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Lingerie Firm Change Makes Staff Wear Bra Sizes On Tags

by | 4th, November 2011

WE have dirty old men coming into the shop looking at my cup size. Why should everyone get to know that? Guys selling underwear don’t have to show their size, says one employee of Change , the Scandinavian lingerie chain.

Staff are encouraged to wear tags displaying their bust circumference and cup size.

Says Susann Haglund, CEO of Change:

”I don’t get why this would be seen as demeaning in any way. I am sure there are those that feel that way, but it is completely voluntary to wear a name tag with your cup size.”

However, one former employee tells The Local:

”When you start you get receive a document which states that ‘name tag with size is always worn’, so to me that doesn’t reflect that it was voluntary. It isn’t great when you’re out on town and people greet you with your name and cup size. It feels sort of private.”

She quit and complained to the Commercial Employees’ Union (Handelsanställdas förbund Handels). They are fighting to have the tags banned.

It is completely demeaning, says the union’s Jaana Pålsson, which now planning to sue the company after negotiations failed.

But how bad is it? Are the tags used tos ell bras or something more?

The Change website trills:

At Change, we respect your natural beauty. That’s why our lingerie doesn’t dictate how your body should look or promise a whole new you. What it will do is give you a variety of styles in a fit that feels just right. It’s all about feeling beautiful. So feel free to express

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