Who’s Leaving Used Tampons In The Jones Apparel Offices?
Filed under unprofessional and just plain uncouth behavior: Someone who works at the Jones Apparel Group has been leaving used tampons in the hallways of one of its denim brands Energie. (And you thought the passive aggressive notes you’ve been leaving on the office fridge were bad.)
Jones, the clothing company that owns, well, everything (no really — from Rachel Rachel Roy to Jessica Simpson‘s jeans to Brian Atwood‘s overpriced diffusion line and beyond) has had its corporate offices blighted with the unsanitary sanitary products long enough to get the attention of Jack Gross, CEO of the company’s jeans division. Gross (great name, right?) sent the following email to his employees in an attempt to figure out just who in the office has decided to be nasty and inconsiderate.
From: Jack Gross
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 1:54 PM
To: Jones Jeanswear NY
It has been brought to my attention today that recently there have been numerous incidents of used feminine hygiene products being found in the hallways throughout the Energie office space and it appears that these were left intentionally.
Let me be perfectly clear, this behavior is unprofessional, unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
We will be conducting a full investigation to resolve this matter as quickly as possible. We are taking this matter very seriously and will take the appropriate disciplinary action upon completion of our investigation. If you have any information regarding these incidents I urge you to come forward to myself or Human Resources.
Gross is justifiably angry — and we’re going to hazard the guess that whoever’s been doing this is unhappy about something, too. But we’re not sure that a “full investigation,” whatever that might mean, is necessary here. You’d think they could just pop in the security tape from the days the offending tampons were found and figure out who did this lickety split. But hey — maybe that’s just not their style.