How does one of the most well-respected and knowledgeable individual with 20 yrs at Follett and 10 years at a state runned store get demoted? Who can answer that one?
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Anyone know when that big 2% kicks in? And when do you find out if you are getting a bonus? If you get a bonus when do you receive it? Sorry for all the questions-newer manager. Thank you.
Should I take it as a good thing that there has been very little chatter about actual layoffs at Follett? Does that mean that we might be safe at least for a little while? Or am I missing something? To be honest, some time with less stress and... read more
Manager asked if I knew what book was being used for a course! Hmm..you ordered the books, we have shelf tags, we have the books placed, they are approximately 3 feet from where you standing, same book as last semester and oh we have course tracks to... read more
With Amazon refusing to renew Follett’s lease on the Kiva System and college book sales tanking, The powers that be are running out of options on how to keep their state of the art ADC facility open. They have already begun to shift Follett Virtual... read more
Manager's ask why are you going to quit and get a new job. These past 5 years have not been good, we all know that. So why would I want my health to be effected by this company anymore. I'm looking for a different job so I can have family time and my... read more
All of us long timers (15+ or more years) that are left working in the stores, that are doing more and making less than we should, why do we stay? We stay because we started working for a company that valued us, and we felt valued, we were... read more
RM ..please open your eyes to the manager YOU hired. So incompetent, never works minimum 40 hrs and excessively off sick. Still doesn't know even the extremely basic aspect of the job. Four different trainers and still employed?This store in Midwest... read more
I was listening to CBS radio this morning, and there was a report that the average starting salary for new college graduates is in the ballpark of $57,000. So basically Follett is saying to you that they value your decades of hard work and experience... read more
I think our tone deaf leadership will be shocked at how much tolerance there is for their “Happy Day Are Here Again” homecoming schtick. We are OVER being treated badly, blamed for their failed leadership and will finally have a chance to say so face... read more
What would help ? Get rid of the threat of layoffs that began four years ago, Good luck Charlie Brown.
Other than a raise what would make everyone feel better about the company?
Our SM is on leave. The CM and ASM are each covering parts of the SMs duties. They disagree on who should do the yelling and screaming and throwing of things. Neither one of them wants to do this but it seems like Follett requires it as all of the... read more
I am trying to get out !!! I am trying to get out!!! What about you !!!
It’s like a smack in the face. Anyone else agree?
Store managers- you don't even deserve a 2 % raise forget about 4%- grow up- polish off your resumes and get out of this company- as long as your working for this company, you will be walking on the bones of already laid off workers who were given 10... read more
No offense to the people from the HO, I'm sure many of them are hardworking. But to think they get paid more than front line managers, without having to deal with the headaches and interference from our campus communities, it's just insulting. This... read more
Why are you still here? I keep encouraging folks to move on yet you stay and bemoan the situation. Quick b--ching and get moving. The job market has picked up significantly. If not now, when???? There are ZERO reasons to stay and life is too short to... read more
Is it really just some managers? Not all?
If you're a store manager and make 50,000 a year, probably less but let's just go hypothetical. But let's say you make 50,000 a year. A 2% raise comes out to 1,000. Now a standard work year is 2000 hrs. That means you got yourself at fat 0.50 an hour... read more
The NE stores had to listen to a mediocre presentation today by an obviously scattered RC. Valore is being tested for used book ordering in the fall. Will this be worth the effort? (Presenting, followed by English grammar, is not one of RC's strong... read more
What kind of trash is this 2% raise? If you want to reward folks, make up for lost time. I would have hoped at least a 4% was in there. 2% doesn't make up for all the cost of living increases incurred since my last raise. What a bunch of b---s---. I... read more
Follett has become one of the worst places to work at in the Nation. It’s absolutely a dead end job, no but the Board and the family gets raises or profit shares, Management has hit a turn for the very worst, and the benefits are also terrible too... read more
Lets play some violins for those long hardworking , long suffering SMs- give me a break- for every good SM in this company (many of them left or were dismissed)-there was a poor one, who expressed no appreciation for ex- veteran line employees as... read more
Quit fooling yourself. Read the posts. Get out now before you are escorted out. There are better places to work and you'll be treated like a real person.
And I gotta admit, best decision I ever made. Working for a school, earning way more in wages and benefits...what's no to like. Get out.
Get out now before they mess you up too !!! What are you waiting for - the boot. You will get it if you hang on long enough!!! please don't make the same mistake I did at age 60 . Forget about complaining- no one in management is listening- they are... read more
I'm going to pop the big question???? Is my SM the only manager who sits in his office all day and runs these random errands? I can't recall the last time he was on a register or even helped a customer.
Slowness is still a major problem. Any idea whether the HO will be able to speed it up for the upcoming check-ins? Or will we be forced to endure more time-outs and pointless calls to PSC?
Tell me how we are able to invest in a new business when we can’t even manage the ones we have now? Why would anyone knowingly join this company?? https://www.slj.com/2017/12/industry-news/move-scholastic-follett-launches-book-fairs/ I’m sure this... read more
really bad company that messes up loyal veteran employees by getting rid of them for just a few bucks of savings- no sympathy for employees still there- you deserve everything your going to get - which is nothing- signing off 20 year veteran given... read more
Is it still on or not? By now they would have flights planned. Requested aorport info and roomate info. Cutting it kind of close if it's still on. 2 mos! And really the obly reason I am concerned is because I was planning to extend my stay for... read more
Can anyone honestly tell me the point of the appraisals? I am a 4 year manager, have seen nor given raises. So, what is the point? Another time consuming waste of time? I can't imagine my r.m having the balls to say work more, harder, etc. with no... read more
If your store is set to bonus, will an ASM bonus too?
Truth- things are not going to change for the better. It is a sad truth but in reality things will never go back to where they were. And as much as everyone bashes upper management, they are really doing a great job. I say this only in regards to... read more
Was really wishing that things where going to improve with the new CEO. So far, not seeing it. It’s funny how everyone talks about improving culture but all actions taken are making it worse. Actions are louder than words. I would much rather have a... read more
The new calculation method only allows them to reach their full vacation benefits if they work a full 40 hours every week. Since most of us have been instructed to put them at 37.5 hours they are effectively losing at least 6% of their vacation and... read more
okay... another new year.... another new beginning of being disilllusional that this year will be the year for Follett... who are we kidding?????? Let's face it this company went down hill starting in the early 2010s.... and just postponing the... read more