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LAST_UPDATETue, 12 Dec 2017 12am

Toys 'R' Us Employees In The Dark About Their Future

Pic: ReutersPic: ReutersKUALA LUMPUR: The fate of Toys ‘R’ Us employees in Malaysia is in limbo as they have not received any notification about change in their employment.

Amidst report by Reuters, the toy retailer could file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks.

The employees, when contacted by the New Straits Times, said they were not given any notice by their superiors on the corporate development.

Store supervisor who wanted to be known as Qeela said she heard rumours among her colleagues but she was not sure.

“The rumours about the store closure has been going on for weeks. Since there is no official notice yet, I will continue my work as usual,” she said.

Meanwhile, an employee who wanted to be identified as Wan who works at Jaya One outlet said nothing was confirmed and nobody should jump to conclusions.

Linda, on the other hand, was shocked to hear about the news, when contacted.

“I don’t think the rumours are legitimte as we have not been notified. It will be bad news for us if the retailers are really closing down. We will have to seek other jobs.

“I will wait until the management gives us notice. I don’t think it’s fair for the management to just shut down and not inform the employees,” she said. adding that there were at least 10 employees at each outlet.

Hani from the Paradigm Mall outlet said she had heard about the closure from her customers.

“I have asked around but nobody has any firm answer. I am confused what to do,” she said.

The famous toys retailer has about 35 stores including in Sabah and Sarawak.

Toys 'R' Us country manager could not be contacted.

On Sept 16, Reuters reported Toys ‘R’ Us could file for bankruptcy in near future and that it has about 1,600 outlets worldwide.

-New Straits Times