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Store Hours Cut

My store (Kmart) has been open until 10pm for years. It was recently cut back to 9pm. Is this a sign the store is closing? I was told the DM made the call.
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Simply Styled by Sears

My Sears store has been getting lots of mens clothing called Simply Styled by Sears. Interesting that they are placing the name Sears on the clothes. Anyone have thoughts on this?
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After years of transforming, just wondering how it's going. Haha.
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Circuit City

Why would Sears not team up with Circuit City and sell space in stores where electronics used to be?
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Smart Sense Coffee

Where did this go? Customers keep asking for it, are we ever getting more? Does anyone have any Smart Sense updates? At our NH store, we have no idea when the trucks will come or what they will contain.
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Jan 4th Closings

Are any of the leased Sears/K-marts closing announced on Jan 4th, being sub-leased? Or is Sears/K-mart simply vacating the stores?
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Sears warehouse

In the northeast there are talks of Amazon taking over the warehouses. Apparently all associates in the building are having to reapply for their jobs they are told. Anyone else have connections to the warehouse associates?
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Funding eddies personal pension

Bill Jones, director of the Canadian Federation of Pensioners, says Sears is another example of a broken, or partially broken, pension promise. He points to the billions of dollars Sears Canada has been sending to majority shareholder Edward Lampert... read more
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Pink ticket clearance?

Seems like it’s been a long time in my store since there has been a mass clearance markdown or it it early yet in the season? I also noticed there has not been the racks and racks of clearance yellow signs in Rtw
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How are sales with the WINTER BLOWOUT signage

I guess they are not advertising this like they did with the Holiday Blowout back in November I wish the regular red sale signs would be eliminated though as it is double work to snc up red signs and then hand write Blowout signs! in lawn and garden... read more
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Will Sears match Walmart's raises or bonus?

No. Sears just keeps paying minimum wage (which they also can't afford, necessitating layoffs). And the paygap between Sears and Walmart works keeps increasing. Why do people continue to work at Sears?
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If you're store had no cuts this past week, does this mean you're store is closing?
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Amazon buying stores?

Our DM told us in a conference call that Amazon is buying 200 stores. Anyone else hear anything about this?
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Layoffs at Hoffman Estates

does anyone know when they will happen? I have heard from lots of people at hoffman that a big one is coming but dates have ranged from next week, the following week, mid feb. anything people can share can help people plan. Thanks.
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Translating Eddie Lampert's Blog Post

Eddie: Finally, we have monetized some of our valuable real estate portfolio through property sales, which enabled us to repay some of the loans that were made to provide liquidity and obtain time for our transformation. TRANSLATION: I have managed... read more
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How long can Chicago's last Sears store beat the odds?

It’s the last Sears store operating in Chicago. But considering the woeful financial health of its owner, you have to wonder: How long can it stick around? It’s a question that hovers like a fog over the Northwest Side’s Portage Park neighborhood... read more
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Severance Pay

If a store closes do all full timers regardless if you are hourly or salary or work sales get severance pay??? Just curious.
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what a bunch of lying fake posters

SO we now know same store sales were down 15% so all the fake posts over the holidays saying there store was up over 100% and super busy was just a bunch of corporate scam posts
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Berkowitz Unloads Stake In SHLD

Bruce Berkowitz (Fairholme - 20% holder) ; in an SEC 13D Filing; reported selling 770,000 shares on Jan 8th and Jan 9th; and an additional 1.4 million SHLD shares (into a Short Squeeze) Jan 10th.
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Thinking about doing this...

I'm planning on leaving in a month or two regardless, but hear me out. There is a mass exodus at our store. People are leaving in droves and we are so short on people it's not even funny. We recently lost a full timer who was also a key carrier (like... read more
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The Stores

We keep seeing double digital declines in same store sales. Why? And what the plan to fix that? Eddie didn't answer those questions in today's blog.
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Check your pay

Your pay in MPI will reflect if you are being terminated. If there is a check # issued instead of your normal automatic deposit etc.... expect to be terminated. Good luck everyone
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Lands' End CEO Expects Sears Business to 'Go Away'

By PHIL WAHBA January 9, 2018 Add Lands’ End (LE, -0.80%)CEO Jerome Griffith to the list of people not banking on Sears’ future. The clothing maker, best known for its kids’ uniforms and outdoor clothing, plans to open as many as 60 of its own stores... read more
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What’s the Verdict for Layoffs at Corporate?

Anybody know the “dooms date” here at Corporate? Since more stores are closing, layoffs at Hoffman are coming. After all it is end of fiscal year. Sigh. Such bitter air around here.
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