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    Question About American Apparel Employee Benefits? Soooo i got hired relatively recently and i have a couple of questions regarding their employee benefits..

    regarding the employee allowance: so they give you $140 to spend there, but with the employee 50% off discount is it technically $280 to spend there? also, when you use the employee allowance, can you just come in whenever to use it? and how will they know that youre an employee there? (being a fresh face there, not a lot of people are familiar with me yet)

    regarding the employee discount: does the 50% off work at all american apparels or just the one youre working at? does it work online too? haha

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      NO. American Apparel is an AWFUL PLACE TO WORK.
      Read this, I read it on tumblr:

      I worked at American Apparel for two years. During the time that I worked there, the company implemented a company-wide recruitment policy where any person applying for a position must be photographed (1 headshot, 1 body shot) The actual resumes were thrown in the garbage. These photos were then sent to a company email address where someone would either give a thumbs up or down to the photographs. Staff were encouraged to recruit instore and on the street and were given a $100 bonus for every person they got approved.

      Before this was implemented, all existing staff were photographed (again, 1 headshot and 1 body shot) Anyone deemed to be physically unworthy was let go from the company. Of course this wasn't legal, however right before they started this process every employee had to sign a waiver form, that was pretty much a lot of legal gibberish, on the spot. I wanted to have a lawyer take a look at the form however I was told I had to sign it on the spot or I would be let go.

      There was also a company intranet website which all employees where to check on a regular basis. This was Dov's main line of communication to all staff. The site would have pictures of girls from the stores where he would rip them apart for having too thin eyebrows, for having "ugly make-up" or bad tattoos and piercings. They were basically publicly shamed for not looking the way he wanted to. He would also post memos saying things like "HIRE MORE ASIANS"

      Most of the girls that I worked with were super young, I was the oldest in the store at 20. We even secretly employed one girl's little sister who was only 13. A lot of the time when the guys from head office would come in they would take pictures of the girls in the store. Some of the girls wanted extra attention so they would pose pretty raunchy for them, mostly they just side boob and stuff but sometimes it got kind of weird. Also, every city with an American Apparel delivers a company hotel room. Personally, I never went with them, but when the head office guys came to town they would take a few girls from the store with them for the night. I heard stories about tons of weird crap going on those nights and I know for a fact many of those girls were under 18.

      I worked at AA for a year and I can verify all of this. I was a merchandiser that was let go for not being up to physical standards (but the official reason was time and attendance, when I was pulling 12 hour days 4 times a week). They had an "auditor" from corporate come into town to "audit." She had an hour long meeting with us telling us that we needed to dress sexier and wear more heels and tights (but if we had a run in our tights we could be fired/written up). Since I was a merchandiser, there was no way I was going to be wearing heels on 12-foot ladders, lugging around mannequins all day. They told me to dye my hair and get rid of my piercings, I said no, they let go of me a few days before Christmas.

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    American Apparel Resume? I’m applying for American Apparel and they’re asking for a resume and I honestly have no idea what to put on it for experience. What can I put on it to make it look interesting.I haven’t had any previous jobs or anything. I’m 16 and I just want a job to have my own money and buy clothes. lol I’ve heard they’re their employees get hired based on looks. I don’t know if that’s true or not.

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      They do want, specifically at the interview, you wearing American Apparel look meaning their clothes. I would concentrate, based on reviews, on i.e. love of fashion and beauty,, state you provide guidance to friends on styles that are most becoming to their shape and coloring, tell them what fashion magazines you read, love helping others to find an ideal outfit or discover new accessories, etc. Below are interviews shared by people who applied at American Apparel.

      Interview Details -They look for a friendly personality and knowledge about the company and where the brand is headed. You do have to dress the part, don’t show up with 80’s gear.They do typically take pictures of your face and outfit you are wearing. After the interview she had to take a picture of me so we went outside and she took two pictures, one of just my face and one of my whole body.Therefore looks, style and personality are important.

