OfficeMax is closing up shop at two of its four stores in the Akron area. The office supplier has started store closing sales at its stores in Fairlawn and Stow. Two other locations in Wadsworth and Macedonia remain open business as... — read more
I know of only 1 store that will be closing permanently by the end of May. Are there any other store closures slated for the future that anyone has heard of or are the rest of us safe? Once a store closes what happens to the employees that work out... — read more
This could result in all Max stores closing over a 3 year time frame. Even the 120 stores that signed 5 year leases this year.
Frankly I am not sure how many more 6 day weeks my body can take. I lost my assistant manager 3 or 4 months ago. The position was posted. Some interviews were done. Now it was taken down. I am told for now the position will not be filled in my... — read more
Employees told they would receive a severance package. Severance package information given weeks before last day of work. Acording to guidlines they are told (You musy return and execute a General Release Agreement no earlier than your specified end... — read more
Haven't heard anything. Conference calls have been vague or cancelled.
Bitchin*'s fine, but what you really should be doing is this - WRITE YOUR CONGRESSPERSON - tell 'em that the "top dogs'" salaries should be slashed to save the "peons'" jobs. I'm making it easy for ya - here's the numbers, now get to dialing!!!... — read more
Class action lawsuit against OfficeMax for misuse of exempt labor for non-exempt tasks prompts Office Depot to layoff assistant managers in most stores. Stores in employment at will states given no reason for the layoff.
In the last 9 months 2 store managers, 2 assistant managers have been let go. Not given a reason. 7 stores have closed, at least 3 of those managers got some severance though.
Whats going to happen to Office Max IT? Hope we make it through the purging.
DM's already have a list of managers it will affect. Be aware.
What is the fallout from the Staples merger. I was let go in December as part of the Max to Depot consolidation, and I am hearing that the Staples takeover will be even worse.
On top of the 10% from last period.
See Office Depot topix board for more info. Q2 2015
It's on fire, not sure what's going on here as we post no messages but Staples folks are pretty pissed
Like Staples, OMax has to go hourly to avoid future lawsuits. Staples allowed Assistant Managers to make the same salary when they went hourly, just had to continue to work 45 hours a week. Where Staples assistants would work 45 hours a week and stay... — read more
The current salaried assistant managers in OfficeMax stores will be offered pay cuts and an hourly position as Sales and Services Associate Manager. The pay cut will be significant. Those conversations will happen in about 3 weeks from now. Exact... — read more
It appears we are going with the Office Depot Management Structure.
I think that June is going to be very crazy for the company, and we will know the org structure then and the process of selection and any layoffs and corresponding severance package. We may have to have to reapply for your jobs. If the company keeps... — read more
Does someone have a list of Office Max stores that will be closing in 2014? I saw the announcement and wanted to see if someone has more details - I work in West LA.
Roughly 120 managers that are making over $70,000 per year will be offered pay cuts or the door in 2 weeks in stores that do under $3.2 million/year.
I heard with Staples that those people who joined their lawsuit were the ones targeted to be laid off when they "restructured". It looks like it could be a nice bonus by joining, but not sure I want to risk my job.
OfficeMax is about to melt down - we just filed a WARN notice here in Illinois, hundreds will be let go. We are targeting April, this is mostly driven by the corporate office relocation - back in December 2013 we said we'll move to Boca Raton as we... — read more
we are worse than staples, and there is 1000 messages on staples' board... hahahah, we cannot even organize online... 2104 will be bad
This is pretty much done deal - we are planning layoffs for the first part of 2014
Just check out what's going on with Staples and you'll figure out that we are doomed. RIF and WFR will become a common acronyms here.
no surprise for those that know anything about Sam Duncan, he's leading that company straight down the tubes. I worked for Boise Cascade before they bought OfficeMax what a mistake. I feel for the people but have nothing good to say about the... — read more
i worked at store 0208 in IL and i took the 6 month package they offered me in June 2008. i hard worked for the company for 13 years and at that point the company was drowning and now its going down even faster i feel bad for all the good people that... — read more
I live in Denver.... You can tell the economy is bad when it seems all payroll is down to nothing. Store Managers are literally running to get to customers. I used to work for OfficeMax, and man I feel for these guys. The concern shows in their... — read more