After firing 10% of the workers at the head office of J. Crew, four of the executive staff had a ‘Hunger Games’ party. From 2010: The Cult Of J.Crew – Forbes
J.Crew was founded in 1983 by Arthur Cinader in the hopes of capitalizing on the success of The Official Preppy Handbook and Ralph Lauren .
The company was founded based on a parody book! For a while, the company was a raging success. But no more. According to the news, they laid off staff due to preppies buying stuff online. Thus, the collapse in sales.
Here is some very unwanted publicity for the struggling business: J. Crew exec gets FIRED for heartlessly mocking sacked workers he’d just laid off with ‘survive or die’ Hunger Games jokes before going out to party in New York
A J.Crew representative provided The Daily with the following statement: “We do not condone this behavior in any way. Individuals’ actions do not represent the culture of our company–this is not who we are. The tough decisions we made last week were not something we took lightly. We do our best to make decisions with care & compassion for all of our associates.”
It wasn’t just one guy, it was four slobs who not only celebrated right after the meeting handing out the red slips, they literally jumped for joy, the executive gave the finger to the others who were fired and they had a laugh riot. The one mistake this cretin did was to advertise openly his glee instead of going home and laughing demonically like good executives do. The word ‘executive’ is the same word as ‘executor’ after all.
The entire business of catering to the very rich is just the same: Marc Jacobs Celebrates His New Scent, Decadence, With Magic Tricks And More – Daily Front Row:
Last eve, Marc Jacobs lured a slew of his pals, like Sofia Coppola, Kim Gordon, and Rachel Feinstein, plus a small crowd of editors to a mystery address on the Lower East Side to celebrate Jacobs’ new fragrance, Decadence. The space simply has to be seen to be believed: the entrance was tucked away behind a laundry room, chicsters could smoke indoors (there was even a cigarette gal flitting about), and the space, steeped in vaudeville history, was fittingly opulent for the new fragrance’s name. After sipping on sidecars, getting a whiff of the scent (which hits stores in October), and snacking on tiny truffled grilled cheeses and asparagus tarts…
Maybe we should call this the ‘Let them eat cake’ party. Life is one big decadent party. Then these same people will go forth to warn the rest of us that we should live in Tiny Houses and not buy lots of stuff and that we are as the Pope said, trashing the earth and all the fine people living in palaces should go on with their business while the rest of us are shamed into living like Calcutta.
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