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I sold my body (and nearly my soul) to Abercrombie

As a manager, I did corporate's bidding -- by discriminating against staffers and customers who weren't "quality"

The Good Men Project It happened innocently enough: I was at a job fair on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus when a man in his late thirties approached me.

“Hey, you look collegiate and quality,” he said to me. ”You play rugby? You wrestle? Student-athlete?”

He was dressed like an aging actor who had been miscast as a teenager in a hot college comedy. Three too-tight t-shirts, one layered atop the next, with each shirttail exposed. Several shell necklaces. Beaded anklets on each ankle. “Distressed” cargo shorts. Flip-flops.

“I’m a recruiter for Abercrombie & Fitch, and we’re looking for collegiate, quality people who can represent our brand,” he explained. ”You have a bachelor’s degree, right?”

“Yeah, I double-majored in journalism and history,” I said.

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I sold my body (and nearly my soul) to Abercrombie

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