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Store closing in San Francisco? [Mar. 15th, 2009|01:07 am]
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I am a ex employee of Ritz and I am looking to work there again. With the stores closing I am not sure if that is going to be plausible. Does anyone know what stores are closing in San Francisco?

[User Picture]From: welcomeghostss
2009-03-16 05:50 pm (UTC)

lol. i'm so angry at ritz, it's not even funny.

I honestly wouldn't bother. I loved working there but the company is sketchy and if your store does close, you will get nothing. I just got "laid off" cause my store closed. I was really only given three weeks notice. Our store shouldn't have even closed as we doubled our finishing goal for the year and had pretty decent sales. We had tons of repeat customers and regulars who came in every week. We actually provided customer service in our store. But I guess we didn't sell enough frequent photo cards or over-priced ESPs. My DM told my whole store that there were no other openings. I found out there were 3 in local stores. They cut of my insurance immediately. I wasn't given the paid vacation and sick time I was owed. I didn't get severance pay. NOTHING. After the store closed, my bonus was working an extra three days to tear my store apart, box everything, load it onto a truck by myself (yeah. I'm 5 feet tall and 110lbs NOT STRONG) and put everything in another Ritz location that I had to drive an hour and a half to in my own car with no gas money or anything.

However, they did give me a piece of paper with instructions on how to file for unemployment and a list of job seeking websites including Craigslist.
WOW. Thanks. I've never heard of this thing called the internet and I don't watch TV and see the million Monster.com ads everywhere. I'm so enlightened!

wow. sorry. I wrote you a novel. haha
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-17 06:21 am (UTC)

Re: lol. i'm so angry at ritz, it's not even funny.

Hey there, I was in store 810, newtown ct for almost 20 years. I got shut down last february (2008). I got a few months notice , for which I am grateful. We had our printer taken out of the store just in time for christmas. I got no severance, used up my sick time, and did get my vacation time in my last paycheck. Sorry for all of you who lost or are losing jobs. I really miss it, but I am in a good place now. Not rich, but at least the Ritz crap is behind me.
Kris former store 810
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[User Picture]From: daisygirl11
2009-03-19 06:03 pm (UTC)

Re: lol. i'm so angry at ritz, it's not even funny.

I understand the frustration. I am in my unemployment because of similar shady business. I never thought I would go back to work for ritz but I need employment.
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[User Picture]From: atarms_length
2009-05-24 04:21 am (UTC)

Re: lol. i'm so angry at ritz, it's not even funny.

Wow! I'm in the same boat as you. I went in on a Friday and my DM was there and said that our store was closing on Sunday. They didn't give me severance pay either, nor instructions on filing for unemployment and a list of job websites.
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