Thread regarding Bed Bath & Beyond layoffs

Not many are left who can teach old BBB standards

I am a bbb alumni. Gave them 9 years in the hay day watching them grow from 300 store to close to 1000. Last position was asm in a A volume store. Use to be 100% debt free company then Christmas tree & later harmons when I was still there. I told my dm back in 2000 that the stores were way over managed. I Worked in a B+ volume store then. It had sm, asm, ops mgr, soft side asst & hardside asst, 6 dept mgrs-bed, bath, lifestyle, hard, rec mgr and front end mgr. He said they would NEVER cut those position, that he had been with them since "lenny& sqiggy" had started BBB. Hmm who was right! Brick and mortor is a dying breed of retail. There is very few left at BBB who can teach those the BBB standards. The never say NO to a customer. They cut over a 1000 managers back in 2009/10 none got severance as those in 2017. A very quiet secret that no one even noticed. They did it thru bogus write ups so they wouldn't have to pay unemployment and not pay the $40-90M a year salaries they use to pay Asm/dept mgrs. I knew a asst who made $108M!!! My last BBB looks like c-ap no one knows standards no one acknowledges customers & the payroll has maybe 4 people on the floor in a once A volume store. Yes I'm still in retail as a CVS store manager; my CVS does more a year then that A volume BBB back then, said but true. I wish you all the luck. I loved my early years at BB and still shop there but glad I'm gone.

Originally posted by @11q3pgoQ-7cdk.

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An assistant making $108 M !? And people still believe the c-ap that others spew on here!? Come in already!!

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Post ID: @11yNHtiy-aqke

Well now an A volume store has one associate on each side of the store that's it! They are called for back up, called for beyond plus signups, called for price checks and called for beyond orders as well as all other needs including carry outs and cart runs! Oh and called for dept calls as they are being stopped by many customers needing help on the salesfloor! The LOD is running around the store serving as backup to all of this craziness happening. Things get worst if an associate takes the time to do a beyond store order now all hell breaks loose as the front end is calling for all kinds of assistance and the LOD and other associate are going crazy with service. It truly is a circus! Then EVERYONE is on a register leaving the salesfloor empty. Maybe our CEO, VPs, Regionals, District support and board of Directors should actually take a shift as an LOD and a salesfloor associate as this will give them true insight of what your customers a staff are experiencing. Trust me it is not a pleasant experience on either end! Take care of your staff and they can and will take care of your customers.

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Post ID: @11yNHtiy-3axy

Working in these BBB stores is a joke now! No one wants to work as physically hard as these stores require to get the job done. The productive people are burning out!

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