Please less politics and more Business Strategy and updates.
Topics regarding layoffs at Staples Inc.
They are so under appreciated.
Folks, I got targeted with an ad from the law firm below. The ad asks if I contributed to a 401K and suggest it may have been mismanaged. Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C. https://choose.fdazar.com/staples-401k-class-action/
When I worked for Staples Retail, we could not maintain an ethnic diversity. All management were white and when they did hire non-white associates they would quit very quickly. Oddly, the people who stayed the longest were young white "liberal... — read more
Someone told me unverified information yesterday that several people had been laid off, which is weird to me because I thought we were safe until June. Does anyone have verified information on whether the layoffs have started or are these just... — read more
I was really scared when I heard the rumors that layoffs would follow very soon and I started looking for another job. Now I have the opportunity to move to another company for a job that is less paid and I'm debating whether to leave or miss the... — read more
I Quit. Companies like Staples are why people like me have such a poor opinion of capitalism. I enjoy making money, but I will not be treated like a sub human or treat other people like something I am supposed to take advantage of. I took... — read more
At my location we can usually tell if it’s going to be a horrible day a few minutes after our manager walks in. Unfortunately it’s been like this for months. He is rude to his employees often making comments to make them feel small. Some have even... — read more
It wouldn’t be the first time I was laid off. I already experienced this a long time ago in another company. Basically, I realized the worst part is uncertainty. I don’t have any motivation and I can’t concentrate on work at all. It’s easier when... — read more
Good luck !
Left Staples 3 months ago for a better opportunity, love my new career path. Though it literally took about 2 months to get over the effects of the micromanagement endured during my 2 years working at Staples doing sales. My new coworkers had to... — read more
New York: Stefan Kaluzny has made a ton of money—and drawn his share of critics—buying down-on-the-heels retailers using lots of debt. Now, Kaluzny’s Sycamore Partners is under scrutiny again, after completing a deal that left even seasoned... — read more
Best of luck
So Staples kicks me to the curb and the new inside sales rep calls me for help on an account ! HELLO DIP-Sh– figure it out yourself ! How do you call me with “hello with the new restructure I have questions and need some help”. Call your... — read more
I was at Staples Canada head office in Richmond Hill, Ontario for close to 15 years. For the most part, it was a pretty nice place to work...they actually seemed to care about their employees. They had their issues, but figured I'd stay there until... — read more
I see comments about playing golf, poor management, etc.. I get it, the list can go on and on about how employees feel about their manager. When the dust settles and these "poor managers" as some call them have their ticket pulled and that last... — read more
I remember back when Tom Stemberg was still in charge, it was great back then in the '90s and early 2000s, then when Ron took over and CE was purchased that is when the spiral started. 0001110110111 0000111111001 0110110000011 Who knows maybe... — read more
Why do I feel like I have checked myself in to a looney bin that gives me a paycheck to stay and act like everything is fine?
I have a premonition that I will be laid off, and honestly, and I’m more than scared, but I comfort myself that it won’t be a big pity. That’s why I’m in the process of job hunting and I’m interested in whether someone from Staples moved to Amazon? I... — read more
Tried to reach my manager this morning for help with an account. The guy answers the phone and I can hear someone talking in the background about tee times and who is up first. Then he quickly says "call — and see if he can help you, I'm... — read more
Is anyone have problems with their access card to get in the building? Weird, left for lunch and can't get back in the building. I called my manager but just get v/m. It's not odd for him to never answer or return phone calls. But I have never... — read more
Get ready. Don’t be shocked when they come for you.
WB Mason, Office Depot, Grainger and other supply chain provides have staff out making sales calls working hard to bring business in, capitalize on neglected Staples opportunities while BIG RED (STAPLES) sales staff is sitting on a worthless TEAM... — read more
Lets do the math. 12/10/2015 Sycamore acquires Belk, INC. We all know the store where the majority of Americans purchased school clothes in the fall. So fast forward to Jan 26, 2021 just under 6 years later and what do we have now???? Anyone wanna... — read more
Anyone have a manager who makes fun of you but in a cruel way? My manager mocks my speech, I have told him constantly that I want him to stop but he says he’s just playing with me. It’s even escalated to where he does it in front of coworkers and I’m... — read more
Let's all face reality. Sandy Douglas provides nothing more than lip services to staff in hopes of keeping this sinking ship afloat. My thoughts.... gut the worthless upper management first that do nothing more than conduct worthless meetings... — read more
Any news on what is happening over at Staples Canada, specifically around SBA? Marketing and Merchandising have been merged together (no news on layoffs yet) - but what is happening to the rest of SBA, especially sales? Do we think they could fold in... — read more
After promoting myself to customer and getting a job in a similar but different industry I can say I don't miss Staples. When I left my boss was even wanting to leave all he does is worry and cover shifts for people who can't make it in that... — read more
If it helps, there IS life after Staples! I was let go last year, the last BIG layoff, and got with a new company a few months ago. I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to attend an All Hands where the news isn’t dire, where people are optimistic... — read more
I read posts on this forum and came across the confession of an author who boasted that shortly after his dismissal he moved to a new company where, as he says, he encountered a super positive atmosphere and people full of optimism. My experience... — read more
Does anyone have a manager that does nothing but collect a pay check.....And go.
Saw this on the news today. Ready the resumes. https://www.cbs46.com/news/department-store-chain-belk-filing-for-chapter-11-bankruptcy/article_4226f4ba-4bd2-5d24-84f3-3f34822b0c60.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share — read more
Staples is “dated” as well as the management and their ways. I’ve never seen sales people have so many meetings and training sessions? No wonder why your sales teams have poor numbers. THEY CAN’T WORK A FULL DAY SELLING! You can “rebrand” all you... — read more
This place is done. Maybe there are ways to turn it around but with this management everybody knows that's not happening. No, we are stuck. We are stuck in a company that will be hemorrhaging employees in hopes of staying afloat for the foreseeable... — read more
What areas were affected?
Office Depot is a no go, what's next?