To those wondering about employees at Duluth and if they are able to work at Milton Frys.
Mapquesting, its a 33 minute distance (currently). Ive seen it at 45 minutes in traffic. Depending where you live your drive to work just got a lot longer, to the point its not practical. Take into account most the jobs are around minimum wage, yea not worth it.
Each store is/has been constantly told to keep the labor at around 6%, which is crazy low when you take into account the company itself isnt providing the stores with merchandise to raise sales figures to = more hours. This is why its a ghost town of employees. So, consider the companies placing employees into another store which cant make the 6% figure in the first place for labor. (None of the stores can). All this will do is severely cut current Milton employees hours to give Duluth incorporated employees hours, and at that the Duluth employee will be seeing a lot less hours.
There are hundreds of employees that, 6 months ago were full time but now are part time with anywhere from 20 hours to 4 hours, depending. The business looked into legal laws to see just how far they could lower everyones hours both full timers and part time. I.e. it doesnt matter if Milton takes them in the pie is the same size so everyone will be getting much, much less hours.
Summary: Are employees getting screwed over. Answer: Yes.
And honestly the real reason they are offering the transfer is most likely to avoid paying unemployment fees. The company showed its loyalty to its employees six months ago. Its nonexistent. 80% of employees are gone.