During the closing of the store there was VERY little for people to transfer to. So not only were you dealing with the hatred of those who were terrible coworkers who had higher tenure than you and that they’d be offered transfers before you, you were competing with those cool coworkers. On one hand you do want to wish them the best and that they could keep their job, but on the other, you want to keep your job too.

Then there were the bitter, entrenched coworkers/managers who knew they weren’t employee of the month material. They barely kept the backbiting and terrible attitudes in check. The jealousy aimed towards the lucky few to get transfers was palpable.