Thread regarding Barnes & Noble layoffs

Grateful For My B&N location and managers

As a retiree recently hired part-time at a B&N location (one that is actively hiring more staff as of June 2019), I’m sorry to read about the struggles other B&N employees are having at other sites. My site’s managers are lovely and kind, and all of my coworkers are a pleasure to work with. Most of my coworkers are college or graduate school attendees who are working part time while in school, not looking for careers with BN.

The morale of any business relies not only on the attitudes of its managers, but of the attitudes of its employees. Everyone contributes to the job environment: if you’re a whiner or complainer, you might want to check yourself out to see if it’s your toxicity adding to your work “unhappiness.”

I get that many of you may not have great bosses coworkers- if that’s the case, should you be looking for jobs elsewhere?

The real issue present in retail work in America is not BN’s fault: it’s that minimum wage has not increased to keep up with inflation.

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Nobody buying this fake news, Fool.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-8jwr

What kind of fool says they are GRATEFUL for their store and managers-

what are you a FKN HANDMAID?

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-6hsq

What pathetic manager wrote this to make himself look good ? I can think of a couple in that shifty RM’s region, previously mentioned in these threads.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-6ekq

Maybe you’re correct about BN being tied to minimum wage payment. Capitalism is very competitive. If there isn’t a legally defined minimum limit, then companies will drive the wages to $0 in order to stay ahead of competitors. Ha, maybe even ask new hires to pay BN fir the training and opportunity to become an employee.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-5hvj

I am uncertain how you can rebuild these stores and regain customer confidence with minimum wage staff. A highly paid Store Manager who is on a bonus plan can only do so much to inspire staff at poverty levels. It will be crucial to pay people well, provide additional benefits, incentives , etc. or it will not work. This is the United States where low level retail jobs are very hard to fill, let alone at a bookstore that requires a good grasp of the language.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-4bdq

You’ll be “grateful “ when Elliott keeps you at minimum wage, like they do Waterstones.

Me? I’m grateful to be intelligent enough to know a bogus post when I read one. Only an id--t would think people would believe it.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-4xop

"Where is this Utopian store you speak of?"

Atlantis.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-2yhy

Sounds like the manager wrote this, badly.

Haha.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-jij

“. Remember Retiree - Min wage isn't the issue, Just ask the 3,600 dedicate workers that got shown the door abruptly . Did that happen at your store? Is that why you are there now?”

Dear Retiree -Obviously you got your “part-time” job after the over 3000 dedicated career employees were thrown out on their ears ! That makes you no better than a “scab”.

That is if I even believed your story. More BN propaganda that smells like BS.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-lal

Dear RECENTLY hired-

Where is this Utopian store you speak of?

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-rjp

This post is really bad corporate propaganda. Try again.

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-efc

The morale of any business relies not only on the attitudes of its managers, but of the attitudes of its employees - NO - Management set the tone of the store, Management needs to lead by example, Management should not ask someone do a job they themselves would not do. AND Management should never have the work philosophy of "Do as I say, Not as I do". Remember Retiree - Min wage isn't the issue, Just ask the 3,600 dedicate workers that got shown the door abruptly . Did that happen at your store? Is that why you are there now?

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Post ID: @ZFfiqbo-uab

Why is a retiree who just started part-time commenting on the LAY OFF complaints and being so optimistic?

Don't buy this at all.

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