      Sales Associate at American Apparel Accepted Offer - Interviewed in New York, NY Jul 2012- Interview Details -I went to an open call, the line was ridiculously long. When it was finally my turn, they sat me down and asked me a couple of questions. The questions were typical questions such as, why do you want to work here and what do you think of the brand’s style, etc. It was fairly easy questions and the interview was short since there were a lot of people to go through. The next day they contacted me for a second interview, and it was then that I got hired.
      Interview Questions
      o What do you think of the American Apparel style? ,o Why do you want to work in American Apparel? ,o What is your availability?

      Sales Associate at American Apparel Accepted Offer - Interviewed in Philadelphia, PA Aug 2012- Interview Details -Found out they were hiring from a craigslist ad and went to apply since i love the clothes so much.Went to the open call dressed in all AA. The manager made note of that. Two days later i was called for a follow-up. I met the district manager, she told me more about the position and dress code.
      Two days following that i was offered the job.
      Interview Questions- o What my availability is? o How many years in retail experience do i have?
      o So tell me about yourself?What is your favorite item from American Apparel?

      Sales Associate at American Apparel Accepted Offer - Interviewed in Los Angeles,
      Interview Details -I went to the open call around 15 minutes after it begin and there were already 20 or so people there. The girls working there started calling people in in groups of 2 or 3, I was called in with 1 other girl. The girl interviewing us said that it would be a basic interview and if they were interested they would call and ask you to come in for a more in depth interview. She begin asking the questions which were as follows: what’s your availability? What do you like american apparel/why do you want to work here? Do you want to work part time or full time? Are you open to seasonal work? What stores are you open to working at? Overall I would say it was pretty easy. Unlike what I’ve read online, they did not take pictures of our faces or of our outfits, so although I think it’s important to present yourself with your sense of style showing through and preferably in their clothes.
      Interview Questions
      o What’s your availability? o Why do you want to work here/What do you like about American Apparel? o Do you want to work part time or full time? o What stores are you open to working at? o Are you open to seasonal work?

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    Best Mages Apparel In Skyrim? Now that I know how to enchant I want to know, what is the best mages apparel in Skyrim? Preferably light armor. Also where can I find armor with extra health on it. I want learn how to enchant with extra health.

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      You’re not going to find ‘mages armor’ as mages don’t typically wear armor and most of their buff spells help with armor rating when wearing no armor at all.

      Stick with one or two schools of magic and get the double enchant perk (need 100 enchanting) to enchant your Armor, Helm, Ring, and Necklace to 25% in those schools (making a total of 100%, making all your spells free to cast). If you are going to wear shoes and gloves you can also enchant them with stuff the might help, check out the enchanting list here: http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Enchanting_%28Skyrim%29#Apparel_Enchantments

      For example my mage character has nothing but a robe, hat, ring, and necklace all enchanted with 25% reduction to Destruction and Conjuration, add a couple Ebonyflesh and Dragonhide spells from Alteration and you can’t be touched. I’m able to cast both schools of magic for free and nothing gets through to damage me (Dremora’s and Atronach’s take Melee while I stand back with destruction spells)

      You could of course do the same with light or heavy armor but when you aren’t taking any damage it’s kind of moot point and the armor just weighs you down.

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    • Kay
    • February 12, 2014
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    Ordering Dance Apparel Online? How can I know my EXACT size when ordering dance apparel online? like what kind of measure tape do i need and what do i need to measure? thanks soo much.

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      When ordering online there are usually size charts for the item you are buying all you need to do is know your height and measurements, then you can find yourself on the chart. you may want to measure your waist and all of that with a measuring tape that is flexy (just ask someone at a store.. you will most likely find one at a fabric store) also, to be sure you know your size check other items you have at home and re-order that online. you can also go to a dance apparel store, try on an item, and then go back online to order because online is usually cheaper.

      for dance apparel try looking at http://www.discountdance.com (they are cheap and cute)

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    Stores Like American Apparel? What are some other clothing stores similar to American Apparel?

