Thread regarding Staples Inc. layoffs

Staples Closing Furniture Installation and Commercial Furniture Department.

Been working for 7 yrs as a furniture installer in the Mid Atlantic
Just recently we were told they were closing the doors of the installation department on April because it's not profitable. It could not be profitable when they got rid of the sales people who new what they were doing and hire people who they can pay less who knew nothing about furniture. 90% of the time these new sales people mess up complete sales orders and staples has to eat the cost of the furniture cant return and no one is held accountable business as usual. Management that qoute on installation has no clue how to price jobs jobs been out sourced to third party for 10 times what it would be done inhouse for then they leave half way in the installation because of issues that the company has no clue how to resolve and we have to go behind to clean up after they take their money upfront and leave. This place is a disaster it's like a mafia club employees at the bottom never seen or spoke to top management if top management is coming to the location we were sent home 2 hours early before they arrived in order for us not to be able to speak about the issues and bad practices. In my opinion I am surprised they lasted so long

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I know your pain. Good luck Staples with 3rd party installers. 3rd party installers smoking weed in their vehicles on job sites and not to mention Staples installers playing clean up man on their cr---y install. I took pride in my job and forsook family for my job. I'll be ok though. It's a lot of shady stuff going on within this company. To add insult to injury, we're told that 3rd party install companies may be willing to hire us. YEAH RIGHT!!! I'm excited for a career change and glad I won't have to deal with this back biting, no loyalty company again

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Post ID: @Zkfk+1ek8MYnz

Has ANYONE who has worked at this company in ANY department not fear being laid off? I survived so many layoffs in the many years with this company until June of 2020 when so many were let go due to Covid. And interesting how the loyal, dedicated, talented and knowledgeable employees were the ones shown the door. The company has devastated so many families….I look back and wish I had not stayed so long. Every new management team got worse and worse over the years. I’m sorry for all the furniture folks. I knew several of them and I understand their pain. Good luck to all of you. You will land on your feet and be much happier.

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Post ID: @joou+1ek8MYnz

After laying off the majority of the office supplies fleet starting 7/8 years ago, I'm very surprised that the furniture department made it as long as it did. I'm sorry to hear you will be losing your jobs, but you should know that there IS life after Staples. I found out the hard way after almost 17 years how expendable I was.

Just 7 years later, I am making almost double what I was making at Staples and working less hours. Thank you, Staples, for teaching me how to run a business and then setting me free. I really enjoyed my time while there but HATE the company for what they did to me and all the other people who were laid off with me all those years ago.

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