In a explosive tell-all, former employees who worked on Kardashian Jenner’s official apps have made a slew of claims about their work experiences — including some that they had to sleep in the office and free samples as incentives
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A former Kardashian-Jenner employee has claimed that while she was on the family’s business ventures, she was paid such a miserable salary that at times she couldn’t afford gas for her car.
Kim Kardashian may have apologized for her unwise comments about other women’s work ethic, but the repercussions of her unhelpful business advice linger.
Jessica DeFino documented her experience as an assistant editor at the Kardashian-Jenner Official Apps between 2015 and 2016 in an explosive reveal.
She remembers her time working for the billionaire family VICEthe author claims that the most famous American family, despite their unimaginable wealth, received only $35,000 a year.
Jessica called her wages “low and ridiculous in LA, especially given my experience” – and explained that after taxes she would take home just enough to cover rent and utility bills.
The author even claims that during her time with the company, she even considered “selling my plasma, my balls” to raise additional funds and would shop at the 99 Cents Only store.
Jessica once claimed that one day she had to “call in sick” because she didn’t have enough money in her bank account to fill up her car with gas to make the trip to the office.
The author was motivated to recall her work experience after Kim, 41, recently told Variety she has “the best advice” for women in business.
“Get your damn ass up and work,” explained the mother-of-four. “It seems like nobody wants to work anymore.”
Kim later claimed the comments had been misinterpreted.
“As I read Kardashian’s original quote about women who don’t work hard, I thought of the work I put into launching Kardashian Jenner’s official apps — days, nights, holidays, weekends, whenever and wherever I was needed.” ‘ Jessica writes in VICE.
“I wasn’t alone. I spoke to two former employees who worked on the apps and two former employees of Kim Kardashian’s cosmetics line, KKW Beauty, who all described an environment of overwork at the expense of their mental and sometimes physical health. as well as their professional advancement.”
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Elsewhere in her explosive reveal, Jessica recalls receiving a free sample of crème de la mer after once being recognized as employee of the week
Jennifer Chan, who joined the Kardashian-Jenner apps as senior editor in July 2015, also shares her experience in the article, claiming she once had to spend the night in the office before the apps closed at 3am in September 2015 were published.
“We had to sleep overnight [in the office] to make sure,” Jennifer claimed to VICE. “I think it was also a Sunday. We only spent the night.”
The former employees who spoke to VICE were employed by Whalerock Industries, a company not owned or operated by the Kardashian-Jenner family.
The publication also states, “The sisters probably didn’t know what the people behind their apps were getting paid for.”
The Mirror has reached out to representatives of the Kardashian-Jenner family for comment.
VICE explained in their article, “A publicist for the Kardashian-Jenners and KKW Beauty initially responded to VICE’s request for comment regarding the claims in this story, saying they would respond soon, but never commented despite repeated requests . Whalerock Industries has not responded to multiple requests for comment.”
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