Seems like more than 50% of the people I worked with are gone. Who is actually left in the office? CT Acct Ops GM??? Skeleton staff?
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Instead of whining that people complain too much maybe fix the greedy people ruining the only part of the company making money. McHenry getting worse daily.
Did anyone read the FY18 bonus statement and see that the new guidelines stipulate that you must be in pay grade 12 or above to receive a bonus? In FY18, if you were grade 10 or 11 under the FY17 plan and before 3/31/2017, you are grandfathered in... read more
FSS new STi bonus plan. Appears they intend us not to get a bonus. Any opinions from those in the plan?
So The Who do you miss post was deleted. Can't make snarky remarks or post full names. But we still miss those exceptional associates who got RIF'd. The a$$$$holes who made life hell....not so much. You know who you are.
Were there any pay raises for store employees this year? I never heard a word. Also, does anyone know where to go to see the pay scale for each job code?
It’s really unfortunate when family decides to put family in charge. Especially, when family members are not always the best qualified. There ought to be a rule in place to never ever put family members in charge of a business and instead, actually... read more
Talked to a former co-worker yesterday and she told me the home office received bonus's this year. They were paid out based on the elimination of people, not the results or performance of the company. What will you do next year, more layoffs to make... read more
Good article in Forbes that has value for the readers of this forum. https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2017/07/09/when-is-the-right-time-to-leave-a-sinking-ship-2/
Great news, the ivory tower has added another Senior VP. Get ready for more layoffs.
I loved our conference! Did anyone else?
Does anyone know how to receive their employee discount when ordering from eFollett?
All employees should should submit a Glassdoor review to identify and compile next year 2018 worst company.
It says 8K above, it seems way too low...
Where does follett go from here with the lawsuit. Nobody trust follett anymore so do they pay the publishers their loses or do they just do the same old thing and wiggle their way out.
any insight or knowledge of wages paid for managers or asm?
I was elated today to receive a check for 1000$ from a Follett class action lawsuit from assistant managers regarding overtime pay. Follett has settled for nearly 2million dollars out of court.That are a horrible company I was abused many times 6... read more
Looks like Follett pulled the final straw! What major retailer gets sued by its top 3 suppliers? As if Follett already had a bad enough rep within its own ranks, now the outside publishers all know us for the steaming pile of garbage we are. Enough... read more
Our local newspaper is being purchased by GateHouse Media. Only 15% recommend it to a friend, vs. 41% for Follett. After reading the reviews, Follett sounds like a dream job. Check them out at... read more
JH just promoted again!
That should be logged under Follett due to the acquisition - I'll ask admins to move the post.
IF the front end rents more books than before,our MANAGER gets a cruise for two people ( a $4000 value) If you read the rules you will find the R.M. gets $10,000. For doing all the hard work, the front end doesn't even get a kiss, but they do get... read more
First, I like the out dated statement "Estimated 2008 revenue is 2.52 billion (USD). Estimated 2008 workforce: 8000 " at the top of the page. I've been with the company for several years and several managers. If you are over 40, the hiring managers... read more
Please stop your complaining since you will end up becoming what comes out of your mouth, which is constant negative attitudes. Your life is far too important to not enjoy each and every day. Here's something that was vital in turning my self... read more
Layoffs for some, Pizza Party for all.
Keep giving all the perks to your salary employees. Pretty soon you will have only salary PEOPLE. Each and every associate my ars
RMs are just back from home office getting ready for Group meetings taking place across the country in the coming weeks. I shudder to think what surprises are in store for us this week, in the stores! Our Regional/Group meeting is just days away and... read more
You guys complaining about bring demoted from salary to hourly. You guys are a bunch of wimps. Your still have jobs . My position was officially eliminated last year. I was given 10 minutes to leave the store and not ever come back after 16 years of... read more
Don't forget to submit your "we are Follett" video.
How's it working out for you? "Please wait... Error!" Don't worry; they'll fix it!
This shouldn't melt down into a salary v hourly contest. Hey salaried idiot! follett changed the classification of many workers from salary to hourly. It was a pay cut. Responsibilities didn't change, but pay was cut. Hey hourly idiot, you saw them... read more
Does Follett sell fidget spinners? That could make a lot of sales for company. Better than .99 notebooks I bet.
It's disappeared! Bonus out?
We Recognize Only Top Performers – Your top performer is not paying the highest price to attain results. Generally, they are not working the hardest because the business comes naturally to them. The person who is paying the highest price is your... read more
GVP JC to become EVP to replace CW who was just promoted to President
We Attempt to Motivate People – You may inspire but you cannot motivate. Motivation is internal and personal. The most common ways managers have tried to motivate others are through incentives and rewards or threat and fear. Both are counter... read more