We wonder if the company CEO also volunteered!
An email has emerged showing Urban Outfitters asking its salaried employees to volunteer during the weekends in October to pick and pack merchandise.
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That's right, volunteer as in "free!"
Not cool. Especially since many salaried employees already work longer than 40 hours a week without getting paid more.
The email read:
"URBN is seeking weekend volunteers to help out at our fulfillment center in Gap, PA. October will be the busiest month yet for the center, and we need additional helping hands to ensure the timely shipment of orders. As a volunteer, you will work side by side with your GFC colleagues to help pick, pack and ship orders for our wholesale and direct customers.
In addition to servicing the needs of our customers, it's a great way to experience our fulfillment operations first hand. Get your co-workers together for a team building activity!"
Team building activity?! Most people would just call it work!
Although it might build some camaraderie among the employees when they meet up for drinks afterward to gripe about their shady employer.
After being called out, the scandal-plagued company released another statement claiming employees love to volunteer their weekends to work in a warehouse:
"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. Unsurprisingly, we received a tremendous response, including many of our senior management. 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. The dedication and commitment of URBN employees are second to none, and their response to this request is a testament to their solidarity and continued success."
And they rejected hourly employees who wanted to volunteer because they knew it would be illegal to make them work without pay!!!
Well, at least the rest of them get lunch catered, LOLz!
Would YOU sacrifice weekends to work at your job for free, Perezcious readers???
[Image via AP Images.]
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