When will the layoffs start for Sterl...

Since: Jul 08

Louisville, OH

#21 Jan 21, 2009
Scooter Moonpie wrote:
They're stopping their expansion plans.
Not really. They are closing 64 stores but will open 17 Jared stores. Kind of a catch-22 thing there.

Since: Jul 08

Louisville, OH

#22 Jan 21, 2009
Oh, and least we forget the part timers who were switched to "seasonal" and then let go as seasonal employees are not needed during the off season.
Yea!!!!
Francis

Youngstown, OH

#23 Jan 21, 2009
A large number of stores were closed and a larger number of openings were canceled. The only stores that continued to open were the ones that weren't deemed 'unstoppable'.

Also, Jared's is completely different from any of the mall-locations. An entirely different demographic shops at Jared's than a Kay or JBR.

They are cutting the budget back drastically to avoid another lay-off, so for now, lay-offs are done.
Francis

Youngstown, OH

#25 Jan 21, 2009
Javon, you should be okay. No promises, but from what I've heard, your vacation time wouldn't have been approved if you were going to be laid-off. From what I've heard, it was decided at the beginning of November who and when.
Francis

Youngstown, OH

#27 Jan 21, 2009
Ouch. Yeah, it was a tense day today. A lot of tears for those lost, a lot of hugs for those who were left.

They are going to be having walk-in appointments in the Ruby room tomorrow for people to meet with (I believe) HR with questions or concerns. You should get a memo about the lay-offs that will mention this.

From what I gathered (I'm an eavesdropper, I'll admit it), Credit (CCS, Risk, Autho, Collections) wasn't hit as hard as other departments in regards to lay-offs.
golfman

United States

#29 Jan 21, 2009
I have to say it was a LONG hard day, but somehow, myself and my team stayed intact. Thank you to all of the powers that be!!!!

I do however feel for those that lost their jobs. I find it hard to believe that it was only the 114 people they quoted in the communication letter.

Good Luck to everyone!
Javon

Beachwood, OH

#30 Jan 21, 2009
guess the communications letter will be in my email when i get back to work tomorrow

Since: Jul 08

Louisville, OH

#31 Jan 21, 2009
I'm curious...is it legal to lay someone off when they are on medical leave?

Since: Jul 08

Louisville, OH

#32 Jan 21, 2009
Javon wrote:
Wow
I seen it coming
Just didn't know when
Yeah, a lot of people saw it coming too. Too much happening all at one time (closing the mine, moving head office to Bermuda, axing top three people in the U.K....etc) especially with the workers going from a credit to debit situation (i.e. vacation policy) you had to know it was coming soon.
Sterling always has the 'Sterling Shuffle" in February anyways but a "bloody Wednesday" it was.

I wish we could have know ahead of time and maybe make the suggestion to take a pay cut of a buck or two so the laid off could keep their job...including the CEO.
My heart goes out to them.
Javon

Beachwood, OH

#33 Jan 21, 2009
Rusty Blade wrote:
I'm curious...is it legal to lay someone off when they are on medical leave?
i have no clue
HopeOrDope

Bradenton, FL

#34 Jan 21, 2009
I thought contractors will let go first, I was wrong;

I thought maybe company should cut salaries instead of laying off, I was wrong;

Is the lay off really done? I am not sure.

Obama, we donot just need hope. We need to see something tangible soon.
jackflash

United States

#35 Jan 21, 2009
I can't believe it was 114. I thought it would be way more; I also thought there would be more let go in the I.T. dept.

“Stupidity should be painful”

Since: Jun 08

Akron Area

#36 Jan 21, 2009
Rusty Blade wrote:
I'm curious...is it legal to lay someone off when they are on medical leave?
no

“How I suffered for my sanity”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#37 Jan 21, 2009
jackflash wrote:
I can't believe it was 114. I thought it would be way more; I also thought there would be more let go in the I.T. dept.
I heard Clear Channel laid off 1900 yesterday, 50 at 1420. This is sad and scary stuff for all concerned.

the REAL action

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#38 Jan 21, 2009
gonna see a lot of jobs go the remainder of this year.then hopefully it will level off(@@)fuzzy

Since: Dec 08

Louisville, OH

#39 Jan 22, 2009
jackflash wrote:
I can't believe it was 114. I thought it would be way more; I also thought there would be more let go in the I.T. dept.
IT lost plenty in that the majority of the ones that were cut had many years with Sterling and were highly valued by their co-workers.
Francis

Akron, OH

#40 Jan 22, 2009
Rusty Blade wrote:
I'm curious...is it legal to lay someone off when they are on medical leave?
"An employee on an FMLA leave has no greater right to reinstatement than if the employee had continued to work instead of taking leave. If the employee would have been terminated or laid off for reasons unrelated to the leave, then the employee is not entitled to reinstatement.(However, the employee must still be given transfer rights if he would have had such rights absent the leave)."

http://humanresources.about.com/od/legalissue...

Since: Jul 08

Louisville, OH

#41 Jan 22, 2009
Thanks for that info.
smokey

AOL

#42 Jan 22, 2009
heard some that transfer will boot out managers now in position...will they also get the trip points the manager before them worked for? Wonder if thats tranfer rights or what?

Since: Jul 08

Louisville, OH

#43 Jan 22, 2009
Last I knew is that when you took over a store those trip points from the previous manager do not carry over.
You, as a new manager, will get a new goal to hit and start from there.
But that was almost 4 years ago. Could have changed since then.

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