Thread regarding Bass Pro Shops layoffs

So when are we shutting down due to coronavirus?

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Post ID: @OP+13X6mnXU

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I saw a post that employees that were furloughed were not coming back. At our store they were called back first, they refused. They preferred their $600 a week from the government to coming back. Said they could claim they didn’t want to be exposed and they would make more money. It’s true. Hard to hire people when the government pays them twice as much to stay home. Well my tax dollars are being abused. Thank you everyone for freaking out.

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Post ID: @2yxue+13X6mnXU

Now they are providing masks. July 2020. They gave employees who stayed during the major shut downs a small bonus. If you worked in a warehouse distribution center with no customer contact your bonus was doubled. Seriously! Johnny Morris doesn’t care about anyone but himself. We dealt with raging customers trying to buy guns, they furloughed staff, they cut management salaries, who by the way work the floor. They don’t hide in an office, at least at our store. Also they are beating on the employees to do better, get club cards when our stores sales are crazy up. While bass pro elite management work from home and don’t get their jobs done and the rest of us suffer for it. Enjoy your corona virus vacation basspro. The rest of us suffer while you all enjoy your Quarantine vacation in your summer homes. You should have given the store management teams whose salaries you cut some compensation. And retail floor workers deserved at least as much as warehouse employees. No I’m not a salaried employee. Just voicing an opinion. After months of stressful interactions that Johnny Morris doesn’t care about.

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Post ID: @2yvsa+13X6mnXU

WAY TO GO WEST VIRGINIA!! A positive case in your store and you aren’t telling the staff. You aren’t cleaning your store, well not with a legitimate cleaning company. Wait till this hits the news. Me. Morris will be so happy with you and I hope repercussions Are forth coming and I pray he gets rid of the store manager that refuses to tell the staff.

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Post ID: @1Tivx+13X6mnXU

That’s BS. They Picked favorites. Our Fulltime leads who where never furloughed got 250..with a select few getting 500. Managers gave the full bonus to the “boys club”.

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Post ID: @1Rtjw+13X6mnXU

So did all of you people that worked get their bonus? I was told that full timers got $500, part timers got $250 and people that worked but minimal hours got $125 and if you worked at the distribution centers you were given $1000. How fair are these amounts? I know, Johnny could have just kept all the money in his wallet and paid you nothing. Even Walmart paid their employees more.

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Post ID: @1Qdot+13X6mnXU

We have a ton of new applicants with the Store not calling anyone back for their old positions. All new hires are extremely young and taking minimum wage.

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Post ID: @1Nuqy+13X6mnXU

While reading thru all of these comments I realize that we are all in the same boat. No pun intended. If you work for Bass Pro Cabelas you are expected to work thru the virus for nothing extra and if your co-workers don't show up you have to cover there job also with nothing extra at anytime. We had a Star luncheon the other day the first since this all started and our manager never spoke a word to us. He did not sit and eat with us either. He stood over by the windows on his phone the whole time. Wow thank you for your time.
We could all use a little appreciation for what we have done thru all of this corona virus. And they say they have made adjustments to the hours. Closing 1 hour early is not adjustment when your people are stretched to the limits now because we have no new applicants and if we did the starting pay is an insult. What a joke!

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Post ID: @1Nsol+13X6mnXU

Major problem with Cabelas.
Managers..etc all are in a click.
Turn another cheek if problems arise.
Would never recommend anyone to work there.

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Post ID: @1ogse+13X6mnXU

listen WE can all b–ch and moan how terrible the Managers are and the Owner. How we the workers get treated..you see it doesn't matter.
NOTHING GETS DONE
NO ONE IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS.
I've complained to my Manager about me being treated with disrespect by my outfitters and guess what..The thought it was funny.

SO I LEFT..
Horrible atmosphere

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Post ID: @1owpv+13X6mnXU

You know what three of our managers got for working through all of this?!? Walked out the door! Two of them were the best ones we had. Ridiculous!

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Post ID: @1myrd+13X6mnXU

Did we get anything for sticking it out?? NOTHING!! Oh an occasional lunch, never told thank you. We were told: get the freight out, clean your department, get club cards, and the best was if you re told to go to another department you go, it’s part of your job.

