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Follett

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Industry/Area of Activity:
Specialty Retail, Other
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private company
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Revenue information:
Estimated 2008 revenue is 2.52 billion (USD). Estimated 2008 workforce: 8000. Located in IL

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Go to thread Anonymous38456, Friday 09/19/14 01:50:11 UTC

“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.”

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Go to thread Anonymous38444, Friday 09/19/14 01:44:56 UTC

Where's the beef?

Those kfarts sure are arrogant SOB's. Critical of everything yet do not have a single recommendation or strategy that is their own. The strategy is tear down previous employees, then extend what they were doing.
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Go to thread Anonymous37877, Thursday 09/18/14 01:57:40 UTC

Another town hall meeting next week!

Rush results, bonus gate and more
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Go to thread Anonymous37876, Thursday 09/18/14 01:56:34 UTC

To the degree we're not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.

Are you living your dream?
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Go to thread Gone since March and LOVING IT!, Wednesday 09/17/14 23:27:20 UTC

Stop your bellyachin

Wow, can you people stop complaining already and just get out? I was RIF'd in March, stayed home till June and have been contracting ever since. more more money and great places to work. Follett has got nothing going for them The market is hot!!!!! Most of you are worthy and employable, LEAVE. Follet is problem the worst family owned company ever. They should have done there homework better. LEAVE!!!!
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Go to thread Anonymous37496, Wednesday 09/17/14 12:26:03 UTC

Toxic workplaces are fueled by dysfunctional leaders. Work here you won't make much money or have fun!

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Go to thread Anonymous37476, Wednesday 09/17/14 11:28:14 UTC

Why we work!

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.
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Go to thread Anonymous37372, Wednesday 09/17/14 03:06:28 UTC

The meaning of work

To succeed... You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
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Go to thread Anonymous37133, Tuesday 09/16/14 19:47:06 UTC

Quality employees

You are not a better employee because of your beliefs, you are a better employee because of your behavior! Work hard, stay true to yourself.
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Go to thread Anonymous36943, Tuesday 09/16/14 13:44:35 UTC

BRYTEWAVE complaints

Customers saying it's not user friendly.
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Go to thread BOB, Tuesday 09/16/14 04:46:09 UTC

Salary

If they shorten hours do they take away money if you are sallary employed not hourly
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Go to thread Anonymous36867, Tuesday 09/16/14 04:43:39 UTC

Cobra

Does it mean anything if after three months of employment you are told you are doing great job ane then receive letter in mail about receiving cobra insurance
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Go to thread Anonymous36809, Tuesday 09/16/14 02:23:27 UTC

Rise early, work hard and make a difference today!

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Go to thread Anonymous36743, Monday 09/15/14 23:47:02 UTC

Full of Sh*t

If you are looking for a model of how best to feed people some steaming fresh horseshit, you could not possibly do better than this. The secret to good horseshit, you see, is that you want it to taste like horse colon, yes, but with a spicy hint of disdain. Horseshit is never meant to fool anyone. It exists purely for its own sake, more as an exercise in aesthetics than anything, a sort of wet, hay-thickened amuse bouche. Horseshit is not a lie, it is a gift; in place of a lie, the acknowledgement that you don’t even owe your victims an explanation that approaches the truth. It’s all much better this way. You can feel magnanimous, and the folks taking big bites of your horse apples can really savor that scorn while they pack their things and hit the street.
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Go to thread Anonymous36322, Sunday 09/14/14 16:26:14 UTC

US Taxpayer

Does this company believe it will retain US school contracts while sell/move its headquarters outside of the US? That is a ploy to not pay US taxes while receiving most of its revenue from US taxes in some form either directly or indirectly. That will sell well if at all. There will be a campaign against that.
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Go to thread Anonymous36140, Saturday 09/13/14 15:24:15 UTC

Don't go without a fight

Don't go without a fight, especially without severance. Talk to a labor attorney.
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Go to thread Anonymous36108, Saturday 09/13/14 13:56:23 UTC

The New Follett Values

Was it wrong for SS to offer one of his directors a two for one deal on headcount? Two US full time positions traded for 4 off-shore consultants full time. One CIO leaves a legacy of offering internships to local university students, another starts a practice of giving our jobs to graduates in other countries. Will Follett save money?
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Go to thread Anonymous36065, Saturday 09/13/14 02:59:46 UTC

