Pier 1 granted temporary order in suit

Pier 1 granted temporary order in suit

There are 90 comments on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram story from Feb 14, 2007, titled Pier 1 granted temporary order in suit. In it, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that:

A Tarrant County judge Tuesday granted Pier 1 Imports' request for a temporary restraining order that would prevent its incoming chief executive's former employer from filing a lawsuit against him, removing a ...

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yep

United States

#82 Jul 11, 2007
Pier 1 corporate knows about the forum, we read it during the day to see the latest drama storm going around.
Overworked

Hayward, CA

#83 Jul 12, 2007
There wouldn't be so much drama if corporate remembered the people who are on the front lines everyday. As field level employees we work our butts off to make our numbers and provide the customer service we are known for, and yet we are the ones who suffer the consequences of bad decisions. Understandably payroll is the largest controllable expense in a business, but how much more can we be expected to do? I have to load entertainment centers into customer's cars alone because I have to leave my associate on the floor - how is that safe? I think we can all see that the company needs to control the dollars, but hopefully they won't forget that without us there will be no dollars to control.
windoasis

Grand Prairie, TX

#84 Jul 12, 2007
Hello all,
I have a family memeber that works for P1 and I want to say that she is in bad shape right now. Things for P1 have been going down and they seem to be only getting worse. From our talks she is realy unhappy with how these stores are being run (I say stores as she has friends who work at others stores as well and they all agree that it is getting worse) and she does not know if she is going to look for other work or try to hold out.
She is more upset for putting herself in such a postion as she was hired as a full time employee and now she is lucky to see 30 hours (but then told she does a great job and they need her). What is worse is seeing part time employees getting almost the same hours as she does and then when she asks about such matters she is told that the hours will pick up.

I am sorry about bringing up such news and wish that this was good news. But it is not and I for one want others to know that such things are happening and she is very much affraid to stand up for herself as she has seen other employees that have stood up for themselves find themselves with less hours and/or treated like dirt (talked about behind their back and this from managment). As for this being a public place and others may see what I am typing? I am sorry but where are those who are suppose to stand up for their employees as her P1 employee book states? Is it right for managment to talk about thier employees behind their backs to other managers? Because alot of this is going on and nothing is being done about it (Oh, right, that employee has to prove such and until that time the said employee best keep silent otherwise said employee will see her/his hours go down and be talked down to along the way).
I do not work for P1 but I sure feel that I do as much as I am told. As for those who want to say that what I am hearing is only from one person (a family member at that) and said persons friends, so those do not count as this is only hear say. Well I am not P1 and I believe what she has told me as I have known her for all of my life. What she has told me is just wrong and if you stand up for yourself to these types of managers you will be called into the office and they will have a "talk" with you. She has seen good people walk out of such offices sad, broken, and in some cases crying.
If these managers can not take the heat then they need to get out. I am sorry but how much do you managers make? And how much does that employee make? But yet you tell them you understand how they feel and that if you could do something to help them you would? Right! How about you give my sis the hours to put her at full time (which she was hired) and those who are part time, part time hours? But then again, I guess since I do not work for P1 (and happy I do not) I just do not understand. And for the people who post if you do not like working for P1 why do you not go to Wal-Mart? My sis loved working for P1 and now she is seeing how alot of things are getting done and how people are being treated. I think what P1 is missing most is that the employees are people and they need to be treated as such (just like in any job). I work myself and if I was treated like my sis has said she has seen, I would like to say I would stand up for myself (but that does not happen and there are safeguards to stop these type of things from happening). As for why have these things not happen to my sis,herself? She is not the type of person that likes confirtation (as a matter of fact she feels if she is told she did something wrong, even if she has not, she blames herself for not taking care of it).

