So much for 18 months of coverage, even though former employees pay 101% of the premium. They attached it to the old defunct company "GUE Liquidation" (FTD+1, how terribly clever) and are therefore cancelling coverage. Got the email today telling me... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at FTD
Has all the Downers Grove staff been laid off yet?
Maybe there's something to read into here, maybe not?
Does anyone else find it upsetting that FTD is still posting new jobs and fictitious information about how great it is to work for them although their bankruptcy has costs so many jobs?
Can't find any info about this guy
Shari’s has been bought out by 1800-flowers. They’ve laid off their entire team. (What’s left of them)
It looks like the same buyer is buying FTD but the price has raised from 95 mil to 118. Anyone able to confirm it? Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/gateway-mercury-to-buy-flower-delivery-firm-ftd-out-of-bankruptcy-11564623909
Hope everyone from the 2018 layoffs is doing well and has moved on to bigger and better things!
July 15 passed and nothing on omnimgmt web site regarding any new bidders? Anyone have any insight?
Nexus, Do you really know what your buying? I'm sure your reviewing this site. Maybe give a call to a handful of employees from various departments and get their opinion, off the record. It will be a lot different then the picture your getting from... — read more
FTD just sold off most of their assets! If the current management is still in place it will slowly bleed until it bleeds out. Nobody will buy them, 800 flowers and teleflora will eat them for lunch. The wire service is a thing of the past and nobody... — read more
Did sharis berries get sold yet?
Bye Vamsi! Hope you feel great about wasting tens millions of dollars on a website that didn't perform and contributed to multiple layoffs. PS. For thelayoff.com Administrator when. Vamsi is the CTO and therefore I'm allowed to say his name without... — read more
What kind of an impact are we going to see? This is specifically focusing on member florists and how they will be affected by the changes that will be implied after the bankruptcy is full completed. Please share any info you have, there is a ton of... — read more
What do the EVP’s do? More specifically Moeller, zips, Heath bar, Ziegler’s, etc. on a daily basis? I mean is it just meetings? Does anyone back there realize that our members are tired of being nickeled and dimed? Are the new owners in house? What’s... — read more
It's too bad that FTD leadership is focused on obscuring the truth rather than addressing their resolvable issues. How about having one of remaining Managers stop by Sam's or Costco on the way to the SD office to pick up some TP.
Looks like HR removed the post talking about how the San Diego office doesn't have janitorial budget, including bathroom supplies
I have been a sales guy to about every player in this vertical for about twenty years and being a sales guy who pours a heavy drink or two, I made many friends at Provide, FTD and even Teleflora, 1800Flowers and the Newer startups. Here’s my take:... — read more
FTD's stock was as low as 13 cents a share today mid trading session. I can't figure out who in their right mind would even pay 10 cents a share for a company that is actively liquidating every profitably part of their business. The building is... — read more
That's what you get when you try to run a company with zero business expertise. Who thought it was a good idea to put the lawyer and the IT guy with no experience running a P&L (or marketing for that matter) in charge of the company. What could go... — read more
Here's what the San Diego Union-Tribune reported this morning: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/technology/story/2019-06-03/legacy-e-commerce-brand-proflowers-to-shut-down-san-diego-office-laying-off-167
I am a former employee of four years, majority of the time in the DG call center and a short stint in DG member services. 1) Hiring out to the Philippines. In theory it saves money but no one wants to talk to someone in another country! Not... — read more
Think this is a question that many of us want to know the answer. So, does anyone know how long will this go on? Any rumors or info on that subject that some of the folks on this board could share ?
What kind of severance payment is offered? Also, is it possible to negotiate the severance?
Anyone remaining, keep that in mind.
In public filings, it shows big retention and transaction bonuses to be paid to the clowns Jay & Scott and other ELT. That better not happen, since they are the ones that drove the company in the ground. — read more
FTD took a successful, well known, employee loved company and ran it into the ground. They had no idea what they were doing and hence the end of an era. Hope DG management gets what they deserve. They've ruined so many lives in SD from the day they... — read more
There's plenty of better jobs out there, with a company that will not lie, cheat and steal from their customers. You'll all do well and I wish you all the luck.