Thread regarding Follett layoffs

It's still all rumor, but...

Anyone else hoping that everything will remain on the rumor and that there will be no sale? I'm not very optimistic. I pretty much assumed that could happen.

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Post ID: @OP+1cCUiNuc

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A comment was made earlier that FSS would be sold 9/1 (that happened) B&T would close doors by end of year (they were sold), and that FHEG would have something happen mid October. Well it’s now mid November….any updates on the future of FHEG?

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Post ID: @1egck+1cCUiNuc

This guy @lkn+1cCUiNuc is spot on with his comments. Live it, learn it, love it as Brad Hamilton would say.

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Post ID: @1fpm+1cCUiNuc

The moral of the story is that if you mess with the family dividend, they will sell the company. There are many generations of Follett's riding on the coat tails of the founders and don't really want to work for a living. Who can blame them.

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Post ID: @1srp+1cCUiNuc

Maybe PI will come in and see through MC bulls#@%t! She is a morale ki---r, and has ruined several departments at FSS. Also, maybe Sr. Management will finally give a cr-p about employees; a raise, maybe a bonus, etc.

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Post ID: @1jlg+1cCUiNuc

The family didn't tolerate competence. They foster blind adherence to outdated operating paradigms. They have failed to innovate or change. Mostly, they hired and promoted mediocre Sr level people who under delivered.

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Post ID: @eyn+1cCUiNuc

Must we keep reminding you????
This company is strong and will be around for many generations to come.
You can leave at any time.

Do you not understand?
You can leave at any time.

Just remember...
The family leadership and board tolerated insubordination (like He-l they did) and poor performance (for family members), that will be no more.

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Post ID: @vgh+1cCUiNuc

What is everyone going to do now that they can’t blame the family? Everyone thought that the dollar drove the family, just wait for PE. The family leadership and board tolerated insubordination and poor performance, that will be no more.

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Post ID: @slm+1cCUiNuc

BF will run content for the new owner. It’s normal to give the target’s leader a senior role but for the first time ever she won’t be able to hide behind family and ruin anyone that gets in her way. She won’t last there once they find out she’s an empty suit.

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Post ID: @lyo+1cCUiNuc

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210901005798/en/Francisco-Partners-Acquires-Follett-School-Solutions

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Post ID: @qzt+1cCUiNuc

Not yet. I'm sure head hunters are looking for dynamic leaders with the last name of F****tt. They've done such a great job!

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Post ID: @qzc+1cCUiNuc

Well I guess BF will be out of a job.

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Post ID: @eph+1cCUiNuc

The FSS folks are jumping for joy and celebrating no more Aman! Great move, Britten!!

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Post ID: @bof+1cCUiNuc

Well the FSS news proved true. They are being sold to Francisco Partners. Wonder if the FHEG and B&T news is true?

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Post ID: @cuj+1cCUiNuc

You people are id--ts! The details have already been provided. It’s not a rumor. Hide your kids, hide your wife because Follett is no more.

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Post ID: @yiq+1cCUiNuc

Fingers crossed! False Flag? Woodridge Warehouse still seems to be open!??
WHAT IS UP.
Hopefully we will know in a few minutes!

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Post ID: @ifh+1cCUiNuc

As soon as you find out please post what you know.

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Post ID: @woo+1cCUiNuc

To the person giving the warning: where does this information come from? A lot of people are worried about their jobs. Don’t add to the fear unless you are speaking truth.

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Post ID: @zjq+1cCUiNuc

If they tell the truth at the meeting.

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Post ID: @wgn+1cCUiNuc

Yes, I don't even really know what to think right now. I want this 10:00 meeting to hurry up and get here already so we finally know for sure what's going on.

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Post ID: @hlu+1cCUiNuc

For the sake of everyone still employed, I hope so.

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Post ID: @dhb+1cCUiNuc

Fearmongering with nothing to back it up doesn't mean anything. You can invent "warnings" all you want but you're an anonymous poster on a relatively unknown website. Trying to scare people on the internet is pretty pathetic, IMO.

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Post ID: @dhz+1cCUiNuc

FSS 9/1
Retail mid October
B&T closing the doors. No one wants this company. You’ve been warned.

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