jake on 2005.06.08
at 05:16 pm
What you assumed was true all along, that people are discriminated for their looks, is actually true. As part of a social experiment Shannon Nichols dressed up in the “goth” style and went out with a friend to attempt to get jobs at Abercrombie & Fitch. Side note: Personally I’ve never bought a single article of clothing form that store. It’s the SUV of apparel. You’d think that perhaps the “goth” girl would be handed an application and not called while the “preppy” girl would be asked to apply and then accepted once they found out she wasn’t a habitual stealer or something.
But then you’d be wrong. The “preppy” was basically hit on by the on-duty manager and didn’t even need to fill out an application. The “goth” girl was ignored and had a hard time just getting an application. It’s not crazy to think that the “preppy” girl would be hired if only because she already fits the model and presumably would shop at the store. But the polar treatment these two girls received is pretty atrocious.
“(The manager) talked to me for a long time, and told me that it really didn’t matter that I didn’t have any experience in retail,” Adams says. “He asked what school I went to, and things like that. Then he asked for my phone number so he could call me about the interview.”
Then, in the next few days, the store manager called her. And called her. And called her.
“He called me three times before that Friday to remind me about the interview,” Adams says.
It reminds me of when the Disney Store wouldn’t hire me because I’m male. I just wanted a discount for my brother who was 6 at the time, and I’ve always enjoyed going to the parks. Or this kid Nick from high school who couldn’t get a job at Friendly’s without cutting his hair short.
From: Boing Boing
Posted in: Rant
Nina Cortez said on 2005.06.20 at 01:44 am
goths and preps
I think this article is so sadly true. I have many “goth” friends and “preppy” friends. Some of my “preppy” friends are actually scared of some of my “goth” friends! What ever happened to ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover?’
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