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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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NICE!

/ 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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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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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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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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Sales tracker

Anyone notice that the sales tracker on the squad Ian not up for Spring?
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Quiet

Boy all you b--chers and complainers have been really quiet...
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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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The IT department is USELESS

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
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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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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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Follett is a failed company

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
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It's My Turn

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
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Who helps you now?

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?
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Checking out...

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
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Leadership

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
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CT

Rental check in issues and CT slowness a major headline today. How was your headache?
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Just a thought

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
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holidays

Thanks for forcing me to have to take vacation pay next year on 3 holidays. was 10. now 7. next year 4?
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And...another flip

bye bye Ray. Thanks for nothin. Don't let the door kick ya in the arse on the way out.
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Interesting

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
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xxxx3334$$

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
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Negative our work environment

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
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Wholesale Gutted - Laid Off Today

Wholesale division gutted, at least 30 laid off today. A very sad day in Follett history. The company continues its ride to obsolescence.
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Laid off

7 more A D C let go..baker and Taylor is on some s_<< before the holidays.. bah humbug.
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Leadership - Team Engagement

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
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Follett really needs to give us a raise

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
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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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Labor Savings Processes

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
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No direction

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
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Any one at the HO work on Fridays?

Made three calls to GO today. Purchasing - Sorry they are not in today TAX dept for State Tax question. Oh, they have left for the day. It is only 2 PM, yeah just missed them? Finance looking for our missing funds. Phone answered - research done -... read more
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Disappointed Text Manager

They keep all of these VP's, Directors, CO's, all upper management but ask everyone at the store level to make cuts. They are taking pay away from the ones that least afford it. Why don't they get rid of some of the ineffectual management? There are... read more
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