Four Office Depot employees fired aft...

Four Office Depot employees fired after review finds accounting...

There are 44 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 9, 2007, titled Four Office Depot employees fired after review finds accounting.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Office Depot Inc. fired four employees and will restate earnings because of accounting errors found after an internal review of a whistleblower's complaint, the company said.

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Hollywood, FL

#1 Nov 10, 2007
why would anyone invest in the stock market when companies can openly lie about earnings and restate them.

United States

#2 Nov 10, 2007
I'd pay attention to store location relative to Staples and the big box stores, who also sell home office stuff. Although the price of gas has recently risen (within the past few years), being convenient to customers and inconvenient to competition would be a reasonable strategy.

Lady Lake, FL

#3 Nov 10, 2007
If Office Depot wants to save money, I'll run it into the ground for $5 million a year!
Craig Brand

San Josť, Costa Rica

#4 Nov 10, 2007
Office Depot has always had folks who could cook the books
Rajneesh Dot-head

Spartanburg, SC

#5 Nov 10, 2007
Greg wrote:
If Office Depot wants to save money, I'll run it into the ground for $5 million a year!
I'll do it for $3 million!
Taxes Out

Lake Worth, FL

#6 Nov 10, 2007
These employees did what upper management wanted--- hope the SEC gets them good!!!!!
walmart too

Charlotte, NC

#7 Nov 10, 2007
so does walmart. It has the same recipes.

Memphis, TN

#8 Nov 10, 2007
This is a dog and pony show.

Fire four, have all the executives go the BOCA RESORT for the weekend and waste money.

What a life...
Fire Odland

United States

#9 Nov 10, 2007
Save Office Depot.
Fire Odland before he destorys it.
This is a ship without a rudder.
od at work

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Nov 10, 2007
call the A-team
ex-OD employee

Montebello, CA

#11 Nov 10, 2007
just call it "Streamlining" what a joke

Hudson, NH

#14 Nov 10, 2007
Office Depot is yet another example of how badly the United States has become in good business principles. During the recession in the early 90's Motorola maintained its position while other large organizations floundered. At the time Motorola was a customer of mine and it was obvious how well they treated their employees. These large corporations have no loyalty to their employees and that is the first reason they get into trouble. One company I was associated with over the years had a motto "their best tool was their employees". You can look at the history of failed companies everywhere and you will see they cancelled health insurance, reduced benefits, outsourced to India or some other off-shore site, they employeed illegals to escape minimum wage, and on and on. Look at the other side where employees were considered a treasure and you see success time after time.
Love it

United States

#15 Nov 10, 2007
Office Depot needs a new theme song for Odland..."Take the Money and RUN!"
Watch Closely

Boynton Beach, FL

#16 Nov 11, 2007
Office Depot is a better company than Office Max, in my opinion. The low stock price tells me to buy. OD could've quietly let the accounting report slip by, but they took action and are working to correct it. This is a good move. I'll be watching them closely.

United States

#17 Nov 12, 2007
He had the same tactics at Autozone. These large corporations and boards will never change. Funny how upper mgmt gets the bonuses, stock incentives, expense accts, along with many other perks. They cut employee perks. They expect loyalty and then turn their backs on you. Maybe if the corporate office employees and all of executive/upper mgmt had to work and earn as everyday store employees it would be different.

Boca Raton, FL

#18 Nov 12, 2007
Odland is a stupid dirtbag! He's running Office Depot into the ground by being cheap and trying to push the company to make money overseas. Not even enough staff at corporate to handle workload since he outsourced or ask workers to "voluntarily" leave. What a joke!
Rumor has it

Topeka, KS

#19 Nov 12, 2007
I hear that Steve Odland has a separate entrance and exit to his office so he can avoid seeing anyone in the corporate office. A people person this man is not.
Why is he tormenting himself and others by being in this position? It doesn't make sense to me but I hope it all works out for the best.
Brian Fellows

Auburndale, FL

#20 Nov 14, 2007
Work, shop , and invest......oh no, that was Bruce Nelson's creed.

Milwaukee, WI

#21 Nov 16, 2007
Upper mgmt. at the old depot is pretty corrupt at this point!(except for a few) When you have counsel that worked with chainsaw Al (Sunbeam debacle) and the SEC checking the legality of all have to wonder!!!
25 or 6 to 4

Miami, FL

#23 Nov 20, 2007
stockslie wrote:
why would anyone invest in the stock market when companies can openly lie about earnings and restate them.
Because over the long term the stock markets offers the higherst returns of any investment. But not for you, keep living paycheck to paycheck.

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