BN lies in reports saying approx 1800 were “laid off”. If there’s 4-5 positions in each store deleted times the number of BN stores, then their reporting to Fortune, etc.are not true. Firing good, hard,productive , knowledgeable, long time workers and replacing themwith part timers bought them another year . Read comments when & where you can ( many are deleted) Of customers complaints of bad service. Read what current booksellers are saying in these threads: boxes unopened in back room, magazines with old issues on stands while new ones sit in boxes.
The once great retail leader bought themselves another year but are only a shell of their once great selves. Rumors ( coming from credible sources) say more firings are coming. Sales are down because of poor service and not treating customers the way they used to. Not because of Amazon. I know lots of good people they screwed over. Their family and friends no longer patronize the stores. They’ve treated their greatest assets ( good employees and Customers) like they no longer matter. BN no longer matters. You no longer matter to the thousands you fired, their families and friends.I hope the remaining employees are smart enough to find other good places to work, rather than wait for the humiliation to walk in one day, be called to the office and be escorted out the door.