Category Topics

SALARIES

Use this section to discuss fashion industry salaries.
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JOB REFERRALS

Does your employer offer a referral bonus for recommending new employees?
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COMPANY REVIEWS

Use this section to sound off about current or recent employers; the pros, the cons, the ridiculous, etc…
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INTERVIEWS

Use this space to discuss upcoming and recent interview experiences. Company names and titles are welcome.
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LAYOFFS/FURLOUGHS

Got news about impending or recent layoffs? Let us know here.
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DIVERSITY

Use this section to discuss Diversity issues as they pertain to fashion industry employment.
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GOOD/BAD BOSSES

Use this section to dish on your boss.
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FREELANCE

Use this space to discuss Freelance/Contract work issues. We expect discussion will include, but not be limited to: what to charge, getting started, freelance agencies, not getting paid, etc…
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TECHNOLOGY

Use this space to discuss fashion industry-specific technology and technology implementations; the good, the bad and the just plain stupid.
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Site Feedback

Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.

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HOUSEKEEPING

Check the HOUSEKEEPING category for updates on The Schmatte and tips for using the forum.
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CAREER ADVICE

Use this Category to discuss career success strategies. We want people to talk about the things that have helped them in their careers and the things they wish they would have learned earlier in their careers.
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