Questions and Answers about Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

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Why did you leave your job at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores?

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Bad management that doesnt know how to schedule. When I received the call saying I got the job, i was told to come in on the following monday, i did and was then told by lower management that i was supposed to come in the day before, which was fine i figured it was a simple miscommunication. A few days pass and i am penciled onto the schedule to come in at 6am, i do and there are no managers in the store and there wont be until 7am, so i go home and call in later to let them know what happened and management doesnt seem to care. Another week passes and i have car issues and am unable to come into work, i let the manager know this and she says its okay to come in the next day. The next day comes and i am stocking items when my shift is about over and one of the managers states over the radio for me to see her in the office and i am greeted with both managers and a form saying that my attendance is bad and that if it doesnt improve i will be terminated. I quit immediately after. Both managers know that aside from the day i missed due to car issues the days i missed were entirely there fault yet they sat there blaming me for their miscommunication and bad scheduling.

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Racism and disparte treatment.

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I left because after about a week and a half, I was still learning (and there is a lot to learn) and the employees at my location were not very helpful and short with me. The managers were both rude and condescending and one of them liked to call me out in front of the customers. They would get very frustrated that they would have to show the new person how to do something and one of the keyholders who had to train my and didnt know she was training me for the night got rude with me in front of a customer which made that customer question the attitude of the employee, I had to apologize to the customer because I was new and didnt know what to do. When I told the manager about the situation she got huffy with me. I am sorry but I will not tolerate being put down and belittled in front of customers and I will speak up!

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I still work there, but I'm looking for a full time position that pays better.

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I'm looking for a new job with a better environment.

Answered - Fabric cutter and specialist (Current Employee) - Mansfield, OH

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I found another opportunity to grow and learn with another company.

Answered - Key Holder (Former Employee) - Leominster, MA

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Lack of sincere support, Travel logistics and no-professional atmosphere.

Answered - District Manager (Former Employee) - Greater New York/ New jersey

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Health complications.

Answered - SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) - Norton Shores, MI

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Working at Joann Fabrics helped me become more of a hard worker and also helped me learn more about the products we were selling and how to treat customers.

Answered - Sales Floor Associate (Former Employee) - Ridgecrest, CA

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The position ended for the season.

Answered - Holiday Helper (Former Employee) - Algonquin, IL

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