Vanderbilt University has entered into an agreement with Follett Higher Education to assume operation of the university’s bookstore at 25th and West End avenues... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Follett
My store is out for RFP, but we are less than 120 days from our contract date and we don’t have a new contract yet. Anyone have any experience with this? Should I start looking for a new job?
I’m not sure how many Regions are affected but announcements are going out today that Regions are merging and some RMs are being let go.
Does she know AK is not being truthful about what went down with audiobooks? Did AK even share with her the internal report with facts and statistics, or did he just repeat the lies from the vendor he hand picked? Is he intentionally lieing, or is... — read more
SZ just sent an email stating how proud she is of herself for walking through uncertain times with us! I call BS! How dare you clam you walked through this with us!! Staff reductions, lack of communication and no transparency! And when we do hear... — read more
There are so many people that were loyal to the company. I was one of them. But over the years and little by little decisions being made caused me to rethink that loyalty. Now here I am 8 years later and my loyalty extends as far as my paycheck. I... — read more
surprised no body is talking about the layoffs @ fss that occured this week... more around the corner.
Is the reason some of us don’t move on is because we don’t want to start at the bottom again? For me, this is partially the case. I just had a interview at a great grocery chain known for excellent manager salary but would have to start as a FT... — read more
I know one of the RMs that recently left and never thought he would. It was very telling when I heard he went somewhere else to work and who he went to work for. He was and is a good guy. Wish him the best! Maybe he was just unhappy but I always saw... — read more
Well we are almost in the new fiscal year and there doesn’t seem to be a ton of store closings. Has Follett rode the wave and come out the other side scarred but still intact? Time will tell....
My manager tries to make me feel that I’m to blame for everything that happens in the company. This has been going on for more than two months, there is this animosity all of a sudden. Maybe it’s the transmission of anger from his superior, who... — read more
How many people are losing out on PTO they didn’t have the coverage to ever take this year?
I’m always ashamed to tell other people when they ask me what it’s like to work at Follet now. When they ask you, do you make up things to make them look better or do you not shy away from badmouthing? I would have a lot to say, but I feel miserable... — read more
Another new Ivory Tower initiative launched yesterday … and I was actually pleasantly surprised by the experience, knowledge, store focus and prompt response I got yesterday and today (Strange, I know)! I have been in the field for 10 years working... — read more
Why does Follett still have a CIO, seems like a great place to save 500k+ per year. He has no direct reports as he OUTSOURCED his whole team to India. This is Follett leadership at its finest. Protects his own azz.
For those who have jumped ship last year how difficult was it to find another job? I am thinking of leaving but with the way things are going I’m not sure if it’s a good idea. Of course I want to make sure that I have a job first, but in the event... — read more
Also if your campus is closed during the Christmas holiday (no mail delivery, campus is locked) you are not required to use your vacation. Dig through the Hr policies you will be surprised at what’s in there. Of course they don’t push this... — read more
I’m interested in relocating to another location so I’m interested in how possible is that? Does anyone have a similar experience? I am changing my place of residence and it will no longer suit me to stay where I am now, but I am worried that it will... — read more
Anyone notice in the last week, their target bonus percent decrease? Mine did! Dropped to 8% as well as banked dollars from first 3 quarters. No notice! wtf.
Someone wrote here that they were offered two weeks of severance pay after over 15 years of service. Really? Can the severance be any lower? Only if it didn't exist at all. I’m disgusted to say the least because I thought it was bigger. Or maybe... — read more
Does anybody think there will be store closings soon? It seems like there is light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the pandemic. Perhaps Follett can weather this storm but I wonder what are the ramifications of this horrible fiscal year?
EM is steadily becoming irrelevant. Feb 2020 Darren Woods went on CNBC and called clean energy / green investments by other majors like Shell and BP a “beauty competition”. He’s projecting hard. DW/EM have an incredibly cynical strategy of basically... — read more
Like many of you I’m worried my store may close. What does this look like? Are there signs? Does the RM come in one day and escort you out (especially for small stores)? Do they give you notice?
If AK needed help getting his inheritance out of N—ria, TL and BF would give him Follett's account numbers and passwords. Fools will get what they deserve but scores of innocent hard working people will have their lives upended as a result of... — read more
Early text returns, more layoffs by end of March. Stores closing. Will there be a next year? Is this the end?
M. worked alone for months, when I could get 1 person back in May it was due to heavy work load so couldn't take time then. NO other staff all summer, Sept. Rolled around, rush, skeleton crew, quick turnaround for Spring semester, now it is March... — read more
I thought posting to an older thread would bump it to the top but I'm seeing now that isn't the case. Looks like Portland State University is not renewing its contract with Follett because a store manager, assistant store manager, general... — read more
So I told my manager that I found another job and that it will take priority. He was not happy about it, in fact he was pretty upset. The next thing I know he’s looking over my shoulder at every little thing I do, criticizing me like it’s my first... — read more
Who here thinks store layoffs are coming? Will it happen in March? I hope not. I have no insider info but if this site can be believed, a lot of home office folks have been laid off. Will laying off field employees be necessary? I hope not. Keep your... — read more
Well done to all the stores managing to make great sales! Now, can you leave those stores who are low on/have limited stock and aren't being replenished alone? I'm looking at you RMs in your praise/shame emails! Wtf...we can't sell stuff if we... — read more
On the weekly conference call with Regional CM he remarked that this was the most amount of books marked out that he'd ever seen in all his time with Follett. It's the most our store has ever done from what I've been told. Couple that with no... — read more
Does anyone actually enjoy their job? At the end of a 10 hour day of constantly running around, juggling a thousand things yourself because you're not allowed to have help, putting out endless fires, dealing with angry customers and id–tic home... — read more
I wonder if Follett is a sustainable company at all. Yes, no, maybe? Has the company ever worked hard in pursuit of sustainability? Unfortunately, I think not. Correct me if I am wrong, but sustainable practices are not part of Follett. That’s why... — read more
Two RM’s are indeed heading for the exit, like a previous thread stated. When is the next round of store layoffs coming?
I was a long term employee at Follett. For the past 10 years it has been going down the tubes. Follett was only focused on cutting employee benefits, cutting people, and bringing high paid resources from other companies that failed miserably... — read more
i was furloughed by Follett in the Spring due to Covid. I was looking for work the entire time but due to the pandemic the competition for open positions was fierce. Many applications went into a black hole, no response. But I did not give up, I... — read more
A recurring theme, on this board, is I don't have skills that transfer to a "regular" job. I sense this is one reason so many are slow to leave this sinking dumpster fire of a disaster of a company. Let's help each other. What skills are acquired... — read more
At least half of the people at my location were forced to get a second job because the hours at Follett have been cut so drastically. Those who can are leaving. The only ones who are staying are those who are yet to find a better option. Sadly, there... — read more
I just heard of 4 RM'S that are on their way out, found new jobs and gave notice. Could be more, but I was told of 4. Do they know something we don't know? Honestly, not sure why we even have Regional, on the rare chance mine comes to my store they... — read more
I saw that someone here wrote that severance for someone with ten years in the company was under 2k. Is that really true? When taxes are deducted from that... In essence, my logic is that it’s not worth waiting for severance, but to leave as soon... — read more