Katz began working as a Mac specialist at the Apple store at Millennia Mall in Orlando in March 2006
Sooooo according to the article, he began working in the Mall in 2006...
Katz was "constructively terminated" from the Orlando store in September 2007
Sacked in 2007...
he says he expressed his desire to be promoted to the title of "Creative."
wanted a promotion...
Simple math states, an older man had a job in a mall for 1 year, and expected a promotion. The story also states that there were 4 positions opened, that he applied for. Did all of those positions open at the same exact time, a year later? Or were they opened throughout his tenure with store? I'd have to imagine it was the later.
Sorry, but I wouldn't give promotions out to anyone after having them for only 1 year. That said, if the 4 positions he was going for, open throughout his stint, then I certainly don't give out a promotion in less than a year.
I'd like to know, the 'younger' associates that got the promotion, how long they worked with the store/company.
It's simple really. You get a promotion if you are a top performing associate. And even if you were, you have to contend with other people of the same value as you, and pay grade as you, and perhaps they had their position longer than you, and had more experience.
Meh, this guy might have a valid point. He may have been Steve's long-lost brother/father, but there is many other factors to consider. One of which the valid point above.
To quote some Star Wars... "Good luck... you're gonna need it"