If you work at Urban Outfitters, your bosses want you to work for free. To keep up with the increased seasonal demand, the parent company of Urban Outfitters, URBN, which also owns Free People and Anthropologie, sent an employee-only email calling for volunteers.
URBN, which is headquartered in Philadelphia, asked its salaried employees to engage in "a team-building activity," picking, packing and preparing packages for shipment.
Part of the email reads:
"URBN is seeking weekend volunteers to help out at our fulfillment center in Gap, PA. October will be the busiest month yet for the center, and we need additional helping hands to ensure the timely shipment of orders. As a volunteer, you will work side by side with your GFC colleagues to help pick, pack and ship orders for our wholesale and direct customers."
For a full breakdown of what's going on, URBN continued:
Who: Home Office URBN salaried employees
Where: URBN's Fulfilment Center - 766 Brackbill Road, Gap, Pennsylvania 17527
What You'll Be Doing: Pick, pack and prepare packages for shipment (please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing)
When: October 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31 Lunch will be provided
Two shifts each day: 9:00 AM – 3:00PM or 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
(you can volunteer for one or multiple days)
Transportation: If needed, URBN will provide transportation to and from GFC (details provided after sign up)
For all you eager beavers out there itching to help URBN package and prep, their sign-up form isn't accepting entries at this time.
A request for comment from URBN was not immediately returned.