Wednesday, June 9, 2010

J.Crew Tell All Book {scandalous}

"Thanks!" to Elaine (in this post) who shared the following:
This is 200% OT, but what the heck is this? a "tell-all" book about J Crew? Something called 'Going Postal' by someone named Nell Bly. An eBay seller has a zillion copies of it for sale -- the author, presumably. It came up while I was searching through women's clothing. ...What do we make of this?
I ended up going to eBay to check this book out. Not too much information is shared except for the following:
Book Title: Going Postal
Author: Nell Bly
Pages Count: 146
ISBN #: 978-0-9793437-1-1

What J. Crew Doesn't Want You To Know!

Read about the horrific work conditions at J. Crew's New York Corporate headquarters in a new tell-all book.

Read about:
*Workers not being paid for hours worked
*Discrimination
*Sexual harassment
*Workers being treatened with termination for standing up for there rights as an employee.
I have to say, I too don't know what to make of it!

What are your thoughts on this book? Has any one ordered it? If so, please share! :)

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  2. The Nelly Bly I know of is one of the first famous female journalists of the early 20th century. So I'm suspicious of the pen name, to say the least. Also, I'd be a little upset if someone dishonored the legacy of the the great Nelly Bly by penning a poorly investigated manifesto, then hiding behind her name. But I'm not about to order this off eBay, either.

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  3. I'm tempted to order it just to see what comes in the mail. I too was suspicious of the fake name attached to it. Something is up with it, though, as it's listing in the women's clothing listsings -- it wants to be found by people who buy JC clothing. Who knows, I may break down and get it just to see! If I do, I will share. :-)

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  5. The book doesn't exist according to Books in Print. I tried both the title and the ISBN number. It could be a self-published pamphlet. . .

    If the grammar in the promo is any clue, I wouldn't expect it to be credible, if it even exists.

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  6. Ha!! I judt died reading this post!!


    Its fashion! every place sucks! DUH!!

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  7. "*Workers being treatened with termination for standing up for there rights as an employee."

    I wouldn't buy a book with a description that is full of spelling errors.

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  8. i worked as a temp at the jcrew nyc headquarters for four months and i saw no such activity.. or heard of it. actually, i really miss working there!

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