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Here's what it's like to work at Lululemon, as told by a former employee of the Union Square location: "We were positive. We were healthy. We were enthusiastic. While retail employees at American Apparel or Forever 21 might spend their half-hour breaks eating pizza or smoking in the alley, my co-workers and I did sit-ups and headstands, read the self-help books in the employee library, and talked shit about gluten." The article takes a sharp turn, however, with the murder of an employee at the Maryland store. [Salon]