Heard: Alejandro Rhett Fired From J.Crew

by The Daily Front Row
Alejandro Rhett

Alejandro Rhett

The Daily heard from a reliable source that Alejandro Rhett, the vice president of men’s merchandising at J.Crew, was fired late Thursday afternoon after Instagram posts where he mocked fellow employees that had just been laid off landed him on the cover of The New York Post with the headline “J. Cruel.” J.Crew neither confirmed nor denied the firing.

J.Crew, which is struggling financially, laid off 175 employees (around 10 percent of its staff)  and replaced head of women’s design Tom Mora with Madewell alum Somsack Sikhounmuong on June 10th. Rhett, a 32-year-old Georgetown University alum and Williamsburg resident, broke the bad news to members of his team, then hightailed it to nearby East Village bar Linen Hill and posed for photos that were hashtagged “#hungergames” and “#maytheoddsbeeverinyourfavor,” referring to the kill-or-be-killed plot of The Hunger Games. Three other fellow J.Crew employees, Julie Stamos, Vanessa de Jesus, and retail men’s merchandiser Andrew Ruth, also took part in the undeniably insensitive Instagram posts, and their future with the company is likely in jeopardy.

A J.Crew representative provided The Daily with the following statement: “We do not condone this behavior in any way. Individuals’ actions do not represent the culture of our company–this is not who we are. The tough decisions we made last week were not something we took lightly. We do our best to make decisions with care & compassion for all of our associates.”

 

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mishmash June 19, 2015 - 3:35 PM

He used such poor judgement and showed he doesn’t belong in upper management…

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booo hssss June 19, 2015 - 4:22 PM

It was his birthday. And not his hashtags. And he fired ONE person. Only poor judgment I see is NYPost defaming his character.

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roverlies June 19, 2015 - 4:39 PM

Dude, he or others obviously confirmed the story.

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Ananas June 19, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Oh please excuses. I’m sure if there was a legitimate justification, JCrew would not have fired him, but it was clear, even to them, this guy was acting like a moron.

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GC June 19, 2015 - 9:55 PM

F**k him. Good luck getting another job you P.O.S. Miserable f’in human being

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Ace Tennis June 20, 2015 - 11:20 AM

Unfortunately he’s well-connected enough among the elite gays that he’ll probably have an even higher-paying job within days.

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MD June 20, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Oh, he only fired one? That’s ok then, totally fine. I’m sure that one person deserved to go anyway.

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Bring it June 19, 2015 - 3:41 PM

This man is a Georgetown graduate. I guess he never learned class.

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bring it June 19, 2015 - 3:43 PM

A Georgetown education doesn’t buy you class.

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Anthony June 19, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Maybe he can still get another job at J.Crew — selling shirts on the floor at a retail outlet.

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Tiredofpoorbehavior June 19, 2015 - 5:19 PM

He should have taken a lesson from Jenna Lyons and laid low.

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Todd Schuster June 20, 2015 - 2:42 AM

Good riddance to lowlife trash. Karma is a bitch indeed. What goes around comes around.
Now Alejandro you are out of a job. How does it feel you arrogant, insensitive clod?

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Chris B June 20, 2015 - 3:44 AM

Todd – Couldn’t have said it better myself. Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish.

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MD June 20, 2015 - 1:31 PM

And let’s not forget about his pals- Julie Stamos, Vanessa de Jesus and Andrew Ruth. None of this would have been possible without them.

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John Gray June 20, 2015 - 5:43 PM

1. Williamsburg resident: who woulda thunk. Reason #348 never to move there.
2. Life is tough. One day all of us will be humbled. So never, ever gloat. But, if you must gloat, at least be in a position to. I can think of corporate giants who with pure guts and vision create empires no one could imagine: Gates, Bloomberg, Google boys, Jobs. It’s in bad taste but if you reach these levels, guess you get a pass to stomp on people. But this loser hack? With no obvious talent save nice hair, landing a middle-management position in a forgettable firm selling mockable products to dweebs? Sorry, society does not owe you a pass on poor manners.

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Lisa June 22, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Also corporate giants like Gates, Bloomberg, etc. don’t get a pass to stomp on people!! Don’t owe a pass to anybody!!

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Teo June 21, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Yes, it’s true: Sometimes, good things happen to bad people. This is one of such happy occasions.

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