my job as a vm was eliminated.. i was offered an ovm position. NOT a fit, doing wellness checks, markdowns, salvages, rtvs, go backs, barely any visual... watching our beautiful G door going quickly down the tubes. some mannequins still dressed in goods from March. i have been doing the role since July 1st. The ovm job doesn’t officially start until Aug 1st. can i resign and collect unemployment since my original role was eliminated and this new role doesn’t officially start till Aug 1st?
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Reading this post I feel I could have written it myself! This OVM title is the task of 3 people, I can recall the stress (I was one of the positions) of the other 2 in their roles and now it’s expected 1 person does all 3! The “Don’t worry, we’re here to help show you how it’s done...” means “Here, you need to get this done...” there’s should be something on the computer you can look up to show you. Store Mgr. will ask me about the truck schedule, RTV’s, penny stock, daily sales, wellness checks, rod counts etc., etc... and I’m like I dunno, I just removed 14 fixtures off the floor, 6 mannequins and 2 tables, set the sale signs plus pulled the cosmetic collateral and looked into what we own for BTS future set ups (nothing!) ... but let me get back to you with that... And there’s no other people I can call to ask or vent as I believe they’re in the same boat! The people who MIGHT know have their own going on trying to learn their new job tasks. I just hate every morning pulling into the employee parking now.
Thank you to the supportive responses, but for the rest of you bitter ones, good luck to you on your future endeavors. You don’t know me... as a VM I worked my a%# off every day, non stop putting in 8
- 10 miles a day in steps due to a dual building over seeing all aspects of merchandising and visual. I got the highest accolades every year from my DDV and Store Manager hence why I was offered the OVM position. I can and do work circles around most. That being said, after 20+ years of visual, this role is not a fit, my heart is not in it. I am honest enough to say it and hopefully soon will figure something out to make room for someone who it does fit. Best of luck to all... but to the negative Nancy’s, look inside yourselves... maybe that’s why the situation your in
I am sorry,but you will need to stick it out. You will not be able to collect unemployment as you accepted this new role. I came from a large store that had 3 MTM's, a VM and 4 Visual associates. 2 of the MTM's were eliminated including me. The Visual Manager was also eliminated. The OVM role went to the Merchandising Director. You are very lucky to still have a job right now as millions of people are out of work. The harsh reality is that most stores are going away with the Visual role. They need a cross functional role like what you are doing. You will need to learn to delegate and involve SM's and sales associates to help be accountable for their areas.
The VM’s I know were among the hardest working people in the stores. So no, it’s not that she doesn’t like to work. It’s that she had a job, one that still needs to be done and she’s not being allowed to do it mostly. What a jerk you are
Don't generalize, not all VMs just sat or walked around doing nothing. A few, maybe, a few arrogant ones, delegated to his/her staff and was always punctual at afternoon planning meetings. However, I've known VMs who worked their asses off in their store and even went to other stores to help out during visits. They practically have a daily memo or templates on projects to be completed ASAP.
Oh sounds like you don't like to work. The days of you walking around not doing much are gone. Now you see how it iscto work.
Nope, should have taken severance if offered. As a laid off vm i would have taken the ovm position, as in my store i was already doing those tasks.
No, if you resign, no unemployment for you.