Our hours were cut again so now we have 3 people scheduled on the floor during the day. The sm hs/ss and cashier/ sup/cs. This is crazy.
Retail has had enormous changes over the past few years. I feel for both better and worse. With online shopping it will never be what it used to be. Years back some things were sold door to door. People opened their doors and let a stranger with... — read more
Our store has been notified about a remodel. Business is poor and store inventory is way down due to some supply chain issue. Anyone think remodeling a store with little inventory will enhance sales? Given market conditions will we actually spend... — read more
Unions are lurking
I've only been here a few months, but I know people who worked here a long time ago and who will say that it was actually good to work here. It’s a mystery to me why the company abandoned practices that once helped it grow and be successful?... — read more
Have you ever heard your manager say that you should be satisfied that you have a job at all? In other words, it's like someone telling you that you're not worth anything and that you won't be able to find a job anywhere else. That's how I understand... — read more
We have been focusing hard on conversion and found out the best way to impact this number. We stop everything and make sure to find out what our customers are looking for. In the past three days our conversion has improved from 40% to 75%. All it... — read more
I shouldn’t be surprised, but I still am. I can not believe there wasn’t any type of corporate conference call or corporate email regarding the winter weather warning. Money over safety of employees will never cease to amaze me. Early close and delay... — read more
We can not do our jobs properly. We shortchange customers in the building over and over again. If I have a family member wanting to come shop there I beg them no to because I’m embarrassed. And I used to be so proud of where I worked and how it... — read more
I've noticed the COVID count among associates has disappeared. It must be bad! Also, rated good customer service?!? LOL. Who has enough associates to give good service?
The harder the new clowns push metrics and shiny objects, the further down the grave goes. The new reality is that, without any actual leadership from the top, wannabe top and middle fakes. Who is going to really do any credible enforcement?!! No... — read more
Vaccination requirements now in effect, yet this company won't even enforce our customers to wear masks!!! What a joke
we have enough cash to run and grow the business....... but we will do additional cost savings of 100M to maintain profit ratios..... ...and...we will still go ahead with the accelerated stock buyback ...and...we just paid a boat load to McKinsey to... — read more
Word is, the whole department left this week. How many? I don't know, but I know they're scrambling and desperate for help. Not desperate enough to pay more than about $10/hr. Maybe that has something to do with it?
We used to have an occasional customer who'd be an as----e and yell at us for whatever imaginary reason but now they seem to be the default. Every day I have to deal with a throng of Karens and Chads who have no control over their own lives and are... — read more
Maybe my store is trying out something new but how are you going to run a store 7 days a week with one supervisor? SM hasn't been seen in over 4 weeks, 2 other supervisors out with covid. Shortened hours or not, how does it all fall one one person? — read more
Almost every customer asks when are we going to close the store. When I say at 9 they say no for good. I heard you are closing all of the stores.
Today our store manager told us there will be a renewed focus on sales and service in the upcoming fiscal year. Once we get these stores closed and wrap up the year end, the company is going to reinvest in what works. Most stores will see an... — read more
My store hasn't closed yet, but I have no illusions that it won't happen. I wonder what the severance pay is like for those whose stores have been closed? Does anyone have info? I don’t plan on waiting for the severance pay, but I’m asking just in... — read more
I wish it was different, but it doesn't seem like there's much time left. What do you think? Everyone's priority should be to find option B for themselves.
I know many are in shock over their stores closing and some are panicking right now, but you need to know that you'll be okay. I don't know one person who was laid off or fired from BBBY who did not end up in a better position with a better job. Now... — read more
Ready for tomorrow? Stock took a big hit today, who thinks it can go sub $10 after the earnings announcement tomorrow?
Is there a published list of all of the planned closures circulating around?
I pretty much knew that the store would be closed, but I didn't know it was going to happen this fast. It surprised me! I am absolutely unprepared and that is my big lesson for the future. It's my own fault that I didn't leave earlier. I just hope... — read more
Was a huge store. Sad.
My store has also closed. Honestly, I expected it, I assumed it would happen. I hope everyone affected was prepared to hear such news. What is obvious is that despite everything, despite finding various excuses, from pandemics to other things, the... — read more
Can you imagine what the rest of 2022 will be like if this is how we're starting it?