Office Depot Layoffs

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Office Depot to close dozens of stores over next two years

I Just ran across this article in the Houston business journal. Does anyone have a list of stores that are on the chopping block? https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/11/08/office-depot-to-close-dozens-of-stores-over-next.html

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Post ID: @11ZdVPmv

Writing was on the wall

I joined OD about 2yrs ago and left after 6months on the job. It was nerve wrecking on-boarding while at the same time watching people walk out to the parking lot with white/brown boxes. I recall CEO during mothly townhalls would call "AMZN" the... —  read more 

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Post ID: @118LQJRT

Loyalty means nothing at Office Depot

Office Depot made a big mistake buying Compucom. These new executives that came in after the failed Staples merger tried to BS us all on corp campus by having ice cream, cupcakes, party in the auditorium, invited to a local bar where my EVP bought us... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZR23jrH

Q2 upcoming results = more layoffs?

So I was fortunate to make it on first round, now the rumors are more to come after disastrous Q2 upcoming results. What have you heard? (HQ corporate)

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Post ID: @ZFpnUYP

The way layoffs are carried out

I was laid off may 8. A logistics manager was laid off also, after 21 years. She had an hour notice, I had 5 minutes. To my knowledge, nobody was offered severance, we got told to submit our time and expenses by 1pm that day. I mean, it was slow for... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Zkv62QV

Icing on the cake

Severances were supposed to be paid today and they can’t even get that right! As if being laid off was not enough, some people got their severance direct deposited and some didn’t, I am one that did not. What a joke. You’re welcome for the 26 years... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZkUBct1

Left behind

I am won of the associates that were left behind. In the past when the company was looking to do a restructure/RIF they would reach out to senior associates to see if they were interested in early retirement with a severance package. I would have... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZevFOik

When do they give and don’t give severance?

Just depends on position and how they classify it. If you're a corp/field employee and they restructure the teams and you end up laid off due to them eliminating your position, than you'll probably receive a severance package. If you're a GM who has... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Z452uX5

Is severance even a guarantee?

Sorry if this was asked and answered, but I can't seem to find it. I'm planning to leave on my own, but staying a bit longer in hopes of being laid off and receiving severance is something I'm also considering. I am worried though that Office Depot... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Z4fmVVW

sketchy sales tactics

sketchy sales tactics and badgering customers to sign up for services when all they came in for was a pencil. managers are on the associates because the district managers are on them so on and so forth, gerry smith has done nothing for this company... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Z46v7wA

OD Titanic

I left 3 months ago. I saw it coming after the one financial analysts in my department quit in less than a year. All you have to do is look at the numbers. Get out while you can...now they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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Post ID: @Z4msm8y

BBB accreditation lost

https://www.bbb.org/us/fl/boca-raton/profile/office-supplies/office-depot-inc-0633-7786

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Post ID: @Z4S3K8c

I will never understand the decisions being made

I’m going to be grateful for what Office Depot did provide me and my family over 13 years, but I will never understand the decisions being made. Loyalty and dedication are not words appreciated in the corporate world anymore. I was generating... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Z2WlTRf

Didn’t receive severance package as promised

Did anyone else not receive their severance package that was promised by Saturday? HR said it was shipped NDA and clearly that wasn’t the case given I was laid off on Wednesday, and didn’t receive anything Thursday through Saturday.

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Post ID: @Z229Pjt

Bankruptcy may be looming just around the corner

That is definitely a terrible way to be managed by one’s employer. It’s certainly not a strategy that would inspire positive morale, loyalty, or any long-term performance improvement. That is simply a desperate executive management team exercising... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Z2j3n5A

It's done for now

Not sure for how long, but for now the worse is over, I think.

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Post ID: @Z2EjERp

What stores are next in line for closure?

Is anything rumored? I doubt that any of this will stop any time soon, so there has to be some method in which they will do the closures. Has anyone heard anything or has anyone seen any symptoms at their location that could indicate closure? What... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Z1Navt6

Outsourcing

Yes, the layoff's have begun at Corporate. What is it going to take for these high paid exec's to realize outsourcing to India Is not the way to go! They would have done better to rebrand as a USA company. Who wants to talk to someone over seas?... —  read more 

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Post ID: @Z0JWm2h

Any news?

Share if you've heard anything, please. I'm really anxious ahead of the weekend, not knowing if we are done or not.

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Post ID: @YZu2VKH

Corporate layoffs done

Multiple teams at Corporate told today that layoffs are done. Company-wide town hall with Gerry Smith tomorrow morning to announce this is the new team.

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Post ID: @YY7oDjH

More to come?

Any ideas on what else we can expect this or the following week? Something tells me that yesterday was just a start. I haven't heard about much going down today, but I'm not ready to take that as a good sign. Office Depot has burned me before... I'd... —  read more 

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Post ID: @YYtvRDf

All to protect its compucom purchase

300 people fired with 200 more to by by Friday! All because compucom lost money in Q1. Failed attempt at building shareholder value. They think they can turn over the contract division to ISO. Good luck with that!

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Post ID: @YYi5rNJ

Layoffs today/this week

Any information on a swath of layoffs at all levels of the OD organization? Directors and VPs in this round.

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Post ID: @YXEnpZJ

Severance question

Hello everybody. I was hoping somebody might tell me what kind of severance is being offered by Office Depot to employees in closing stores and who is entitled to severance? I don't think my store is closing in this round, but I wouldn't be surprised... —  read more 

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Post ID: @YICXKLF

50 Stores to Close

https://www.businessinsider.com/office-depot-closing-stores-list-2019-4?utm_source=copy-link&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=topbar&utm_term=mobile —  read more 

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Post ID: @YIGpWAm

Layoffs are Coming

In corporate there are talks of buyouts and severance packages however if you are seen as underperforming you get the axe

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