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late severance pack?

how many have not received the packed yet that helps you plan your near future. was told we'd have it BY today. Or is it just us in the far corner of Wa. state that are invisible. Would also like to know why some got it overnighted to them too. how... read more

I believe that it was a job description massacre,

... more than actually looking at facts of how you help the store. If you had any kind of "lead" title (beyond kid's or cafe, right now), you are gone regardless of pay, hours etc. I I was an RM, who worked in every area of the store and I was "let... read more
by | Post ID: @RPl7iCK
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Good read

I am not management, but I am now the only receiver so I communicate with them a lot. They (SM, both ASMs) have told me that soon the job postings will go up for part timers to replace the hours lost from the four leads and RM lost on Monday. The RM... read more

This will not work long term

I think different stores are handling the situation differently when it comes to the receiving end at least. I am the store shelver and so far this week, we've had 1 MM, 1 ASM, myself and 1 other part timer basically taking on the role of receiving... read more
by | Post ID: @RP9qxyl
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Math Question

Our payroll has been cut back so much in recent weeks that as a ( former ) full timer, I was 1 person doing the work of 2 people. Does that mean they will have to hire 2 part timers to do the work of 4 people?

No WARN Violation

This seems to keep cropping up- there was no WARN violation committed. It only pertains too more than 50 employees laid off- per location. Which did not happen. To think that BN didn’t have a legal team reviewing their moves for months to ensure they... read more
by | Post ID: @RNTh0Fo
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Laid off part timers?

Was anyone else working part time and laid off? I wasn't costing the company anything in insurance, and I was barely above normal pay. Management had talked about the lead position going away and I wish I requested to be bumped down at the time... read more


Anyone know how many CBDMs have been laid off?


So can you collect unemployment after severance or is it instead of severance? Is medical included in the severance package?

Which stores not affected?

Does anyone know which (if any) B&N stores (non-college), namely in California (and especially in Northern California) were not affected by the lay-offs? Or how to find out?
by | Post ID: @RMV3sVd
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It's called a liquidation sale...your next.

The reason b&n have lowered the staffing so abruptly is to: Increase the productivity of the parttimers and the remaining managers. You need stupid people to keep the ships together while the management golden parachutes out with their stock before... read more
by | Post ID: @RMp6Ekd
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Just got my severance package

Inside they nicely included a list of all the receiving managers who got canned. No names, just ages and position. I counted the list. 903 And that's just receiving managers, I can only imagine what the other tallies are. -_-

Should done the lay offs from the very top

I’ve worked at B&N for 16 and I’ve seen a few things, to quote the insurance company. Starting this job was the most fun thing I’d ever done for myself. I loved shelving! Then I did cash registering and waiting on customers. Can’t count the managers... read more
by | Post ID: @RLuQqhG
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Deceived by SM

I was a head cashier. Last fall I applied for my store's vacant merch manager position and was turned down, never quite getting a straight answer as to why, besides that I lacked leadership experience (despite having been a HC for two years). At the... read more


I don't know if all stores have community relation managers but ours does . Use to be the business he/she brought in counted as part of the stores sales. Now it does not (well 10% does) So if we have a large institution order rung up then hours are... read more

Thoughts on the new labor plan

I got out 3 years ago. Saw the writing on the wall years before, went back to school and moved on to a new industry. When I gave notice, I was treated horribly and told I was not eligible for rehire. I had 15 years experience. I had been a Cafe... read more

Q3 Call March 1st 10am ET

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced the company will report fiscal 2018 third quarter earnings results on Thursday, March 1, before the market opens. The company will host an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on... read more

They Used to be Not Half Bad

When I started working at BN over 15 years ago, they offered benefits to all employees and their partners including part-timers. They were one of the first retail companies to offer domestic partner and same-s-x partner benefits. It was pretty... read more
by | Post ID: @RKh8CTp
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I got to work for a couple of hours before leaving

Since I was the receiving manager, I got to work for about 2 hours because the store manager had to wait for a specific FedEx package to arrive, which I received. The last package I signed for contained our final paychecks.

No loyalty! Nothing Noble about them!

After 11 years of service Barnes and Noble spat in my face! Loyal, hard working, meant nothing in the end. Promised to be grandfathered in and on Monday,my digital lead and myself were let go. I can say that my manager was so saddened by this he... read more

some information about the status of my store

So, my store did end up losing 4 people (2 head cashiers, 1 digital lead, 1 RM), most on Monday. I've talked to 2 off them and they seem to be ok although somewhat in shock as one would expect. The remaining staff--which is to say the now almost... read more
by | Post ID: @RJ8IKK6
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Ugly nightmare

I was off Monday and I left some food in the fridge from the night before.. So I go in to get it and no one said a thing to me I saw one of the managers and she seemed sad. She hugged me and she said it was going to s--- Bacause they were short... read more
by | Post ID: @RJKs7Xo
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Lost 3 amazing people at 2697... 😢 I’m so sorry this happened to everyone. You’re all beautiful and amazing people and I wish you all nothing but the best in your futures!

Tasks Over Customer Service

As a former Store Manager.. I went to breakfast with a head cashier who was with the company for 11 years. One of 3 from that store to be let go. I coached her through breakfast. Fact is, B&N pays nothing compared to other companies. And expect a... read more
by | Post ID: @RJDnWr9
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Nothing better than the smell of a bookstore!!!

This is sad. Breaks my heart. I was a SM for a decade back in the day of stores opening faster than we could fill the shelves. I don’t think this is one person’s fault or the fault of one decision. B&N has done their best to survive, and it has... read more
by | Post ID: @RJUZQJk
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