Can anyone post confirmed numbers for their area/division for people fired? I've just been trying to figure it out. I heard it was 33 for Kroger Mid Atlantic (I personally know 4), but I don't have confirmation. I also heard that other areas had a lot more, but again I don't have confirmed numbers.
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We lost 12 SMs/ASMs in my district of 20 stores, 6 districts in my division
Forget the courts, unless you had a contract which you didn’t.
I can tell you personally in the Central Division it was 50 people and allowed coordinators to go into stores as Store Managers, even though some of them are not good managers. They got rid of some decent people who gave their blood, sweat, and tears but kept others around who are terrible workers all because they schmooze. It's about who you know and whose a– you kiss. No early retirement offers were given, even though there are plenty that would have accepted, creating more room for coordinators to step down and those who would retire had the higher salary brackets.
How sad!! After 25 plus year’s!! See ya..
It's kind of been a problem with figuring out the number let go for the rounds of firings. Seems lots of people have "heard" figures but confirming them has been a problem. Only way to know who is gone in a division is comparing old roster of store management with new and corporate hasn't released the new roster yet (in our area). I don't know everyone in my division but I do know the people in my district. Also know the names of the divisional business unit, so I would know which of those people have stepped down into stores. I also know that we had at least three SM's fired in the last month (before the current firings) and had coordinators step down into their spots.
"The actual fired number is not the intended number. What I mean is that there has already been much fallout and there will be much more"
Wow, how many more do you think they are trying to get rid of? Now, I'm wondering if they were trying to get people to quit in at least the six months before leading up to this. The pressure outside the store on in store management had been really cranked up. The last two months were especially intense. In our district alone we had two SM's and I can't even count how many ASM's just walk out after a visit from someone from business unit. Maybe reducing people to tears and basically threatening their jobs was all part of the plan to try and drive people out before the mass firing.
If you try to retaliate and take them through the legal system they have enough lawyers to keep you tied up until you run out of money or croak. I really think they enjoy when you fight back so that they can wield their ultimate untouchable power and show everyone who the boss is and who is just a common nobody!
The actual fired number is not the intended number. What I mean is that there has already been much fallout and there will be much more between now and February. The casualties and loss I am refering to here are the ones who have already quit and those that will soon quit as the result of the malice and provoked offers or assignments handed out. When a 65 year old store manager is demoted and ask to drive an additional 2 hours per day to the newly assigned store with the calculated assessment that he will quit( so why offer a severance), you have to add another to the fired column. Many coordinators given the option to go back in the store as an ASM have already quit. Basically, the ones that the divisions have been trying or wanting to get rid of for some time are put in the "fire" column regardless of age, gender or race and the reason contributed to this restructure. Then they look at the remaining and if you are toward the top end of your salary bracket and have significant age on you, then they will try to wait you out and make your life miserable. If you are on the top end and they think you want to work another 3-5 years, you are more likely to get severance.
Those who are considered worker bees with lower type salaries, regardless of age, will not get any offer.
There are some real mean and hateful people putting some great people in these type bullied positions. Im' surprised there is not more noise on this subject.
I heard the Mid Atlantic total was 80.