Open for Thanksgiving s GREED!
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Even the returns have low. Where are the customers?
Walked into 2 BBB's in my area. Returns seemed to be the big thing. customers were getting extremely frustrated having 2 registers opened and the lines were very long just for the doing the returns. the rest of the store was very quiet. Saw one associate in one department and she was on her cell phone. One customer came to me looking for assistance. I told her I used to work here, She was disappointed it that knowing I know everything in the store. I helped her just so she could feel good and it made my day. Sold her a miele vacuum and 2 boxes of refills. I told her to get extras now, Don't know how long BBB will last. Only one manager in the store and he was on the register.
BBBY has never been up to date on anything, why start now? Perennially 20-25 years behind the competition, that’s the Bed Bath & Beyond way.
Bbby is up to date as associates will be paid time an a half for working thanksgiving.
The poster was correct, I’m a former BBB employee who now works for Ulta, we get time and a half for Black Friday, and we know that our competition at Sephora do, as well. That’s partly why we get it.
Pretty sure no one pays time and a half on Black Friday. It’s not a holiday. It no different than working the Tuesday after Memorial Day.
Sephora, for example. Time and a half on BF as well as TG. And many more.
In decades of retail I have never been paid time and a half on Black Friday- who does that?
Let’s not forget that most retailers pay time and a half for working Black Friday, but BBB still doesn’t.
“The company has a huge initiative coming up for this holiday to make the associates feel like family again,” Be wary of any company that talks about their associates being a “family.” What they mean is they want you to work harder with less support and lower chance of a raise, and “be grateful for the opportunity. Just think of all the wonderful things we’ve given you over the years.” Like anxiety, Jon insecurity, stomach ulcers, unsafe and toxic work environments, starvation wages, etc.
just noticed, bbb is going to do a commercial and run it on sunday, advertising a 25% discount for in store purchases only on black friday... a suggestion I thought of 7 years ago. a little late in coming. getting even more desperate with the hours 5pm to midnight. found out they have only 10 volunteers out of 120 that work in the store on thanksgiving. 3 maybe 4 years to go and pfft.
former windows supervisor, flagship store... kept the dept in top 10 in sales. now I found out it fell to the 280 mark. you don't know what you have until you fire the person. let the dm's go and save millions. let the supervisor go and save $23k. I could see where it balances out.
People don't realize how utterly miserable retail is until they get out. People who defend BBB are only lying to THEMSELVES.
From a CTS overnight supervisor here, we still have not been informed how our shifts for setting the Thanksgiving and Black Friday tabs will run this year, nor have we been asked to volunteer. Everyone knows we're going to be open, but no one knows anything else.
@121BBfxj-2rye You mean the company is ordering the stores to use their petty cash to do the same activities they did last year. The company ain’t spending a dime on a potluck dinner, the associates are being asked to dip into their already low salaries to provide food that the company should be paying for. And where are these sites saying we have deals? I just spent 10 minutes of Google looking for those sites, with no results. Is that maybe because you’re making it up from your corporate office? And good for your “20 associates working,” we’re an A-level store and will have 7 people on staff, all of them appointed, and all of them angry about being away from their families in another corporate decision saying that the low paid workers shouldn’t be allowed to have their only holiday off. The DMs? They have a holiday, of course.
Hey, don’t be giving Turkeys a bad affiliation; those are New Jersey & New York Rats over running Union HQ!
Okay- clearly there are still so many people on this site who NO LONGER WORK FOR BBB putting in their “2 cents” on everything. Firstly those who work for the company know that this year is a lot different- many news outlets are saying that bbb has some of the BEST deals- which yes include 25% off your store purchase. We also have so many truly great deals going on before thanksgiving, and even more planned for after Black Friday. It’s not the same company that you trolls worked at. Sure people have to work- but out of the 20 people in my store that are working, not one, even the ASM complained as they all offered to work. Some don’t celebrate American holidays or their family tradition is to be out shopping or what not at that time. And yes many get paid well to do it. The company has a huge initiative coming up for this holiday to make the associates feel like family again, feel appreciated and make retail fun again. We are going back to the fun days with potlucks, doing a banquet dinner in December for the associates, pizza parties, goodie bags, cookie platter days, ugly sweater contests, and so much more planned over those 5 weeks. The company is allocating almost $1million for these activities to happen over the next several weeks- which is pretty great given it’s the most we have spent to show appreciation to our teams for the holidays. I don’t see greed. I see new leadership trying very hard to make us a great place to work and shop again. Not everyone has a problem with working thanksgiving, so if you don’t have to work don’t complain!!
Oh no let them lure you in with double time pay...such a sweet deal until a few weeks later they lay you off and give you the finger. Dont think bbb would do this? Think again.
What a pathetic life retailing is. Zero quality of life. Not just BBB, it’s the entire industry. Leave and enjoy your life.
Being open on Thanksgiving is the way of the future.... for failed big box retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond
Customers are getting 25% off on thanksgiving. Asms are getting paid double time everyone else time and a half.
We put up the signs that we will be open and people are already complaining.
And what are we offering?? Let me guess...oh yea 20% off which I can get any other day esp if I complain. Please get with the times. Target for example has this business down so much better...maybe copy them because all the old men at the DM and RM and RVP levels still clinging to life are k–ling this company.
Keeping up with whom, the stores that more often than not is now CLOSED on Thanksgiving, or the forward thinking retailers who pay their staff to stay home on Black Friday? You don’t have to shop at BBB on Black Friday, you can get the same deal any other weekend.
No it’s not greed. It’s keeping up with the industry.