Did we get a bonus of any kind? No, but I’m sure Johnny has his crew looking for any loophole that will put government money into his wallet. The man could throw something to the people that kept his stores alive.

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Post ID: @1mocd+13X6mnXU

Has anyone that volunteered to work during the covid quarantined get anything extra at their store? Just doesn't seem fair that the ones that went out. Covid-19 for two weeks but the ones that volunteered got maybe a pat on the back and a thank you? Just wondering if any stores got lucky and that management did anything for them.

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Post ID: @1jdpt+13X6mnXU

Our softlines manager was on the floor cussing about the virus, dropping f bombs, saying how “f—ing r—ded” everybody is who think we shouldn’t be open and they just gave her a warning. however, one of our archery techs cut his hand open working on a bow and said “damn” and he was out the door within the hour without a job. From my understanding, the policy applies to EVERYONE but I can’t see a manager getting fired over it.

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Post ID: @1aqgq+13X6mnXU

Do managers have to follow that policy? We have one that speaks so inappropriate to outfitters. This one is crude, rude, condescending, swears all the time and is just outright loud and obnoxious. Sad thing is, all managers including the GM and HR are aware of it. Nothing gets done about it.

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Post ID: @1adwh+13X6mnXU

Apparently Bass Pro implemented a new no cussing policy without telling anyone. You can’t cuss on the floor (totally understand that) but you also can’t cuss in the breakroom, warehouse, our outside at the tables on your lunch or break. 4 people have gotten fired this week because of it. Wonder what other BS policy they’re going to put into place in the future🥱

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Post ID: @1adyy+13X6mnXU

People are crowding in without care spreading the virus. They believe all of the sudden that the virus that they had to run into their homes and hide from has miraculously disappeared like magic. There are more infections and deaths per day now than when the lockdown began yet people are running around saying they just need to get out and shop and be normal. I want to fly across the counter and push each and every person that says that down. Life can’t return to normal when life all around us isn’t normal. People are getting infected without knowing it and passing it unknowingly to others that ultimately die. That is the irresponsible choice these people are making by not being respectful of others and wearing a mask. It shouldn’t shock me that almost every person that comes in doesn’t have a mask on when the president is the most disrespectful ignorant human that’s only about himself on the planet.
Its like Christmas the business our store is getting. Its disgusting to profit off hate. There’s a virus you can fight it by buying guns. Da’s.

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Post ID: @19hsv+13X6mnXU

I don't understand all of these conflicting memos, letters, articles, emails and phone calls I've received from JM, corporate benefits department, the store HR manager and "they" meaning some corporate a-hole.

JM says he will pay our insurance up to 90 days... he assured us leave for employees that have health concerns without worry about the attendance policy... how long did it take for him to realize compassion is not in his nature?
Man, I miss the old Cabela's. When they said we are like family and we are all cousins, they weren't blowing smoke.
So former cousins, I wish you luck trying to navigate this mess.

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Post ID: @19jnw+13X6mnXU

What ever happened to the rest of our COVID pay that wasn’t used??? What about hazard pay??? Wal-Mart of all people has gotten a lest 300 bucks for hazard pay!!!

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Post ID: @18hxp+13X6mnXU

No raises more work also the scratches and dings all the guns are getting from having to put them up every night “ALL LONG GUNS” the wear on us physically and mentally!! Oh we finally got a whopping 5 face masks givin to us when everything opened back up!! Hmmm what else.... oh oh we’ve been waaaaay short staffed for a year now!! At least!!!! Geeeez I can go on and on ... I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels the way I do about bass pro

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Post ID: @18dxo+13X6mnXU

This chain cares more about the sale of a gun than the well being of its employees. Period. The employees who did not get furloughed DID NOT receive 2 weeks pay or a temporary pay raise. NOTHING. Disgraceful. Shame on you Bass Pro. To tout that employees are family is outrageous. I guess the mind set of this company is to send your family out into the Pandemic.
And there is no understanding on the part of management if you are uneasy around the customers.
The attitude is just s— it up, go out there without a face mask and sell those un-masked customers a gun!
What an embarrassment , from the wonderful, caring Mr. Morris on down.

