I can't believe they said 200 stores in the next two years. So none of us are to have any peace of mind for that long? Are you kidding me with this?
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The last post, we must work at the same store!
I have had nothing but lazy a–hole ops. And one amazing SM. Current SM is condescending, rude, and straight up d–k to employees and customers. HR and Corp has been talked to about it, but they love to turn a blind eye and say things eill get better but they've been saying that for 7 years.
And bc he’s my right hand, he will be the next to get a store and I’ll make d-man sure of it. Bc that’s what u do for your people.
Maybe in your store. But we are a team at my store. My ops manager addresses a lot of it with the team on the floor, but I have to answer to it and defend it to my DM. That why I aporeciate my ops. he’s my right hand.
Every one at our B-volume store knows we’re closing. Specialty departments have been axed, freight has dramatically slowed down, and there won’t be much of a pack and hold/college season this time around. And we’re losing employees to the Amazon distribution center nearby, and who can blame them. $11/hour part time at BBB, or $15/hour full time at Amazon?
You describe a lot of what the ops does and/or did. Not the SM.
“So-called managers that do nothing but sit on their butts” “they are so overpaid”.
Excuse me??? I work my GODD-MN -SS off. That is highly offensive. You know absolutely nothing about the pressure and level of expectation they put on store managers. What do u think, in the very short amount of office time we get, we’re just playing on our phones? No.
We’re on conference calls, discussing strategies of how to save our store.
We’re analyzing our budgets and our profitability and reviewing logistics with our ops manages.
We are on calls, having to defend every time YOU hit the coupon key. Or half -ss search for an item that a customer is waiting for and hit can’t fill bc you are too lazy to climb a ladder.
We are (thankfully) getting the opportunity to call someone on our TEAM and give them their job back.
We’re fixing your punches and correcting your time bc you forgot to clock into your shift.
How were you hired? That back and forth communication and all those interviews were arranged or done by your SM.
That schedule and that paycheck that you get every week? Guess who processes that?
When you constantly pass the buck, or you p-ss of a customer, guess who plays damage control?
When we finally got the word that we can reopen our store, that we could finally unlock our doors again..who set up your temp check station and register barriers and sanitizing room and arranged those curbside signs outside your store from the “local staples”?
When the compactor needs emptied or lights need replaced or the d-mn toilet starts spewing out water.. you think some magical corporate fairy sweeps in and solves it?
With that attitude, it’s no wonder you are still a part-timer. I take pride in the multitude of DEDICATED and POSITIVE employees I have spent time developing and training and most importantly promoting over the years.
To poster number 6:
Mark joined the company tasked with winding down operations and liquidizing assets. The major shareholders want their investment back, and fast, before it’s all flushed down the toilet. BBB is dead, Mark has had 9 months to introduce a strategy to save the company. He has had 9 months to modernize the assortment and bring BBB into the 21st century. He has not done so. Instead, we have seen corporate maneuvers designed time maximize bonuses to the C-level execs and shareholder payouts. Next thing you’ll see any corporate owned real estate being sold to an investment group linked to Mark, and leased back to BBB for a considerable profit, and higher cost to BBB. I’ve seen this with Sears, it’s the Eddie Lampert playbook: bleed the company dry and get as much money into your own pockets as possible. They’ve already sabotaged the infrastructure, the stores, the support staff, the supply chain. Only this time it looks like Covid is accelerating the downfall. Mark my words, if this back to school season fails, there will be more than 200 stores in the chopping block. We’re toast.
Whatever mo–n thinks this can be saved. Is a mo–n 😂😂😂. Ignorance can be bliss I guess.
Wow, they really brainwashed you!
If you hate the company - Leave
Can't take the anxiety - Leave
Can't stand not knowing the details - Leave
Can't tell customers that closing decisions are above your pay grade - Leave
p-ss-d that someone is a Manager and has different work responsibilities than you -Leave
Don't make a grand departure, just do yourself and your co-workers a favor and hit the bricks.
Mark and his team got handed a broken company that Steve & company bled dry. They were like home owners who never do any maintenance for 25 years.
Mark is the new owner of a fixer upper that got hit by a category 5 hurricane as soon as he moved in.
Will the house be left standing in 10 years? Who knows.
But the rotten wood needs to be cut out before it rots the rest of the structure.
Choose to be an asset for the rebuild or get the hell out of the way. The company has more than enough liabilities
Already the customers asking if we’re one of the stores closing.. I tell them, they’ll know before us...I find out All my other answers on social media. Zero communication from our management
They need to get rid of these so-called managers that do nothing but sit on their butts while everybody else is doing the work they are so overpaid !!!!
stop worrying and go get a better job its that simple
2 years of anxiety attacks!
Each day I hate this company a little more than before...