Rent-A-Center Inc. Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at Rent-A-Center Inc.

Hearing news?

Any word on the hearing today? Some are worried about job if Vintage wins.

What the REAL problem is.

I was a store manager for several years, and let me tell you, I've seen it all. Yelling matches in SM meetings, whole stores quitting at once, fake D's, and stores faxing 20-30 extension requests to hit numbers. I was there when high touch was phased... read more

DMs are paid way to much and do way to little!!

Ok so everyone needs a form of management but for DMS to have 9-10 stores that they really do not contribute true success to instead just an email or text to pressure stores to produce numbers that were obtainable a few years ago seems like a waste... read more

PTW???

Anyone get their PTW win taken from them? Hang the carrot out there then say, "oh we changed it but didn't tell anyone."

It happened

80 DM's let go today from info I got with a realignment along with it

The dispute continues

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2019/02/11/trial-begins-rent-centers-disputed-merger-vintage-capital-1265-million-breakup-fee
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Stores need managers

I am not with the company so I can give an honest perspective. The locations would not operate well without layers of management. The shrink would be through the roof, customers would not be serviced properly and there would constant infighting... read more
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Management encourages the cut-throat environment

While I generally agree that the management is distant from the employee base, I can’t buy the story that they are unfamiliar with the toxic culture and cut-throat atmosphere within the stores. In fact, I think they are encouraging this behavior... read more
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Post ID: @Xivux9M

Stay away if you can!

Don’t make the same mistake I made. Rent-A-Center will promise you the moon and tell you everything you want to hear to get you in the door and none of it will turn out to be true. And there is zero use in complaining. Not to mention, the customers... read more
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Nowhere to go but up

When you can’t decide whether you’re more afraid off layoffs or you are secretly hoping you would be cut, then you know you're not working in a good place. I don’t know how is it going for the management bigshots but for the store-level employees... read more

Any closings recently?

It's been a while since I've last heard about a location closing. While I know that would usually be considered good news, I'm starting to worry that this might be the calm before the storm. Am I worrying for nothing? I know everything points to us... read more

We need more, not fewer employees

I honestly don't understand how Rent-A-Center can even consider more layoffs - at least on the store level - when we are severely understaffed as it is. We are expected to do daily 12-hour shifts due to this, which means that if you work here you can... read more

Speese started the turnaround

All this noise about no merger because the turnaround is working. Who started this turnaround plan and was against selling from the beginning? Mark Speese. Mitch Fadel should be kicked to the curb. Bring back Mark and let Mark finish the work he... read more

Question about store closures

I work for an investment firm and I've been tasked with looking into RCII as well as Aaron's. I'm getting up to speed with the current issues and one area I'm trying to figure out is that same store sales have been strong in 2018, is this because... read more

Customers' payments delinquency rising quick

With the Acceptance Now Collection Centers closing and laying off Collection Staff entirely, along with the type of customers base, payments delinquency is rising quick. The huge savings that made the financial reporting look so profitable might back... read more

Amendment - secfiling

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction. Item 4 is amended to add the following: On December 21, 2018, Vintage Capital filed a complaint in the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware for a declaratory judgment, breach of contract, specific performance... read more
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No merger

Anybody knows how this will affect us? Will we see more or fewer layoffs than if the merger had gone through? Same for closings? This guessing game is really stressful. I can't decide if this is good or bad news for Rent-A-Center employees... read more

We need managers

As a manager at my store, I work my butt off to be able to best serve my customers. My store is growing leaps and bounds right now due to that store-customer relationship and the fact that my 2 competitors in town do not care about the customer, nor... read more

Major closing incoming to Rent-A-Center

Well, according to results for first quarter, current strategy of turning the company around through store closures is working. Which means it's going to continue and intensify. We are looking at many more closures in near future. In case you are... read more

Agreement

Section 6.09 Employment and Company Benefits. (a) During the twelve (12)-month period following the Closing Date (or, such shorter period of employment, as the case may be), Parent shall, or shall cause the Surviving Company to, provide each Company... read more

The worker cannot maintain the pace...

When RAC terminated 250 employees last March - work load got doubled - some departments (if not all) are really finding it hard to complete required expectations. During the merging process, the company might have the realization that we are needing... read more

Well, here come layoffs

We all know what this sale to a private equity firm will mean for all of us. The first thing they'll do is figure out how to cut costs and the quickest way to do that is to implement layoffs. I'm just not sure how long do we have before it all starts... read more

Sale still not ruled out

I was hoping the whole sale saga would be over after last week, but I guess I was wrong. We got an increased offer, so the sale possibility is back on. I really wish we could at least get a hint of who it is that wants Rent-A-Center so badly they are... read more

We Made The List Again (one I don't want to be on)

I know we have been on this list for a while. Maybe things will change. I had hoped the past years when this came out someone would make changes. https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/06/07/worst-companies-to-work-for/2/

Who is left to cut in corporate?

The presentation made by Engaged Capital on how the company can save money showed $300 million in savings in Corporate. That means jobs. Eliminating them. As somebody else mentioned already, corporate is already running on bare bones. Who exactly are... read more

They really need to just liquidate the company

According to the employees I’ve seen kept at local RTO stores, the next company will do much worse. Who would want to buy a ‘lemon’ of a company like this. It’s only a lemon because of the careless employees they have. The company is amazing, but put... read more

What happens if we are acquired?

How many layoffs are we looking at when (and even if) Rent-A-Center is acquired? These things never end without a major cost cutting that usually only means getting rid of as many people as they can get away with. I'm hoping I'm wrong, but chances... read more

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