Tell me, what does the company need to do for you lot to be happy? I'm no fan of Follett, let's make that clear right away. But I like to give credit where credit is due. We just got a decent raise. It's not exciting but it's a raise and everybody got it. This is a good thing. For five minutes, can you let people be happy about something without crapping all over it?
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follett is awful. $.13/hour in 3 years is one more insult. Why stay? This company deserves to be meetinged to death by its multi-layers of useless VPs. No real human deserves this treatment.
You read the headlines- people are quitting just because. There are jobs. Take one. Hint- skip the Amazon DCs. With 150% attrition, they may not be great.
3% on 13 dollars is 39 cents ... I haven't had a raise in 3 years but they just gave a dollar or more raise to team leads and a dollar to every follett associate... I didn't get the first raise that everyone at my store got ... I got 39 fu----g cents in 3 years.
Book Fairs got the axe yesterday. More departments to follow?
Perhaps many are exhausted from trying to stay afloat on this sinking ship. Three percent doesn’t keep up with inflation, either.
You need to take some responsibility for your own feelings. No one can make you feel CR---Y about your inflation/almost but not quite the cost of living adjustment. You enjoy your raise, and let others complain about the sinking ship that some braniac thought that Sears and Kmart execs could fix
Well, they may not admit it, but super fat bonuses dropped. At home office. And I do mean H E F T Y.
Is the son of TL's friend still at FHEG? The one TL bailed out by buying that incomplete company he owned. Did he also get an increase?
Imagine a company where us front line employees AND the HO people are all stressed to the max, but leadership blames the market, Covid, the economy, the employees, the industry, technology, everything but themselves? IBM lost $8 billion in 1993 today the market cap is over $200 billion. Marvel comics was bankrupt and hemorrhaging money around 2000. Today it’s a profit machine. Want one that hits closer to home? The Whitepages is profitable again! The friggin Whitepages! Leadership made the difference. We have none. This is a great company being helmed by someone with no experience overseen by a board of never worked anywhere family members beholden only to finding ways to get cash to pay off the the unhappy shareholders. It’s a tragedy.
I work in the “ivory towers” as you all call them, and trust me, we are just as overworked, with many departments understaffed. We don’t get overtime, so we just have to suck it up and if that means working until 9pm, we do it. I’m so tired of store employees pretending like HO is so glorious and without stress. We’re stressed to the max too!
If you’re so overworked and underpaid, LEAVE. Why do you choose to be miserable and just complain every day? Life is too short!
At a time EVERYTHING costs more, the 3% isn't keeping pace. How much has follett raised prices to its customers? That's an automatic. follett doesn't let margin slip. Well, our take home margin has slipped a lot. Thank you for the 3%. Please find more dynamic ways to keep up with the cost of living.
The thing that people are also not factoring in, as far as SMs and other salaried employees, is most of us are making less per hour than we used to, because HO is forcing us to reduce all our staffs and run a store on a skeleton crew. That means SMs are taking on more hours/days, which actually lowers our hourly pay. Making $800 a week when you're working 40 hours is not the game as making $800 when you're working 50 or 60. We're sacrificing more of our time (which can never be recovered) and being forced to do more and more each day, with essentially no help. In fact, not only does HO not help, their policies and broken IT systems actually hinder us. A 3% raise does not make up for that. Yes, it's better than 0%, but it doesn't make up for all the other things that make this job such a nightmare every single day.
What does the company need to do? How about treating employees as if they truly matter. How about not flooding this board that gives us a place to vent with their fake postings and lies like this one. For sure this post was RM, JH, TL or one of the other HQ robots. They took away profit sharing match for years. They raised insurance deductibles to crazy levels. Mine is $6000 if my husband gets Covid we’ll go bankrupt. They pay us bonuses once every few years. They rarely offer merit increases. They don’t invest in systems that work but they bought B and T to lose us more money and spend money wi--y nilly on fantasies like the Aurora place. Oh yeah I’m oh so excited about a 3% raise after all the setbacks. For those of you saying leave! I was likely here before you and I used to love this place and keep blindly hoping that we’ll be what we used to be. Shame on me for being so naive but I’m not celebrating a measly 3% raise.
Given the climate that we were in, I’m ecstatic to receive the news that I’m getting a raise.
I said the same thing. People will find a way to complain about a bright sunny day….SMH
Agreed. A raise is a raise. We all choose to work here. Many of us don’t like it but some do. I like it most days. I like getting more money.