Thread regarding Office Depot layoffs

Corporate layoffs

They let go of another 100+ people at the corporate office today.
They kept this pretty quiet.
I heard more are coming...

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Gerry and his 5 C's is a joke. Caring is one of them and like everyone else, my VP called me and talked for 30 seconds then turned me over to HR. After 14 years, not a single thank you for all the times I put the company first over my family. The package was a standard package.
I just can't understand the COLDNESS in the way they blindside you and show NO compassion or understanding of what they just did to you.
Believe me, the severance package that Gerry will receive will be in the MILLIONS and Kevin will walk away with not ever having to work again either.

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Post ID: @1qakc+14X8fnZP

I would tap the brake on the Staples is eating OD's lunch talk...they are a worse sh#t show. Agreed that both companies are cut from the same cloth. They seem to mirror each other with the same inept and incompetent senior leaderships and mid level managers. However the market prognosticators seemed more impressed with OD. Now Amazon has been taking both companies lunch money for a good while now😂😉🤔😷

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Post ID: @4agc+14X8fnZP

People give me a break. The company has not changed since I worked there years ago. After a few years of employment, I too was included in a 900 person layoff at the old headquarters. At that time, there was no rhyme or reason to who they let go other than managers choosing people they did not like. The people in upper level management remained.

What's funny is that some of the same toxic people who worked there when I was let go are still there to this day.

The company has extremely poor and inept leadership (trickles down) which is apparent by the number of toxic middle managers who remain employed there, some for 30 years. OD has historically over hired, then gone the washing machine of "oh sht, our quarterly numbers s—, no clue why... let's fire some people." Or, "Oh shT, why do store sales s—... let's fire some people..."

OD stores do not hit sales targets and these id–ts at corporate cannot figure it out. Instead they blame store employees. As if they have any control over store sales.

The sad reality is that OD was slow to pivot when Amazon came around and they did little to rethink their store presence, which is a relic of times past.

I buy all of my office supplies from Walmart.com or Amazon and have not stepped foot in an OD store in years.

Continually amazed that OD cannot get its sh*T together even after 20 years. Honestly.

Staples, Amazon and Walmart are eating your lunch. You should learn from them.

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Post ID: @4fdy+14X8fnZP

I left on my own a few months ago. I am pretty confident I did the right thing. This sends such a horrible message to the employees. Any employee that is not looking elsewhere at this point is foolish. The downward spiral is very tough to watch as someone that worked very hard for this company. Quite honestly they only have themselves to blame. The senior leadership is toxic.

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Post ID: @1gnc+14X8fnZP

The same thing happened to me. A few seconds with my VP then HR took over. It was all so very cold but then again what else are they supposed to do? This is the culture at corporate, they have never let people go with grace.
Gerry is doubling down on CompuCom but the people inside the building don’t even know what to do with that company. There is internal fighting, leaders are not aligned, and BOTH sides are playing a giant game of chicken. I consider it a blessing. Take your things back and send me my check.
I guess the boys in the executive suites still have their salaries and million dollar bonuses so that’s all that counts... for now.

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Post ID: @1reh+14X8fnZP

Agrée 100% greedy corporate scumbags. They talk out of both sides of their mouths, from the top down to mid level sales managers. Results don’t matter to OD. No one knows why they pick who they pick. In Canada, they had a manager let go sales reps and then when the dirty work was done, they let the manager go that afternoon...We are all just numbers in this horrible Office Depot Family...including Grand and Toy in Canada.

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Post ID: @1ozs+14X8fnZP

Greedy corporate scumbags. Just posted strong Q1 results and first positive comp store sales since 2015. To turn around and cut the teams that created these results is short sighted. Senior management down to the VP level is going to piss the company away.

Yes, I’m bitter because I lost my job. You can call it sour grapes but it doesn’t change the fact the company screwed me.

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Post ID: @1ruj+14X8fnZP

I was one of them, know another 4 that got whacked too. No idea how they chose who got canned, it certainly wasn't too high of a salary or poor skills. My VP called out of the blue in the morning and told me it was my last day. He read a prepared script that took about 30 seconds and then said he's got to go to another call and let some HR person complete the dirty work. Scumbags didn't even have the decency to make the 401k contribution vested, I guess they wanted their contributions back. Within minutes of that call, all my access had been revoked. I didn't even have time to say goodbye to coworkers. Office Depot is not a great company to work for but the way they handle layoffs REALLY leaves a bad impression. I will NEVER say anything good about that company or shop there EVER again.

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Post ID: @1eey+14X8fnZP

Article posted tonight plan to cut over 13K jobs through 2023.

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