HI, I work inside a leased Sears in an A mall in the northeast. I have been there over 20 years. An ex employee told me he spoke to one of the mall security officers, a friend of his, and was told that there was a mall meeting about Sears closing. My friend also knows 2 people that work for a local contractor who does commercial jobs, and they told him they got the contract to remodel the sears and that it was closing. I reached out through facebook to Simon Mall, they denied any plans to close sears. I reached out to Sears and they said talk to your store manager about this. Well I gather they cant tell me until its officially announced, so didnt know what to think. So I went to the store manager, and she said she doesnt know anything, and was almost crying, worrying about her position.
Do the store managers really not know ahead of employees? I know we have to get 60 days notice, but so far no official announcement. I really want to know, so I can plan my future and my co-workers can plan theirs. I tried looking at my local building planning website but they dont post anything.
Meanwhile it looks like we still get new merchandise arriving.