Topics regarding layoffs at Big Lots Inc.

Topics regarding layoffs at Big Lots Inc.

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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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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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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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 

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 

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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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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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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.

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 

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 

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 

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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 

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

tossed aside

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 

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This whole thing is ridiculous

I have 21 years with the company never had a write-up in my file it comes down to the fact of whether your district manager likes you or not and I know for a fact that mine did not. There's no rhyme or reason I have worked with an assistant who is... —  read more 

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More to come

Don't get complacent people, everything points to this being just the beginning... If you have a chance to leave on your own, now's the time to grab it. I already started looking, and I'll sure be leaving this place the first chance I get. The... —  read more 


Wanted to start by expressing my extreme disappointment in the company. I've been with Big lots for 5 years and I've seen cutback after cutback eat away at our store and our work environment. Bruce and his consulting team are going to drive us... —  read more 

Laid off Today

Worked at BL for 7 years was called on the phone and "let go" following a conference call today. Told the ATLS (worked at BL for less than a yr) is now going to be furniture manager and STL is over furniture. What a joke?!?!

Lack of Lease Renewals

Most stores are not renewing their lease because the rents are too high. I worked at the big lots in Maple grove last year and the rent was $35000 a month or higher.

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