Ron Marzlock’s article about Mays in Glen Oaks Village brought back memories.
Mays was one of my first jobs I had after high school in the ’60s. In 1968 I was hired at the Jamaica store as a stockboy, and within six months I moved up to buyer-trainee in giftware. After a year I was made a BDM, buyer department manager, for the Woodmere store. I got to travel to the other stores, including Glen Oaks, to help out as needed.
Mays management gave young people opportunites to learn and to move up. It was a great place to work and my coworkers were just great people. I later moved on to a discount chain known as Great Eastern stores, where I was able to earn more. This would not of have happened if it was not for the good training I received at Mays.
Thanks to Ron and the Queens Chronicle for the memories.