I am a former Nordstrom manager, never ever take a pay cut, unless you are absolutely desperate, and even then try your hardest to find a new job. The worse thing you can do in a job market is work for reduced earnings, because it will come back to haunt you when and if you get another job.
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“Getting Used to It” is exactly what employers want you to do, as to not have to pay their share of unemployment benefits. This intimidation tactic is unacceptable. Educate yourselves with your states’ unemployment qualifications and procedures. A lot of people are NOT, thus causing them to leave money on the table. Ask questions, challenge your HR teams, it’s all strategically planned on their end, to get the most out of you for the least overhead costs/wages. They are NOT on your side, though this is a tough time, you don’t have to settle for being a sweat shop worker. This is spoken by someone in regional leadership with this company. What they are doing is disgusting and inhumane. Since Blake’s passing (who was all about the people and culture) this company has been on a downward spiral with Jamie and Eric hoping to cash out before the titanic sinks. Fight back with informed decisions and by understanding labor laws for your state, solicit an attorney for counsel if you need to. Best of luck to you all. I am so sorry that this is happening to some of you.
Take the job. Plan your escape. Nordstrom only verifies your work dates nothing else. Unless you have an unstoppable desire to overshare with perspective employers no one needs to know about a wage cut...
These are not normal times. Get used to it.
Very valid point. Notdstrom is strong arming their labor force out of work. Decline in business, and the adjustment of labor is understandable. But, there is an ethical and integral way to go about making those changes. The future is very Bleak for Nordstrom. (No pun intended.) Those that wee lucky enough to escape on a severance life raft, count your blessings. The new work expectations in comparison to the wages and pay cuts are borderline sweat shop.