Thursday, December 14, 2006

I hate The Body Shop

I loathe The Body Shop. it is the most Over.Rated Shop in existance. Every Christmas I recieve a christmas pack from someone, i'm not ungrateful, i love the generosity that people exude over the Christmas period. I just wish they wouldnt shop at the whoring theiving production lined bullshit Body Shop.

For a shop that prides itself on its "cruelty free" products, and overall Environmentally sound mission statement - they sure do over-use the packing and wrapping aspect of their shit.

Do you really need a Box, a pile of wispy hay-like material, plastic, and some ribbons for a handcream and a nail file!!??? Overkill.

How many trees died for that? how many animals got caught in the plastic and died? How many rainforests were destroyed for the gross national product? Maybe I am over-reacting a little, but its excessive and pointless - considering how cheap and mass-produced their line of products are.

They should just rename themself - 'Hypocrites r Us' you're not fooling anybody that your products are good, we're all just overwhelmed by the amount of glitzy packing you use to trick people. Die Body Shop Die.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it says a lot that they were legally forced to change their motto from 'No Animal Testing' to 'Against Animal Testing'.

Well durr - almost everyone is AGAINST it...

Rach said...

HA!

word to that.

another reason why they suck. thanks for the ammo.

Anonymous said...

And they changed that because they are now owned by Loreal.

Go LUSH products if you want animal friendly, organic, largely chemical free and sometimes even vegan beauty products that are delicious.

kate said...

oh no! now we can never be friends.

lol.

Anonymous said...

LOL I also like how their range of products called 'Moonflower' claims to be made from the 'rare desert Moonflower'- I know, lets take a rare flower, pick it, crush it up, and use it to make a range of mass produced products!

Yeesh!

The worst thing is that the wispy hay like material is actually 'wood wool' -shredded wood!

Anonymous said...

i work for the body shop, well, i feel that some of their values, like defend human rights are not even practised by employees in the company. I felt humiliated working there and i wish they could walk the walk in this aspect and not just talk the talk. Think carefully, twice or thrice before you take up a career in the body shop.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you, I work for the company, the amount of packaging they use is shocking, we managers have fed it back, do we get listened to...NO!! There is nothing different about the company anymore, just relaunched all the values, what a load of rubbish, they need to work on their carbon footprint, use less packaging, and go back to the old days, when we used to use packagaing as and when we needed it, by making our own gift up to order!!I dont enjoy working for the company anymore, but staying for my maternity leave, worked there for 10 years, think Ive earned it!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree! I used to work for them so I know all the dirt!!!! I once asked a regional manager if they really didn't test on animals and her exact reply was "even though we are kind of against it a lot of the ingredients have to be tested some how...."

Brit said...

I work for The Body Shop right now, and it's a terrible company. Whenever your tester are halfway full, we have to throw them to make new ones. The store doesn't even recycle. It's so terrible to see how many things we waste at The Body Shop. I've tried to save products many times, but I've been written up for doing things like that.

Anonymous said...

I don't know where you girls are work but my experience is completely different. I work for the Body Shop as well and the actual gift packages are not overly-excessive. Our bags are even recycled! Many gift packages are material bags that you can reuse as makeup bags or anything and the other ones hold enough for the product but also look nice..it IS a gift after all.

Our store recycles every night and is very aware of the companies values. We also wait for our testers to be empty before making a new one, and if it's body butter for example with only a bit left, one of the employees gets it so it doesn't go to waste!

Maybe it's the staff attitude at your store but I've only has a positive experience at mine. I wish all body shops were like that.

Anonymous said...

How about the promote self esteem claim they have? At a location my friend works at their hours are made depending on their sales. No sales, no hours. She also gets written up as well for not having top sales and everything is made a competition. She has come to me so many times crying after work.

bliss drive said...

I used to work for the Body Shop, but eventually quit. I was an assistant manager in Illinois, and was working for a wonderful manager. However, she quit when she got a better offer, and we got a new manager. She was cruel, bitter and talked down to all of the staff. We all complained to the district manager but he never did anything about it. I eventually ended up quitting the same night as anther assistant manager, and two associates! The shop was closed for the day because no one could work. The other thing I don't understand about the Body Shop is that they require you to wear makeup, like a full face, even if it breaks out your skin. So much for being "natural"?????