Thread regarding Sears layoffs

When will upper management feel some pain

I’m talking management above store manager

With less and less stores to keep track of why isn’t the regional manager able to handle less stores and eliminate the district manager?

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I’m not really sure what the regional managers do either. Can someone enlighten me?

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; So what you're basically saying is that the DM level is entirely pointless middle-management that has just been draining the company's resources and wasting our time for the past decade or so?

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"I dearly hope that when the company goes belly up, anyone who takes a look at the resumes of these people realize that it was in great part their ineptitude, along with EL's general apparently intentional plans to destroy the company, that drove a once dominant American retailer right into the ground. They'll realize that and immediately toss them in the waste bin."

I don't think many of the higher-ups in SHLD will have to work, at least not right away, as I wouldn't be surprised if Eddie gives more of his own money so they all get nice golden parachutes while all the associates get jack squat.

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I used to work at the corporate office (laid off last year) and a store for a few years. I know a lot about the store and corporate structure and there are so many layers I'm sure store level employees don't quite understand even if they spend hours on pebble. DMs are not much different than store managers. They are told from higher ups what they need to do and they relay to the stores. When stores don't do something, they get grilled about why it was not completed so at the very least they are going to contact the store to CYA.

Not saying store workload is manageable, it's definitely not with the little labor hours allocated to stores. However to blame the workload and tight budget restrictions on the DM is flat out wrong.

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They probably won't get cut at all. The higher up you are in these companies, the less you have to work and less likely you'll be fired.

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This is what I have been waiting as well its always the low tier people that get cuts. The people that probably make $15k close to $20k yet you have DM that probably easily make over $100k and more why not cut them? We don't need so much upper management when the company has shrunk so much.

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DMs will cover both the Kmart stores AND the Sears stores in their areas in the new year.

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I have been waiting for the above store level folk to see how it feels for a long time now. I blame our DM for allowing many activities to continue at my store after he was made aware of them. Some are unethical. Some are against policy. But the worst ones that happen to impact the most employees are illegal. Illegal as in jail time illegal.

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The micromanagement is one of the things that just kills any motivation, not that there aren't a lot of other factors. Along with Clean and Bright, there are just so many stupid projects that the DMs demand we do, to the detriment of literally everything else a store needs to have done to maintain itself, that we are doing the equivalent of frantically painting a bulkhead in a spaceship that is on the verge of breaking apart. (Kudos if anyone gets that obscure reference.) In some Kmart stores, there aren't even enough employees to have anyone manning registers for half the day unless we take everyone off the floor, including key carriers and ASMs. Yet we still get the same idiotic nasty-grams from the DM when we fail to take some pointless photographs of a project that, had we actually attempted to accomplish, would have resulted in zero customers being rung out and a giant pile of abandoned carts.

I dearly hope that when the company goes belly up, anyone who takes a look at the resumes of these people realize that it was in great part their ineptitude, along with EL's general apparently intentional plans to destroy the company, that drove a once dominant American retailer right into the ground. They'll realize that and immediately toss them in the waste bin.

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The bean counting buddies aren't going to say anything. They are probably the ones that provided the neat charts showing that the stores didn't require as many sales people on the floor. And that customer service is over rated.

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Roughly same number of Kmart district managers with 450 stores as when there were 1,200.

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