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Name: Forever 21
Occupation: clothing store chain
Last Seen: Panorama City, CA
Bee-otched For: demoting their employees
I hate it when a business expands, but also screws people while doing so.
Not long ago, the Forever 21 store at my local mall, Woodland here in Grand Rapids expanded to what used to be several parcels. The new mega-Forever 21 is about four times the size of the old store.
But now, the chain is under fire because - surprise - they are cutting all their full-time employees' hours.
In a leaked memo, the chain announced that all hourly employees will now be limited to 29.5 hours per week, and that they will lose all benefits. They will also now be eligible for government benefits, like Medicaid and COBRA.
But here's the funny part: the man who founded Forever 21, Korean-born Do Won Chang is a Christian and even puts the words "John 3:16" on the bottom of the bags they sell.
Funny. A man who calls himself "Christian" and is worth $4 billion and can't even pay his employees. Maybe he really needs to read his Bible.
Yet another reason why I avoid Forever 21. I'll betcha that they're gonna blame 'ol Obamacare on all this. Thanks, but there's other stores out there that treat their employees better and are better deserving of my money.
John 3:16? How about if we give them Austin 3:16 instead!
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