansour claimed that the district manager said: “I would rather you not open the store than have someone from the back, that’s meant to be in the back, in the front of the store.”
The former Abercrombie employee claimed that the distrcit manager was angry about the switch up because the impact worker “wasn’t approved by home office.”
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“She probably would get in trouble for that, if her superior came in,” said Mansour.
The US Sun has reached out to Abercrombie for comment.Abercrombie thrived off of exclusion[/caption]