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Victoria’s Secret has been unstoppable in recent years, selling enough lingerie to create a growing empire.One of the store’s former associates recently posted about her experiences working in the store on the forum website Reddit. She just quit working in a store a month ago and provided proof of her identity to the moderators.
According to the 23-year-old Tennessee woman, Victoria’s Secret wants its employees looking good:
“We had to wear full makeup and hair for every shift.”
Some customers were creepy:
“Sometimes it was like men were forcing their wives and girlfriends to wear the more provocative underwear. One couple I remember, I would go up to the woman and ask her if she needed help finding anything and before she could respond, the guy would say they’re doing fine. Guys like that creep me out.”
The dressing rooms weren’t great, either:
“I’ve found clothing sensors, panties that were tried on and soiled and miscellaneous pills on the floor.”
She had weird run-ins with customers:
“I actually had a VS customer tell me she just had reduction surgery and then proceeded to show me in the middle of the store. She was probably old enough to be my mother”
The lingerie chain’s “Pink” customers are the worst:
“The 12 to 14-year-old girls were the worst. They would steal while shopping with their mums, sample all of the make up and make the perfume room smell like middle school and broken promises.”
And, finally, do the associates know what Victoria’s “secret” is?
“We still don’t know.”
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