Anarchy

It's time. Think of everyone that this new org has screwed. CB. For chrissakes! who could ever think of a company where CB isn't 1000% valuable. CB, you are special. Your future will not be defined by this messed up Follett experience. You're one of the smartest young men I've had the fortune to meet in retail. Chasing away incredible people daily from the stores, the store ops leadership, finance (jeez...Andy!..we all love AM) Pete- remember awesome Pete Ernst. Dude was so valuable... FP (and screw those of you who didn't know his true value)...FP tried his best to keep the ego maniacs at Home office in line....and believe me, he was busy full time with that job! He was a nice guy trying to do the right thing for Follett, despite being surrounded by a bunch of dancing cocks. When you go to work today, think of the 600+ store managers across the country who got downsized, and the friends who have been replaced by fools, and the leadership that remains....It's not Audrey, not Steve, not Chuck...not whomever was your lynchpin.... just a bunch of pussies trying to grab cash while everything is up for grabs. I'm sad that the family didn't see that they had other options. Again, kudos to the CNS team for staying whole.
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Go to thread Anonymous36006, Saturday 09/13/14 00:02:17 UTC

Outsourcing to South Asians countries may have risks

They should think twice about outsourcing everything as as Ayman Al-Zawahri, Al-Queda number 1 man has his sight set on India and other South Asia countries, trusting all data to go through those areas may have associated risks.
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Go to thread Anonymous35552, Thursday 09/11/14 23:27:06 UTC

The ball is rolling, no surprise.

A couple of employees last week, two IT employees this week (so far). Expect an acceleration in the next few weeks.
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Go to thread Anonymous35204, Thursday 09/11/14 03:11:22 UTC

More trips to India - this ship is going down.

IT directors going to India again to tour the offsite vendors, where our jobs are going. I think we know which IT teams jobs will be the first to go. So disheartening to work for a company that has no regard for their well being. Eliminating employee positions through out the company only to spend money on needless trips.
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Go to thread Anonymous34182, Monday 09/08/14 10:32:02 UTC

http://chronicle.com/article/Rise-of-Online-Booksellers/148653/

Southern Connecticut State University is the latest battleground in the textbook turf war. The university has an exclusive contract with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers that gives the campus bookstore sole rights to buy and sell course materials on the campus and in the surrounding 10 blocks. On August 29 a university official sent a cease-and-desist letter ordering Chegg to stop soliciting on the campus. The request came in response to a report by the bookstore manager that individuals, possibly students hired by Chegg, were violating the contract by distributing fliers advertising the company in academic buildings. Chegg’s general counsel, Robert Chesnut, contended that those students were not marketing Chegg’s textbook services but were most likely promoting Chegg Deals, a coupon book that offers student discounts at local restaurants and shops. "If there were 100 coupons in the book, at most one would be a textbook coupon," Mr. Chesnut said. "There’s no one on that campus working for Chegg who’s out trying to promote Chegg textbooks."
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Go to thread Anonymous34181, Monday 09/08/14 10:31:35 UTC

http://chronicle.com/article/Rise-of-Online-Booksellers/148653/

Southern Connecticut State University is the latest battleground in the textbook turf war. The university has an exclusive contract with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers that gives the campus bookstore sole rights to buy and sell course materials on the campus and in the surrounding 10 blocks. On August 29 a university official sent a cease-and-desist letter ordering Chegg to stop soliciting on the campus. The request came in response to a report by the bookstore manager that individuals, possibly students hired by Chegg, were violating the contract by distributing fliers advertising the company in academic buildings. Chegg’s general counsel, Robert Chesnut, contended that those students were not marketing Chegg’s textbook services but were most likely promoting Chegg Deals, a coupon book that offers student discounts at local restaurants and shops. "If there were 100 coupons in the book, at most one would be a textbook coupon," Mr. Chesnut said. "There’s no one on that campus working for Chegg who’s out trying to promote Chegg textbooks."
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Go to thread Anonymous34178, Monday 09/08/14 10:18:06 UTC

Respect

Companies should be loyal to workers as well as shareholders. Layoffs, plant closings, and other dramatic events of this nature should be handled with caring and sensitivity and as acts of great moral significance. The use of euphemisms such as “down-sizing” or “right-sizing” may make managers feel better about the decision to terminate jobs, but it does not change anything from a moral perspective. There are, of course, situations where such actions are justified but they must be implemented in a way that demonstrates genuine concern for employees who will lose their jobs. Employees should always be treated with respect and it is the company’s obligation to see that individual managers do not abuse their power or mistreat their subordinates. Kill-the-messenger behavior at any management level is improper, as is any active or passive encouragement of dishonest reporting. Employees should feel free to raise ethical or other issues without fear of retaliation. Layoffs at all companies are a fact of life.
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Go to thread Anonymous34072, Sunday 09/07/14 21:14:57 UTC

Don't get it

I seriously do not understand the motivation behind getting rid of every knowledgable text person at Home Office. Who are these people being replaced by?
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Go to thread Anonymous33752, Friday 09/05/14 23:12:47 UTC

Another one gone

Really! You had to let CB go? One of the brightest at Follett.
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Go to thread Anonymous33562, Friday 09/05/14 02:16:45 UTC

Na Na NaNa, Hey Hey Goodbye

“Which is why I don’t buy from the bookstore, or sell there for that matter,” He said. “99 percent of books I’ve had for classes are at least twice as expensive at the bookstore than on Amazon, even the cheap English books. http://www.ricethresher.org/news/economics-textbooks/article_ea0635dc-33ca-11e4-afa5-001a4bcf6878.html
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Go to thread Anonymous33554, Friday 09/05/14 02:07:21 UTC

The future for Follett bookstores. Hinsdale Central mom creates online textbook exchange to help ...

