I hope all of Bruce’s fat cat investors stuffed their Q4 dividends into their mattresses! I hope they sleep well on the money knowing it was on the backs of the 500 plus ASM’s that lost their jobs or took a cut in pay. Not to mention the 75 plus who... — read more
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
A New Type Of Mystery Shopper - The Store "Trasher"!
To the genius in the Southern Region who is hiring people to come in before DM visits and trash the place: We're on to your scheme. Stop using the same people and the same plan of placing 2-4 out-of-place items at the end of each side of every... — read more
Why aren't you looking for a new job?
Layoffs will not stop. Even if you're not among those who are kicked out, you will be left with much more work, for which you're not going to be paid extra. I don't see one positive in staying here and a lot of negatives. I've been looking around and... — read more
Market leaders will be cut, Region managers will remain.
Market leaders will be cut from the field team in April 2023. (Redundant position) Region Managers will remain and take over as new combined role.
More Changes Afoot.. Mgmt Positions Eliminated.. Who's Next?
This comes from the Southern Region: Last year, one of our major furniture manufacturers closed up shop overnight, leaving the store with no shipments of, that's right-- Broyhill! The store's baby! It has been claimed that a new supplier has been... — 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
Big Lots Layoffs 2023
Share any updates you may have about Big Lots layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
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
Great New Incentive for Working on "No-Thanks" Giving Day: A BL Gift Card!!!
Yepper! You heard that right: You volunteer for that day and you get 50 Big One$ to hand right back to Big Lots! any time you like! No word if the regular discounts apply. Still amazing that this store is open sales, yet, full service! Karen and... — read more
Big Lots Layoffs 2022
Post any information about potential or actual Big Lots layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
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
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
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
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
This is all you need to know about Big Lots
Quote from Big Lots EVP/CFO, Jonathan Ramsden, on Dec. 4th's Q3 Earnings Conference Call with Wall Street Investment Analysts: "We remain focused on continuing to gain cost efficiency in our business...through continuing to grow a culture of... — read more
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
Big Lots Layoffs 2021
Make a prediction and tell us what you think about Big Lots Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
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
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!
6.55 Million $ for Thorn in 2019
It was revealed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission in a filing on May, 1, 2020, that CEO Bruce Thorn received a total compensation package of 6.55 million dollars for FY 2019. This is more than a million and a half MORE than the previous... — read more
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
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
Has the company given up on supplying the stores?
I went to a store earlier today and the store was only half full with major shortages in food, electronics, home and cleaning supplies
Response to Corona Virus - Where do you see us a month from now - what's the impact on Big Lots
Comment in this thread - it'll be the main thread.
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.
How many people work at Big Lots?
What's the biggest location, what's the overall employee count and how many employees work at Columbus?
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
Big Lots Layoffs 2020
Is this going to be an interesting year as it relates to Big Lots Layoffs 2020? Any news or rumors?
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
How did STLs that were let go rate the DTLs on the BIG survey?
Was curious as to how many STLs were let go during the lay-off that rated their supervisor or company poor during the BIG survey. Also have they ever went over the results of the survey yet.
What degrees do Big Lots employees hold?
There are 4 times more applicants with a Bachelor's Degree than those with a High School Degree. 46% of applicants have a Bachelor's Degree. 39% have no degree. 9% have a High School Degree.
Anyone else had their pay messed up ?
Who else took the package and now isn’t getting paid correctly?
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
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
Laid off in the last batch
And now my job is being advertised as an 'open position' on the internet. Sick and illegal. That's it. I wish I had money to sue.
What was the reason you were given!
For anyone that was lay-off from Big Lots on Monday 7/29/2019 what was the reason given? Kinda a childish move to talk over the phone instead of talking face to face about being let go. Thanks for all you do for Jennifer but you didn’t do enough
Did I make the wrong decision?
I didn't accept the severance package, now I changed my mind is it too late to contact HR???
After years with the company I was called into an office and told over the phone that they had restructured the stores and that my job no longer existed. I was to turn in my keys and talk to no one in the store about it. No Thank you for my years of... — read more