I worked at LL Bean store in VICTOR, NY from its inception in June 2009. I Thought I was working for one of the most upstanding companies in the world but boy was I wrong. The store manager ( who shall remain unknown) was a bully and a bigot. She slowly but surely got rid of people of color and people of diverse sexual preferences. Her remarks to employees of diverse sexual preferences were sickening to say the least.
I was the last person of color left in the store so she made my life so miserable that I had no choice but to resign.
First she removed me from the floor so that I had no contact with the customers. ( I was one of the best sellers in the store) Second.. She moved me to the back of the store to do menial tasks.
Third…She cut my hours to 9 hours a week ( how does one survive on 9 hours a week at $ 8.76 an hour???)
The icing on the cake was when I heard her say…..THIS STORE IS GOING TO BE AN ALL AMERICAN …..ALL WHITE STORE.
She took my hours and gave them to the so called WHITE EMPLOYEES.
When I took my complaint to the district manager, nothing was done about it. I then took it further to corporate who did an inquiry but I was later informed that the Gay Slurs were substantiated BUT they were still keeping her as the store manager.What a farce. Employees have left the store because of her by droves but she still remains.
My 6 monthly reviews stated I was a top performer / solid performer but the higher ups at LL BEAN did not take that into consideration and chose to keep a BIGOT/BULLY who has not only lowered the standard of the store but sapped the morale of its employees. SHAME ON YOU LL BEAN