Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble

Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble

Miserable company

A new hire came and left after five days. Another hire that came in is completely lost and doesn't know what to do because there is no person to train him. I do most of the work in the store. I wear multiple hats and am exhausted to the max. Even... —  read more 

Corporate Culture

A lot of has been made about the retail staff at Barnes and Noble but anyone have any experience with the corporate staff? We briefly had an individual from corporate acting as our cluster leader but he left the position for personal reasons seemed... —  read more 

More Problems

BN cannot fulfill orders from their warehouse as of today. Many people have been unable to receive orders on orders placed over three months ago. This is yet another sign BN is ready to fold. Hint: if I preorder a book three months ago, I expect it... —  read more 

Worst in retail

Of all the corporate businesses in retail that are absolutely filled to the brim of tired, beat down, unmotivated and ambivalent employees, none can match the BN crowd. I’m not saying I blame the front line employees. Rather it lies solely upon the... —  read more 

Union membership

"As of May 1, 2021, we had 4,095 domestic employees, of which approximately 2,761 were full-time and the remaining were regularly scheduled part-time employees. In addition, we employed approximately 6,500 temporary and seasonal employees during peak... —  read more 

Stringing management fools along

Doesn't anyone find it hilarious that they're giving all these fake promotions and titles? Just to keep people from making waves or worse, quit? I especially liked when they make two store managers co-district managers- like they really need two... —  read more 

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I might have a way out

Wish me luck, there's an opening at a local independent bookstore and I'm planning to apply today. I'm one of those id--ts who are at BN because I love books and I love working with books. As silly as it might seem, working at a bookstore is a dream... —  read more 

All thanks to my manager

Thank god for my horrible manager. Thanks to her I left BN late last year. Her being unprofessional, rude, and unable to take ownership for all the terrible decisions made it clear that she was way in over her head. She made life a living he-l and I... —  read more 

Store closings

As far as closing stores B&N will review options at lease end. Find out when your stores lease expires. Ask your landlord not your cluster manager or area manager. Private equity companies will always close a store if not profitable or one with... —  read more 

Done with this site.

Nuked another post about a certain store in the company, post did not violate terms of service but any post about that specific store gets taken down. I’m sure the gets bombarded by HR anytime theirs a post about said location, hey... —  read more 

New Positions

Can someone explain what the difference is between an “expert” and a “senior” bookseller? And why a number of actual senior booksellers at my store weren’t chosen for either of these roles? Is this yet another play by BN to force out the actual... —  read more 

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