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Does anybody remember the scene in Wall Street were Gordon Gecko gets up at a stockholders meeting and talks smack to the 46 VP's that worked at Teldar Paper. He says something about 46 VP's each making at least $250k a year and they spend all their... read more
2 more leadership promotions. This is going to be funny when leadership look up and the company consists of nothing but leadship and no one to LEAD. Oh wait, the Indian team will be around.
Many customers already think our merchandise is overpriced. This is a guaranteed way to decrease sales. Wake up folks lots of competition and better pricing on the internet. The way of the future.
Is the campus upset with a notable lack of service compared to the golden years? What techniques have you used to create positive change with zero budget and very limited resources?
It's just downright painful to go to work these days. The waiting is really dragging everybody down. Any so called efficiency is more than shot now. Nobody's smiling, nobody's enthused, nobody cares, nobody knows if they will have a job tomorrow... read more
Great story on 60 minutes about companies like Follett that replace workers ONSITE abusing the H1B program and require the employees to train their replacements. It is too late for me since Follett did this to me in November, but hopefully will help... read more
Contact myHR, contact their boss? What else is there?
just got an outlook invite for a "finance department conference call" with TH... entite fheg finance dept is invited. what is this for...? bad news??
What roll dose my RM play "Nothing"
When the agreement was signed for Westbrook the headcount was 804. Follett agreed to keep a headcount of 579. (You can disagree on the logic for getting a tax break to reduce headcount but that's for a different post) In 12/2013 the headcount was 746... read more
Maybe if follett stop getting a new VP for fheg maybe s--- would be right... Just like changing underwears...
How long will Follett continue to move employees into Westbrook to try to avoid repaying the 2013 tax credit? Short term thinking always causes problems for the longer term.
There are rumors that Trump will ask for reduction of H1Bs and green cards, can anyone confirm this is true.
Does anyone know if PUs team moved with him?
NACS announced at Camex that they are getting into the leasing side of things with their new spinoff Indico. Going to be worth watching to see if they get any traction in taking stores away from Follett. With the pull NACS has in the business... read more
Caught that via an MBS contact. I wonder how this will affect stores.
Has management resumed abusing employees to drive them out. They did this 3-4 years ago. follett management targeted employees with many years of service to the company (read 15+ years). The abused the employee until the employee resigned. No... read more
If the highlight is an eFollett increase, FHEG is in serious trouble. This is only a shift from in store to online which is expected looking at most retail industries. It might have saved a sale, but there is no way it actually increased sales. There... read more
Ours is non-existent. Has been out once in the past year. Cancels 3/4 of bi-weekly meetings and 1/4 of regional calls. Seldom responds to emails, so I've mostly stopped sending them. Just curious if this is standard across the company or something... read more
Found this about 20 minutes ago... someone carelessly left half a sheet of note paper (hand written) behind on the floor of the stall of a WB bathroom. Sounds like it might be for IT. It mentions someone over 65 with a disability, so you're welcome... read more
With today's posting of George Coe being promoted to COO seems to me that He is setting up his eventual exit. I love the way he praised Coe's leadership and business results because they were so good a failing organization like Follett swooped in and... read more
How come I come for job and boss tell me no go home. Now they call me to come for job and I saw sh--.
So did anyone notice that the announcement on the quad regarding the 2017 Summer and Fall adoption campaign was only directed to SMs, RMs, and GVPs. Message is pretty dumbed down for those that have no CM experience. Guess CM's are next on the... read more
Leaders establish and sustain the values and vision that make organizations thrive. The long-term success of a company is dependent upon the intentional actions of exceptional leaders who exemplify great team experience. There is a direct correlation... read more
For a brief period, follet's overall "star score" dropped below 3. All of a sudden, brief garbage reviews with 4 stars or more have appeared. Many in the last 3 weeks. Score is a hair above 3 again. Oops, it just dropped to 2.9 again (out of 5). Hang... read more
Hold back your opinions of those of the glorious executive suite. No matter how poorly they perform...they are after all the chosen ones. They must live with their decisions and will have to explain their actions upon their deaths to the Chairman... read more
The HB1 workers are not skilled more than American workers but instead they get a much lower wage so it's cheaper to keep them and fire American workers. Such unfair business practice because American workers have to train them to do the work. It is... read more
Received shipment of clothing after rush and FA is closed!!! Old styles and sizes not needed. Follett must be trying to clear out warehouses and dump the junk at the stores. We might have sold some items a few weeks ago but not now.! Items going from... read more
New MMS update! Guess what, it doesn't work!!😝😝😝😝
So how many were picked to have lunch with RG? How many are going to speak up and ask questions?
I don't have any inside information about layoffs, or comforting words for my friends who have been let go. I am saddened each day I go to work and see the empty desks and hear about more friends who have been let go. I also know our senior leaders... read more
Town hall info post was removed?