Well, you are welcome to that premise - which I cannot accept as it makes zero cents. If one regards managers as simply overhead and not vital to the profitability of the company then I could possibly accept your premise. However, they are not. Nordstrom has always placed a premium on experience (within Nordstrom) and management has a plan (like many large companies) - that identifies the up and comers that will replace the current group of top managers. Anyway, if you are correct then I feel their future financial viability would be at great risk. Guess we will be able to tell which of us is correct my monitoring future results.
Actually, Nordstrom like a lot of companies that offer their employees private insurance have had to adjust as the for profit insurance companies raise their rates at astronomical numbers. ACA would only affect Nordstrom policies - along with other large companies - that employ part time workers - that would normally not qualify for private insurance. Regarding your comment regarding terming managers over 35 goes beyond what I would term a reasonable premise - to one that is insulting to anyone with management responsibilies. Keep the premise on a reasonable rail and I will be glad to premise along with you. Regarding the balance between Racks and Full Line Stores - during times of financial stress the Racks have been more profitable. On Line sales probably bite into Full Line store sales. The Nordstrom expansion into Canada will add more full line stores to the inventory of stores. How WSJ chooses to report on JWN sales data is probably something you would need to take up with them.
Fired all managers over 35 due to projected inccreasing costs due to Obamacare? is patently one of the most stupid comments I've read in this message board and considering the posts - says a lot. Nordstrom would have to be very stupid to maintain policies such as you suggest - I guess we will all sti back and see if as you suggest future profitability will be negatively affected due to the reasons you have suggested.