Thread regarding Staples Inc. layoffs

Calling all drivers to return to Staples until we can figure it out.

X - Tampa drivers receiving calls to return because the wonderful Courier Express can't handle the job. Staples you don't deserve to have me back. I was a loyal driver for many years and you traded me for a third party POS disfunctional operation to save pennies on the dollar. I'd rather service my customer with another office supply business. Screw you because you screwed us.

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Bitchin*'s fine, but what you really should be doing is this - WRITE YOUR CONGRESSPERSON - tell 'em that the "top dogs'" salaries should be slashed to save the "peons'" jobs. I'm making it easy for ya - here's the numbers, now get to dialing!!! / Are you really going to let this bunch of greedy people get away with this? Call & complain!!!!!!!!!

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I will go back if they fire Femia

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The recalling is a "blessing"? I wonder how "blessed" those recalled who are going back will feel if they get laid off a 2nd time after peak is over. "It was never personal, it was just business"? Maybe try telling that to your mortgage holder when Staples shows you the door again and you can't make your payment: "don't take my stiffing you on the mortgage payment this month personal, it's just a business decision I made." One thing in that patronizing bunch of depersonalized corporate doublespeak 153876 posted WAS true, and that is your fellow workers (present and former) are your best resource in terms of what jobs are out there. Word of advice - network with your fellow employees, and throw each other a line if you hear of a job opening that you might not want but someone you work(ed) with might.

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As a former employe inwould suggest you go elsewhere staples dosent care of its employe or customer service.

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Anonymous154797 I have never worked for Staples. I was a well taken care of customer in the San Diego market that is keeping track of the situation that is going on with Staples because our company was provided a very hands on and personal desktop service by our delivery driver. It's not just employees that are watching what's going on with Staples.

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To StupidStupidStupid - the couriers are the ones lying. I sat through many conference calls before my last day and up until the day before they took over, the courier who took over for my building, assured Staples they could handle the extra volume and had their buildings ready. 1 month into the transition, and the courier, who had 2 new buildings to prepare, was in the process of moving to 2 new buildings just to accommodate the extra volume. I'm not saying anything good about Staples, because they knew who they were getting into bed with, but the couriers who now deliver the freight are trash.

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153876 That's the biggest load of Horse Shit I've ever read, you must be a corporate suck ass

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I don't really understand. What exactly went wrong with this 'alteration' to the way Staples is handling the delivery of their goods to commercial customers?

Did Staples itself not know the volume of merchandise they traded on a daily/weekly/whatever basis?

Or, did Staples simply not communicate that volume to the third party courier companies effectively?

Or, did Staples not communicate the volume AT ALL to the third party couriers?

OR, did the third party courier companies receive volume estimates, lie and say they could handle it, because -- business = money.

Or.....>insert another eventuality here<??

I mean - this isn't rocket science here, folks. Staples KNEW the volume of things (primarily paper) that they sell before contracting with third party couriers. So who lied to who??

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If you choose to go back remember... Nothing is changed. It's all the same as it was when you were frustrated before you left. It has not gotten better. So if you're doing this because you need to feed your family pay your bills live your life, you better ask for more money. A lot more money. Frustration aggravation and stress cost a lot good luck to everyone

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The news of Staples recalling drivers is a blessing for some of the men and women that have put in years with this company and have not been able to find employment any place else. I know a lot of people feel very slighted and emotional about the decisions that were influenced by consultants and made by the leaderships of this company. But in the end people have family's to provide for and that's all that matters. I hope everyone that needs to come back across the United States will be able to come back and the ones that have moved on I wish them well also. It was never personal it was just business. But to the men and women that have left blood, skin and sweat in the back of Staples trucks keep looking out for one another because these people are your Ohana if you sit back and think about how much time you have spent with them in your SDO facility.

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Don't go back. There are better jobs out there!

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To all you Tampa driver's including my self at one time don't kiss there ass no more !!! The grass is greener on the other side. How well I know its been all most 6 yes since I left that mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS damn shore don't mess it!!!!

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you want us back because you screwed up Ron Karma is a bitch

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I worked for Staples for many years, and during that time I saw many changes. From the time that there was the merger with Corporate Express that is when the changes really started getting worse, now mind you I was coming from a Pre Corporate Express Staples. It was different back then. Now with the merger pending with OD and OM, it started speeding up in a worse direction. It got to the point where working there wasn't fun anymore, but only a job. Management really didn't treat their employees the way that they should have, and any way you looked at it, on the team that I worked in, if you were on a management track you were getting the promotions, and the worker bees, the ones who really held the show together got the shaft and never moved up. Anyway, I recently left the company and am happy where I am working, though I am still transitioning over.

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I am a driver at Courier Express, things are not looking good on that end for the completion of bringing on Staples freight all the way . In fact, I was offered a job by Staples to run a route . Everyday, the news changes at Courier . Little do the drivers at Courier know that that the Staples contract comes up for bid in April 16 . That's when we were told we were getting all of Staples instead of the end of Sept 15 . They both look like sinking ships to me but I have a family to feed and would like if one of the sides would completely come clean . To me, all they care about is getting there packages delivered the cheapest way possible . This comes from NC

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Exactly what Anonymous150286 said: if they laid off fleet drivers once, they'll do it again. The company did what it needed to do going 3rd party to save money. Staples is a business. Fair enough. To go BACK for a stint of who the heck knows how long? What kind of message does that send to the company if they lay you off, then you come back for a gig that may well not even be permanent? It sends the message that you are willing to be abused, and you're basically a sucker.

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If you are staples driver over a couples of years. Then you are the best staples ever had.!!!!!! cheap labor is going to make staples pay out the ass!!!!

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Until we can figure it out? What then kick them in the nuts again? Drivers don't mistake this futile effort by what has always been a substandard transportation department as anything other than a slap in the face. F me once Staples Shame On You, F me twice Staples Shame On Me.

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Same story here in Phoenix..

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I agree, Adter 14 yrs of working they through me out of the assocuate connection on the day they laid me off. They can keep there volume.

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