News Urban Outfitters asks employees to work for free

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  1. Rupert Pupkin

    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    Who do they think they are working for H100 & H101?

    http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/08/urban-outfitters-asks-employees-to-work-for-free.html

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    Urban Outfitters asks employees to work for free
    Karma Allen
    3 Hours Ago CNBC.com

    With the peak shopping season approaching, Urban Outfitters is asking its employees to pitch in a bit more on the weekends. But there's a catch: they won't get paid for it.

    In an email obtained by Gawker this week, the Philadelphia-based retailer told salaried employees that it was looking for weekend volunteers to help "pick, pack and prepare packages" for wholesale and direct customers.

    Urban Outfitters, which operates its namesake brand along with Anthropologie and Free People said it would be a great "team building activity." Employees can sign up throughout the five weekends during the busy month of October. The company will offer transportation and lunch to those willing to show a little team spirit.

    Urban Outfitters told CNBC it "received a tremendous response" from employees.

    "Many hourly employees also offered to pitch in — an offer which we appreciated, but declined in order to ensure full compliance with all applicable labor laws and regulations," a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

    Earlier this week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Urban Outfitters agreed to phase out and eventually end on-call shifts in the state starting in November.
     
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    It's funny how much more liberals embody everything they bitch about (corporate greed, worker abuse) than anyone else.
     
  3. BethOsItchyHem

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    Well the CEO only made 33,000 last year so it's not like he's making so much either. Poor guy is only worth 1.37 billion and is in the top 2000 richest according to Forbes. Pitch in folks it's for a good cause.
     
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    Work for free......

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    Guy in my band shops at urban outfitters. He buys long sleeve shirts at $80 a pop. He gets laid a lot so I can't hate, I'll just be jealous
     
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    ...why is this news? theyre salaried employees wheres the suprise?
     
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    I'm a salaried worker right now and if my company asked me to work a weekend, I would have to do it.

    I wouldn't get paid extra, I'm salaried.

    That's how that works.

    What a bunch of whiny fucks, just get your ass to work or quit.

    Pussies.



    ETA: When I was consulting, I always wanted to get extra hours, of course I was getting paid for it.
     
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    Not unusual these days. Wanna keep your job? Do it ... :ucoffee:
     
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    Shitty, I am salaried and if I work weekends\nights (over 40 hours a week) I get time and half pay
     
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    You're kidding? All the companies that I was salaried at, it was; tough luck, get it done or get fired.
     
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    That's a sweet deal.
     
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    If you're salaried in a retail position, you're basically fucked over in November and December. Your check will look puny when you worked 85 hours the week before
     
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    If only they could say no. :bigcry:
     
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    We should make a law barring employers from asking that kind of question to the employees. :grad:
     
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    Guess I have a pretty sweet deal then haha. It is a unique job, working closely with the government (not in the US) but still a private business
     
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    That isn't uncommon. My company also has the same structure for some employees as well and it is a public company.
     
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    Urban Outfitters can suck my cock.
     
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    UO is the Howard Stern of retailers.