Saturday 22 July 2017

Shop staff made to do press-ups

Nick Squires in Rome

THE famously image-conscious clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch has come under fire in Italy for ordering staff in a flagship store to perform press-ups and squats if they failed to meet its exacting standards.

Male staff who failed to greet a customer with sufficient cheeriness or follow the order of a superior were told to perform 10 push-ups. Women were given 10 squats.

"From today, every time we make an error we'll have to do 10 press-ups, or squats for the women," said a company email, leaked to 'Corriere della Sera' newspaper. "This will bring about a great result -- we will learn from our mistakes."

The company email dates to last April and it was not clear if the punitive exercise regime was still operating. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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