[thechat] Polo Uniforms A Legal Faux Pas

Bob Davis bob at bobdavis.org
Thu Sep 26 07:44:00 CDT 2002

I missed Madhu's post, but I've got to say that it's no different
than having to wear a suit and tie. It's a uniform they don't pay
for.  An important expense to remember when you make the transition
from freelancer to wage slave (no, I don't wear a suit - but I do
wear a tie).

Besides, if you're not in management, one of the prime reasons to get
into retail is the sweet discounts on the stuff (they pay a lot less
than we do).  It should be an understood that you are going to
"model" the goods, which is why you get the discount.


At 2:00 PM -0500 9/25/02, Scott Dexter wrote:
>Well known practice. The Gap (and sister stores, Banana Republic and Old
>Navy) have the same policy, as I'm sure countless others...
>Ti3, Inc. A TALX company
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Madhu Menon [mailto:webguru at vsnl.net]
>>  Forced to spend up to a third of their annual income on Ralph
>>  Lauren fashions to keep their jobs, Polo employees are suing
>  > the fashion giant for its uniform policy.
>  >

bob davis
bob at bobdavis.org

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