Nordstrom - Pressured and Confused
Shoes - Complaint
NEW JERSEY, NEW JERSEY -- I used to love working there but now I feel pressured and Afraid to loose my job. I feel like I'm being forced to choose between working at Nordstrom forever and following my dream of Pursuing a career In the medical field. Before I started I did a lot of research on the company and one of the main things I heard was that they are very flexible and it's a great job for college students. I've been full time flexible since I've started but I need to go back to school and do something bigger in my life. I thought I had it all planned out and I would be able to work there and go to school at the same time but all of my hopes were crushed when my department had a meeting where the managers said we all have to be full time flexible by June or we will move down in a list and end up being fired. My manager is already very do controlling as it is, giving us long closures at the end of shifts, talking to us in dehumanizing ways, telling us if we go to Human Resources and complain we've "pulled the trigger" and since they go back and tell her everything we say we ultimately "shoot ourselves in the foot". We're all miserable when we see her at work and dread even showing up to work. The goals aren't impossible depending on the time of year, but we are also expected to open one Nordstrom account a day and do stock work (which we do not get paid to do because we work on commission ). There's so much pressure I'm becoming very stressed out. It's like pulling an arm off just asking for a day off even for a family emergency. I feel like I'm stuck because I would love to continue working at Nordstrom and move up within the company but I do need to get steady career. I'm just very upset and confused.