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equal pay??

Has anyone looked at the vast difference in pay between people doing the same job? I know for a fact there are men making more than I with less seniority. Another example of how gross this company has become.
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Anyone have any new info on the upcoming realignment? I've heard so many rumors, it's hard to know what we'll see in a couple weeks.
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Actual Perfomance Evaluations in myHR = Raises??

Gosh, I hope so! An email went out today that all managers need to complete them. They look like legit evals like I have done at other companies versus the bogus "Igniting Performance Conversations" that have gone out the last three years. Anyone... read more
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Cengage Unlimited Digital Access

For $119.99 per term ($179.99 per year), students access all the digital learning platforms, ebooks, online homework and study tools Cengage has to offer. Want print? If you use a digital learning platform, you RECEIVE a print rental at no cost—just... read more
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This is ridiculous

I don't know if other companies operate the same way, but the powers on high are the most incompetent boobs to ever soil the retail industry. They are absolutely clueless when it comes to running a bookstore in today's industry. And yes, they are so... read more
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Are we looking at demotions?

There are rumors going around that Follett found another way to screw over its employees - next round of layoffs people will be offered other positions that are significantly below their current pay grade. If we refuse, we don't get the severance... read more
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Management changes

So...less store managers and more ops managers and some area managers. Who knows more and what? Spill it, we are officially scared
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Any news on layoffs?

It's been so quiet on templates69.rus front, that I'm starting to worry we are experiencing the calm before the storm. Or am I just becoming too paranoid? Working at Follett, can anybody actually blame me if I am? In any case, do we have any info on any... read more
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Promotion via demotion

This is a great company to work for, said no one ever. Applied for a promotion only to find out the starting salary is about $10,000 less than what I currently make. How can this company expect their tenured management to stay with this f---ing... read more
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Tax Windfall

Like other companies getting a windfall from federal tax law changes Follet will give out double digit raises to loyal employees. Maybe 20 percent to make up for how employees have been treated the past 5 years.
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has anyone heard about getting raises this year
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Did it hit the fan

Did the sh-- hit the fan this fall sales-wise, and are we going to be feeling the fallout this March. The stores are wondering.
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Boy all you b--chers and complainers have been really quiet...
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Management Conference

They lay us off, don’t give raises, and slash bonuses but are sending a couple thousand to Disney for a management conference. It should be a crime. A--holes
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post departure questions

If you give notice, after 3/31, and you (by miracle) are due a bonus, do you still get it? And, since your vacation is loaded 4/1 do you get any of that paid out? if no bonus due and leave pre epy do you get banked vacation?
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fired for nothing

Another great manager was fired for no concrete reason yesterday after helping secure the company a huge contract with a new college. Be careful out there, everyone. And to the people who have been let go recently, keep your chins up. The best is yet... read more
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So, did you buy any books at buyback?

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.
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Changing of the guard

I’ve been with follett for,almost ten years and I’ve outlasted two regional managers. One by realignment and yesterday by firing, who’s next, think about taking the job considering you may not be here long
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What is going on? First we had limited returns, and now we change course and send as much as possible back to ADC. I'm happy about it. But what is going on with these people? What about all that obsolete inventory at ADC?
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Sick of being ignored!

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
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Merry Christmas

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.
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It's painful

It's just downright painful to go to work these days. The waiting is really dragging everybody down. Any so called efficiency is more than shot now. Nobody's smiling, nobody's enthused, nobody cares, nobody knows if they will have a job tomorrow... read more
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WWFD. What will follett do with windfall from tax changes?

Follett shareholders will make a lot bigger profits. Because of tax law changes. Other big companies giving back to employees most of it. Will follett make up for 3 years with no raises and give big raises this year?
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The future.

There will still be bookstores. Bookstore companies will become history once the colleges/universities we serve realize they don’t need us like publishers have. The bookstore companies no longer offer value. Publishes will get the schools to switch... read more
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W2s are out. See how bad your pay cut was!

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?
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Walmart to sell e-books later this year -

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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Cengage Unlimited, nail in the coffin?

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
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/ 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
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January Rush

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.
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How much longer can Follett last

Everyday an established retailer is shutting it doors, Sears, etc.. after this rush how much longer can this company survive?
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Small stores & flu epidemic

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??
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Guaranteed Sales-not so guaranteed

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
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