Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to end its use of “on-call” scheduling, which forces workers to put their lives on hold and come into work on short notice. Banning this practice would be a good thing for a presidential candidate to promise, and then do.
One delusion common to rich business leaders who are all-powerful figures in their own small domains is the idea that they could lead the whole world just like they lead their business. Example Grande: Howard Schultz.
Frank Bruni, a professional newspaper columnist who—unfortunately, given his chosen profession—has not had a single good idea in the past five years, continues that proud streak today. In spectacular fashion!
Earlier this week, we brought you (more) stories of just how disliked the iconic guitar company Gibson is by employees and customers alike. If you work at Guitar Center, do not share this story! Or else!
The iconic guitar company Gibson faces seemingly endless troubles, which include an easily enraged micromanaging CEO and a product line perceived as shoddy and overpriced. Based on what we’ve heard lately, it is not a great employer or maker of guitars.
A new report from Americans for Tax Fairness finds that Walmart—one of the most conspicuously flag-waving corporations in America—hides tens of billions of dollars in assets in overseas tax havens to avoid paying taxes in the US.
Boring person clothing store THE GAP, faced with falling sales, has announced that it will close 175 stores across America in a sad attempt to feel less unpopular. Who is responsible? Yes, it’s the dreaded millennials.
Today is the 100th birthday of guitar god Les Paul, whose innovations helped to make Gibson one of the world’s most famous guitar makers. Speaking of that—how is Gibson doing, these days?
Hamilton Nolan · 06/03/15 03:42PM
A mere nine months after Walmart employees began vociferously complaining about the company’s new dress code, the company is relaxing its dress code. “My job is to make your life easier,” a Walmart executive who was lying told workers.
If the U.S. is an oligarchy in which moneyed corporate interests control the government, does it make more sense for activists to give up on influencing the government, and attack corporations directly?
Hamilton Nolan · 04/23/15 02:04PM
The U.S. corporate executive who spent the most money on private jet travel last year was Eric Foss, the CEO of Aramark, a company that serves food that it pulls out of the trash to prisoners.
Mammal torture porn operator Sea World is launching a new ad campaign to assure you, the onetime Sea World patron who's been eaten alive by guilt ever since you saw Blackfish, that everything is A-OK with those whales. They love whales!
Broken retail megalith Target is now just trying to reach its bottom, so that it may one day rise again. Yesterday, the company laid off 1,700 workers at its headquarters—not a big surprise, if you've been paying attention.