Skip to comments.Unemployed female veteran hits out at Macy's after sales boss said her 'mindset' wasn't right for a
Posted on 03/30/2014 7:11:50 PM PDT by Pharmboy
[full headline] Unemployed female veteran hits out at Macy's after sales boss said her 'mindset' wasn't right for a store job because she'd been to war
Army Specialist Kayla Reyes claims she was denied a job at Macy's in February because her military service made her unsuitable
Recently returned from a 1-year deployment to Afghanistan Attended a job interview at a Fresno, California shopping mall and was told she had no skills to deal with customers
Complained to her friends on Facebook - and the post was widely shared online
Macy's subsequently offered her job - which Reyes turned down
A 21-year-old Afghanistan veteran claims she was denied a job in Macy's specifically because of her service in the war-torn nation.A 21-year-old Afghanistan veteran claims she was denied a job in Macy's specifically because of her service in the war-torn nation.
Kayla Reyes says she interviewed for a job on the sales floor at Fresno's Fashion Fair mall in February but was told that she wouldn't be able to relate to customers because she had seen combat.
Reyes, who enlisted in the military at the age of 17, claims that the interview took a turn for the worse when her 4-year army career came up and that the hiring manager said, 'Being that you've been over there, you wouldn't really know how to approach people.'
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They are a far left corporation anyways
How long has Macy’s logo been the ‘red star’? Just curious.
Not only is the red star a turn-off, but also the prices.... way way overpriced.
JimRob...tight in your backyard. Incredible.
I hope she sets her sights higher and can get a job somewhere else.
...... Young lady sounds like she handled herself real well and Macy’s did not.
The Macy’s in The Loop in Chicago is an amazing space that I urge anyone who appreciates architecture to visit. Don’t buy anything there though.
My wife shops at all the places I boycott.
So she’s upset they tried to steer her to a higher-paying job?
Reyes should apply for a job in Macy’s HR department, it sounds like there’s a real need for someone with her experience there.
Rule #1 - Never tell a job applicant why they are being turned down.
I suppose there is a difference from being in country where the men whip their goats and then trying to find employment in an establishment where the women whip their goats.
It used to be the jewel in the crown of Marshall Field’s. It was great as an old-fashioned department store. In addition to clothes and shoes for men and women, they not only had a notions department that sold sewing stuff and fabric, a toy department with beautiful German Steiff stuffed animals and even hunting depart that sold beautiful rifles and safari clothes.
During the holidays, the lines for the Walnut Room were huge. The Christmas tree was beautifully decorated. The store’s windows were full of wintry scenes and mechanical figures.
The staff was knowledgeable and courteous. I got my first grown-up suit there and had the same salesman for ten years; he actually kept me from buying overly trendy crap like flared pants and polyester leisure suits. He said, “Fashion is for people with no style.”
Prices were not low since they seldom had sales but the quality was great. I had a Scottish-made Shetland wool sweater for over 15 years.
Believe it or not, I;ve never been to Macy’s in 4 years. My GF’s has, but I have never stepped into one as I thought it’s mostly a chick place. Now there’s more motivation for me not to..
They could be right. How under standing and sympathetic could any war veteran be be with a customer how greatest trauma in life is that she can’t find the right shade of dress to match her dogs eyes. It could be hard to connect with a drama queens too. She is better than that job.
She doesn’t look that bad to me.
Another story ignored by American media
I think this person at Macy’s is going to know what a ton of bricks feels like.
Some military jobs don’t translate well to civilian jobs. Bomb loaders is a good example for the USAF. A four year hitch in a non translatable job is usually a sure fire way to end up on the soup line. Some troopers get out before they acquire a good job skill set.
Lol. I seem to boycott every place that doesn’t have ammo.
I’m in before the attacks on your post. I agree with you.
She could do well using her skills to work in the private security industry. But, Macy’s can go to hell.
Nauseating.But not surprising.
Whatever went on, it now seems she has probably been done a great favor, and he is probably looking for work.
The CDC for Ms Reyes? Hell, yes! Better pay....WAY better bennies!
The Corrections Dept union owns the ruling Demrat politicians in
California. Macys PROSPECTIVE customers come and go.