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Post ID: @17yry+13X6mnXU

The da who made the last comment you are an insensitive ignorant human. You have no empathy, respect or consideration for others. Many employees are vulnerable instead of keeping your mouth shut you said something uncalled for and rude. I’m certain you take that sunny disposition you just displayed with you everywhere. Everyone is free to voice their opinions if you don’t like them say nothing rather than be rude and disrespectful to others about theirs. Manners are nice you should learn some. You will find yourself in a situation that requires the understanding and compassion of others which you showed a complete lack of here. Karma always comes to call on people like you.

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Post ID: @17xrw+13X6mnXU

Domino's and Doordash need employees. The country is opened back up ! Now is time for everyone to find NEW jobs. Stop b–ching on here and get your resumes dusted off and leave this company far behind you .

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Post ID: @16zzn+13X6mnXU

Workers all across the country are walking off the job and going on strike. Several retail clothing stores have. Demanding safer working conditions, better protection from the virus while working as well as hazard pay to be required to work retail with up close dealings with most times a disrespecting public. They are demanding more sanitary measures and protective measures, fewer people allowed in the stores etc. It things don’t get better and especially come fall when it gets really bad I think that’s exactly what we need to do. Johnny cut wages and is asking that we take more risks and more responsibility.

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Post ID: @15jwd+13X6mnXU

So much for Johnny’s commitment to his outfitters to waive the attendance policy and allow us to stay home if we so choose. We are being threatened that if we don’t return we won’t have our jobs anymore. Such lies and bs. If you are going to be like that then be honest about it or at least don’t put out a commitment online telling customers lies that you are offering us an option that you aren’t. If you are a selfish greedy a– human then don’t be a hypocrite about it and pretend you are looking out for vulnerable employees welfare because that just isn’t the case. This ain’t over by a long shot and this fall when the second wave comes through worse than the first was your greed and political friends aren’t going to be able to save you when people fear coming in the store. This might just be what drives you out of business. I’m looking for employment elsewhere screw working for a liar motivated by greed . That letter makes me sick about how we cannot fail those that love the great outdoors. Man people are getting sick and dying your priorities are skewed. I could smell the homegrown manipulation and bs that was being spun in that letter. Great outdoors my a–. Its about money and greed bottom line or stores would have all closed down for a time. Now we aren’t getting any hours to make any money to put enough gas in our cars nor is it worth getting up getting ready and going in for a few hours a week. Just a way that we are kept from drawing unemployment. Johnny goes bankrupt then we are all entitled for 6 months until we can find suitable employment and I’m damn certain we will all find someone that appreciates our efforts more than this greedy redneck.

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Post ID: @15let+13X6mnXU

if upper management and HR actually cared about there employees they would allow those that were elderly & especially those with medical conditions an option to stay off on unemployment until it becomes better known how opening is going to play out. Especially with the extra federal monies they could receive. But heck NO they bring you back for one day a week and cost your family 800..........

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Post ID: @14bqt+13X6mnXU

No one cares at my store if you wear a mask or gloves. We provide both.

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Post ID: @11apf+13X6mnXU

Will they allow us to wear masks n gloves???? I heard they will not allow us to??

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Post ID: @11lso+13X6mnXU

So if we come back can we wear masks n gloves?? I heard they won’t let us?? Isn’t that illegal?

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Post ID: @11quu+13X6mnXU

Recently social distancing went out the window along with sanitary cleaning.
Not a fun place to work.
Too many clicks.
Favoritism
If you bring anything to their attention the supervisors laugh and talk behind your back.
Not professional.
Keep packing people in like cattle.

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Post ID: @11ovu+13X6mnXU

Whoa whoa. Nobody wants to actually do anything about it! We just want to complain about it! Also I think it’s super funny that you went out of your way to complain about people swearing at work.

