Thread regarding Bed Bath & Beyond layoffs

Long Weeks Ahead...

The morale is so shattered In our stores. The speculation of ASMs being let go only adds to the 4th quarter stress. Freight flow, I’d say is crazy In most stores due to the reduction of hours. The front End is very scattered and we constantly call for backup.
The stores that are set to close are now published on my source. Here’s some insight, There’s a purging that will happen in the (not closing stores) anything N and D (aged) will be transferred to stores that are set to close. (Not sure if we will get hours for that.)
Most SWS depts are on the floor. Due to reduction in payroll. HBC/WM that was once ran by 150-200 hours is now down to under 40 hrs by a lead. In most moderate-high volume stores.
With HBC Dpts underperforming, it’s hurting the total stores sales. Most Regions I’ve came across the depts are struggling to stay afloat and this is a 10-15% Of total buisness penetration.
Any supervisors remaining are pretty much the old leads from back in the day who are overwhelmed and over worked.
Oh btw I haven’t seen any seasonal associate hrs(my speculation is that these hours will be clearance transfer hours)
I really hope the new CEO starts by putting more hours into the stores. Take care of your associates first. Then looking into the buying office and making sure we are seeking competitive merch (everything with the exception of UGG is out of date/unfashionable anymore). Definitely start Advertising, is needed In today’s retail climate.

Btw, we were set to open a store in NJ AMerican Dream mall, last I heard it was being held off. This mega mall just opened on friday, anyone from NJ that can give us any feedback if that store is programmed on the calendar to open?

Stay positive, things can either get better or worse. At the end of the day, we can’t worry about things that are out of our reach.

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Post ID: @11KSVrav

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Let me guess...store 51 SM! yawn

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-5odl

How about we target the unlimited sick time loop hole for SMs!?!? Ours abuses this often and usually gets super sick up against a prior time off request milking it to get like a week off PAID. WTH. Meanwhile the rest of us scramble to cover and for what.

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-3uru

I whole heartedly believe that once they eliminate the ASM role, the Dept Sups will have new titles again.

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-3nef

ASM’s will be let go. We’re not salaried anymore. We have to punch in and out. They started w the dept managers and we know how that went. In my area Dept supervisors make $16-18. That’s $33,000-$37,000 a year to run the stores vs the high salaries of all the asms

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-2hyi

You make no sense. What has gone overseas? Ridiculous

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-2pyn

They will close very soon. Not making any profits forcing all dept. to over seas.

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-2iab

If they want to eliminate those paper coupons, great. But when the customers get them via test/email and they are to expire, they are gone forever. try to explain that to those coupon hoarders.

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-1roy

Any ETA when we can pull coupons up via lookup? I know that will be a game changer! Seriously!

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-1xil

On the topic of percentage of email/mobile sign ups...
The reason why it’s a big push is because 1)they plan on cutting sending those coupons through the mail. (Big reduction of paper expense) 2)any coupons sent via email/text will be accessed at the register. 3) it’s a big push to get YOU costumers to also shop online. (The omni buisness is equally important, the problem is that the website is very hard to navigate and takes more steps to completely checkout)
The big problem at the registers is also costumers not having the coupons ready to be scanned, price related inquiries, costumers trying to get over (“but the sign said.....”)
Here is some major news: some stores will be getting, u guessed it, self checkouts as part of their reinvention/renovations.

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-jse

We have to ask all those things about phone # and email, they track our percentage and get talked to if we don't hit the mark. Trust me we don't like it anymore than you do. And we hear complaints about it all day long. If we are ringing you up, please don't yell at us we don't have any choice. It's our desperate attempt to try to hang on a bit longer and it's less expensive than say improving our warehouse shipping process and speed. How do we think we'll stay competitive in the holidays when we are still doing 3 to 5 days or longer delivery? All the other retailers do better, we are still last. Sad imagine working here watching it die slowly. It s—s more than you know.

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-czy

Shopping here the last couple of days its a nightmare because there asking for phone number then email and now for option of receipt great but its taking longer to get out of the store now when the lines are long, theres gotta be a better way!! Come on Bed Bath and Beyond !! Your taking a few steps back instead of foward Who's in charge? Get rid of them or your going down!! LMAO Not shopping here for the holidays thats for sure ,I want to be in and out... good bye...

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Post ID: @11KSVrav-keo

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