My girlfriend-fiancÚ has worked at Macy's for going on 4 years. She started out at 7 bucks an hour and then got transfered to fine jewelry a few months later and got a raise to 8. Then nothing for three years no raise nothing despite being made the unofficial head of the department. And every time she would ask for a raise they would throw her "sales" and "opening credits" in her face and not give her one, like she has any control over that. She trained unreliable incompetent little brats only to find out that these a-holes in management started them out for more than she makes. So then finally she got offered a position in bridal registry for a considerable increase in pay, She was happy so was I and it kind of made up for my pay cut.
Then two days ago they informed her that they are cutting her position, but just in her store, other Macy's in the area are not cutting that position. I believe that the a-hole manager knew about it when he offer her the position to begin with. Managers usually know about stuff like that three or four months out. And I know Macy's is cutting about 1500 jobs nationwide but why in the hell transfer her to that position first? thats just uncalled for and mean.
So now she has to maybe transfer to another department for a big cut in pay or leave. My girlfriend is not stupid she has a degree in paralegal and can type faster than I can talk, she is well educated, smart, hell she knows a bunch about audio and loves my 2.3tl's. She has been looking for a better job since I have known her but in this economy she just has had no luck.
Macy's is one of the worst company's anyone can work for, no insurance unless you pay for it yourself, no retirement no benefits nothing. The stuff they sell is all made in third world sweat shops and is the cheapest over-priced crap you can buy with only a few quality products. They treat they're employees like dirt! What a crappy thing to do to someone who was always on time, a good competent worker who knew where everything was, and got along with everyone. And above all got the job done right!
I for one have never liked the place and since I met her I despise the whole chain, what a bunch of greedy bastards. How about cutting 25 of these useless overpaid executive's positions instead and keep the workers like her that are the backbone of the company?
If anyone works there watch out, I believe that they were on Forbes, or some other list, of top 10 company's not to make it through this.
And if you shop there you are better off going to Wal-Mart or Target, it might be the same stuff but three or four times less. Just another one of these places thats a social status statement, to say "I bought this at Macy's".