Thread regarding Save Mart Supermarkets layoffs

Corporate Lay offs 2017

No rhyme or reason on this one, must be the same incompetents who orchestrated the last couple of lay offs. No consideration given to skills or experience. Looks like they went off of last in first out. Get in this century! How is that best for a company? "You're not great at your job and your PRs are bad, but you've been able to not get fired the longest because our HR team lives in fear of being sued yet again for their haphazard, discriminatory practices so you can stay". "You're awesome at your job, great results, everyone loves working with you, you've brought millions to the bottom line and gone 5 years without a raise with a smile on your face. Here's a demotion for you or you can leave". That's definitely a great business practice.

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Post ID: @OP+PPA3NAY

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More gone yesterday, a lot more.

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Post ID: @7Zbuu+PPA3NAY

Well The Dublin office plus most of the buyers and Senior Management. Yeah its more then 50.

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Post ID: @bjiu+PPA3NAY

Don’t see that they filed a WARN notification which is required if they lay off over 50 people. Did any of you who were laid off get a notice? Are you certain it’s over 200?

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Post ID: @9uav+PPA3NAY

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.mercedsunstar.com/news/state/article3255486.html

Here's the only news I've seen. More lies. 36 people. More like 200.

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Post ID: @7ryk+PPA3NAY

Has there gen any news coverage? If Walmart laid off 200 people in 1 town it would be all over the news.

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Post ID: @5wqv+PPA3NAY

Now many of those left behind are preparing to exit on their own as soon as possible. They see the writing on the wall and have no confidence these awful moves will turn things around. Morale is horrible. Why bother bringing in all those expensive consultants if you're just going to do what you want anyways? Maybe talk to those who have ideas other than slash and burn which has not worked the last 3 times

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Post ID: @5cxi+PPA3NAY

Some were escorted out on the spot. Others were given a day to decide if they would take a small severance or a demotion that keeps their benefits but makes them lose their dignity.

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Post ID: @mbl+PPA3NAY

Are they just escorting people out on the spot?!

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Post ID: @qyz+PPA3NAY

Some of these people have been with this company for over 20 years. To see the way they are being treated is just appalling. It seems that they are setting them up to fail. At the end of the day, it comes down to money. They do not want to pay them what they are worth not to mention saving on retirement. so push them out and hire someone younger for a lot less pay.

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Post ID: @btb+PPA3NAY

Word is 175 affected. Many moved to positions they don't want and many offered a choice of positions that would be a demotion or a paltry severance. Disgusting. Moves not just bad ethically but highly likely to result in settlements costing this company their last breath.

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Post ID: @cdw+PPA3NAY

Does anyone know how many have been let go?

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Post ID: @gmm+PPA3NAY

Unfortunately this is not shocking. You have a CEO who has no knowledge of the grocery business being told by old timers how to be successful in a modern market. You have corporate blaming the store levels for. 5.5% decrease in sales. You promote this lifer to the highest position and lay off the young people who want change. Putting more and more stress in the stores creating a fracture from the stores and corporate and nothing changes. Well this is her answer. Save money by laying off those up top but not with any time or reason. Like the poster says Jeep the I ifers not the skilled. The lifers need to go. The old guard needs to go. Need to change the culture by chance gong the way you treat all your employees. You can't stop the exedus of tallent when your captain can't even stear the ship.

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