Lululemon Spends $500 For Workers To Attend A Controversial Retreat Endorsed By Founder Chip Wilson - 2014-01-09
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson credits self-help movement Landmark Forum for his business success. It turns out the company actually shells out $500 for individual workers to go to retreats hosted by Landmark, which has been compared to Scientology, reports Chavie Lieber at Racked.
Lieber spoke to employees who claimed they were pressured into attending the seminar after they had been working at Lululemon for nine months.
"When my manager brought up Landmark at a meeting, she said that it was a gift that Lululemon gave to its employees. We did not have to accept the gift, but if we didn't, we had to reevaluate our goals and how we align with the company," the worker said. "If you decided not to go, they would find a way to phase you out."