Have you heard anything about potential Weight Watchers Layoffs 2021? Any news or rumors?
Topics regarding layoffs at Weight Watchers International Inc.
I was termnated 6 months ago. It was a shame we had to be terminated the way we were. I have not attended the on line meetings and dont plan to. I would not trust Oprah or Mindy Grossman as far as I could throw a stick they are both pretty low on... — read more
Four months since we were laid off and I'm still looking for a job. It's really slim pickings for women my age as it is, and when you add the coronavirus into the mix... Let's just say things get pretty depressing. I'm wondering about the rest of... — read more
Now WW has restructured pay for coaches and guides. They based it on the number of workshops, product sales, etc. In 2019. So those in small areas are taking a paycut, while our urban counterparts will make much more. We all provide the same service... — read more
I read the comment below and went and listened to the Podcast "The Daily" https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/podcasts/the-daily/unemployment-coronavirus-pandemic.html I also found several print articles about these "layoffs" in the Huffington... — read more
It's been a few weeks now and I've had time to look around at what's available and the prospects really scared me. I am in my 50s and finding something other than a retail job after this is starting to look impossible. Has anybody else started... — read more
Mindy and Oprah are nothing to me. I was also fired after 16yrs. with WW and now I dont think to much of WW. Since I was let go I have not attended any of the meetings on line and I dont intend to after they go back to studios. I dont want to walk... — read more
Position: Former WW Team Member/Studio Guide Age/Gender: 61 Years Old Female Title: Trauma caused by WW/Weight Watchers Ok this is going to be a long story however it’s from my heart ❤️ so scroll off you don’t want to read it. There are 7 stages... — read more
I'm still not over this. Still not over how badly it was handled. And frankly, I just want to take their "lifelong membership" and tell everybody involved exactly what they can do with it and where they can shove it!!! Okay, I feel a little better... — read more
I was spared in the last round of layoffs, but something tells me we are far from over. Anybody else worried more's to come and soon? I used to love being a Weight Watchers employee, now it's become a constant source of stress for me. I miss the... — read more
Considering all the parties involved, you'd think media would be overjoyed to jump at the opportunity to cover this whole debacle. But I guess everybody is scared of stepping on Oprah's toes. Which is really sad, considering how badly this whole... — read more
There is no 20/20 Vision in WW/Weight Watchers.. It's called Winner takes all and Corporate Greed at it's best. Why are they still hiring people, shouldn't there be a hiring Freeze on? When do we hold Corporations accountable for... — read more
Help us, we believe we have a Class Action Lawsuit against WW/Weight Watchers. We are experiencing trauma for the way they fired this middle aged woman population of dedicated workers. Go to the Fired & Former WW Facebook Group... — read more
Weight Watchers hasn't been a "people" company for decades - I worked for them in the early 80's when Jean was still alive after losing 35 pounds in 16 weeks. My meetings were over 100 members and we were free to improvise and create a very special... — read more
I'm sorry but WW/Weight Watchers was completely UNETHICAL why didn't they fire us on March 29th or April.. They used us to Manage the Volume of members because of Covid-19 and ramped up Zoom coaches to be trained. So we made them $$$ during Covid-19... — read more
What kind of criteria was used to determine who is going to end up on the layoff list? They kept guides that have been with the company fewer years than me and I was an LC as well. I had stellar reviews and was constantly getting praise for my... — read more
Anyone has a transcript or a recording of the infamous Zoom call? If yes, where can I find it? Can you post it here?
Why WW’s Group Firings On Zoom Were Unethical, Terrible PR And Bad For Business by Bruce... — read more
I am just going to leave this here for documentation purposes 4 Min Zoom WW/Weight Watchers Massacure Invitation ‐— From: StudioPeopleTeam Date: Wed, May 13, 2020, 10:44 PM Subject: Attendance Required! WW Business Update... — read more
My first day working at what was then Weight Watchers was about three years to the day before the mass firing call. Facebook memories was sure to remind me. Tha twas one of my happiest days. I had lost over 100 pounds on the program, and it... — read more
The only person I know of who is NOT afraid of Oprah is author Kitty Kelley. She is the author of several best-selling unauthorized biographies of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, the British... — read more
Just wondering if Oprah, known for her Business Savvy, and empathy did anything financially to help WW with at least providing some kind temporarily support for employees... Did Oprah or Upper Management meet w/any employees to discuss possible... — read more
The New York Times Mass Firing on Zoom Is Latest Sign of Weight Watchers Unrest https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/business/weight-watchers-firings-zoom.html or if paywalled see this: http://archive.is/Z7w6n The Sun ... — read more
If you need to lose weight eat 500 calories less a day and you will lose one pound in a week( 3500 calories is about a pound) thats 4 pounds a month...slow ,safe ,inexpensive and very effective way to lose weight....find something to do that you ... — read more
In my 30+ year career in technology, leadership and HR, I have never seen such a poorly executed downsizing as this. I was not laid off but others who I worked closely with and admired greatly were. WW should be ashamed, deeply ashamed! What... — read more
I have been a WW Guide for a little over 3 years, and I am disgusted as to how this was handled. An email about a mandatory phone call which turned out to be a very short termination phone call. My TM read a script, muted us all, and ended it. That's... — read more
WW has been going downhill since Mindy come in and the name changes - Guides, Studio, Wellness that Works (by the way that would be WtW - NOT WW). The idea's and the implementation of those idea's have all been faulty. The fact that (probably) not... — read more
If anybody outside of the U.S. was also fired, did you receive any severance? I know Europe has better employee protections than we do so I'm wondering how it went there - if in fact people were cut in other places as well and not just here. I'm... — read more
Ask OPRAH and Mindy Grossman how they timed the PR stunt of 2020. Senior Speech and Free Seminar role out the same week. But no AP press release about 4000 middle age woman fired. This should go down in history as the best disceptive Marketing... — read more
When will our government require businesses to operate under the 7 Nolan Principals. The majority of the workers fired are woman over 50 and under paid during their employment. UNETHICAL firing and this company needs to be investigated for fraud to... — read more
What, we don't fit the image the company is trying to project anymore so they use the pandemic as an excuse to get rid of us?
I thought people were entitled to receive a severance when being laid off, what happened to that? Is it legal to just fire people with no cause (because if you show somebody the door without severance that person is not being laid off, they are... — read more
They should ask people who work in the field what our members what and need. People in a Board Room or in Corporate dont have a clue about our wonderful members and what drive business. The thousands that were fired could of answered that... — read more
I was never an employee of Weight Watchers, but I have been on the Points, then Points Plus program for many years. I quit the meetings & online after they introduced Smart Points because it never worked for me, but I continued to follow the PP... — read more
People are getting let go in the Peoria IL region because of Covid 19. My guess is it’s happening all over.