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    American Apparel Compared To Urban Outfitters? 1) which is cheaper/price ranges?
    2) which has better clothing quality?
    3) do they sell similar stuff/what kind of stuff can you find at each?
    4) any extra opinions would be appreciated!
    please and thank you!

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      1) which is cheaper/price ranges?
      Both are in about the same price range – I’d say American Apparel is a tad cheaper though. Both stores are definitely a little more on the expensive side though.

      2) which has better clothing quality?
      Urban Outfitters’ clothing quality isn’t amazing, it’s about the same as H&M and Forever 21. They use their whole urban and vintage style as an excuse to jack up their prices though. American Apparel is known for their staple clothing, which is meant to last. I’d say American Apparel has way better quality.

      3) do they sell similar stuff/what kind of stuff can you find at each?
      They do sell similar things, but Urban Outfitters is definitely more eccentric than American Apparel. American Apparel’s clothing is largely based on basics and staple wardrobe, with few things with actual designs on it. Urban Outfitters is the complete opposite. Definitely a more urban, vintage, street style incorporated in their apparel.

      4) any extra opinions would be appreciated!
      Urban Outfitters has a more unique style of clothing – and you can actually find a lot of bargains in their sale section (I’ve never bought anything there full price; it’s not worth it). American Apparel’s prices are still very expensive for what the shirts actually are – but their shirts actually last, so investing in their shirts wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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    • Maria
    • February 19, 2014
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    Ladies, Fitness/running Apparel Question? Ladies, what apparel do you like to wear running when it is cold (in the winter)?

    Do you wear shorts? Leggings? Spandex? Please describe. And what brands do you like – Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, etc?

    And please do NOT say, apparel does not matter. That’s not true, you must wear what you wear for a reason!

    Thanks for your help! : ) I appreciate it all.

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      I am a former track and field sprinter, so I will share what was most comfortable for me:

      Warm Days: I would wear shorts or the knee length spandex because they were the most comfortable for me.

      Cold Days: Tight-fitting sweats or spandex tights because they stayed closer to my body, which kept me warmer. On the really cold days, I would opt more for the sweats, though. ?

      I have Nike, Adidas, Puma, and New Balance spandex shorts.

      I have Under Armour spandex capris.

      I have Nike, Puma, and Adidas spandex tights.

      And I must say, apparel does matter, especially when you buy apparel with a certain kind of material.

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    Online American Apparels? Hi! Does anyone here knows some online american apparels website whereby they ship internationally? Eg, forever 21, David and Goliath, AE anymore?

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      I’m pretty sure Abercrombie and Fitch does but be prepared to pay hefty duties and taxes. I’m pretty sure Old Navy doesn’t. You might try and e-mail these companies yourself and see if they will, or try to find some American Apparel on websties like Overstock or Amazon or maybe even Bluefly. A lot of comapnies do not like to ship internationally for fear that their clothes will be resold. I’m not sure why they care but that’s the way they are.

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    Is The American Apparel Warehouse Cheaper? I know this question has been asked before, but it got deleted. So, do you save money if you go to American Apparel Warehouse? Because there is one close to me.

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      You have to buy in bulk from the warehouse, so if you just want one item in one color in one size I’d suggest going to

      http://chelseastormey.webs.com/shop.htm

      they sell American apparel clothing for MUCH less than american apparel and its all really nice!

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    • Aashi
    • February 25, 2014
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    Sell Apparel Or Materials? How can one sell dress materials or apparels in India without owning a showroom and not going for door to door marketing? Pls help also in geeting on with some case studies regarding the same.

    Thanks and Regards
    Aashi Jian.

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      Dude firstly you must mention you are a manufacturer or supplier bcuaz nobody can help you without that . moreover you can’t sell your product without marketing . although there are various ways like givin add on internet , giving add in local newspapers etc but still these things can’t give a kick to ur business . i m a exporter based in delhi & dealing in handicrafts , basmati rice, stoles , apparels , brass items, leather products , artificial jwellery . so if you have quality products in apparels i can help you out . contact me at geniusverma2001@gmail.com

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