The Previous post regarding conditions at Kohls Loss Prevention are true also in Northren California.
Recently a very unkempt, bloated and unhygenic woman was hired as a Loss Prevention Manager by Greg Hobson Division 55 in Northern California. The only reson I mention the woman's appearance is because we have a dress code, and this woman doesn't even come close to fit that standard.
Her name is MARIA FERNANDEZ and she is putting us all in danger because she doen't know a thing about loss prevention. In fact has done everything she can to stop any loss prevention activity from occuring. She has been a total bully and is on some rampage of fireing people, half the divison is gone and they are not being replaced. If anyone says one word she has them on her list to be fired next. I can not understand what's going on. However there are a few people, that have not been trained that do not know anything about LP, being new to this field who sit and play video games they have brought in and do nothing all day that are slated to being promoted. This appears to be some sort of new Kohls policy, these are the employees making $10 per hour. Meanwhile, Maria Fernandez who is nasty and threatening and is a bully to anyone doing a good job. No one understands why this is going on, merchandise is walking out the door to the tune of thousands a day and Maria is abusing us and tying our hands and changing policy so that we are vulnerable to the bad guys. From what you have posted, I am beginning to see that Kohls who recently hired us in their rapid expansion for really low wages, (because they could in this economy), is having second thoughts and wants to do away with loss prevention either all together, or perhaps for even lower wages.
Many employees of Kohls, not just Loss Prevention speak of abuse at the hands of managers. I have been told that people are having trouble sleeping, and maintaining basic functions. The stress placed on them is greatly effecting their lives even at home. These are not necessarily young people, these are experienced older people with many years of retail experience. Something is very wrong here. It is safe to say that someone is not minding the store at corporate.
As soon as things in the economy get better we are all leaving, (those of us who are not fired, that is) Kohls is a nightmare!