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Post ID: @11nxt+13X6mnXU

I dont know how or why anyone even cares about another retailer trying to pad their pockets. Face it, at the end of the day you're all expendable AND underpaid. If you're smart you will leave and find work somewhere that treats you fair, doesn't blame you for other peoples mistakes, and ACTUALLY wants you to work there with no stress. I have not felt welcome in a store since I was hired. There is name calling, numerous F bombs, and just childish games being played daily. I am sorry but i thought it would be GREAT to work for an outdoor company-I was wrong.....

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Post ID: @11eli+13X6mnXU

Our store in Missouri, they are not counting people that have not been counting people for awhile. They started when we were allowed 100 but after a few days, they stopped because like someone else said it was too hard for people to count properly. Also, they had to keep pulling people to handle code 3's at the registers.

Since MO opened up Monday they have not been counting either we are allowed 250 people in our store. on my lunch break yesterday I counted 350 cars in our parking lot so say at least 300 where customers with at least 1 or 2 people that are roughly 600 people in our store at one time.

I saw the video and pictures of the Governor in Springfield and their employees were wearing a mask which was for publicity purposes because at our store we were told we were not allowed to wear masks or gloves because the company does not want to scare customers or make them feel unsafe. Explain the logic in that Mr. Morris?

The only cleaning and sanitizing that is done is they run the floor cleaner over the floor. Nothing is wiped down especially at the gun counter where most of the customers have been handling the guns and then they are put up for the next customer to touch.

Our Footwear department is a virus playground, it's usually packed with 15-20 people at one time on top of each other because of the Gondos and stockouts there is no way to possibly maintain a 6-foot distance.

Maybe 1 in 10 customers were wearing a mask. To be fair though its not just our business that is having these issues. Quick Trip down the street from us had a huge problem yesterday. Their limit is 10 people in the store at one time, They had a line of 40 people stretched across the store

The bottom line, the majority of the people do not care and business doesn't want to speak up because they do not want to lose the business. Hell, even our Governor does not care he just told people it is okay to start having concerts and events in large venues again yesterday. If you think the worst has past get ready its going to be worst in 2 weeks.

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Post ID: @Thps+13X6mnXU

Be thankful that your store is counting people, mine isn’t. We can’t keep an accurate count because people don’t know basic arithmetic skills, like adding and subtracting. Also, managers think is not worth the time or effort to count 200 people.

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Post ID: @Tlbx+13X6mnXU

Bass Pro donates 8,000 face masks to Mercy https://www.ky3.com/content/news/Bass-Pro-Donates-8000–570251511.html "Duchrow says he isn't sure how Bass Pro Founder Johnny Morris got a hold of so many masks at a time when they are in such short supply, but that it doesn't surprise him.
"John just works in mysterious ways and he loves to give back. He's able to procure some of this stuff and with those connections we're able to give back," Duchrow says. "

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Post ID: @Srsi+13X6mnXU

200 at our store but we can go to 50% of capacity which I believe is 500

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Post ID: @Snoc+13X6mnXU

We can have 20% of our maximum occupancy which comes to almost 500

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Post ID: @Skvo+13X6mnXU

How many customers are allowed in your store at a time? Mine in IL went from 50 to 100 to 200 now. They keep increasing it without any of the laws changing.

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Post ID: @Sxnk+13X6mnXU

The end of the world as we know it. Check out the song and video by R.E.M.

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Post ID: @Rcds+13X6mnXU

To the person below that yelling at us for how bass pro has handled the coronavirus. Your right things are opening up again and there are going to be other jobs. I was offered several management positions that pay more and have more integrity then bass pro and will be accepting the position when things fully open up again.

Until then I will milk Johnny for as much money as I can. I work longer then I should getting unapproved OT because we are so short-staffed they can't fire me. Management won't right me up because they know the situation and optics of writing someone up when you don't have the staff to handle 100 customers in the store just looks bad.

Even if they do fire me guess what my unemployment comes out of Johnny's pocket plus I get an extra 600 a week.

So until my new position with another company is ready I will continue to milk the clock and Johnny's money letting customers know how horrible the conditions are. In fact a customer today asked my opinion on two products and which one I would by I told them neither because they are made in China, and I support America, not Communism country that spread diseases.

So do me a favor after you read this turn to Johnny and let him know what a dumb a– he is

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