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Slave Labor

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Various former interns have come out for and against their unpaid labor at Condé Nast and elsewhere since the publisher ended its program. The latest round is delivered by NY Post in an article that includes tales of picking up juice far, far away, delivering "chic food trays" to Brooklyn for an editor's house party, and moving Grace Coddington's memoirs, etc. One anonymous intern rationalized the projects thusly: "If you want to work in fashion, it's important to understand that it's not all glamour. And we definitely learned that at Condé." [NY Post]