Thread regarding Macy's Inc. layoffs

Black Friday/Thanksgiving

JG's response to closing on Thanksgiving: (i'm paraphrasing a little bit)
"If we close on Thanksgiving then Black Friday will be even busier"
Ok then why not both?????

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Post ID: @OP+16ePvr04

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I hope Macy's does follow suit and close Thanksgiving day. BUT you never know...the money making retailers stayed open since the pandemic started made plenty of $$$ so they can definitely close and give their employees a break. Congrats and good for you Target and Walmart.

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Post ID: @4eqg+16ePvr04

And yet no one was termed. Think of all the no shows and call outs both Thanksgiving and Black Friday. At home living their best lives lol and never fired. If no one selects a thanksgiving shift, then what. They can not make you pick a thanksgiving shift, threats and all. Nothing will happen to you if you don’t. Now if they auto assign them, that’s different. But again, you don’t show up or call out, nothing is going to happen to you. Period.

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Post ID: @3ahx+16ePvr04

Remember YEARS ago if you didn't work Black Friday, you were threatened with TERMINATION because it was THE most important day of the year? Ah, memories.....

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Post ID: @3qkd+16ePvr04

The lazy AST here. Been there done that. Got nothing for working hard from this company except a torn tendon in my foot and some herniated disks. Can't physically do it anyway. Anyway, in a practical sense, it works out because I hate Black Friday and my coworker hates Thanksgiving. But I want to start using the reasoning new hires use.

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Post ID: @3oky+16ePvr04

I think Genette should give some of his millions to vaccine research. Otherwise his TDay parade baloon is going to be popped.

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Post ID: @3zoq+16ePvr04

And to the AST bragging that you worked your 5 hour shift doing nothing and taking Friday off, you are what's wrong with the company. Why weren't you out there being productive and helping do whatever needed to be done? And are you so worthless and unnecessary that you weren't needed to be at work to do the huge deposits we always have on Friday and Saturday ? Meh. 👎

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Post ID: @3vmu+16ePvr04

Umm, I'm an AST also. I always work Thanksgiving Day and come back and work Black Friday. Almost everyone in my store does. My ASTS that just got let go always worked Thanksgiving and came back and worked 1-close on Black Friday. People who didn't work Thanksgiving would open the store at 6am on Black Friday and work a long shift to mid or late afternoon. Everyone else worked both days. We couldn't make it if this didn't happen, you wouldn't have enough people to run the store on Friday. And guess what...there's fewer people now.

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Post ID: @3otu+16ePvr04

True! The national media and local media would put Macy's in a negative way that they don't care about there employees. If Macy's is the only retail store open on Thanksgiving night, difinity they would get bad press from the media. 🤓

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Post ID: @2etj+16ePvr04

They should not open on thanksgiving it would be putting workers at risk and would look very bad for Macy’s proving they don’t care about there workers!!

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Post ID: @2dtx+16ePvr04

Former AST Supervisor here. Do not agree to work Thanksgiving. Do not pick up a shift. It’s VOLUNTARY. Do NOT believe the lies they tell you about picking up a shift because it’s not required. IT IS VOLUNTARY. And there is absolutely nothing they can do to you. You can’t get fired or written up. Don’t work thanksgiving. Send a message loud and clear. I agree with the poster about them getting their million dollar bonuses, but no money to give that 20 cent merit “increase”.

Macy’s does not care about store level workers or they would not open like the other retailers. Especially knowing crowds of people during a pandemic is insane.

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Post ID: @2syg+16ePvr04

How are they going to control stores from over crowding. They won’t even kick customers out for not wearing a mask so they won’t care about the crowds. We are the id–ts who keep showing up. If we don’t show up, that will send a clear message. I’m NOT PUTTING MY LIFE AT RISKS FOR MACYS. PERIOD. Especially knowing they will lay me off in January and then collect million dollar bonuses. Nope. No more dedicated associate here.

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Post ID: @2oto+16ePvr04

Yeah I don't know what the person who said the shift debacle happened one time and macys realized their mistake. They don't learn from mistakes, they double down on it. I am an AST, I always work my 5 hr Thanksgiving shift doing nothing bc no one is supervising me, and have a nice Friday off. Meanwhile Black Friday is the first time most of the associates there have ever worked. 😀😀😀

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Post ID: @1iqf+16ePvr04

To @1xwe+16ePvr04:
ONE YEAR?!? Not in the store I worked in. It happened many times because MANAGEMENT wanted their best on the overnights since it was considered a busier time. Associates would work the Thanksgiving overnight with some shifts being 6pm-4am, then not have to be back until Saturday, which left the Friday crew mostly ringers or support with little knowledge of the dept they worked in. So maybe it happened once in YOUR store, but it was different for us. That reason alone is why Macys should not open this Thankgiving. Have regular hours thru Black Friday weekend with no overnight openings so coverage won't be so sporadic.
Either way, who cares? That's Macys problem now, not mine!

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Post ID: @1yww+16ePvr04

Here is my message to the big wigs reading this (because let's be real, they do, or at least it is cascaded to them):
IF we are open on Thanksgiving and/or Black Friday (and I say IF because i'm still giving you the benefit of the doubt), we need to hire seasonals by the TRUCK LOAD. And I'm not being hyperbolic. We barely have enough staff to cover the store at REDUCED hours currently. Extended hours is going to be an absolute nightmare. And that's an understatement. I don't see how it is going to be logistically or safety-concerning beneficial to open on Thanksgiving.

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Post ID: @1gwf+16ePvr04

"associates who worked Thankgiving were allowed that Friday off, so very little coverage on Fridays"

That only happened ONE year after the company realized what a disaster that decision was. Most recent years it's been if you worked Thanksgiving then you got to pick the shift you wanted to work on Friday. So you worked Thursday and then picked your preferred shift and department for Friday, and had to have at least 8 hours from the end of one shift before you could work again on Friday.

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Post ID: @1xwe+16ePvr04

Every year, PC Richards would put out a full page ad stating that they respect their associates and they would be closed on Thanksgiving Day. The ad would go on to tell the customers that they would be open at 6am Black Friday. It used to be that way for Macys not too long ago, but greed is greed. The hilarious part: associates who worked Thankgiving were allowed that Friday off, so very little coverage on Fridays bc all the better associates worked Thanksgiving. I mean, honestly, how much money was Macys really makingby opening on a hoiliday? Just open 6am Friday and you'll make your money.

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Post ID: @utc+16ePvr04

This only signals and is proof of WEAK, INCOMPETENT MANAGEMENT!!! Why is JG still in his position? He is unable to make the simplest decisions. Always playing both sides of the fence only to the benefit of protecting his outrageously over compensated salary. He has not preformed up to standards for years and continues to be awarded for bad business results, critical errors and a stock price in continuous free fall. When is the board going to act?! a No confidence motion is what is called for in this situation.

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Post ID: @ear+16ePvr04

He’s concerned about safety of the colleagues. Really that’s total BS. If you cared about your team then give them a day off. Obviously bigger companies like Walmart and target have a plan. They’ve said they will start holiday deals in October to allow them to be closed on thanksgiving. Seems like it should be an easy decision.

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Post ID: @zew+16ePvr04

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