Thread regarding Bed Bath & Beyond layoffs

Nobody can save this Titanic

I for one think that this new CEO in not going to be able to save the titanic. if you read about Target, he may have fixed the look, merchandise and traffic in the stores but he was part of the payroll cuts on freight put away and back room associates to put more people on the sales floor. Also increased the wages but cut hours to the point were associates are actually making less money per week( google it if you don't believe) the morale is way down and their backrooms are a mess. BBB Does not need a merchant, it needs an operations minded CEO. The merchandise at bbb is actually great, the problem is the greed were the margins are so high that makes everything expensive compared to other retailers even after the coupon. From district managers and up need to be cleaned up, they need management that are not afraid to let corporate know what they are doing to the stores, I would bet corporate does not know how bad it is because everyone is afraid for their jobs. Have them all go thru training on how to talk to and motivate people. Fix all the technology so it works right. Hire a knowledgeable company to develop a website that works as good as amazon not like the clunky one we have now, have it stand on its own so you don't harass the store to create orders so it looks like they are better than they are, let the store concentrate on their own business.
Stop focusing on cutting the coupons, it is what brings the customers in, it is not ruining you margins because even after the coupon most times we are still more expensive or the same price.

Excellent post from @11UF2LhK-1dll, deserved to be on top.

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Post ID: @11YjSV43

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The only things that won’t change are the salaries of anyone DM and up, and the company will do anything in its power to ensure those aren’t affected. What happens below is unimportant in our quest to uphold the status quo. And that will k–l us.

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Post ID: @11YjSV43-8ipi

I have a solution to the companies downfall... but they didn't listen to me before they let me go. now they will go in the same direction as other department stores like... korvettes, alexanders, gimbels, gertz, a&s, orhbachs, s kleins, woolworths, caldors, bradlees, service merchandise. they didn't have to let go of all those managers or close stores. corporate always seems to have the answer by cutting back, closing stores, letting people go. corporate needs to listen to ideas from the employees who work with the customers and know the merchandise... oh, that's right, we mean nothing to the company. never mind

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Post ID: @11YjSV43-8lwk

If you're an ASM you should be fixing your resume instead of beating the bbb drum for a company that wants nothing but to get rid of you and your high salary.

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Post ID: @11YjSV43-1xif

I made a comment and I’m an ASM. So your theory is so wrong!

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Post ID: @11YjSV43-1kqj

It's always clear when DMs and RMs and other Regionals with nothing better to do all day are posting here. They bring out the be positive work harder bs. Yawn.

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Post ID: @11YjSV43-1fto

It’s good to see the DMs have enough time to berate people on here who are genuinely worried about the company’s future. A classic case of we’ve got ours, I suppose.

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Post ID: @11YjSV43-djo

And both of you deserve to be gone from the company. We don’t need people that don’t want to help the company succeed. We’ve been through enough. How about you work a bit harder at your store because we know that if you can’t be a little optimistic then you clearly have other issues.

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