Thread regarding Staples Inc. layoffs

It's been nearly a month and I'm still struggling

I've spent more than a decade with this company before I was laid off last month and I'm still having trouble coping. I honestly thought I was safe. I was working hard, doing well, and I was told all the right things by my boss. I know now I was naive and stupid, but hindsight is 20/20, I guess. I've started looking for a new job immediately, but I'm yet to find something that fits (job and money-wise). I really hope others are doing better than I am.

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Make finding a job your job. Be relentless, and don't be afraid to take a job that is less than what you were making, so you at least have some income coming in. I, too, was blindly loyal to Staples. I thought there was no way they would close my building. We are profitable; there are no couriers to handle our freight, we have a long lease, etc. Guess what? They still shut the doors. FK Staples, the higher-ups are only loyal to themselves. Luckily I've been gone for several years now, but I pop on here occasionally to see what's going on. Same old, same old I see. Good luck with your search. You CAN and WILL find a BETTER job than SH*Y Staples.

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Post ID: @3eji+1ekYFDVf

I have been reading the posts on this site for years. I rarely see a positive, although they do pop up from time to time to defend something or someone, and that is fine. But ….
C’mon people, take a look at this broken organization. It really is a bad company . And has been since the last few years being a public company under untalented leadership. Worse today being owned by a private equity company who only cares about their personal wealth. There are good organizations who are hiring people . You are all smart enough to know the environment always be one of retreat and doing more with less. You are wasting valuable time by not starting a new job or career somewhere else. Make a New Years resolution to yourself to go be happy elsewhere . It takes some work to get a new job, but you will be glad you did the work when you leave Staples behind .

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Post ID: @2phu+1ekYFDVf

I can totally relate to how you are feeling. My layoff was in 2020 due to Covid. It was a shock and devastated me and my family. Not only did the job I loved (and was very good at) end but benefits ended in two days, and I carried the benefits for my family. I struggled for several months and had a hard time finding even part time work due to my age. I gave up and decided to retire. I missed my job and co-workers. But just keep the faith and know that you will be ok. Something good will be in store for you. You will eventually look back and realize that you had some great experiences and made some good friends at Staples and that will carry you on to your next adventure in life, whether it be a new job or retirement. Best of luck to you. Stay positive….there is life after Staples!

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Post ID: @2mxj+1ekYFDVf

Corporate loyalty is a one way street. Period.

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Post ID: @2gjg+1ekYFDVf

It takes a little time. My advice would be to get someone to help you update your resume and LinkedIn. Practice interviewing and you will find more than you had. I left and realize that place was not good for my mental health. There is more money and companies that need your skills. It will get better.

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Post ID: @2vzh+1ekYFDVf

You are not alone and I am so sorry for the pain you are experiencing. The extreme cut-backs that took place on November 19 devastated hundreds of dedicated, loyal employees AND their families. (My guess is that your boss didn’t even know what was about to occur). For what it’s worth, I am taking this opportunity to regroup, find a support network, and do whatever it takes to “kick the net door wide open”. That MIGHT mean a TEMPORARY setback in income. It will DEFINITELY mean a much brighter future. My key priority will be to evaluate “company culture” before committing to the next career opportunity.

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