Anyone else been told to give only positive responses at their morning huddle?
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And here is the problem, They do hire some great associates, and they work them to death without and increase. And they bully them even more if they came from a retail background. These people just keep leaving.
Can this Company please hire people that want to be a team player instead of a looser that just wants a paycheck without the work effort.. This all comes down to a qualified management to make this happen!! Recognize those who have good work ethics...
we were not even told. they just posted the memo on the break room door and know one even knows what it is.
What huddle?? Non existing in our store thats why no one knws what the hell their doing!!
Is it considered Intellectual Honesty to ask for associates to only give positive responses when negative responses would be truthful? Remember, the company has a law (Yes, it’s the company’s law) called the Associate Handbook. Under the Heading ‘Business Code of Conduct,’ on Page 38, it states, “Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has achieved a reputation of honesty and integrity in the retail field and all associates share in the continuing responsibility to maintain this reputation. Bed Bath & Beyond has adopted a written policy entitled ‘Bed Bath & Beyond And Subsidiaries Policy of Ethical Conduct Policy’, which sets froth the ethical standards all associates are expected to abide by.” Anyone asking for any associate to be dishonest is asking them to violate company policy and is themselves in violation of the same policy. Bed Bath & Beyond talks about Intellectual honesty. According to the 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report, “All associates are trained on the Company philosophy of intellectual honesty, taking ownership of decisions, reporting any unethical behavior, and admitting mistakes or problems, and they are encouraged to communicate freely under an open door policy.” True Intellectual Honesty says, “I will tell the truth, even if it’s not what Bed Bath & Beyond wants to hear,” despite the consequences. The Associate Handbook has another Policy, the Anti Retaliation Policy, which is supposed to protect associates, “Bed Bath & Beyond strictly prohibits any form of retaliation against an associate who expresses a concern, files a complaint, participates in an investigation or exercises any legal right.” Every associate should learn what the handbook says, for their own protection. Employees have a profound responsibility to hold every Bed Bath & Beyond leader accountable to what the Associate Handbook says.
Once again- the company tries to do the right thing and you have all these people trying to hyper analyze this survey. This is what they will find- and it’s not going to be your name on that survey.
- The group most dissatisfied with their job, company and the direction of the company will be those with 15-25 years tenure, in Sr. Store management positions.
- The second most dissatisfied group will be Dept Sups who are under paid, under appreciated by Assistants and SMs, and have no ability to grow but want to.
- Part time cashiers who have been with the company for a year will have a neutral view besides that they feel underpaid.
I think they need to restructure the store management staff to make layers that feel appropriate, gives a sense of growth and learning, but yes- keeps the cost lower for the stores then it once was years ago.
Please fill out the survey- managers do the training packet before advertising it- and be positive about it- as it let the associates know we are trying to change for the better and this is the first step. Everyone should be heard.
You have to have an Id to sign in my source. They know who you are. Great idea getting feedback and the truth from the field. But do it honestly not through some bs survey.
The survey is not anonymous...they track if ur logged in it attaches to ur name....if ur not logged in MYSource it asks you to list your location, role(manager/non manager), years with the company. It might be a way for them to get a roster of who they should prepare a severance packet for......they know where they messed up: the old wigs stealing money from the company, the reduction of personnel. The moment they stopped investing in staff, everything was lost. Where is the money from all the people they let go in the past? Did they use that money to put back into the company? If so, What new merchandise are they investing in? What new stores are opening? The answer is very clear: the money is gone and in the big wigs bank accounts who no longer work for the company.
No- and for anyone who thinks that is okay is wrong. The good and bad should go there. I honestly think this could be major for the company. The last company I worked for did this yearly and every year we had change.
I'm pretty positive it should be only negative responses.