I am so glad I was laid off. I was like the frog in a pot, the heat slowly being turned up, not realizing what was happening. Actually I did see the constant decline I just didn't do anything about it, like getting myself out of it. My outgoing... — read more
Please do tell how rush goes
All the newbies, the lack of staff, the clueless, overworked course materials people, the over extended market managers. I’d like to hear how this goes.
How many more internal candidates are going to be passed on for promotions? Every new RM or higher has a connection to Belks or Macys. It’s very suspicious in such a trying time.
June is almost here
Wondering how many other stores got 40 or less hours a week payroll for June with orientations coming up which they expect stores to participate in with clothing coming in for Fall, maybe, transfers in and out, running a register, and soda. Don't... — read more
So little is being done
Once they cut employee pay, a lot of people just stopped doing a lot of work. I am shocked by how little is being done in the stores now. Literally, former managers and asst. managers just talking and playing on their phones. Boxes in the back... — read more
I got a job!
Good-bye Follett! I got a job with a great company with a huge pay increase! I knew pay was low at Follett but I didn’t realize how low until I started looking. Every job I applied to was offering more. And now I am going to a growing, positive... — read more
From a customer's perspective
Long term manager and can confirm what the customer is seeing. My daughter is graduating with her MBA from the same school she received her undergrad. I ordered her diploma frame online, to match the frame she already has for her Bachelor degree. She... — read more
If I don’t like a movie, I get up and leave. If I don’t like dinner, I don’t eat it. I left this company years ago and I came on here today to see what has changed. As bad as it was, it got worse. If you are tired of cr-ppy wages and even cr-ppier... — read more
Shocked by the last 2 weeks
In the 10 stores that i'm aware of, at least a dozen people have quit in the last two weeks. They're moving people all over the place trying to plug holes during graduations and it's been a nightmare. Most of them are talking about pay cuts ranging... — read more
You don’t know what you lost
So many experienced people. Have fun hiring kids for the stores. Really, though. It could be said that this won’t work well, and it won’t be our problem.
Final paycheck delays?
I think it's pretty messed up that we have to wait for our severance payout until May 26 but now they are delaying sending DD files to ADP. 😡
The A/R transition was scheduled to change this month however it is not ready till possibly October. They are still wanting stores to conduct regular A/R duties till thr scheduled date. Of course it's not ready like they thought.
Any patterns or trends to indicate how JRC is going to break up and sell off this mess?
Private equity companies like JRC have competing paths to achieving their profit objectives; operate the company or sell off the company's parts. Operating the company appears to be outside their core competency. Does any of the restructuring suggest... — read more
Fall Rush 23
Please post the issues we’re all going to run into in Fall so I can prepare myself now. Thank you and may the Lord have mercy on our soul.
Restructure is already failing
This is already a disaster. People hired for at home positions having to cover stores. Good luck on getting your tasks done. Cut pay and hire these people with the money “saved” and the new hires are doing 100% of the store managers jobs, but at a... — read more
Follett is already the new Sears:
Poor ecommerce implementation (compare the customer experience on efollett to Amazon). Unappealing stores (so much GM shipped some stores have had aisles blocked by cr-p still in boxes) Cut backs in customer service (lack of staff with... — read more
No bonuses goal to make 49 million in 4th quarter RM should have taken speaker phone off during call
What awaits us by the end of the year?
I guess no one is too optimistic that something will be improved, and everyone is preparing for the possibility that it could get worse.
Is anybody happy with their job?
Sounds like everybody is utterly miserable at Follett these days. I used to work there, and I’m shocked to see how much everybody hates it. It used to be a great place to work about 15 years ago. A hit of nostalgia had me looking for more info, but... — read more
Have a deposit into my checking account dated 5/3 named "FOLLET MASTER CASH C&D"... Anyone else who was severed on Monday get this or something similar? Anyone have any idea what this is?
School Admission Views
For those that like their schools, has anyone contacted their schools on the matter? And what has been their response to all this? Is it worth trying to talk to the school about leaving Follett?
It's hard to start over but…
Basically, I'm aware that most people would have left this a long time ago if they weren't afraid to start over. There are better opportunities out there. To those who have lost their job and are looking for a new one in a panic, it may not mean... — read more
Where on the email is a link to a pdf that gives the calculation of te severance?
Please check you severance package
Hello everyone, Please look at the payment of the severance amount as it could be off by a lot of money. I and others were short on the amount. I don’t want Follett to underpay anyone. Please check and spread the word!
International Worker's Day
It's interesting that Follett picked May 1st (International Worker's Day) to layoff or demote most of their workers.
All I can say is wait until Fall Rush, these new hires will be like rats jumping off a sinking ship. Fall Rush is not for the faint of heart.
Good luck to everyone today. Better opportunities are out there.
Did they sell to B & N and the something good coming is that JRC is gone??
The only place I could come in and take over is like a Barnes & Noble. Unless they’re filling all the positions with temporaries from a temp agency, the whole thing is insane. It’s one he-l of a way of getting rid of current staff so that they could... — read more
2 days and then...
Follett and my lazy SM can kma*. No, I didn't make you a "playbook". No, I didn't notify all of our dept contacts about the bookstore changes. You finally have to do your job. I'd say good luck, but I hope your narcissist abusive a-s gets laid off... — read more
No future at Follett
We're a relic of old times and there's nothing that can be done to change that. Anybody who believes Follett will still be standing ten or even five years from now is missing the huge writing on the wall. If you have an opportunity to leave, I'd jump... — read more
May Payroll Budget
Soooo…are they waiting to see what happens May 2nd to give the payroll budget for May? I hear they’re gonna start giving it at least 30 days in advance. 🙄
I wonder how many people will be leaving soon that didn’t take the layoff
I love my campus. I’m really sad I’ll be leaving it. I didn’t take the severance because I felt it was too risky. I wonder how many other people used the same strategy and are leaving soon.
Scolded for telling the truth!
I was scolded this week for notifying faculty and staff that my associate and I have had our positions eliminated after May 1st. I gave them contact information for our RM and told them if they have any issues, that is who they should contact. The... — read more
Is this really happening next week?
Our RM isn’t talking about next week. We don’t have a Market Leader. Many staff members are gone next week - including SM - and there’s no one to replace her yet. I’ve heard the CM people don’t have equipment to work from home. We were already... — read more
1 week left
Honestly, I’m excited! It’s a huge relief not to have this stress anymore.
Well this is going to be the last week for many. I know some stores will be losing everyone and that's pretty sad. Bet there's going to be alot of pi---d of Colleges and University's as it's graduation time and it takes alot more than 1 person to... — read more
I’d love to be a fly on the wall at corporate
All those open positions. Perhaps they shouldn’t have kicked their employees like that.
It's graduation time, time for all the students to come in and get their caps and gowns. Wonder what the schools are thinking when they may not have any staff in their bookstores to help them.