I said it and I stick by it. If you weren’t cut you know you would have stayed until the bitter end. You’re just salty because you aren’t riding the clock, getting a paycheck like those of us who are still here. It s—s for you that you can’t let... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble
Everyone, including myself knows the direction BN is headed in. Once I had such faith and believed like others that haters are just trying to stir the pot, but now I realize this is a dying company that only cares about its bottom line. Of course I... — read more
I went to a local BN, and they had a professional sign printed stating that they are hiring. I was astounded to say the least. It was right at the front door. I wonder if they asked all the furloughed and laid off employees back first? This is a... — read more
BN is now price matching their own website. Of course they have been doing this for over a year and never announced it. They should be sued for not disclosing this information to the public. Down with Daunt, Riggio, BN.
And here goes another. https://www.telegram.com/news/20201023/barnes-amp-noble-latest-lincoln-plaza-store-closing-but-tj-maxx-may-be-on-way
Dear Barnes & Noble Customer, It is with the greatest regret we inform you that we were made aware on October 10, 2020 that Barnes & Noble had been the victim of a cybersecurity attack, which resulted in unauthorized and unlawful access to certain... — read more
If you didn't work here and wanted to buy a book or three, where would you shop? Would you go online (most likely Amazon) where everything is one place and you get major discounts in addition to free shipping? Would you visit an independent bookstore... — read more
Stop with all the doom and gloom! Yes, the situations is bad but for f—'s sake, it's not as bad as so many of you are painting it to be. No, we're not going out of business any time soon. Some locations may close, but that happens nearly every... — read more
Considering that most of us are aware that this place is on its last legs, I'm assuming everybody is already looking for new jobs. My question is, where? I like what I do right now. Working in a bookstore was always my dream job. But I don't see any... — read more
I work at a large New York Barnes and Noble and our store is perpetually messy. Our booksellers are worked to the brim and are completely backed up on shelving on all floors and are unable to recover most morning and nights. Management is checked out... — read more
I'm pretty sure that this holiday-season sales will be the deciding factor for us not just on the store level but also on the company level on whether we survive or not. I think we've been hanging by a thread for a while now, and if we can't show... — read more
How'd that work out for you?
Are any stores planning to hire booksellers for the holidays? Or will stores keep a Skelton crew?
They're trying to scare employees for speaking up when they are harrassed and treated badly. I will repeat, Do NOT trust Human Resources. The corporate office will go to the Regional Manager and they will go to your manager. THE COMPANY IS OUT TO... — read more
For the last two or so days, BN networked computers have been down. Is this the start of the end? Also, what store are getting rid of the octagon displays? Down with BN and Daunt.
You ever notice when managers get fired, they tell them to write their resignation so they'll have a bit of dignity left? But that's not so comforting when the entire store knows you've actually been fired. Or when they make people sign NDAs and... — read more
They'll fire you but tell you to write out your resignation so you can have a tiny bit of dignity left, but then then whole store knows you've been fired anyhow.
Once I thought so. We were truly a behemoth in our industry, but things have changed too much for that to still be true. Amazon started our demise, but it was lousy management decisions that have actually brought us to the brink of collapse. And now... — read more
Business has been really horrible. Each week our hours are cut more. I see my 6 hour shift Saturday has been slashed to 4.
Did you tell anyone? Do you think the company even cares?
I’ve been reading these posts and responses. Some of them are downright cruel and baseless. You want to complain about managers you work or have worked with, that’s fine. But I’m seeing very few genuine complaints and a lot of baseless accusations... — read more
If you don't know this by now, take note. Human Resources is a department created to protect the company, NOT YOU! When you report an incident it goes directly through the corporate executives to the Reginonal Managers. They are there to squash the... — read more
Barnes & Noble is being investigated for allegations made elsewhere on this page. Barnes & Noble has obligations to provide a safe and respectful workplace free from discrimination and harassment.
Our sales are dropping rapidly every month, while a (relatively) neighboring independent bookstore is doing better than ever, from what I can see. It's kind of appropriate, when you think about it. We basically put thousands of small stores out of... — read more
I find it funny that there are still employees at BN and in general that are loyal to companies. No corporation will ever help you as an employee, they are there to make money. I have worked for BN twice and had to do unsafe jobs that OSHA would... — read more
Has your store ever come close to meeting the daily/weekly sales goal provided by corporate? What percentage to goal did you make? I am guessing stores are making sales in the low teens to percent of plan, or lower.
I predict they will shutter by December 31, 2020.
On the other hand independents is soaring. Community members are not going to support B&N when they laid off their friends - ex booksellers. We live in close knit communities and word gets around.
In my town, sales for my independent bookstore have increased dramatically. On the other hand, my former B&N is in trouble. People don’t want to shop a dirty big store. Word has gotten around re the layoffs of booksellers. Many customers were... — read more
They don't care anymore. I saw someone without their mask hacking all over books. I told the manager and went back and they had it on nothing happened. Seems we get more people coming in to read and hang out and spread their diseases than the... — read more
There have been more discussions this week and most like more layoffs and/or people disappearing. Just a heads up.
I haven't been here in a while but today, our store manager warned us again not to read or write on this website (or any other social media) because it is against company policy. Or we will risk termination. Of course, I immediately came on here to... — read more
I spoke to my SM about trying to get more hours and that was a definite “NO”. Each store is allotted a certain amount of “employee” hours based on sales and of course, we just aren’t cutting it. And this is not just us. Let’s face it, the whole... — read more
I bet there will be great deals on books, toys and games! Daunt :(
It looks like there is plenty of very dirty laundry in this company. Ripe for the pickin'
Last Friday, in a PubWest webinar with Michelle Cobb, interim executive director of the association, Daunt noted that “...the company had to go through ‘the extreme difficulty of right sizing’ for its current level of sales, which are growing... — read more
Who else that is posting here is waiting for a cease and desist letter from BN legal? I would not put it past them to track down IP addresses to stop all the hate against them. Not that I am afraid of that, I kind of want to get one, to see if they... — read more
On my recent trip to BN, I noticed that a lot of the employees that I know, were very cold to me. I hope they have been made aware of this site. And if they figured out I am the one posting about them, good. They all deserve to be fired. An... — read more
I have still not received my letter. I have been in contact & having tracking now. Did anyone not sign the letter, or have other circumstances where they would not want to sign away their legal rights? 3