Bob

Bossier City, LA

#221 Feb 12, 2009
There's not a manager in the world that would mistreat a good loyal employee. Good loyal employees are the ones promoted to management postions. You complainers need to look in the mirror, not look at the color of your skin, and ask yourselves, "Would I hire me?" "Am I a good loyal employee?" You are the only ones that have the correct answers to those two questions. Stop whining, forget about everyone else and work hard. Prove yourself and you will be rewarded...No matter your ethnicity.
Employee

Pembroke, MA

#222 Feb 14, 2009
The original poster of this thread is obviously a byproduct of the "bail-out" generation. Used to getting things handed to them, these individuals become confused and angry when they realize that, in the real world, you are judged on your actions. I have been in the Plymouth, MA store for about two years now, and have seen people come and go. While it is not where I would like to be in life, Bed Bath & Beyond is a means to an end, a paycheck. It is not an entity meant to support you, you support it. Every employee affects the business, so choose how you wish to affect it! You get what you give.
Get over it

Philadelphia, PA

#223 Feb 23, 2009
Everyone is going to have good and bad experiences with any company they work for. Chalk it all up with a learning experience for yourself. I don't understand why you all talk so negative and cry about your position. We make life what it is. If you are unhappy, find a job that will change that. If you love what you are doing, keep doing it. It is basic knowledge people. If they are racist, find a place that is not. Get over the poor me attitude and find what makes you happy.
Kel-

AOL

#224 Mar 5, 2009
Bed bath and beyond I believe does a poor job communicating the goals and objectives and fails to back their people.
My example is we were impimenting an employee reward program to motivate the employees that go above and beyond. They did not provide any parameters other than imagination. Our idea was to motivate the employees to make the store appearence to be outstanding for an impending tour of the corporate represetatives, the challenge to the employees was to make the store look outstanding, and I will cut you loose 30 minutes early. This was a great motivation because it was a holiday weekend. Many of the employees communicated that it was a great motivator and were willing to participate. However, someone who was not happy with something that i told them earlier in the week contacted someone from corporate that I let the staff go 30 minutes early, after the store had closed, and paid them for 30 minutes they did not work. I was terminated for falsifying payrolL records. My performance appraisals to this point for 5 years were always outstanding, and there again were no parameters for motivation. It was not fair.
puhleeze

Palisades Park, NJ

#225 Mar 7, 2009
Kel, I bet the big wigs up at corp didn't even check out what you were doing in store, right? Yeah... They ignore people who have been hard workers for them, and refuse to back them up when the time comes. I've been in that position a long time. Take comfort in the fact that you were fired. At least now you're out. Don't go back to them. They don't care.
And especially don't listen to these other idiots spouting off on this board about "love it or leave it" crap. How many of them can honestly say they're perfectly happy in their own job? None! They don't know jack. They're naive and insensitive. And have no right acting like they're above you because you work hard and were put out by a bad company making bad decisions.
Best of luck to ya, Kel.
Hard Work equals Success

Richmond, VA

#226 Mar 9, 2009
I have been with BBBY for 10 years and think they are a wonderful company that rewars employees fairly. I have never called in sick or been late EVER! BBBY has a culture of hard work. It is not a company for slackers....that is why they are the leader in their industry and will withstand any economic condition.
Work Ethic

Richmond, VA

#227 Mar 9, 2009
Love this comment. I am amazed that hourly employees are upset that they have to work longer hours(that equals more money). Obviously as these posts portray if you aren't a hard working, dedicated employee Bed, Bath and Beyond is not the company for you. You ARE expected to go above and beyond as that it what has made the company a success.

It is obvious to me many people simply do the minimal and assume that is good enough. Hummmm, maybe that is the problem, not the company. Anyone that has success does it by exceeding expectations...not by complaining that too much is expected!
Employee wrote:
The original poster of this thread is obviously a byproduct of the "bail-out" generation. Used to getting things handed to them, these individuals become confused and angry when they realize that, in the real world, you are judged on your actions. I have been in the Plymouth, MA store for about two years now, and have seen people come and go. While it is not where I would like to be in life, Bed Bath & Beyond is a means to an end, a paycheck. It is not an entity meant to support you, you support it. Every employee affects the business, so choose how you wish to affect it! You get what you give.
puhleeze

New York, NY

#228 Mar 10, 2009
Yeah both Work Ethic and Hard Work are lying. Sure you work for BBB... if I asked you right now what your store number is, you could tell me, right? You're not fooling anybody. Hard Work, you worked for this company 10 yrs without calling out ever? Right... First of all, that's statistically inprobable. Secondly, are you saying that this is rewarded by promotion or significant pay increases from this company? Please, if you can, prove to me that my opinion is wrong. Where did you start? And where are you now after 10 yrs? LOL!
Also "Work Ethic"... who exactly are you responding to? I can't quite tell... seems most of the people here are damn hard workers... Or do you assume it's only you? That's awfully arrogant. When you can pinpoint someone you're talking to or give some specifics maybe your comment will make sense.
Anonymous

Shreveport, LA

#229 Mar 10, 2009
who cares wrote:
bed bath and beyond rules!
I agree!!
Shiai

Carbondale, IL

#230 Mar 30, 2009
You should call upper management about this issue, there should be a number in the office you can call about this issue. I assume that after this long you no longer work with the company, but not all Bed Bath and Beyond stores are like this.
Mary

