Thread regarding Sears layoffs

"Simple Store" app installed on office/RES/backroom computers...what does this mean?

I'm an OA at a Sears store and noticed something peculiar yesterday. A new icon on the desktop called " Simple Store".

I've been here long enough to know to look for certain clues for potential changes and heard about this site through a sales associate one morning when we were discussing store closures and layoffs before the rally meeting.

I have heard about Simple Store being related to lay offs but I don't know a whole lot about it other than what I've been told.

Does anyone know what this is or what it translates to? Is the simple store app on the computer part of a second phase roll out of simple store?

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RdcqeCN it’s on our stores computer in michigan too

What state us everyone in?

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As the office associate you may notice less and less money to count each week. How was this holiday season compared to last year?

How are your hours?

Those are the clues.

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- You are 100% on everything you said.

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They will cut your staffing to the bone, cut hours to the absolute minimum, get rid of most if not all full-timers and leads, get rid of all backroom people and have regular associates running the backroom and sales people running registers.

Simple store is to try to run a store with the least amount of people and the least amount of hours and give people multiple jobs. So your backroom people will just be associates unloading trucks, taking in vendors, doing returns. Any leads will be cut and you will have a "supervisor" who makes minimum wage of a little above minimum who will do a leads work. Some ASM's will be cut or go part time and you will have associates who will do there work with a small pay increase (usually .50-1.00 over minimum wage) . Anything taken off the truck will not be stored in the back, it will have to go on the floor (One Touch). You will put things wherever it can go. Towels in sporting goods, shoes over trims in toys etc.

There are lots more metrics you need to meet and lots more meetings and emails the SM/ASM's need to reply to every day

This actually could work and even save money if they would staff the stores and not send 500 items of things no one buys and two items of things a customer actually wants.

Hope this helps

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Simple store is already happening, just not very successful.

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This is the brain child of the biggest group of incompetence people in the history of retail. Look at your pebble and those right below Mr Gareth are the real leeches of this company. Simple store is a insulting term. There is nothing easy about running a store in this company no matter what processes they change.

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websites are coming straight to this site to get good info, this is from business insider, they got this from

On message boards, employees claim the cuts are leaving stores with a skeletal staff. The company is pitching the cuts to employees as part of a strategy called "simple stores" that involves bypassing the stock room and moving all incoming merchandise right to the shelves.

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Simple store is the equivalent of a person being put on life support. Your store will have just enough people to try and carry out the most basic functions. Well, that's the plan at least. Your lights will stay on but don't expect most store function to be completed.

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It's only more micromanaging imposed on what little store level leadership is left.

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