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From GOODEREADER.COM Publishers are raising concerns about Barnes and Noble management Major publishers have attended meetings with the founder of Barnes and Noble and have voiced their displeasure that the booksellers management team is in a... read more
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What a horrible demise

I’ve been a B&N customer for many years. I’ve loved, stood by and supported the company for many decades. My children were raised in the stores, on storytimes and events. A treat for good grades was a book. Much to their happiness. ❤️. In the past... read more
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Even the customers are over the company!

William T Martin- I have decided not to physically shop at Barnes and Noble but order online as the employees at checkout insist on giving each customer a 5 minute sales pitch for discount cards and coupons. This slows transactions down to a crawl... read more
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The DM in our west coast region is a terror. She leads by fear. SM’s are afraid to ask her for help. The store is short on payroll and rather than actually asking her for more hours, the SM’s in the district will work 60+ hours a week. She sends... read more
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Any ideas on who will be Barnes & Noble's new CEO? I know I'm probably dreaming, but I'm hoping that whoever it is, they might be able to turn around the company. We were really going nowhere but down with DP at the helm. This might be the... read more
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What a joke

I was pretty much forced out of my job. I was with the company for 19 years. I was a lead of all departments, in the good old days. I was a receiving manager, a merchandise manager, an assistant store manager at the end. I always got the best yearly... read more
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Smaller stores are the future

I really think they are going to take the markets that are traffic friendly and downsize the stores to the 15000 sq ft size and become more profitable. Currently working in a 30,000 + sq ft store and it is becoming operationally impossible to keep... read more
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How long do we have?

We are now at a point where it is becoming more and more obvious that this is a sinking ship with nobody on it with any idea on how to save it. The only question that remains is how long do we have before it's completely underwater. I'm thinking... read more
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Any managers working off the clock?

Are any B and N managers working off the clock? My guess is that many of them would be because the stores are so short staffed. Nothing is getting done, and since the managers can't work overtime, they're probably staying behind after hours and... read more
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Market CBDMs

Anyone have insight on how the company is determining which areas will have market CBDMs vs. just CBDMs vs. just leaving the position open from when they’ve forced out the ones who didn’t meet the ridiculous annual goal? Seems like a great way to... read more
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Key sentence from the earnings call

Parneros said on a conference call that profit improvements for Barnes & Noble will come largely from cost reductions. This means that we are looking at more layoffs and more closings, most likely as soon as the next month. That is the best and... read more
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Does anyone know what happened in this special conference call? A conference call with Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s senior management will be webcast beginning at 10:00 A.M. ET on Thursday, June 21, 2018, and is accessible at... read more
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why is barnes and noble not using dayforce anymore?
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More and more people think our days are numbered

On a positive side, while it's becoming clear that Barnes & Noble will not survive as it is, if at all, more and more people are rallying to save us. And more and more people are realizing what Amazon truly is and how dangerous it can become (or at... read more
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No more severance packages TRUE

I was told by my store manager that any future lay offs will NOT get any severance . So everybody better be looking for something else NOW.
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has anyone cashed out? my severance runs out next week, and I'm STILL unemployed. I will be out of money ad out of an apartment by next month. I was thinking about cashing out my 401(k). I could at least survive on that for a while until I FINALLY... read more
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still looking for work...anyone found anything?

I was music dept. lead for 17 years. technically dept. manager for the last 7 or so. I still haven't found work, and am looking for some good leads. i'm almost 50 years old, and really have no ambition. just looking for a job with benefits that will... read more
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Buy on line, pick up in store! Yeah right.

They can't even find the books that they have in the store for the customers IN the store. The inventory systems in the store have completely broken down. Shipments are not being done in a timely manner. Neither are returns or shelving . you have a... read more
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Anyone using the new scheduling yet?

They said they are rolling this out in July but I know they usually have test stores before full rollouts. As far as I can tell this means there won't be designated cashiers. It was pretty obvious when they started moving registers to the customer... read more
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It is not going to get better

I am an ex-employee. I was laid off when B&N closed my 5.5 million dollar store. I was with the company 22 years. My advice for everyone who is reading this thread is to ACTIVELY start looking for new employment. B&N was a wonderful experience but I... read more
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No more severance at Barnes & Noble?

Also, future lay-offs won't get severance. Maybe 2 weeks, but not like the huge amount they paid out last time. Any chance you can share some more info on this? Is this just guessing or is it based on something concrete? This would destroy people... read more
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Returning to B&N?

Just wondering if anyone who was laid off chose to go back or is planning to go back to work for Barnes and Noble.
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Spontaneous Conference Call

There’s a spontaneous middle of the week conference call today (Wednesday 4/18) with DM and SM. Call me paranoid; it could be nothing, but I’m concerned...
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Over here in NY

I've been hearing about the problem for quite some time now. Over here in NY stores have been shutting down left & right. The company's finances has been trickling down over the years ever since the digital era came into play. It was a matter of time... read more
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Shocked this didn't work (not)

So, instead of solving one of the real issues, such as reducing corporate pay, spending less on secret shoppers and signage, bringing back full section specialists, Barnes & Noble laid off people who are in charge of getting books on the shelves. And... read more
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What is happening with CBDMs?
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Third party labor

So it looks like if you got fired BN is now outsourcing your position to something called Premium Retail Services. Guessing this will expand to other parts of the store in the coming months.
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