When Brenda Eaden’s colleagues sent around headlines that Macy’s would be closing stores around the country, fear struck. Eaden, a sales associate for Macy’s Furniture Gallery in Tacoma, Wash., was soon informed that her store would be closing its doors for two weeks due to COVID-19.

 

“So that was rather shocking,” Eaden, 67, said with a laugh, adding that it would have been foolish of her to stress over missing two weeks of work. “And then two weeks comes along and they say, ‘Well, we’re putting everybody on furlough.’”

The day after her store closed its doors, Eaden contacted Washington’s Employment Security Department and applied for unemployment. Like many others, she thought she’d done everything right.

 

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