Old Navy Compliment - Honest Employee @ Old Navy in Bay City, MI Returns $50
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN -- To Whom This May Concern:
I would like to begin by stating that if I had the opportunity to share these experiences with the top members of your company’s management, I would do so.
My name is Lillie S. and I live in Saginaw, Michigan. Recently, I was shopping in the Old Navy store located in the Saginaw along with my 3 young children. I've always liked your products because, as a single mother, I can get fashionable clothing for my children at a reasonable price; however, a few weeks ago I had vowed never to shop in your store again due to poor customer service. I was treated rudely by an employee who made the comment to me that I should, "keep my kids on a leash." She also cussed several times in front of customers, including my children. I wish I had gotten her name and reported her actions but, unfortunately, I did not do so. I began to complain to another employee and asked to speak to a manager only to find out that the person who was so rude to me was, in fact, the manager. I promptly left the store and after calming down from being upset by this manager’s remarks, I made a conscious decision to boycott your company if this was the way I could expect to be treated by your employees. A mere three weeks later, nevertheless, I found myself being forced to visit the very same store for a particular item you had available that I needed to purchase as a gift. Frankly, I live on a very fixed budget as a single mother with three boys but I would have paid twice as much at any other store in the area had it been and seriously considered purchasing it online to avoid going into Old Navy. Unfortunately, I needed the item immediately so I was forced to break my personal boycott of your company. I never would have guessed that I would have had my faith renewed in your store for the reason I decided to boycott it in the first place: one of your sales associates.
The employee who changed my point of view of Old Navy, as well as the entire Gap Company, was named Stephanie from the Bay City Old Navy. This employee was amazing! She was welcoming, friendly, helpful, and, most of all, she was honest. I cannot begin to stress how much her actions changed not only view of this particular store but of your company as a whole. I entered the store with my three children and I was looking through clothing in the boy’s department and Stephanie was toward the rear of the store folding shirts. Without delay, she approached us to ask if I needed any assistance and, at that point, I declined. While browsing items, I went into my pocket to answer my cell phone and I inadvertently dropped a $50 bill from my pocket. I had absolutely no idea that I had even lost it and would not have realized until much later that day. Your employee, Stephanie, saw me lose this money and promptly returned it to me. Sadly, nowadays finding good honest people of high moral fiber is incredibly difficult but I want you to know that you found one in this sales associate, Stephanie.
I make roughly $9.00 an hour working in a call center so $50 represents nearly an entire day’s wage. From where I’m standing, she didn’t just return a lost $50 bill; she helped me keep my kids fed and my car fueled so I can get to work. Without that $50 bill, I would have had to intentionally overdraft my account just to pay for gas so I would like to emphasize how much her honorable, upright act meant to me. She just as easily could have pocketed that cash and no one would have been the wiser but she did not and that deserves recognition. Furthermore, I am glad to inform you that this was not the only good deed she performed for me that day; she also assisted me with finding the item I needed and made my children very happy by giving them stickers to keep them entertained when I had to answer a phone call. My son, Dominic, now asks when we can return to see, “Nice Lady.”
I will only be shopping at the Old Navy in the Bay City Mall going forward for one reason, Stephanie. I would greatly appreciate it if these compliments are forwarded to her direct supervisors and/or managers because she deserves to be commended for her actions. These sorts of acts of decency and honesty are becoming quite rare and I feel that she should be applauded. Thank you once again, Stephanie, for being a good scrupulous and trust-worthy person. You have renewed my opinion of Old Navy and I am sincerely grateful for your act of kindness. Thank you.