Thread regarding Academy Sports & Outdoors layoffs

Executive Theatrics

I wonder if the guy who runs stores became such a charismatic speaker having to give motivational pep talks at the last two companies he drove into the ground. That's the only thing he has proved to be any good at. Half the reason Academy is doomed is the inability to execute even basic retail or provide any decent levels of customer service. He's been there two years and things continue to get worse. Yeah I am p-ss-d. We not getting any bonus because you are inept. What are YOU going to do to fix it? Feigning anger only distracts the simple-minded.

One half of the problem was already eliminated. Time for that guy and the rest of the simpletons who work for him to go. Unfortunately anyone who actually cared and was worth a damn already left.

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The last reply is one of the reasons I left the company after several years. It shows how out of touch the buyers and others in the office are. Over the last few years it had become ever harder to staff a store. Direction from above comes from so many different sources and changed constantly. Most of the time markdowns didn't "load" when they were suppose to causing hours of wasted payroll. The merchandise flow was a joke, you had to touch items several time before they were sold, and this was by hand not by forklifts. The HR department was a revolving door and you would think the guy in charge would be held accountable, no they just keep spending money on software that I bet at least 90% of the users would agree is a waste of money..... So the reason I left was I cared. How long can the new regime blame the old one?

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-Trkb

Store execution has always been poo at Academy. Do you really expect things to turn around in the last few years? When I can walk into my department and see markdowns that are three months old not marked on the merchandise, or basic common sense industry wide merchandising standards not followed, it is plain to see that stores clearly do not care. The customer service is an absolute joke. There are plenty of times I can walk into a store, without it being known that I work for the company, and I do not get greeted or talk to one person after circling the whole floor.

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-Qtvf

Maybe them not finding new jobs is karma for the way they have treated newcomers and got them fired. Or the word has spread around town and no one wants to hire a-holes. sips tea

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-tpdd

Jason, as you probably know, that is a pointless question to ask. Everyone who has chosen to stay at this company for years and years love to complain and talk about how bad things are, but they do nothing to improve things.

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-rkot

Why are you not looking for another career or company to work for vs complaining? Your company has a massive debt obligation due in a few short years and is not doing well. Pivot.

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-qoec

It’s sad because it’s true. I’ve been thinking this for a while.

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-4cku

From town hall - Question from audience: “What are we doing to better service customers with less paroll being spent in stores?”

Answer from SJ: “We’ve rolled out an enthusiast model!”

Thinks to self - “Genius. Shouldn’t everone who works in our stores be an enthusiast when it cones to service?”

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-3ech

Dilly Dilly!!

This thread is the most accurate thing I’ve seen on this board yet!

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-2wiv

I have the solution to save AO. Bluetooth speakers! You can never have too many styles to choose from. You could even sell headbands so customers can make their own headphones with them. Oh ya I forgot, they can't keep headbands in stock.

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-1ngd

Don't forget to include JC Penny and Cabela's. Maybe they can find someone that used to clean the floors at Sports Authority to take over as CFO.

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Post ID: @XEWccqy-1qvf

What customer service model do we follow hhgreg or sears?

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