Barnes & Noble Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble

Corporate Denial

I just called corporate in NY asking about store closures and liquidation sales. The very rude lady said they are never closing! Amazing how a phone operator knows such detailed information about a major corporation. After she hung up on me, I... —  read more 

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BN 2019 W2s

A friend ( laid off .: ie: FIRED from BN, Feb.2018) received email to update if they wanted to receive their W2for 2019, electronically. those mo–nS in the office should’ve been the ones “laid off”.

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Post ID: @138ETlLL

Pacific Place BN

Is there any intel. on this location? Why did it close, etc?

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Post ID: @137S2lpG

BN Jobs

BN still has 679 retail jobs available on their website. I find this very hilarious, as they are obviously in peril. Why not just stop hiring now? To hire a new employee and fire them later is horribly cruel. Yet again, those who apply are fools... —  read more 

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2020 R.I.P. BN

Hopefully after treating employees like c-ap,treating Customers like c-ap and rewarded with a miserable Christmas season ( that they brought on themselves!) , they’ll close this coming year !

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Post ID: @12McXxkq

No wonder sales are down

Why are they hiring people who have read two books total in their lives??? This has been going on for several years now... How do they expect people like that to be able to give recommendations, answer any of the customers' questions, and ultimately... —  read more 

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Post ID: @12L4YZOi

January store closings?

I feel like we were given a reprieve by the new owner until after the holiday season not out of the goodness of their hearts, but because they wanted to see how we do and then decide which stores to close and which to keep. Which means we might... —  read more 

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Post ID: @12FTlaCE

Lousy Black Friday sale

This is a Black Friday sale. Mgrs didn’t even schedule heavier than normal today. Sad that this what BN has become.

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Post ID: @12gqIGqm

Calif Age Discrimination lawsuit

This was a comment on another discussion, but it looks important so I'm bumping it up. Class Action suit for age discrimination filed against Barnes & Noble on 11/20/2019... —  read more 

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Post ID: @12dyES6X

Blog freelancers fired

Where I am, we never hear of anything at the home office, but a friend sent me this news about them firing all their blog writers https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/11/15/barnes-noble-axes-staff-of-bn-teen-blog-and-other-freelancers/ If they're... —  read more 

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Post ID: @12aYSFQO

I was “laid off” when I questioned the book drive.

This may give away who I am, but my hours were cut to one 4hr shift per week and then I was no longer on the schedule. I was told sales were bad & there had to be cut backs. I went from15hrs a week until I questioned the holiday book drive. Then the... —  read more 

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Post ID: @126Qb4l3

World Kindness Day

After the way BN treated their employees in 2018 and continue to be a less than stellar place to work. They have a lot of nerve posting about “world kindness day “

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Post ID: @12054sF9

I'm starting to lose hope

I was one of those naive enough to believe that new owners will mean change for the better for us. But now I see that nothing has really changed. On the contrary, things seem to be getting worse, at least in my store. I think I'm starting to... —  read more 

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Post ID: @120DuJ4f

Lipstick on a pig indeed

Been with the company in various capacities for over a decade. This is by far the worst year I've experienced at bn. Stockrooms are overflowing with product, no rhyme or reason to shipments, model numbers, staff are forced to focus entirely on... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11YEIXSk

Larger store, losing money, am i safe?

We are a pretty large store located in the northeast. Our sales have been tanking all year, and we are starting the holiday push deep in the hole. Even our Holiday meeting was cancelled, to save on payroll. If this store is shut down, do you... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11YwDXm1

It's Better

YES! A resounding thumbs up. Barnes & Noble is great. You'll be amongst books (if you love to read) and make great friends. PLUS ...... there isa new owner who is making things even better, Definitely apply and you'll have a good experience. WE get... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11TCFGml

Same attitude

Saw this on BN Facebook page. Still see that BN thinks they’re above competing and that they have competitors. They’ll lose a $50 sale quibbling over $1.40?!?! Same old attitude. “ I wanted to buy two copies of a $30 hardcover at our local mall. ... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11MsyUjB

The large stores are in danger

The larger stores are the ones most in danger. Properties may be sold that are outright owned by B&N. Too much large space unused. Not enough business to pay the costs. Too little employees on staff to manage a big place. Reposted from... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11Er0DJd

SUPER (Down) SIZED

One of my managers said they overheard in a walk-through with the DM that Daunt is down-sizing all B&N superstores.

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Post ID: @11B0GNCI

Barnes and noble still on the layoff list!!!

If you people think anything is going to change over the long haul you are sadly mistaken. Oh sure you hear about all the good things that are coming BUT the bad things are going to happen first and a lot of you will be left without a job... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11rQQw1a

Paid Reviews Gone?

Don't know if this is true everywhere, but in the Charlotte NC area there suddenly appeared dozens of glowing reviews for all the local B&N stores on Yelp AFTER the layoffs. Most were praising how helpful and friendly the knowledgeable employees... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11oAVuQj

Boycott at BB

Check out their Facebook page, under Visitor’s posts. Lots of people vowing to boycott over a Trump parody book. Can BN afford MORE people not shopping there ? I don’t think so....

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Post ID: @11ni5nvN

Discounts upped, casual dress allowed!

I'm really liking some of the changes, due to the new ownership: Cafe discount will go back to 50 percent, plus an additional 10 percent on bookfloor (40 percent). Jeans & sneakers allowed, amongst employees. Daunt also told SM's he strongly... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11cQ7Die

Good things ahead

News from the conference - Tim Mantel Chief Merchandising Officer, the one hired at the same time all the full-timers got let go, has been let go himself. Also, Mary Ellen Keating’s last day was Sept 13. Daunt is taking control and he’s going to... —  read more 

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Post ID: @119gXIcI

We are doomed if something doesn't change

When's the last time you had a day when at least one customer (and more often two, three, or ten) didn't complain about something? It's either no customer service, (new and cheaper) employees who have no idea how to help them and have probably... —  read more 

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Post ID: @111BDA3x

This will be our last holiday season.

Our store is on the death watch (word from NY). Sales have been disappointing as compared to last year. From what I've been hearing expect at least 1/3 to 1/4 of the stores to close by next April.

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Post ID: @10RQlSg9

BN disappoints customers AGAIN

Go to Barnes & Nobles Facebook page. They advertise a “Blowout 50% Off” Book Haul Sale ! Read the comments. This thinly veiled attempt to make some money back ( from all the business it lost!) fails miserably with customers. The ones who wasted money... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10HK4QhA

Reputable Retailer ?! Seriously?!

“We’re so excited that Barnes & Noble was named the #1 Most Reputable Retailer in America by Reputation Institute for the second year in a row! Thanks to our 23,000+ booksellers for making it happen.” SERIOUSLY?! Has anyone read these posts? Have... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10DaWy5p

The BN way:Fire PROS , replace with AMATEURS

Posted on BN’s Facebook from a customer: “While at your Redlands location I was trying to find Anne McCaffrey books I asked the lady if they were out of print or if they have them all she kept coming up with How to train to your dragon I told her... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10C0XaL3

Childrens Leads

Has anyone heard if the Kid's lead position will be eliminated? With the new Dayforce update leads will now be scheduled all over the store and not really be given exclusive time in the department. I can't help but wonder if the job will be gone... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10BAuZSk

Store Managers Need To Be Reviewed

I hope Elliott looks at the management team in each store before or if that decide to close any locations. Stores could be under-performing because they are led by individuals who have the people skills of burnt toast. Our store manager will not... —  read more 

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