Neimans Responds to the Now-Ubiquitous Rumor Concerning "More Layoffs Monday"
Regardless, last night I sent Neimans spokesperson Ginger Reeder an e-mail to ask about the missives and murmurs, which have become as ubiquitous as the myth surrounding the store's chocolate chip cookie recipe. She replied quite promptly:
I believe the repeated "more layoffs Monday" rumors are related to nervousness over the continuing internal business review (and possible subsequent reorganization) of different divisions that began several months before the downturn. Over the next few months, there will likely be some more layoffs or job eliminations related to this review -- but not on the same scale as in January and February. Every job loss is wrenching and regrettable, and we are hoping to keep them to a minimum.