Correctional Officers have a captive clientele. Macys.....best job
she never got.
‘Being that you’ve been over there, you wouldn’t really know how to approach people.’
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“You ‘may’ be right pal!! However,
The way I am controlling myself to NOT use my training on your sorry ass really does prove I should have YOUR job, and in actuality, have learned how to deal with assholes like you in Real Time.”
“During the holidays, the lines for the Walnut Room were huge. The Christmas tree was beautifully decorated. The stores windows were full of wintry scenes and mechanical figures.”
A trip down memory lane. The Marshall Field’s store is an architectural marvel. And lunch in the Walnut Room at Christmas time was a visual marvel with its giant Christmas tree in the center of the room, all decorated and glittery (the food was good too). The window scenes were such a delight, and people on the street would stop and press their noses up against the windows (well not quite literally) and smile and light up with happiness at the moving figures, each window a different Christmas scene, a true feast for the eyes right before them. I was one of those window watchers, and people would wait with anticipation each Christmas to see what that year’s scenes would be.
And the chocolate Frango mints that used to be made right at the store. When Macy’s took over Marshall Field’s they stopped making them in the downtown store; however they are still being made elsewhere and sold by Macy’s stores using the same candy recipe and are still delicious.
The resistance to Macy’s taking over Chicagoland Marshall Field’s stores was great at the time, in particular the jewel in the crown, the downtown State Street store. But alas, Macy’s took over nevertheless. People have gotten used to it now, but there are still diehard Marshall Field’s forever types who cling onto the memories of the wonderful Marshall Field’s store in Chicago, particularly around Christmas time. It was part of our Chicago heritage, and when a New York interloper, Macy’s, came and bought them out, it didn’t set well with Chicagoans who saw Marshall Field’s as part of Chicago history as well as a place to shop. But the store itself is still standing, one can still shop in it, and that is a good thing.
>> My wife shops at all the places I boycott.
LOL... that can be a problem.
If a university like Harvard can reject our troops, why not Macy’s?
She can work at any embassy or consulate in the world as a security consultant.
Eff Macey’s. They are poofters as well as leeches on America.
My shopping ends when she gets into her car a drives there.
“Not only is the red star a turn-off, but also the prices.... way way overpriced.”
Yeah; I already boycott Macy’s the way I boycott Lamborghini. Wasn’t going to happen anyway...
Macy’s is part of Target stores out of Minnesota/ remember Target around Christmas with the debit/credit card issue of being hacked. macy is just a glorified Target Store which supports a diversified workforce for homosexuals. The soldier was too straight for Macy’s
Yes...gives the lie to that stupid woman who said she cannot relate because of war zone experience.
After they REJECTED her initially because she was a war zone veteran and her story went viral. It was damage control.
Absolutely correct...the woman who interviewed Reyes is too stupid to hold a job.
Really; many years ago I bought a pair of shoes at Macy’s because somebody gave me a gift card. It was a lot more than they would have cost in a “regular” store, but I had to use the card.
Now as part of the “new normal”, we have a new pawn shop nearby that will buy those cards...
Some friends just used Macy’s as one of their wedding registry stores and I could only shake my head. From the $350 roasting pan, to thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars of otherwise overpriced and/or unnecessary household items I figured I could outfit a household with the same items, at a perfectly fine quality, for literally one-tenth the cost on average—and some things for much less.
I’d imagine Macy’s is using the same logic as some areas here in northern NJ does with high property taxes (above and beyond the already-high taxes for which NJ is notorious) - it keeps the place clean. Macy’s shoppers can shop without the worry that they’ll run into filthy peons like me....
Sounds like the lib Macy’s Sales Manager just wanted to poke a veteran in the eye. Usually you get we’re reviewing the applications...we’ll contact you for a 2nd interview line.
I never shop Macy’s anyway
“Correctional Officers have a captive clientele.”
My nomination for quote of the day!
No, she said that the person who did her interview - the one who she says worried about her ability to deal with people - kept steering her to loss prevention, which pays more than ringing up a cash register.
I suspect there are missing parts of this story.
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