A man who claimed to be a former Macy’s employee said he worked in a bank while working there – but not on wages from the store.
He said he used employee discounts to buy items cheaply and then resell them for a profit – but the side hustle eventually got him fired.
The man, whose name was Evan Kail, recalled his side business in a videotapes posted to his popular TikTok page.
“If you use your employee discount to buy shoes that are already 90% off… you can flip them on Ebay,” he said.
“I made 40,000 dollars doing this before they caught and fired me.”
Evan noted in a comment under the video that he made the money in less than six months, but did not reveal when exactly he worked at the department store.
His followers were blown away by his revelation, with many sympathizing with him and wondering how he could have been fired for such an act.
“How can they fire you, you bought the shoes,” one person argued.
“This is why you sell under someone else’s name,” joked another.
However, one person who said they worked at Macy’s said buying items to sell them for a profit was a “direct violation” of the brand’s policy, but admitted she wasn’t sure how. Will they learn about the hustle and bustle.
Furthermore, one person who claimed to work at Old Navy said “buying clothing at a discount and reselling it is a violation of policy and grounds for dismissal.”
In response to a request for comment, Macy’s said: “We do not discuss matters involving a particular colleague or a former colleague.”
Evan isn’t the first to announce he’s quitting a major retailer for doing something questionable.
Previously, someone who said they worked at Whole Foods claimed to have been fired for eating food that would end up in the trash.
When The Sun contacted Whole Foods, the grocer responded with an extensive explanation about their food donation program and its successes.
https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8184132/i-got-fired-from-macys-selling-shoes-made-40k/ I got fired by Macy’s for selling shoes I bought at an employee discount – but I made 40k