Topics regarding layoffs at Big Lots Inc.

Topics regarding layoffs at Big Lots Inc.

Name change

Big Lots should really think about changing the name. Always a terrible name. Conveys a junky, trashy image. Too close to the word “bigots”. I’m surprised someone hasn’t ran with that one yet. Just a serious thought.

They did it again 2/17/23

75 more corporate employees laid off today. Here’s an idea .. lay off all the VP’s and extra upper management who do nothing but sit in meeting. They are so ridiculously over staffed in upper management. They are the ones who really have no value... — read more 

Big Lots is sinking fast

Take it from this DC worker- we have one boss per every worker. The bosses would never dream of working, they are kings and queens on golf carts, which they use to dash as fast and far from physical operations, as the carts will role. The bosses... — read more 

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Post ID: @OP+1kylCM69

Big lots 2023

Doesn’t look good for this company come 2023. As you scroll back looking at all the comments, it have been a train wreck ever since Bruce took over. Not sure why he is so he’ll bent about his both star cr-p. Now he wants to get back to close outs... — read more 

| 2298 views | | 3 replies (last February 6, 2023)
Post ID: @OP+1iQTQ1BD

Are holiday layoffs to be expected from a company pushing managers to hire 16-year-olds to replace older workers?

I can't believe holiday layoffs arent around the corner as budgets and hours are cut, and the latest trend is to hire the youngest part-timers possible (the memo specifies a target age of 16!) to avoid offering even the most meagre, basic health... — read more 

| 2026 views | | 3 replies (last October 28, 2021)
Post ID: @OP+1d4cs7Cp

Fourth of July Fiasco

Bumbling Bruce made yet another poor decision to keep our stores open regular Sunday hours on 07/04/21. WHY in the world would he keep us open 10am-9pm on a 90+ degree Holiday Sunday? We had ZERO pools and gazebos to sell, minimal quantities of pool... — read more 

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Post ID: @OP+1bGbJM0s

2 Hours With Family This Easter

Gee, You're such a swell, GREEDY guy, Bruce. Thanks for having our stores open "only" 10am-7pm this Easter Sunday. Why bother changing our ours at all, if closing 2 hours early is the best you can do. Hope the Thorn family enjoys their dinner at 1pm... — read more 

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Post ID: @OP+1aawItqj

Screwed Again!

The 2021 Benefits Enrollment Period ends today, and once again Bruce and the "Beastie-Board Boys" have cut our benefits, despite having had Big Lots' most profitable fiscal year ever in FY2020. Coinsurance rates for employees have been raised from... — read more 

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Post ID: @OP+18VJxJPU

Fewer customers, fewer sales

I'm starting to worry that we might be headed towards closing for good. Our numbers haven't been good for a while and they're certainly not improving. To make matter worse, two managers have left in the past couple of weeks, which makes me think they... — read more 

| 2447 views | | 1 reply (December 25, 2020)
Post ID: @OP+18mm4tVl

Thanksgiving "Thorn" Style

The SILENCE from the CEO office in Columbus is deafening. No response to the announcements from Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, and many others, that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year. Bruce's 1400+ Big Lots stores will... — read more 

| 2171 views | | 1 reply (September 18, 2020)
Post ID: @OP+16Rosl8C


So let me get this Straight 1000s of us get purged Impacting our family’s, all in the name of cutting expenses and he received additional compensation? Way to “BeTheBig” Bruce!

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Post ID: @OP+16mYwZyD

A perfect opportunity for layoffs

I don’t mean to minimize the seriousness of the Corona Virus situation. People are dying and at this point it is most important for all of us to get out of this situation alive and well.However, our leadership never cared for the employees so I... — read more 

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Post ID: @OP+14md49dD

Virus situation

I work for the big lots in ocala florida on e. Silver slrings ocala fl and not only are we under staffed and certain managers are rude you dont get paid for all the work you do and the harder you work the more they put on u for the same amount u are... — read more 

Stock falling

Wondering how the recent drop in stock is going to affect more layoffs? They have already cut hours to nothing. I'm concerned what is next in operation north star now.

| 1417 views | | 2 replies (last March 26, 2020)
Post ID: @OP+13JFCQra

Wave two has begun

I received the call on my day off, at home. A conference call letting me know that today is my last day of employment with the company. They sent some documents to my email after the call and it included a chart of severed employees, no names given... — read more 

| 3419 views | | 8 replies (last February 16, 2020)
Post ID: @OP+138kBbDf

wrong people let go

My assumption is that the company let all the assistants go and then re-invented their jobs at lower salaries to save money. If money is the object then how is it that we ran on strict hours, got threatened with a write up if we went over, but when... — read more 

| 3342 views | | 6 replies (last November 20, 2019)
Post ID: @OP+11b14Dzq

C-ap lots

They let hardworking assistants go so they can reinvent the same role in some of the stores with a much lower salary. Ironic that they let go people who had done nothing wrong but kept a district manager in a major southern city market even though... — read more 

| 2331 views | | 1 reply (August 13, 2019)
Post ID: @OP+10wNVHRC

Junk Lots

As someone that was wrongfully let go a few years back, I sympathize with everyone. I’m sure if I was still there that I’d be one the ones getting a phone call. I gave years to company, blood, sweat and tears. I wasn’t until I was forced to find work... — read more 

| 2335 views | | 2 replies (last November 20, 2019)
Post ID: @OP+10vS2BTE

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