No matter where you get a job, you’ll be expected to act in a certain way. Maybe you’ll have to wear a uniform (sorry, fast food employees), or have to use certain words with customers (looking at you, telemarketers). That’s to be expected. Some companies, though, have way more intense rules. Here are the oddest guidelines that employees are reportedly mandated or “encouraged” to follow…
American Apparel: Executives judge your photo
This policy allegedly stays in place after you’re hired as well. The company claims that it’s just making sure employees don’t look “off-brand.”
Weirdest of all, a former employee claims that at stores without fragrance vents, workers (referred to as “models”) must “spray every product and surface…throughout the day” with A&F’s signature scent.
New York Yankees: No facial hair
The most famous baseball team around has a longstanding policy — no beards, no sideburns, no exceptions. That means shaggy sluggers like Johnny Damon and Jason Giambi have had to clip their locks before putting on pinstripes. The policy stems from the Yankees’ late owner, Mr. Burns…uh, George Steinbrenner.
Westgate Resorts: You may be fired if Obama is reelected
Siegel noted that he can’t order employees how to pull the lever, yet added, “So, when you make your decision to vote, ask yourself, which candidate understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn’t? Whose policies will endanger your job?”
Munich Re: Orgies for good performance
Evernote: No telephones or email
Disney World: Employees had to share their underwear
But that’s nothing compared to the former policy that employees had to share underwear with each other. Until 2001, switching shifts as Goofy meant switching briefs too. This allegedly led to the spread of pubic lice and scabies, which is very not magical.
Apple: No correcting people?
Zappos: We’ll pay you to quit
Onebestway: Naked Fridays
Honestly, though, unless you work in porn, do you want to see any of your coworkers naked? Bob from accounting wears shorts in the summer, and you can barely handle that.