It is depressing, very sad to see everything like that, it is a very great anguish, are some of the expressions that are repeated the most among employees. It is that seeing the store totally empty, the maniques lying with their naked torsos and the entrances to certain sectors blocked with tapes forbidden to pass, generates great sadness in whoever visits Falabella these days.
Although rumors began to circulate much earlier, the store officially announced in February that it would close its stores in San Juan, Córdoba and Mendoza. This brought a stir throughout the province and especially in the hundreds of employees who found themselves adrift upon receiving the sad news.
This is how employees experience it
Withdrawal of Falabella of the province has been progressive, in the same way the employee retirement, many have already stopped working for the iconic store a few weeks ago.
Very few workers still attend their jobs. Among those who are salespeople, managers, managers and other direct contractors, as well as the people that the company employs through consulting firms. They were also left outside.
Nadim, 54, has 24 years in Falabella. He has 3 children and his wife also works in the same company. Both are very sad with the closing of the store, however, they are satisfied with the arrangement they reached. Voluntary withdrawals are always better than getting kicked out, clarifies Nadim.
Nadia, 29 years old, 11 years ago he worked for Falabella. His voice cracking with the emotion generated by seeing the store like this, he realizes that it is very difficult for him to explain how he is living all this.
ANDor I’m happy to have worked here, they gave us many benefits -and he adds- it will be very difficult to find a company that is at this level.
When asking Nadim what his next few months will be like after the store closes, Nadim expresses that not to work in the field againWe’ll work on something else, maybe construction, he says.
While Nadia says that for now she is not looking for another job, I feel like I have to close this stage -and concludes- I can’t keep talking because I cry.
Last days of Falabella in Mendoza
March 31 will be the day that the store closes its doors definitively in Mendoza. Day on which they will lift all the furniture to be transferred to Buenos Aires.
Meanwhile the liquidation continues, in only two sectors the few remaining products have been located and everything is reduced to% 50.
Tour of the store in pictures