Seattle Washington 07/27/2009: I was hired to be the Supervisor of the IN STORE MARKETERS for 7 Sears stores in the Seattle area. My position was to hire, train, do the paperwork, payroll, keep figures and moral up. My supervisor had a breakdown after two weeks and then I did not have anyone to train me so I relied on the Human Resource Department in Tampa Florida....Big mistake! The store management hates the In Store Marketers...even tho we are Sears Holding Company employes and are to use their facilities.
The second week on the job I was interviewing a prospective marketeer when the manager came into the office I had permission to use and said he was going to kick our ass out of the office...earlier he said we could stay till 2:00pm...it was 1:30. My interviewee took offence to being spoken to like that and said so. The manager tried to remove him by putting his hands on him and dragging him out. I phoned HR....Blah, blah, blah...nothing much happened...
In another store the Assistant told me I was not allowed to go anywhere where there was a blue post. In the same store I was interviewing a potential employee gotten from the Sears job web site...I would have hired her...but she woked for the optical department...something not told to me in the beginning...the assistat did not speak to me...instead he reported me to anyone he could get an e-mail for in a nasty statement claiming I was stealing his employees...he was there when I was interviewing her, I introduced her to him!!!! HR in Florida told me I had to work on my interpersonal skills...on the phone so there was no record of her conversation.
Yet, in another store while in another interview a SOFTLINES supervisor came into an office I had permission to use and told me and my interviewee we had to get the hell out of the office because she had to use the phone! Later on when I spoke to her she said it was unfortunate the possible employee was there!!!
Another store...I was training an employee.