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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   If you're CEO of a company whose shares have dropped 50% in a year, and your management style is being questioned, the policy about private flight attendants in boxer briefs on your business jet won't help   (post-gazette.com) divider line 25
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2012-10-22 11:57:19 AM
its nice to know that the 1% can lose their minds and be stupid just like the rest of us. it's just that a lot of money means you can cause MUCH more damage on your way down to the bottom. oh, and you'll make an impressive crater at the end too, so there's that.
 
2012-10-22 12:25:40 PM
"...the song Take Me Home had to be played."

Are they talking about Phil Collins, Ronnie Spector, John Denver or even possibly that old 90's ditty "Closing Time?"
 
2012-10-22 12:36:34 PM
Is it just me, or doesn't that make the CEO look a bit ghey?
 
2012-10-22 12:40:24 PM

mcreadyblue: Is it just me, or doesn't that make the CEO look a bit ghey?


Considering he has a male live in partner....

/it's the fashion industry for farks sake
 
2012-10-22 12:55:26 PM

ha-ha-guy: mcreadyblue: Is it just me, or doesn't that make the CEO look a bit ghey?

Considering he has a male live in partner....

/it's the fashion industry for farks sake


I have to admit, if I had that much money and power, I'm probably be tempted to implement a similar policy on my private jet.

/the dog's seating arrangements strikes me as a little too nutty
 
2012-10-22 01:11:10 PM

BigEd: "...the song Take Me Home had to be played."

Are they talking about Phil Collins, Ronnie Spector, John Denver or even possibly that old 90's ditty "Closing Time?"


At least he doesn't need to return some tapes.
 
2012-10-22 01:20:29 PM

Modguy: ha-ha-guy: mcreadyblue: Is it just me, or doesn't that make the CEO look a bit ghey?

Considering he has a male live in partner....

/it's the fashion industry for farks sake

I have to admit, if I had that much money and power, I'm probably be tempted to implement a similar policy on my private jet.

/the dog's seating arrangements strikes me as a little too nutty


Rich eccentric people are rich and eccentric. And this guy is no different. And if you actually read the report - it doesn't say that the male attendants are just in boxers but that boxers are required with jeans. I would consider this the least weird part of all this so I'm not sure why all these articles are obsessing over it.

/and this is the first time anyone stated he had a "male partner" - which is news to me
 
rpl
2012-10-22 01:30:11 PM
If you're CEO of a company whose shares have dropped 50% in a year, articles will start popping up about your dress code, emphasizing the "boxer briefs" (incidentally, a great way to say "underwear" twice) and burying the "jeans" somewhere in the middle.
 
2012-10-22 01:39:33 PM
I guess the part that bugged me most was requiring the flight crew to wear flip-flops (or trip-flops, as I like to call them). That is absurd and potentially dangerous.
 
2012-10-22 01:43:32 PM

Weaver95: its nice to know that the 1% can lose their minds and be stupid just like the rest of us. it's just that a lot of money means you can cause MUCH more damage on your way down to the bottom. oh, and you'll make an impressive crater at the end too, so there's that.


he's also damaged his own looks in the process, so much work done that he looks like that cat lady.

/but this is America, the rich are supposed to be revered.
 
2012-10-22 02:04:10 PM

RatOmeter: I guess the part that bugged me most was requiring the flight crew to wear flip-flops (or trip-flops, as I like to call them). That is absurd and potentially dangerous.


Exactly my thought. So you're G550 does a You see fire on the wing..have fun getting out of that in flip flops.

/Same goes for commercial airliners. Try getting out of this in flip flops.
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2012-10-22 03:18:54 PM

rpl: ... "boxer briefs" (incidentally, a great way to say "underwear" twice)...


No, its a specific type. There are boxers. There are briefs. And there is a third type, boxer briefs. Very comfy, you get the best of both worlds: briefs don't protect the thighs, boxers leave my boys feeling like they're living in an unfinished basement. Boxer briefs cover all the bases.
 
2012-10-22 03:35:50 PM

ha-ha-guy: mcreadyblue: Is it just me, or doesn't that make the CEO look a bit ghey?

Considering he has a male live in partner....

