They manage to. To work at American Apparel you must email a full body shot to some mysterious email address after which you are approved or rejected. Failure.
Clearly, that standard leaves a lot of wiggle room. Now, a source tells us that American Apparel has a new hiring policy. For the past several months, they say, job applicants at AA have had their photos taken–photos which are then sent to the email address email@example.com, where they are “approved” by a nameless person for hiring. The applicant’s resumé is a distant second when it comes to hiring decisions, our source says.
Our source also tells us that a new policy now says that in order for current AA employees to be approved for a promotion or raise, they must also have their photos approved. As they put it, “Your looks determine your position and pay rate, not how effective you are at your job.”
Douchey D Charney even had the audacity to say last time he was questioned on judging employees by looks that his employees must, “have good fashion sense…But this does not necessarily mean they have to be physically attractive.” What do you have to say for yourself this time? And I have been to American Apparel. If what their employees are wearing is a “good sense of style,” then I color me anti-fashion.