Thread regarding Staples Inc. layoffs

Is everything so much greener outside?

Everyone keeps saying that it is easy now to find greener pastures outside of Staples. And this is constantly being repeated but I personally know a few people who, after getting cut, cannot find a new job. I also know of people looking for other options while they’re still here, but can’t get to the interview phase. So, while the situation here is bad, you shouldn’t idealize other companies. Few will be realistic and admit that higher pay somewhere means more work, right?

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Post ID: @OP+1eehirgX

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I got laid off back in November 2021. I received three job offers after leaving, and landed one that pays me $80,000 more than I made it Staples. I realize not everybody lands that type of opportunity, but landing one that is significantly better, even if it just relates to working environment and stability, is not difficult in this job market regardless of the level of position that you are seeking. It took me about 3 months to start a new job. People need to look for new jobs now before the next round of layoffs comes around. The job market is very healthy and other employers are willing to fight for people with the right skill set.

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Post ID: @1Kyhe+1eehirgX

it all depends on where you live and how far you're willing to travel.
metropolitan areas offer more options with better pay.
if you're out in the middle of nowhere you have far fewer opportunities
and will have to drive an hour (or more) to get to a job that pays more but
costs more to travel to.

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Post ID: @6eyq+1eehirgX

I got a 50% pay increase, higher title, and LESS work

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Post ID: @4udf+1eehirgX

If youre in a job role that allows you to work remote there are tons of job opportunities out there. Only took me two weeks to find better pay at another company. Glad I got paid to leave.

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Post ID: @1uah+1eehirgX

Former RIF’ed older employee here - the job search sucks. It’s long and frustrating but the Staples name was recognized so lots of call backs. Benefits and pay are much stronger outside of Staples and the work load is similar.

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Post ID: @1whg+1eehirgX

With a specialty team. I'm ready to walk, with or without a job lined up. It's gotten that bad for my team and I'm not attached enough to my coworkers to worry about them having to take up the slack.

The failures within this company are stacking up and few seem willing (if able) to address them adequately. I'm watching the replay of the Associate Forum, and have never felt so disconnected from what the company's brass are envisioning for the way forward. They haven't a clue what this pandemic has done to _everything_.

The company is clearly dying. Nothing Lederer does or doesn't do is going to change it.

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Post ID: @1gpu+1eehirgX

Totally understand everyone's situations are different and many rely on Staples for a paycheck, benefits, etc. But if you are looking elsewhere, it won't happen overnight, even given the "candidate market" we are in. Applying and interviewing is a process; it takes time and is a numbers game. Most recruitment teams are overwhelmed right now due to demand ...
And there's always going to be work and challenges with any role. But Staples salaries and comp plans are way below average.

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Post ID: @iyi+1eehirgX

I found another job with same workload and better pay . It did take some time to find what I wanted, but it happened and I’m 56 years old.

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Post ID: @uxh+1eehirgX

Seriously more work at another company. Right now every single person here is drowning in work to be done. Wr are putting out fire after fire and still have to do the work of all the people that are gone plus what was on our plates before the collapse. The SLT is absolutely clueless on how to handle the mess they created so we continue to fight fires. I will be going to greener pastures very soon and while I have no problem doing a lot of work I do have a problem lying to customers.

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