Elizabeth, NJ

#231 Apr 2, 2009
I currently work at a Bed Bath and Beyond, and it has been a fantastic experience. I consider my fellow associates and managers alike a part of my family. What's more, our staff is very diverse, and there has never been a single incident of racism. There are racist pieces of shit everywhere, but that doesn't mean the whole company is corrupt. What's more, whoever said they felt like their rights were being violated by having their bag searched, I'd like to know how long you've worked in retail, because that is standard procedure in most companies.
I don't understand how people feel they have a right to complain about their treatment at work when they are late all the time. No one is going to consider you a vital member of the team when you can't even be trusted to get to work on time. Besides, when it comes to attendance, BB and B is pretty lenient...you can have three no call/no shows before you get fired. In my opinion, you shouldn't even get one.
Donna

Wheaton, IL

#232 Apr 8, 2009
I am 19 years old work at bed bath and beyond.. its been 6 months now. i DO agree with the whole manager not believing me when I call in sick. I have a lot of problems at home too that I have to deal with and need to call off now and a again for emergency reasons. But all in all its the best job Ive ever had... i mean the most enjoyable. Linen'N'Things sucked, Abercromie and Fitch was just as dramatic and immaturely managed as I thought it would be, and Joaan Fabrics, everyone is senile and angry. Bed Bath and Beyond has been the best but hey... what the crap do you expect out of a job in retail. Thats why you dont plan a career there, you deal with it while you have to.
are they crazy

Alexandria, VA

#233 Apr 8, 2009
As a department manager for 4 years, in several departments, I have observed many unjust things at the company. Higher management is the downfall of the company. There are to many bosses with their hands in the jar. They set unrealistic goals with the 1000's of things they want you to do. The DM wants to know why a department is not up to perfect standards, when hours have been cut drastically. They have been cut drasically to the point where we manage freight and not associates. These same people fail to say hello to the people who hold the company together, the associates. They literally ignore them as they walk the store. In the time i have been there, i have seen 120 or more associates come and go. It is no lie. They demand to much, as one has to wear 10 hats. The manual labor is highly intensive, as staff consistently has bruising, cuts, scrapes, after lifting heavy shelves and merchandise while balancing on a ladder. You then have to go home with a sore back. Putting heavy vacuums on a 12 foot shelf is just showing no regard for safety. Plus can u imagine going up and down a ladder 20 times with 20 heavy vacuums??????? You are only allowed a 30 minute break for 10 hrs or more. I have never seen a company that gives little to no applause to the people that hold this poorly managed company together. Its just commands, while people on the top sit in their office and get fat. Finally communication is the worst I have ever seen! They just allow things to be disorganized.It seems that promotion is limited when it comes to African American employees, especially being promoted from department manager to an assistant. They are rarely promoted even if they are highly qualified.They promote White people with no qualifications. They judge based on personal prefrences as opposed to qualifications. Its not worth the pay or the headaches. Its time to go.
Gary Windell

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#234 Apr 14, 2009
The way I look at it, just pull up job postings under Careeringbuilder.com , Monster,etc all look at the very long list of want ads from BBB. This has been going on for many years which tells me that BBB has a very high turnover rate.

Anyone here can speak what they want, but the proof in right there. No retailer these days is hiring that many people unless there are some severe issues with the company.
I LOVE BB and B

San Diego, CA

#235 Apr 16, 2009
ok you guys can all say what you want but in a few months i will be approaching my 2 year mark with BB&B and i love working there! i've had a blast there!
mtrue

Woodbridge, NJ

#236 May 1, 2009
I love this i work in BBB right now so a lot of this makes sense
Kelly

New York, NY

#237 May 6, 2009
I have worked at BBB for a few months and I completely hate it. I can't say that they are racist or anything, and they are pretty understanding about hours, but other than that I hate it. Sometimes I feel more like a janitor than an employee, and the dress code bs is stupid. Why not just have the employees wear a set uniform and save everyone the hassle. Another thing, we are not allowed to have water out on the floor, and there have been times when I have been close to passing out because I couldn't get away from my register to get water. The management is extremely unfair.
please

Yorktown, VA

#238 May 11, 2009
We have 5 managers and not one call out in the group in 2 years...not to say people have not been sick, but we cover eachother and move the schedule around... and yes i work for BBB, can you say Huddle, Bridal, GOTAPEN dont give up you store number
puhleeze wrote:
Yeah both Work Ethic and Hard Work are lying. Sure you work for BBB... if I asked you right now what your store number is, you could tell me, right? You're not fooling anybody. Hard Work, you worked for this company 10 yrs without calling out ever? Right... First of all, that's statistically inprobable. Secondly, are you saying that this is rewarded by promotion or significant pay increases from this company? Please, if you can, prove to me that my opinion is wrong. Where did you start? And where are you now after 10 yrs? LOL!
Also "Work Ethic"... who exactly are you responding to? I can't quite tell... seems most of the people here are damn hard workers... Or do you assume it's only you? That's awfully arrogant. When you can pinpoint someone you're talking to or give some specifics maybe your comment will make sense.
WmO

United States

#239 May 17, 2009
G-reet
O-ffer
T-hank and invite them back
A-lways say thank you
P-repare to get a 1.25% maximum annual salary increase for going above and "BEYOND"
E-scort
N-ever say no
Annoyed

Spring Hill, TN

#240 May 22, 2009
Pretty sure minorities get a lot of perks that non-minorities do in the US, so I, for one, am reaaally sick of hearing sob stories about how certain races are treated in and out of the workplace..grow up. Be happy for what you have. Any with a job should be grateful for it with the way the economy is right now.

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