I can say I’ve thought about doing this a time or two for a couple of jobs I’ve had in the past… but the whole staff? Wow! ~Randi
Some workers in a Rochester, NY Journeys footwear store allegedly got really fed up with verbal abuse and all left — right in the middle of the back-to-school rush — according to a Reddit post via Gawker. Reportedly the supervisor at this store swore at employees and told at least one employee that having “cancer is never an excuse” at work. What made the walkout memorable is that the employees left their complaints in a resignation letter on a large poster. Which they apparently hung where all the inconvenienced customers could see. Someone then took a picture and uploaded it to Reddit:
Since you decided to say “cancer is not an excuse” and think it’s OK to swear at your employees like you do ALL the time … WE QUIT. THIS is why you can’t keep a store manager longer than a year. YOU ABUSE your roll AND staff. ENJOY the fact that you lost a store manager, co-manager, and key holder in the middle of Back to School. THINK next time you treat people the way you do. We Aren’t Allowing It Anymore.
Niki, Jess, TJ
There was no doubt to passersby why the store wasn’t open. And, as Gawker notes, malls typically fine owners upwards of $500 for each day a store remains unexpectedly closed.
AOL Jobs received the following statement from a Journeys spokesperson: “We take situations like this seriously and are currently investigating this issue. Beyond this, we have no comment.”
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