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Unemployed female veteran hits out at
Macy´s after sales boss said her ´mindset´
wasn´t right for a store job because she´d
been to war

Daily Mail (U.K.), by James Nye

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 3/30/2014 10:20:15 PM

A 21-year-old Afghanistan veteran claims she was denied a job in Macy´s specifically because of her service in the war-torn nation. Kayla Reyes says she interviewed for a job on the sales floor at Fresno´s Fashion Fair mall in February but was told that she wouldn´t be able to relate to customers because she had seen combat. Reyes, who enlisted in the military at the age of 17, claims that the interview took a turn for the worse when her 4-year army career came up and that the hiring manager said, ´Being that you´ve been over there, you wouldn´t really know how

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thewarden, 3/30/2014 10:27:47 PM     (No. 9791235)

Trust me, you´re too good to work retail, Kayla. I realize you just need a job, but retail is awful (I work in retail--run away while you still have a chance!). Macy´s doesn´t deserve you--remember, when one door closes...good luck and thank you for your service.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 3/30/2014 10:43:16 PM     (No. 9791255)

The Dems no longer spit on returning troops, but...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MaMe2, 3/30/2014 10:44:41 PM     (No. 9791258)

Macy´s.. Macy´s.. that name rings a bell. I used to shop there until right now. It´s pretty sad that I have to research retailers now to find out if they respect and honor our men and women in uniform. Macy´s has come a long way since, "Miracle on 34th Street." It´s back to Mom and Pop stores and that is a good thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rushie, 3/30/2014 10:48:40 PM     (No. 9791264)

I just sent an email stating I don´t have the right mind set to shop at Macys anymore.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 3/30/2014 11:18:49 PM     (No. 9791275)

LAWSUIT TIME!!
i am gonna call Macys tomorrow and tell them i am going to encourage this girl to SUE THEM..

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/30/2014 11:27:40 PM     (No. 9791279)

Translation:

We don´t think you are highfalutin enough for this low paying job.

Dear Macy´s,
We think Kayla should have that person´s job.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: coldoc, 3/30/2014 11:53:25 PM     (No. 9791298)

They dont deserve you. Move on.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/31/2014 2:50:19 AM     (No. 9791354)

This stuff is not rare, folks. The Macy´s person was stupid enough to give voice to her vile prejudice but most times, they usually make up a suitable reason to not hire. No, Kayla should not just let it go. Get the name of who did this on the record and in the newspaper. If she pushes this, Macy´s will make this right.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Shucky, 3/31/2014 4:08:36 AM     (No. 9791364)

Bet dollars to donuts the hiring manager was an Obama voter.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 3/31/2014 6:44:54 AM     (No. 9791412)

You should´ve told them you´re gay. They would´ve hired you instantly.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steph_gray, 3/31/2014 11:13:22 AM     (No. 9791709)

I just watched the movie Gentlemen´s Agreement this morning about subtle prejudice against Jewish people.

The agreements are still in place everywhere - it´s just the targets of the prejudice that change - and there are clearly no real gentlemen involved, then or now. So sad.

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