Keyholder (Ancien employé) – Grande Prairie, AB – 19 mai 2019
I loved working for Reitmans, it’s been my dream job since I was a kid. I was hired under a different manager who was extremely nice and accommodating to my needs as a single mother. I slowly made my way up to the keyholder position after my first month working there. I then was interested in the team lead position that just opened up. Then we hired a new A.M ( assistant manager) with zero experience in retail or visuals and needed thorough training. All of the sudden my manager quit abruptly for unknown reasons. I went from part time to 50 hours a week just like that. I trained the assistant manager! The D.M (district manager) didn’t do a single thing to help. Didn’t come up once in the 6 months I worked there. She was extremely hard to get ahold of and it just felt like she didn’t care at all what was happening. The manager from Penningtons came over to hire a new manager for us and help get the store back together. The assistant manager did a lot of illegal things which made the work for the Pennington’s manager that much more daunting. I couldn’t wait for the new manager to start because I was being unpaid, over worked and unappreciated. As soon as she started she immediately saw me as a threat to her knowledge as a store manager because I knew that store inside and out and better than anyone there, I was good at my job and adapted fast. I was the “old timer”, one of the longest working employee, which is pretty sad since I was only there for 3 months when all this happened. Once the new store manager started our first conversation wasn’t friendly, she then extremely microplus... managed me to the point of pure abuse. I tried to reach out to the manager in Penningtons and contacted the D.M and we had a few civil monitored conversations between, my new manager and the Penningtons manager, which I took as progress but then she denied me my chance to finally get the team lead position, by the way the position I was doing already for the past 2 months, and basically demoted me. I tried to be strong and hopeful anyways about it but she then cut my hours to ONE shift a week. Remember when I said I am a single mother? I was left with no choice but to leave my absolute favourite job in the entire world which is exactly what she wanted... I wish there was more that could of been done but I have never been abused like that before in a work place and I did all that I could. So I just let by gones be by gones, appreciated the time I had with the company.moins
Good team to work with in store but not upper management
Sales Associate/Key Holder (Ancien employé) – Grande Prairie, AB – 6 septembre 2019
It was a good team to work with but upper management was very rude about keeping up to sale targets. We would also be stressed as soon as we heard our phone ring after a period had gone by that we had not hit our target because we would get rung out especially the store manager at the time.