Sales at Macy’s department stores in December saw one of the biggest declines ever — 7.9 percent.
Just days later, the Cincinnati-based retailer announced that 271 employees in its Midwest division will be let go.
Off those jobs, 100 will come from the famed former Marshall Field’s stores, including the window designer for Chicago’s State Street store.
Amy Meadows had designed the windows, including the Great Tree’s twinkling star, for 25 years.
The heartless company’s only remarks about firing a 25-year employee were: “We have a talented visual team who will decorate our store windows and continue the time-honored tradition.”
Chicago shoppers continue to help destroy Macy’s (good).
“It’s a loss to our city,” said Jim McKay, co-organizer at fieldsfans chicago.org, a grass-roots group that has been an outspoken critic of Macy’s, upon hearing of Meadows’ dismissal. “It used to be a one-of-a-kind store, and now it’s one of 800, and that’s a detriment to our city.”
Not only is it a detriment to your city but to the country. Macy’s will fall. Soon.
I urge you to stop shopping Macy’s. Do what’s right and stop supporting a company that doesn’t support its employees, customers or those “time-honored” traditions.