Thread regarding Big Lots Inc. layoffs

Response to Corona Virus - Where do you see us a month from now - what's the impact on Big Lots

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Any comments to how things are handled could and will result in termination.
That's why we won't use are name.

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Post ID: @1oshm+13N6qW5S

I work at big lots store number 72 Peoria IL. I was told on 3 different occasions to come into work even though I was sick.
The Manager said if I didn't I would be replaced. Working conditions have been very poor no enforcement of mask being
worn by associates or management or the
general public. I need my job but I don't feel safe.

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Post ID: @1ozyv+13N6qW5S

I hope it bankrupts them! I feel bad for the employees that work hard and get little to no recognition for their performance. It is a very negative place to be employed with the top half over paid and angry. Store managers treat their assistants badly as if it were their fault the company is where it is. Big Lots is a TERRIBLE employer! Jump ship now and save yourself the being hung by a short rope.

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Post ID: @nkuu+13N6qW5S

I work for the big lots in ocala florida on e. Silver slrings ocala fl and not only r we under staffed and certain managers are rude you domt get pajd for all the work you do and the harder you work the more they put on u for the same amount u are making at that point. Horrible place to work they are unappriecatice of everything their employees do. If u get j+ for the month u get a $5 gift card whoch wont buy u nothing but a bag of chips and a drink. Bull honky if u ask me.

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Post ID: @gudk+13N6qW5S

"Don't Bring Me Down, Brrruce!"...but that's where we're headed. Need to postpone due-dates on non-essential planogram updates, so we can accommodate the needs of Jennifer in this national crisis. We also need to roll-back or postpone the Friends & Family Event planned for the 4th and 5th of April. We are too thinly stretched to deal with that, not to mention that we're starting to see more employee call-ins, as people don't know if they have just the flu...or something far more dangerous!

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Post ID: @dnqj+13N6qW5S

@bve Pro tip: just put a space in the pseudonym box and there won't be an "Anonymous"!

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Post ID: @1swb+13N6qW5S

Attn. Originator of THIS thread! How were YOU able to post this topic without clicking on "Anonymous" or using a screen name? Are you one of the website administrators or moderators?? Are you one of Bruce Thorn's management team??? Do you actually CARE about what your store-level management team thinks? How about identifying yourself...otherwise, why should we take your post seriously?

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Post ID: @bve+13N6qW5S

Much of our imported merchandise is already tied-up in Chinese and American ports, due to fears of virus transmission from the crews of the Chinese boats. So, shipments from China and other countries (i.e. South Korea, Vietnam, Japan) will be late arriving. I'm not sure if Bruce will allow us to wear facemasks and latex gloves while we're working, as he probably will be more concerned about "Jennifer being offended" by Big Lots employees protecting themselves than he is about us. We need to do everything we can to prevent and downplay panic buying (water, hand sanitizer/soap, toilet paper, etc.). When the "perceived pandemic" fails to materialize, we will be swarmed with impatient customers returning cart-fulls of these "no longer needed" commodities, negatively impacting our labor hours and sales. I had PERSONAL experience with a similar situation on 12/31/1999, when I was stocking and replenishing water at a high-volume Meijer store. The store was PACKED with customers buying cart-fulls of water, liquor, and snacks, anticipating a Y2K meltdown...WHICH NEVER MATERIALIZED! Then on Jan. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of 2000, we had HUGE lines of customers returning most of the items they had just purchased the previous couple days. ATTN. BIG LOTS CORPORATE...DON'T LET THIS TURN INTO A SIMILAR FIASCO...PLEASE!

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