Urban Outfitters Will Keep Asking Employees to Work for Free


Last week Gawker shared an email sent from URBN to its Urban Outfitters home office employees. URBN, parent company of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People, sent this statement to Gawker: “After successfully opening our new fulfillment center in June, we asked salaried employees at our home office to volunteer for shifts that would help support the new center through a busy month of October.

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Top Five: Work Perk Watch


Forget fooseball tables and slides in the office — what does the growing presence of concierge services on perk lists tell us? But for now, here are five work perk stories I’m keeping an eye on: Dan Price Emptied His Retirement Accounts for that $70,000 Gravity Wage. He’s the CEO who made $70,000 the minimum wage at Gravity, and did so at his own expense. So you may have noticed that I have a fascination with startup work perks.

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“Work in New Jersey; employer in Massachusetts. Which state’s lawyers can help me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I live in New Jersey and have worked out of my home office from the beginning I am currently negotiating a settlement. Quite often, employers say to themselves, “Let’s make sure that if any employee takes us to Court, or gets into a legal hassle with us, it is our home state’s laws that apply, because this is where our lawyers are and they are most familiar with this state’s laws.” . Question: Hi, Alan. I was terminated by a company here in the U.S.

your coworkers are very dramatic

Ask A Manager

In truth, it was something that wouldn’t affect many people, and most other offices had made the change 20 years ago, but people were mad about the very idea that we would change it. ” 4. “When I worked at in the office of a warehouse, we would get a freezer full of ice cream bars in the summer. It actually had to be addressed that workers MUST STOP taking entire boxes home with them. This past winter, we did an office-wide clean-up project.

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Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

So for Gen Y, going to a company that pays fair wages is like going to a company that hires people who aren’t white. We do assume any decent company pays fair wages, but we give a slight reward to companies that pay extra high wages to young workers. In fact, I work in an office very close to one Federal agency and I can say, without a doubt, that almost half of the people I've seen walk in and out of the gates are under the age of 27.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

That said, I think it's shocking that it costs $30,000 – in a cost/benefit analysis this is one sure sign of a broken education system. My combined education cost just under $15,000, which is now nearly paid off because I got a well-paying job right after my PR graduation. The name of the university doesn't matter nearly enough anymore for it to cost that much. Equivalent quality at a fraction of the cost. Is this your first time here?

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