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
Topics regarding layoffs at Follett
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
Will they ever? Are we stuck with having no job security for good? I'm just geting tired of constantly being stressed out.
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
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.
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!
They don’t watch their employees like hawks. They don’t enact rules and policies to cover every situation, because they know their employees will rise to every challenge. They don’t set up control mechanisms to keep people from using their native... — read more
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.
What has happened to a couple of threads that were posted here?
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.
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.
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
At least one group is having an HR call today with GVP, HR rep, all RMs and SMs. What’s going on?
Any more store level layoffs of recent ?? Are they waiting til the end of the semester?? Ya know, the perfect Christmas present for the store........
Repeat of November 2013?
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
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
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
Was there ever a more incompetent rm than Scooter? I'll wait...
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Has anyone heard rumors of layoffs?
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
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
** 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
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.
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.
Who else found this impossible to do? I still have customers needing help. I certainly failed to make the quota.
Why do we order to B&T for it to sit on back order for a month or longer?
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
Anyone having problems with digital codes not working? Or, is it just "a known issue?"
Where did the new thread go? And a lot of the posts from the older thread are missing? No names were mentioned were they?