Nobody is saying anything because they hired a new big wig at the home office and they all think he's going to make the "Big Difference " . well people, he will not. You can expect half of the entire barnes and noble workforce to be unemployed, big... read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Barnes & Noble
"What $$ would Barnes and Noble pay Costco rent with? I am surprised when a paycheck clears every week. They will be paying employees win Barnsie Dollars before long." Indeed. Way back, when I was in college, I worked in a sub-franchised fast-food... read more
Did you work unpaid overtime hours as a Barnes and Noble Café Manager? If so, you may be owed overtime wages. Shavitz Law Group along with co-counsel Hepworth Gershbaum and/or Spending most of your time performing the same job duties as Café Servers... read more
"Speaking of bad days, Barnes & Noble. Wow! They may want to hang out with Kroger at the bar. Shares of Barnes & Noble down around 12% on earnings. Sales were flat for the holidays. Barnes & Noble warning that full-year earnings will be weaker than... read more
What corporate mo--n decided booksellers should be walking cash registers? It was bad enough when they wanted us to carry those POS Nooks. Maybe the robots will be ready by the time the company is bankrupt.
Shares dropped to $5.11 on Thursday, or less than the average $6.99 price for a children's mass-market paperback. Its stock has plunged by 28 percent since the year's start, when it traded at $7.11 The company is monitoring the 91 stores it remodeled... read more
What happened Shares of Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) were falling today after the bookstore chain turned in another disappointing earnings report. The retailer lowered its full-year forecast after underwhelming postholiday results in the key holiday... read more
What is the hope for the Music and DVD departments to survive in the larger store in the future? Heard they let go of Head of Music Division in Corporate.
On their Facebook page, in the visitors posts, there were lots of postings of horrible customer service & Lack of help in stores since the seasoned employees were fired last year. 99% of them are no longer on the site. Good move BN. Suppress the... read more
Whomever thinks this clearly is mis-informed. I am a CBDM. They tried to hire me in at $36,000. I live in CA. At the time, there was no commission. I didn’t accept that, however can tell you, I do not make more than $50,000 annually and furthermore... read more
Is it start of the year, end of the year, or randomly? I haven't been here that long (well, long enough to start worrying about my store closing) so it'd be nice if somebody could tell me how it usually works.
...At BN? This question is directed mainly at full-timers (what's left of them) and SIMs and ASMs. If you're still there, are you actively looking? Have personal essays posted here and other sites influenced you in your decisions? I'm honestly... read more
Everyone who works here knows that it's on its deathbed. I seriously doubt Canada's Indigo will be buying BN now. They're having their own share of problems. So when will bankruptcy happen? Any guesses?... read more
Our jobs make us literally weep in public. I've been at the point of planning s---c-de because of bn.... why did I have such intense loyalty to a company that couldn't care less about me? People really don't realize how truly draining the treatment... read more
Business is horrible. Sending as many people home early, as possible. Last night , 1 cashier, 1 Merch & me. On a Friday night.closed cafe an hour early, they cleaned up & was out of there half an hour before we closed. Pretty much the same image at... read more
Anyone heard about CBDM’s getting fired strictly because of not hitting sales goals?
Get ready to lose your jobs people.
Of course sales are worse. You can’t fire over 3000 ( a more accurate number than what was reported to the public. Fiscal year 2018, BN had approx 629 stores in the US.. Approx 5 positions in the stores were eliminated.Digital, Receiving, Newsstand... read more
And I don't just mean their customers! Sales are much worse than last year at this time and everyone is freaking out. The DMs are showing up all of the time now, driving everyone crazy and the Store Managers are screaming and stressing everyone out!... read more
I’m told the upcoming Book Haul promotion is an attempt to sell as much inventory before the ,ever closing in ,bankruptcy. I won’t be buying anything.
Critical posts are disappearing, does our HR own this site? How are they able to censor?
I heard something about some long-term Store and District Managers are "being replaced."
I wonder how many won't be renewed this year. I good indication where things are going.
...those who come here to think about posts before sending them off. By all accounts, BN is in something of a crisis mode (something they are well versed in) over this site. If you are still working at BN, please consider what you post, and make sure... read more
Someone wrote this about our store. "The once great company which turned on its dedicated,most knowledgeable, best working veterans and threw them out with security. The District Manager pits people against people for her enjoyment. And if you call... read more
Someone said today that there would be no layoffs this year and we're safe for one more year. Is this true? Can anybody confirm?
I was just wondering, how close are we really to bankruptcy? A few years ago I would have laughed at a question like that myself, but lately, all signs point to Barnes & Noble not being able to right its course. And if we continue the way we have... read more
Here are some of the answers: I'm leaving, tomorrow is my last day. I'm leaving because of poor management district-wide, nasty attitudes in my store, and toxic business practices in the entire company. They say we're important, but cut our hours... read more
Something was mentioned about it. I'm worried.
Ours said there wouldn't be any. Just like last year!
The DM is a piece of work. It seems not being promoted for decades made them very bitter. They constantly drive our store manager nuts, which in turn, causes the store manager to take it out on us. I also found out how difficult it is to get... read more
The issue with older folks is that they cost the company more with insurance, and they tend to have more health related issues which requires time off, costs the company more, etc. By getting younger folks onboard, they get paid less, don't want... read more
I finally was in one of those morning meetings where they warned us about this site. People were actually turning their heads laughing.
Sears, KMart, JC Penney, and you guessed it, Barnes & Noble "Barnes & Noble sales have steadily declined. The company hasn't done anything to reverse that trend other than undertaking some minor tests of selling alcohol in its cafes and adding... read more
I know it's not just our store but it seems like age discrimination. Managers would make their lives miserable so they would quit or they would find ways to fire them. My friend is now working at one store which got rid of all of the older women... read more
Does anyone know anything about Café Managers suing B&N?
Hi everyone, I'm so glad I found out about this site. I think everyone from our store is on here now. It's about time we have an actual voice! Good news for Corp: You can fire most of the HR department now and save more money! I'm going to post some... read more
The Census just released its report on Retail Sales during the holiday season (Nov-Dec). It dropped 1.2%, the biggest drop in 9 YEARS! With no one wanting to buy this company, look for more hours cut, layoffs and bankruptcy.