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Away the luggage startup founded by Steph Korean. Rian Jen Rubio has made a fortune by branding itself as a travel business. Not as what. It actually is a company that sells suitcases. More than half a million people mostly millennials selenium follower ways instagram feed the feed is filled with aspirational images of magical destinations cute dogs and babies and peaceful living spaces a recent Jason Hashtag advised followers to quote. Live like it's the weekend but for the company's employees life was anything but in fact there were often no weekends off for for months at a time the reality of working for away was so different than it's aspirational image. That co-founders Steph. Corey is now out as CEO. Corey left the executive post just four days. After the verge published a scathing article about a ways toxic work culture numerous former employees told reporters zoe schiffer for that. They were pressured to work. Almost endlessly typically without any overtime pay they also related many in-person slack conversations with Corey in which she berated and managers publicly for mistakes. Such as a single customer receiving a product with an incomplete monogram. Some employees also complained of discrimination against women and people of color color particularly within. Managerial ranks the verges schiffer. Backed up her reporting with several screen shots of slack messages written by Corey after the story was published Corey. Apologized jogged publicly on twitter. She wrote that. She was quote appalled and embarrassed by reading her own slack messages. She said she'd been working with an executive coach and promised to do better. That tweet led observers to believe that she wasn't planning to step down shortly thereafter. The company announced that a new interim CEO would take her place that new CEO is Stuart Hazelden who has been. CEO of Lululemon Athletico. He will start in mid January away. Disputes that had hired Hazelden because house of the verge investigation rather the company says away has been in discussions with him for months. According to the Wall Street Journal according to recode Hazelden had been planning to start it away as C.. CEO With the understanding that he would take corey spot. Presumably some months into the New Year Cory will remain as executive chairman. Gen Rubio will remain as has president and chief brand officer like many a Silicon Valley Unicorn away. His grown like gangbusters since Rubio Corey founded in two thousand fifteen. According to recode code the company has raised one hundred eighty million dollars in venture funding in May investors valued at one point four billion dollars Forbes reports that Corey and Rubio uh-huh stakes are each worth one hundred thirty million dollars according to the verge. Investigation Steph Curry often use the company's guiding principles all wrapped around fast growth as is reasons to castigate workers in particular. She attempted to get customer service. Employees to keep up with overflowing customer inquiries saying workers weren't sufficiently quote customer. Obsessed the article also depicts a workplace. That was dramatically understaffed whether these new revelations about aways toxic work environment will significantly only damage. The company has yet to be seen. The products themselves are well regarded but the online publication courts almost immediately published an article offering alternative luggage ideas that list is topped by products from Samsonite. which along