Thread regarding Bed Bath & Beyond layoffs

Thanksgiving Help

Is anyone from the corporate office going to volunteer to work on Thanksgiving in a store? Or on Black Friday? I’m guessing they get those days off. Aren’t they supposed to be there to support the stores? Isn’t the direction from them to make sales and be open on thanksgiving from them? Shouldn’t they be also living through what that means when you find out 6 weeks before with very little direction? Is anyone from corporate having conversations with people begging them to work on TG? Is anyone from corporate writing a schedule for thanksgiving based on nothing? Is anyone from corporate giving up their day with family to participate in this experiment and be on their feet all day?.......just wondering.

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE

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Hahahahaha, DM and corporate staff will be in the stores on TG and BF - shopping! Their opinions of us have been crystal clear for years now, they think we’re lower than dirt, and they couldn’t make it more obvious if they tried.

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-Ygww

They say being open on Thanksgiving is the future of retail. Why, then, are more and more stores advertising that they will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving? And more and more stores STAYING CLOSED on Black Friday, with some even paying their employees to stay home? THAT is the future of retail.

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-Vfib

5pm to midnight. who would want to after a glorious meal, miss football games. then black Friday get 25% off your entire purchase on black Friday... checkout bbb's first commercial on sunday

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-Virc

Christmas day is next

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-Gmel

Lets see how many of us show up on Thanksgiving Day!! Not me !!Family is more important.. and if a back up plan is what I need Well hope you guys have yours too:) The pay is never getting better here so no loss ...

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-4zew

@11fFHQIE-mye Well said. We completely failed at back to school, one of our core businesses, with the total mess that was Omni Pack and Hold, and now we’re betting the farm on octogenarians, who don’t know how to turn on their flip phones, signing up for an electronic membership that they wouldn’t know how to use. We’ve decided in our region that the registry business, another core business, is no longer of value to us. What’s next, discontinuing pillows and pads? We’ve made no attempt to stop our customers from leaving for Target, Walmart, IKEA, and Amazon Basics. Our advertising budget consists of ribbons on our name tags to tell people we have furniture (but not in stores). Oh, and a cringe-worthy “Haha, Millennials are stupid” online ad, great idea when you’re trying to attract younger customers to secure your company’s future. Did you not pay attention to those “Millennials are putting this and this company/industry out of business?” We’re still trying to chase customers out of the stores and on to the Beyond store. We have people coming into the store to complain that we signed them up for a $29 membership, and then started inundating them with paper 20% off entire purchase coupons. This local news website keeps running stories that all stores in our state are closing, and the radio stations have been parroting it all over the place. Corporate’s response? Silence, and we know they’ve seen the articles. We can hope all we want that they’ll get their s*** together, but it ain’t happening. A membership program aimed at a customer base that we don’t have, and a credit card that offers no perks will not save this company. Sure, the old leadership had their heads up their asses, at this point in time we have to say the same about the current leadership, and so seriously doubt we’ll see any positive change from any future leadership. I’ve worked for companies that have gone out of business or ended up being purchased and stripped for parts by venture capitalists, and all this feels eerily familiar.

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-yvf

It's all just grasping at any desperate attempt to try and stay relevant which we are SO not. We have become a joke, the place where old people shop who prefer paper coupons not computer or app ones, we are the new Sears and look at what happened to them. But oh yes we have a new very nasty board taking charge that will solve everything. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-mye

Every single one. Happy Holidays lol

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-zzd

@11fFHQIE-tqg All of them.

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-wlp

What stores have confirmed we will be open because we have yet to hear anything.

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-tqg

Let’s be honest here, having any semblance of a plan is not the BBB way. We run about like chickens with their heads cut off, and then wonder why we’re in the situation we are in. The idea to open on TG is not tied in with any other thought process other than “Well, Walmart is going to be open.” But the fatal flaw is that we’re no Walmart, and they actually have TG/Black Friday deals. We never have, and never will.

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Post ID: @11fFHQIE-pji

I don’t think anyone in corporate understands what reality is in stores. Therefore they aren’t in a position to understand what kind of effect completely ridiculous direction and changing direction every 60 seconds has this needs done that needs done.... Not that opening on TG is completely ridiculous but doing it without any sort of plan is..

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