Let’s face it. The reality is that this is a company/business that is owned by people who are interested in their maximum return of investment. They will make decisions, whether good or bad, based on what they think will achieve their objectives. We, the associates, have no say in the decisions that the business makes. They own it and we don’t. We are not entitled or owed anything other than a paycheck, if we are still employed. I too was let go and after the disappointment I realized that I really had no right to feel as if I was owed anything.
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There has got to be a better balance between labor security and happiness and the bottom line or you will more organized labor and socialized movements. I would prefer corporate America remove the dollars from their a-s before the pendulum swings too far the other way. You can't crush the middle class forever . This is all short sighted in a macro sense and is not headed in a good direction. Always follow the money. There have not been actions in the interest of Staples or the employee in a long damn time
Labor is entitled to all it creates, homeslice. Without us, there would be no stores and no company, and all I want out of the deal is to be compensated for what my work is worth. Staples is not doing that for a lot of associates in my area’s stores; so a lot of them are walking. All a lot of them were asking for to stay was a higher pay rate; Corporate said no. And that’s stretching the rest of us ever thinner because Staples refuses to make themselves a worthwhile choice of employer to jobseekers and so no one is applying. Who would, when the burger place across the street pays more per hour and doesn’t expect you to memorize the finer features of an entire aisle of pens and won’t neg for not selling enough warranties? Who won’t up and expect you to one day be a postmaster on top of everything else you already have to do?
But go on, I’m sure licking that boot will pay off eventually.
I don’t agree. We are owed a lot! Without the talented and dedicated Associates Staples would have never been successful. I, too, was disappointed when I was let go because I loved my job and was a loyal employee. We are owed a great deal….how about THANK YOU!