Even competition from parents! http://hinsdale.suntimes.com/2014/08/22/schools-hinsdale-central-mom-creates-online-textbook-exchange-to-save-money/
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Go to thread Anonymous33131, Wednesday 09/03/14 22:19:52 UTC

ML and DG are singing down the halls

Because I'm happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I'm happy Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth Because I'm happy Clap along if you know what happiness is to you Because I'm happy Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
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Go to thread Anonymous32829, Wednesday 09/03/14 00:23:11 UTC

Rush recap

Ok folks! Rush is over. So how was it? Anybody feel like it was a success? This is the first rush we've gone through with the new HO people. Did anything change? Is Follett relevant on your campus? Did I miss an uplifting DG message telling me what a good job we did?
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Go to thread Anonymous32671, Tuesday 09/02/14 15:04:00 UTC

Another patent infringement - digital

http://www.scribd.com/doc/234127283/Innovative-Automation-v-Follett-Higher-Education-Group
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Go to thread Anonymous32664, Tuesday 09/02/14 14:28:21 UTC

Job discrimination based on age case filed against Follett Jun 19, 2014

Court Connecticut District Court Nature of Suit Labor - Other Labor Litigation Cause 29:621 Job Discrimination (Age) Tranquilli v. Follett Higher Ed Filed Jun 19, 2014 Jury demanded by plantiff
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Go to thread Anonymous32645, Tuesday 09/02/14 11:18:34 UTC

http://theorion.com/blog/2014/08/31/wildcat-store-no-longer-rewarding-purchases

Bookstore terminates loyalty point system
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Go to thread Anonymous32251, Saturday 08/30/14 21:54:32 UTC

http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Morning-Buzz/2013/08/01/Notre-Dame.aspx

The Univ. of Notre Dame later today will announce that shop.und.com, the e-commerce site for the school's athletic department, will now be run by e-commerce provider Fanatics in what is being called a "long-term deal." The new site will go live today and offer twice the amount of Notre Dame-licensed products. Follett was the incumbent e-commerce vendor. Fanatics also provides its services for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and colleges including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.
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Go to thread Anonymous31749, Friday 08/29/14 16:20:09 UTC

STI - just a way to NOT give out bonuses

They must have been worried that someone might get a small payout because they just raised all the goals.
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Go to thread The Predicticator, Friday 08/29/14 09:31:29 UTC

Inevitable

Chapter 11
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Go to thread Retired (No longer), Thursday 08/28/14 19:35:17 UTC

You deserve a bright future

Folks, take some advice from an older, experienced former FHEG associate. Yes I realize how major changes In Leadership followed by huge layoffs can create a depressing work place. But face it, Work is just that, WORK. The present leadership may very well be lacking, but leadership the past 15 years at Follett wasn't exactly stellar. The reality is the college bookstore business is an old, outdated business model regardless of which company is in this market. The rents to schools are too high and the decline in textbook sales which accounts for 80% of business spells disaster. The only solution for the owners is to unload the business to a foreign investor. There are multiple reasons to sell to a company outside the U.S. that I don't have time to go into. Sales in the next 3 years will drop by 30-45% in my estimation. So if you are close to retirement, stay positive for that special next step in your life. And if you are not close to retirement-- work on your résumé, stay positive, network with all that you know and you will find a brighter future. Misery loves company so step one is to stay away from negative people and be your own person. The Follett Company has a long track record of solid performance driven by solid employees. So if and when you leave--go out the door as one of those who helped build to the very end. I wish each and every one of you the very best and will say a prayer that you succeed regardless of the direction you take.
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Go to thread Anonymous31030, Wednesday 08/27/14 16:01:11 UTC

This is all you need to know about what the future holds for Follett.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/what-if-abc-news/what-if-we-got-rid-of-textbooks--012823565.html
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Go to thread Steve Stifler (efollett), Wednesday 08/27/14 05:09:45 UTC

whats up in efollett lately? Heard the sites crashed recently. Yikes.

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Go to thread Anonymous30892, Wednesday 08/27/14 03:21:06 UTC

Promotion from within?

Doesn't this company believe in promoting from within? How many outsiders can they bring in? Sears, Kmart, Office Max, what failed company will be next? Any of these high paying jobs outsiders have been given been posted for internal candidates to apply?
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