Employees of the Rochester, New York Journeys store reportedly walked out in the middle of a shift during busy Back-to-School season, leaving this public note that went viral on social media this week (via Reddit):
District Manager Jamie’s side of the story is now coming out. Gawker’s source, who claims to have direct knowledge of the events leading up to the walkout, says the employees who quit were bitter about being reprimanded for violating company policy and have also been accused of stealing merchandise.
The employees wanted to publicly humiliate Jamie, according to the source. The source also claims that Jamie didn’t make the cancer comment and that none of the employees who work there have cancer and neither do their family members.
Gawker’s source appears to have spoken to Jamie about the note incident after it happened. The source provided the conversations to Gawker. He also says Jamie has gotten threats and “has to be escorted from stores at night and is being constantly harassed about this by the media.”
Journeys sent this statement to Business Insider yesterday: “We take situations like this seriously and are currently investigating this issue. Beyond this, we have no comment.”
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