/it's the fashion industry for farks sake


a.abcnews.go.com
 
2012-10-22 04:03:38 PM
hey look, it's an article that suspiciously reads like the one posted on the Gawker several days ago and the one on Smoking Gun.
 
2012-10-22 04:55:47 PM

ha-ha-guy: mcreadyblue: Is it just me, or doesn't that make the CEO look a bit ghey?

Considering he has a male live in partner....

/it's the fashion industry for farks sake


What, don't they sell guns anymore??

The Gun Room in the Chicago A&F store was an amazingly cool place.
 
2012-10-22 06:01:03 PM
came fore pics of flight attendants in boxer briefs, leaving disappointed.
 
2012-10-22 09:02:41 PM
This brand name was the Cabela's of the early 20th century. My head is still spinning from that fact...
 
2012-10-22 09:45:03 PM
The dude's a creepy weirdo who's had too much plastic surgery and has a fetish for young boys. He deserves death, not celebration

www.dispatch.com
 
2012-10-22 11:38:30 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: This brand name was the Cabela's of the early 20th century. My head is still spinning from that fact...


Your head would asplode if you went into a Bannana Republic ca 1985 - it was like shopping in Indiana Jones goodwill store.
 
2012-10-23 12:46:46 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: This brand name was the Cabela's of the early 20th century. My head is still spinning from that fact...


It was way cool even into the late '60s. The Chicago store, on Wabash, wasn't an A & F until the late '30s. Until then, it was operated by Ambercrombie and Fitch's rival, Von Lengerke and Antoinne, commonly called "VL&A". After some of the machine guns from the St Valentine's Day Massacre were traced back to VL&A, the company name suffered.
 
2012-10-23 01:01:11 AM
The guy has power, think about that. He's a CEO of a farking clothes company. They make farking clothes. People that made clothes were pampered because they made the kings, warlords, etc... look good. He is in charge of a farking clothes company. HAS THE BAR BE LOWERED SO FAR that some poofty that makes clothes has power? I feel bad for humanity.
 
2012-10-23 08:20:39 AM

pjbreeze: The guy has power, think about that. He's a CEO of a farking clothes company. They make farking clothes. People that made clothes were pampered because they made the kings, warlords, etc... look good. He is in charge of a farking clothes company. HAS THE BAR BE LOWERED SO FAR that some poofty that makes clothes has power? I feel bad for humanity.


Oh yeah, a gay dude in the fashion industry with a lot of money and access to a life you can only dream of is definitely different and abnormal. I totally agree with and +1 this post because the Target Men's Section ain't run by no homos.
 
2012-10-23 09:18:31 AM

pjbreeze: HAS THE BAR BE LOWERED SO FAR that some poofty that makes clothes has power? I feel bad for humanity.


what kind of activity would justify having power in your eyes?
Killing& destroying?
Playing with numbers on stock markets?
I dont see how the bar have been "lowered", when have it been higher?
As far as CEO goes, this one is just average evil.
 
2012-10-23 10:51:54 AM

gingerjet: Modguy: ha-ha-guy: mcreadyblue: Is it just me, or doesn't that make the CEO look a bit ghey?

Considering he has a male live in partner....

/it's the fashion industry for farks sake

I have to admit, if I had that much money and power, I'm probably be tempted to implement a similar policy on my private jet.

/the dog's seating arrangements strikes me as a little too nutty

Rich eccentric people are rich and eccentric. And this guy is no different. And if you actually read the report - it doesn't say that the male attendants are just in boxers but that boxers are required with jeans. I would consider this the least weird part of all this so I'm not sure why all these articles are obsessing over it.

/and this is the first time anyone stated he had a "male partner" - which is news to me


So to you, the employer telling employees what type of underwear they can wear is less weird than having to wear a 'spritz' of cologne?
 
2012-10-23 03:27:47 PM

Lego_Addict:
So to you, the employer telling employees what type of underwear they can wear is less weird than....


Most professional jobs and/or brand sales jobs require folks to wear clothes consistent with the image the employer wishes to project. If the corporate jet was used as an extension of the office, and the office spaces/stores are staffed and dressed similarly than it makes sense.

The DOG SEATING thing is obviously a pretentious act of power though.
 
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