Bad Company for a Plus-Size Newcomer
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – November 27, 2018
I feel as though I was hired to make it appear as though there was a diversity in body types, despite the fact that they did not sell over a size 10-12 in store. I had a very demanding school schedule when I began working, and despite giving the manager a schedule with almost all of my free time, she still scheduled me to work on days/hours I had explicitly noted that I was not available. There are very much sales-first. I was a greeter almost every shift, which meant I had to go to every single customer and deliver the 5-minute welcome speech, and was reprimanded if I missed someone, no matter how busy the store was or how much I had to mention to each customer. There was very little opportunity to learn. I was never formally trained on anything and instead was just thrown into different positions. It was assumed I'd know what was going on, and I was made to feel as though I wsa inconveniencing others when I needed assistance.
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