Thread regarding Giant Eagle layoffs

Buyout Thread...

Buyouts to be announced tomorrow. Let's hear your thoughts/comments below...

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As I recall the buyouts, you can never work for Giant Eagle again and you won't be able to collect a pension from them either once you accept the buyout. In the end, they're screwing the employee in the rear especially if they've been with the company for years and are on the verge of retiring anyways. If you're about to retire, I wouldn't take it. If you're young enough, I would take it and run.

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Post ID: @1isse+1iApppNu

I left this company back in 2016 when they had the last voluntary buyout, then when not as many team members chose to take the buyout, they started to eliminate positions. Best decision I have ever made. I lost a lot of respect for the company over the way they handled the entire situation. Take the buyout people, there is life after GE and trust me, you will be much happier.

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Post ID: @7qra+1iApppNu

Buyouts, layoffs, offshoring jobs...not a peep from local media.

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Post ID: @2fmq+1iApppNu

One of the main people responsible for all the offshore jobs is the fairly new CTO, (couple of years). He is indeed, not a Pittsburgh local, and was brought in with a bunch of his cronies to turn GE from a super market chain to...a tech company...pu-e.

It's almost funny how easily daddy's girl fell for his jargon filled word salad about "software solutions", and "paradigm shifts" and "synergistic opportunities" all to ax loyal, local workers.

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Post ID: @2cob+1iApppNu

200+ jobs shipped to India to save money (and more every day) is a darn shame. Whoever made that decision should be ashamed of themselves and run out of town (assuming they even live in town and aren't just a carpet bagger here to save the company money then sh!tcanned like every other one). Who are we kidding he lives a thousand miles away... "Pittsburgh Proud"? More like "Pittsburgh Penny-Pinchers" but what do you expect with the family names making the decisions...

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Post ID: @2mip+1iApppNu

I am not a GE employee. I am a former shopper there.

  1. The Express Cashier Lane is never staffed.
  2. The 'rewards' programs are confusing. I cannot understand this 'new' one.
  3. Prices are higher than grocery stores just around the corner.
  4. The selection of products is below average. I just got an email from Whole Foods about a Berry Chantilly Cake. I'll find a reason why I have to drive to Whole Foods.
  5. The tired, sad cashiers are always handing me slips to go online and say what a good experience I had. I hope Linda makes it through her shift.
  6. The GE receipts are at least 12 inches long and full of advertisements. Walmart and Meijer receipts are 1/3 that length for the same number of products and no advertisements.
  7. The real crime of GE is that their stores are all some neighborhoods have and their presence prevented other chains from moving in.
  8. The lighting is bad. It doesn't make you want to buy anything. Meijer has good lighting.
  9. There are too many products that obviously don't move. All that freezer space for frozen mozzarella sticks? GE must make their money from what the manufacturers pay them for shelf space. Fewer products would be better.
  10. So all that energy consumed for 2 double rows of facing freezers, the length of the store?
  11. I can shop at Target, Walmart, GE, Meijer and Whole Foods. Right now Meijer and Whole Foods are tied at #1. GE is last.
  12. As a shopper, I don't like hearing that a Pittsburgh family owned chain is off-shoring jobs. They couldn't find 1 person in Pittsburgh to fill or be trained in these jobs? Pittsburgh Proud?
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Post ID: @2koz+1iApppNu

That’s the problem. Daddy’s daughter doesn’t think Giant Eagle is just a supermarket.

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Post ID: @1xuk+1iApppNu

Whaaaaaaa?! Is that really a thing?

If so, how the fu-k do they get away with extortion like that? Why is a mid-range regional super market chain so messed up? It shouldn't be this hard...

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Post ID: @1vwx+1iApppNu

Is it true that those "fortunate" enough to be maintained will be required to donate a portion of their salary to the Jewish Federation like all Director level & up are currently required to do? Sounds like extortion to me...

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Post ID: @1jmj+1iApppNu

Sounds like another attempt to get rid of the loyal, aging TMs and replace them with malcontent millennials who will leave the first time another employer offers them a penny more. I guess it's the way of the world but you'd think that a company who prides itself on their connection to the community would show more loyalty. This has all the makings of being disasterous for them in the long-term. Does anyone know which of the families "want out"? Sounds like a few want to sell while others don't...

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Post ID: @1hxf+1iApppNu

Does this buyout include store level employees? If so, I may consider it But my guess is no. They cant staff the stores as it is. Much less with team members taking buyouts.

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Post ID: @1qaa+1iApppNu

2 weeks pay for every year of service.
Wonder how many of the waves of newly hired Sr. Directors and VPs will be impacted.
Also wonder if this is their typical 5 year ageism purge, or something bigger.

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Post ID: @1xbz+1iApppNu

Is this a buyout of the entire company or of individuals to get them to leave?

Crazy how things have changed since I left early this year. Everyone was riding high on record profits. Looks like it actually didn't have anything to do with leadership,but just a side effect of the worldwide situation.

I doubt it will happen, but I hope daddy's little girl is impacted in some way and not just the employee pool.

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Post ID: @1kln+1iApppNu

Good! Let the rats that remain go down with the ship.

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