Follett Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Follett

Recruitment.

It seems that despite the "favorable" reviews on Indeed certain stores are still having difficulty attracting managers. The new store that just changed regions, for instance? What happened there? Due to open next month officially and still... —  read more 

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Post ID: @12m7CAMa

Pay/bonus for upper level?

So many store level managers have jumped ship due to lack of support staff being taken away, continued increase in expectations with no possibility of reward, fear of being layed off, lack of pay increase and bonus and benefit cuts, oh I could go on... —  read more 

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Post ID: @12jOisuH

When will layoffs finally end?

Will they ever? Are we stuck with having no job security for good? I'm just geting tired of constantly being stressed out.

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Post ID: @126MwIPk

5 signs of a fear-based workplace:

In a fear-based workplace, everyone is focused on their daily goals. They have to be because if they miss a goal, they could lose their job. You won’t get collaboration or innovation out of people who are scared to death! In a fear-based... —  read more 

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Post ID: @12cCd7IR

Safety

I can’t tell you how comforting it’s is to know that we now have a bio hazard kit when I am working in the store by myself. It really makes me feel much safer.

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Post ID: @12aIjmcA

Work force of 8000?

Do we still really have 8000 in Our workforce? I’m sorry it sure doesn’t feel like it. We’re down to a staff of two!

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Post ID: @12abD3WU

Beyond store level cuts?

Just wondering, is there ever a regional or above cut? I can understand layoffs at store level if they arent profitable, but seems like getting rid of 1 r.m., gap, or higher would save a lot more money than a low paid store position.

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Post ID: @125Acke9

Missing threads??

What has happened to a couple of threads that were posted here?

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Post ID: @126P17i9

Did we make the cut??

So if we haven't heard from our manager yet does that mean we are safe from the layoff? Anyone know what type of positions were cut? This is so heartless, right before the holidays.

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Post ID: @121VPPUs

Severance and Unemployment

I don't know how severance packages work and this is the first ime I have been laid off from a job. If I except a severace package am I still able to apply for unemployment? Nobody seems to be able to answer this question, or they don't want to.

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Post ID: @1213k4Sx

Let's get this straight.

The whole "restructuring" malarkey? Stores are, once again, going to be carrying the can for the dead-weights at the top of the ladder? Just how many do they fire or lay off before the entire house of cards comes crashing down & their precious... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11Z8DPez

HR call today

At least one group is having an HR call today with GVP, HR rep, all RMs and SMs. What’s going on?

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Post ID: @11ZqKDoW

November

Repeat of November 2013?

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Post ID: @11NZLcXr

How do you people sleep at night?

Do you have a conscious or a a heart. UPPER MANAGEMENT broke this company. It's beyond fixing. Call Peter Francis Geraci cause youre going down. The trip to orlando should be cancelled unless it's a venue to tell everyone the company is gone... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11UrjJov

It's painful

It's just downright painful to go to work these days. The waiting is really dragging everybody down. Any so called efficiency is more than shot now. Nobody's smiling, nobody's enthused, nobody cares, nobody knows if they will have a job tomorrow... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Mqc1UzV

Leadership avoids answering layoffs question

I suggest you all watch this video on ESS that happened last week. Specific question about layoffs soon was not answered by leadership. What do you think that means? Follett Talks Panel Discussion with Follett Leaders Now Available for Viewing... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11VW9IOR

Actions speak louder than words!!

Too funny. Heartbeat of the company. Come on! Who are you trying to fool? Typical retail BS!!! And how much payroll can you cut to make up the misses you talked about. Clearly, no vision or strategy. I have a strategy for you. Start... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11S1S7bA

New EVP

The executive staff continues to expand, today with a bigwig moving into the role of EVP despite course materials failures across the board. Yet stores are facing layoffs. Who’s been cut in your store since fall Rush, and what benefits do you see... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11LuBOo4

We MUST find ways to reduce the cost

Captain Obvious, here. Some campuses don’t want Access. How about finding a way to compete with Amazon that isn’t price matching without an actual price difference for the book. Nobody wants gift cards.

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Post ID: @11sxFK6k

CTU Strike & Aspen

While watching ABC 7 newscast about the Chicago teacher's strike there was a sign complaining about Aspen. Surpirsed me to see teachers carrying a sign about Aspen during a strike rally. More info can be found at ... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11IqKk6s

Town Hall video series

Bit disconcerting when reviewing the numbers. Stores at FHEG apparently great at cash flow, but once again ‘expense management’ and Gross Margin. EM is the part that bodes poorly for field staff. The digital transformation. Sounds like something they... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11EA2Ncv

Fractured Fairy Tower Layoff Fun Fact

Have you complained to your boss or HR lately about an issue in the workplace? Injured at work and filed for workman's comp? Been out on disability or maternity leave? Asked any question that may have management thinking you aren’t on board with... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11vGzKlo

Store level lay-off at NYU

Today 45 part time Team Member 1’s were let go effective immediately at NYU (Store 2015.) Union Staff, Management & current seasonal employees (less than 90 days) are all that’s left. “Moving to a seasonal / temporary employee model.” “It’s an... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11sw7c2e

More layoffs

Lots of layoffs at corporate and FSS. I guess when sales keep declining, and promotions are given to senior leadership they need to layoff lower level staff to maximize senior staff bonuses. There is no safety at Follett. Sales have declined 5% or... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11nncfDG

ueunion

** Sisters and Brothers, as you know by now, the contract for the Vermont Service Center has been awarded to a new company called Sciolex Corporation. Oryza has notified the Union that they will not be filing a protest over the award of the VSC... —  read more 

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Post ID: @11l4xHVe

Rush results!

Rush is well underway, with more schools starting tomorrow. Tell us your stories of decreased sales, home office not helping you out, and used books that nobody’s renting.

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Post ID: @10QpliVb

GVPs

What do they do??? I know they look at spread sheets all day and reports, monitoring the numbers... They visit stores, provide feedback and corrective action... But what else? Based on what I see, anyone should be able to do that job.

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Post ID: @11b8AFtp

Wave returns

Who else found this impossible to do? I still have customers needing help. I certainly failed to make the quota.

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Post ID: @11dimuzU

B&T out of stock

Why do we order to B&T for it to sit on back order for a month or longer?

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Post ID: @1193XCZz

My treatise

Hey, Follett- you’re going to lose me if you don’t get your systems problems fixed. Who am I ? I’ll tell you: I’m a well above average intelligence person working as one of your managers. I have a strong work ethic, the ability to relate to... —  read more 

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Post ID: @10MxDazT

Digital codes

Anyone having problems with digital codes not working? Or, is it just "a known issue?"

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Post ID: @10L9lRs9

Region 41? Missing posts

Where did the new thread go? And a lot of the posts from the older thread are missing? No names were mentioned were they?

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