From CNN this morning. Walmart enlists help from Japan in fight with Amazon. America's biggest retail chain said late Thursday it would start selling e-books and audiobooks online for the first time later this year. The shift will bring the company... read more
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Simply shocking to see it vs LY. Store did just as well, if not better than 2016 and I made 20% less for it. Do they think this is incentive to work harder?
/ Has anyone ever tried forming a union? Any interest here?
I recently heard about Cengage offering a subscription based service. 120 and you get access to all ebooks and econtent like webassign etc. We're predominantly Cengage at my store and I do not see this going well. What do you all think? Google... read more
/ Financial highlights for the second quarter 2018 and fiscal year to date 2018: Consolidated sales of $886.9 million increased 15.1%, as... read more
Does anyone know when we will see our tax forms?
So here's the dilemma, you are the SM of a small store, you do CT, it's rush & you get the horrible flu that is going around. What to do, go home get better, let things go as they may & worry about it when you get back??
Everyday an established retailer is shutting it doors, Sears, etc.. after this rush how much longer can this company survive?
When we had our group meetings back in the fall we were challenged to drive sales-get guaranteed sales. I worked on this, got people to let me bid their jobs, only to loose every one of them almost always because it took too long to get answers back... read more
Anyone notice that the sales tracker on the squad Ian not up for Spring?
Boy all you b--chers and complainers have been really quiet...
It seems to be a dying college store function with student's selling them to each other, selling them online and renting most of their books.
The IT department is USELESS. They take no responsibility for stabilizing or moving apps forward. They have no backbone to stamd up for what the app needs in terms of resources. They are there for their obnoxious paychecks. Mid level managers have... read more
Be smart. Leave Follett in 2018 you'll be happier. They don't need you and you don't need them. Failing company. No relevance anymore. Work for a real company that appreciates you. Raises. Bonuses.
Anyone expect anything different from a rush perspective? The typical 5-6% sales decline we have seen in the last 5 years since the start of the new leadership? I have not seen any initiatives to reverse this trend.
The economy changed. The way education is delivered has changed. Students' backgrounds and expectations changed. follett was still. follett lost years ago. follett didn't lose to a competitor. follett lost against its market place. follett became... read more
A New Year, a New me. Been here to many years, at what point did I allow myself to be treated like this? I overheard my manager on the phone recently say he is applying for another job somewhere. But this is not enough for me. This manager has been... read more
If you really needed to get something done, who do you go to for help? Is there anyone who fights the good fight for the stores if necessary? Just wondering who that would be. Ideas?
I think it would be quite interesting if Follett made the list. /
Thanks RG. Profits continue to rise at FSS. Good employees are starting to leave. Replacements will cost far more if you can even find them. Your short term thinking on no raises for technology employees and cutting benefits is making you rich and... read more
I remember liking working here at Follett. Those days are gone though... People were kind to each other and the end goal was always clear. Boy are those days gone in every aspect. Today, the management is rude and completely immature, upper... read more
All I know is if we keep going they way we are going...we will fail. Putting profit before the people we serve is a no win strategy. Just like any structure...once the foundation is weekend, the top floors will soon fall. The weight of our executive... read more
Rental check in issues and CT slowness a major headline today. How was your headache?
As we go through life we try to find blame as to why our lives are not what we want them to be. Blame yourself. You are the captain of your vessel, and if you fail to define your desired course in life, or act in ways that will bring you closer to... read more
I like his company because___!
Thanks for forcing me to have to take vacation pay next year on 3 holidays. was 10. now 7. next year 4?
bye bye Ray. Thanks for nothin. Don't let the door kick ya in the arse on the way out.
The definition of harassment...Anybody out there feeling harassed???? I feel like I am being forced to leave my position, are you? (either harris-meant or huh-rass-meant) n. the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one... read more
I was also let go in my store after 15 years - given 10minutes to leave with a small severance package in hand- nothing wrong with me except that I had health insurance - get out and don't come back- Merry Christmas Ray
It's truly sad how negative our work environment has become. The situation is reaching toxic proportions. The majority hate coming into work - Are being supervised by people who don't really care about them - And are being directed by senior leaders... read more
I hate this company with a passion because....
Wholesale division gutted, at least 30 laid off today. A very sad day in Follett history. The company continues its ride to obsolescence.
7 more A D C let go..baker and Taylor is on some s_<< before the holidays.. bah humbug.
How about we stop looking at employees as mere tools of productivity and start treating people well, listening to them and giving them room to grow. And don’t do it just to squeeze more productivity out of them—they're smart enough to see that... read more
The management conferences are a complete waste of time and money, particularly in light of the current state of affairs of the company. They are meant to be morale boosters but morale would be boosted better by giving a meager pay increase each... read more
Am I the only one who gets ignored? No responses to emails sent to RM, department planners, HO, etc. So sick of it. RM never checks in and we only talk 2-3 times per year. Our RM sends the occasional group email to the SMs in the region "What are you... read more
Have you noticed that whenever the home office touts a new labor savings process that it generally adds inefficiencies to an already working process; however, the home office uses the changed process or procedure as a basis for cutting additional... read more
So much for all for one and one for all. Just proves that the executive office does not care. Instead of cutting overhead costs. Which it is very clear that the businesses cannot support, they add more overhead costs. Just curious how many of the... read more