Thread regarding Academy Sports & Outdoors layoffs

They don't care about service or performance

I have worked at the same store for several years. I've gotten a good review every year, I've gotten merit raises, and my attendance is damn near perfect. When it came time to furlough people, I thought they'd drop the poorer performers first, or more recent hires. I felt completely stabbed in the back and betrayed when they furloughed me but kept poorer performers who made less per hour. Yes I'm going to get my job back they say... and I hope I will, but it really hurts a lot to be treated this way after all the service I've given them. I kept asking myself what I did wrong, why I wasn't good enough... what I could have done differently... but I know it's not me. They cut me over others because I make more per hour. It still hurts though. A lot. I earned those raises.

Usually I'd say it's a great place to work for with a good culture but right now I'm mostly just angry and hurt.

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I was furloughed too. Reason given was that they needed to keep associates that were multifunctional and able to work different areas of the store. I have been with the company for 5 years in the fall and have worked in outdoors, cashier, AP/LP, SFS, teamsports and ICS. Not to mention passed over TL postlitions only for them to hire seasonal employees that have only worked for 2 months and never for Academy. Straight from seasonal to TL(STL for you og's like me). Thanks for showing me loyalty for all my loyalty.

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Post ID: @3lze+14oQ8Zi2

i was told monday or tuesday i need to get on workday to get my unemployment info did u guys get told the same

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Post ID: @3uxb+14oQ8Zi2

At this point I believe furlough is just termination they're just being nice.
I lucked out since I had a full time position elsewhere and academy was just my entertainment budget check. I feel awful for everyone else getting thrown under the bus

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Post ID: @3oma+14oQ8Zi2

My store’s Merchandise Team, A.P & Receiving were furloughed. I wasn't informed of anything Until I called to investigate. My Team Lead nor My Assistant Manager Nor My Store Manager had the decency to inform their employees. I noticed the employees he kept were Personal friends of his.

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Post ID: @2glx+14oQ8Zi2

I'm really sorry you got furloughed too. That's the last person I'd expect to be furloughed considering how important ship from store and BOPUS is at this time. A lot of these furloughs just don't even make sense.

I already had a list of things in my mind that I was going to get done this week and not being able to be there and do them is frustrating too. I was really dedicated to taking pride in my work and doing a good job but corporate only saw me as a number

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Post ID: @1sbc+14oQ8Zi2

i got got furlough too i was my stores full time ship from store team member

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