Sorry about the rant but I am a bit tired myself of how she is being treated and I hope she gets herself out of this type of enviorment before she becomes a target (as she already is as she is still told she is full time but getting part time hours).
yep

United States

#85 Jul 13, 2007
Overworked wrote:
There wouldn't be so much drama if corporate remembered the people who are on the front lines everyday. As field level employees we work our butts off to make our numbers and provide the customer service we are known for, and yet we are the ones who suffer the consequences of bad decisions. Understandably payroll is the largest controllable expense in a business, but how much more can we be expected to do? I have to load entertainment centers into customer's cars alone because I have to leave my associate on the floor - how is that safe? I think we can all see that the company needs to control the dollars, but hopefully they won't forget that without us there will be no dollars to control.
You guys aren't the only ones that suffer. I know it's mostly field level employees on this forum, but I myself just got laid off yesterday morning. You want to know why? Because I had tenture and got paid more than others in my department. I worked my tail off in the stores for years before going to the home office. I put my time in. Not everyone in corporate are schmucks that sit behind a desk acting like they know the real store world and have never set foot to work in one ever. There are some of us that DO understand, and have been out there unloading 30 feet of truck at 5am in a stockroom with no heat in the middle of winter (or at noon when it's 100 degrees in july).
terrell

Fort Myers, FL

#86 Jul 13, 2007
yep wrote:
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You guys aren't the only ones that suffer. I know it's mostly field level employees on this forum, but I myself just got laid off yesterday morning. You want to know why? Because I had tenture and got paid more than others in my department. I worked my tail off in the stores for years before going to the home office. I put my time in. Not everyone in corporate are schmucks that sit behind a desk acting like they know the real store world and have never set foot to work in one ever. There are some of us that DO understand, and have been out there unloading 30 feet of truck at 5am in a stockroom with no heat in the middle of winter (or at noon when it's 100 degrees in july).
You will probably be better off!! Get out of Fort Worth!

Since: Jul 07

Brooklyn, NY

#87 Jul 22, 2007
gone wrote:
I worked for P1 for almost 8 years as store manager and have many friends in the business this is not the same company it was 5 years ago. The company failed to keep up with the times keeping the interesting and specialty items instead of trying to be like everyone else, with the modern look. P1 had a niche they need to recover that and grow on that level. PS rehire Kristy Allie she was a great spokewoman everyone loved her.
Who was your regional?
Sarina1014

Dallas, TX

#88 Jul 26, 2007
Current SM wrote:
If you spent half as much time in your stores driving sales as you do on this blog, you wouldn't have as many things to complain about.
I would also urge you to read the Associate Code of Conduct. Many of you have crossed the line many times with your postings. Even though you don't put your name on your thread, IP addresses are still logged and can be traced. Don't worry about your store closing, you'll be fired for unprofessionalism way before that happens!
Try reading the U.S. Constitution specifically the First Amendment.
Sarina1014

Dallas, TX

#89 Jul 26, 2007
Current SM wrote:
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Seriously?
You have violated company policy and I hope that someone at the H.O. will trace the IP addresses. I have been with this company for far too long to sit back and read this negativity on a PUBLIC forum.
Pier 1 is a great place to work and a great place to shop. If you don't feel that way and can't change and adapt to new business strategies, then maybe it is time for you to pursue a new career path.
Dubya may have an opening for you in D.C. Have you waxed your mustache and polished your jackboots recently? Es ist mein Weg oder den Autobahn fuer Sie, ja?
here too long

Brooklyn, NY

#90 Jul 29, 2007
Current SM wrote:
If you spent half as much time in your stores driving sales as you do on this blog, you wouldn't have as many things to complain about.
I would also urge you to read the Associate Code of Conduct. Many of you have crossed the line many times with your postings. Even though you don't put your name on your thread, IP addresses are still logged and can be traced. Don't worry about your store closing, you'll be fired for unprofessionalism way before that happens!
You're probably one of the newer managers hired at a lower pay to replace the tenured managers that are being run out of here. I'm glad to see someone got something out of the management training that is required by all!
Victoria associate

Victoria, Canada

#91 Nov 23, 2012
JMC wrote:
On behalf of SMs everywhere "Im sorry"for these damn flex shifts.I know you guys arent firemen but for some reason we want you on call two or three nights a week.It makes even less sense when you read the attendance policy.What good is a flex shift when you call me an hour before someone who does not care for their job calls in sick twenty minutes before their shift.I have lost very good employees because we only schedule them for two five hor shits and two flex shifts.Its absurd!!Furthermore my boss demands full availability from every associate.Its been a nightmare to say the least.There is no way we can retain good associates with this horrible business practice.I feel for you.
Same here in Victoria, I was promised 16-20 hours confirmed hours, now I get none but four flex shit a week.

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