Thread regarding Academy Sports & Outdoors layoffs

“Ex employees trying to start a rumor” claim

To the person who is accusing ex employees of starting the layoff rumor (and down voted my rebuttals), please explain the below comment left on another thread at the end of last year:

Ok everyone. You have about 2 1/2 months until layoffs. Timing is the same as last year. Departments will be consolidated. Divisions eliminated entirely. Middle management positions will be eliminated. Some lower level jobs on the list too.

Look at end of January for all of this. It’s bad press to do it too soon after the holidays. Allot of positions will move to 3rd party.

Want to know if your on the list? Super easy to know. Those who know you are on the list will look at you different. You will get less emails. Krista has THE WORST POKER FACE on the planet. Shifty eyes and even pity can be seen. While I cannot and will not disclose names of people or positions, you really only need to pay attention to those around you and for sure those above you. Get ready for round 1,314 of layoffs. Just start looking now. I have been warning you guys with what I can say without giving myself away. The entire 1st floor in building one needs to be on alert!!!! The list is final nothing you do can get your name off the list. Those of you who have a signed contract with us, most of you have a severance clause. You will be the only ones to get severance when you are seperated. The rest of you are getting like two weeks pay.

Good luck to you all and I wish you all the luck in the world. May you land your dream job next.”

Pretty damn detailed for someone who has no association with ASO and a huge chunk of someone’s time just to stir the pot.

It is amazing how many a--holes ASO has put in leadership. How do you guys sleep at night with all the lies and controlling the narrative? I will help you solve the riddle: It is not ex employees. Point the finger at the incompetent id--ts you have in charge who disclose this information on the internet thinking it won’t get around.

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I thought Butt Head was a guy in ecomm who used to talk c-ap about me with my manager and others, but it sounds like it is a top exec level person. Who else would be that angry and troll this site? No one else cares that much about what current and former employees say. It proves my theory about leadership at ASO: a bunch of money and power hungry a--holes in charge. Go look at Petsmart’s layoff page. Who do you think created that post about JK being awesome? JK himself wanting to save his reputation.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-1cps

Yeah, I figured that after he said MySpace.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-1zsz

Time to give a tip Anon if you think you know who Butt Head is. I think he is someone high up in managent, like WAY high up.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-1lsy

Sorry, I was busy watching Netflix.

Curious to know who you think I am. I’ve never touched Instagram. Don’t even have an account. My last social media profile was on MySpace.

Seems I struck a nerve. Talk about triggered.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-zaw

At this point, go ahead and report ButtFace to the site. He has no problem reporting people on Instagram. I know exactly who this f---er is.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-xkl

Butt Face works in a position at ASO where he doesn’t have to do much work. He gets to watch Netflix in the middle of the work day while neglecting his role. The good ole boys don’t do anything to fire him. He has been in this position for several years (never advanced) and wants to hold on to hope that he can keep this cushy job. Anyone who bursts his bubble that he won’t have this job forever is wrong.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-mnt

Fake news.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-smi

Butt face is just p-ss-d because ASO’s original plan was disclosed to the Houston Chronicle and TV stations. They found out about the association with KKR and how they drove Toys R Us bankrupt. To save face, leadership decided to not do layoffs and to just fire people one by one. If it is less than 100 people or they force people to quit with hush money, then they still get to look like the good guy in Houston, right?

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-qeh

Triggered much?

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-axf

Grabbing my popcorn....

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-hky

Butt Face, that is the whole point of this site!! If YOU don’t like it, then YOU are the one who needs to f---ing leave.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-hnk

Why so angry Butt Face?

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-hgo

So, you’ve moved on and found “life” over a year ago. You aren’t bitter...just “sad”. But you’re still lurking in this forum, propegating more rumor and causing anxiety for people who presumably mean nothing to you, while you are over a year removed from any potential of factual, first hand knowledge...of anything. Talk about exhausting and unproductive. You are an @55hole and as much as you would like to have us believe you’ve found “life” on the other side, it’s obvous nothing could be further from the truth. Move on.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-hmu

Let's face it, current & former employees...oh and the vendor community too, TALK. I left over a year ago (my choice, not ASO's) and I keep in touch with former colleagues (the few that are still there, that is) & vendors. When you go through 5 solid years of "looming layoffs" turned into actual layoffs (most predicted pretty accurately by the "leakers", FACT) you band together and you talk, fret, & worry.

It's exhausting & unproductive....I couldn't do it anymore...so I got off my a-- and did something (yes, there is life on the other side). I'm not bitter, just kinda sad. Hopes of a turnaround are fading/gone. I went in a store a few months ago (first time since I left) and literally cried at what my old category, and the store as a whole has become...it's a disgrace to Academy's core values & painful to see. In an ever-increasing & complicated market, retailers must stay relevant & ASO has lost sight of that IMO. My wish for my friends still there, hoping to survive the next round of "slash & burn", is to network & prepare for your next move. Take care of #1 (you!) **sidenote: really encouraged to hear MG has exited....a glimmer of hope....okay a sliver maybe, but it's something...

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-nlp

People sure do have a lot of time on their hands then.

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Post ID: @Xbd5yF3-mkt

There is literally not one fact represented in this example.

But keep spending energy on it and not what matters and it will likely become your reality.

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