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Back to school blood bath

I have read the same thing over at the Office Depot subreddit. Lots of DMs and RVPs are out. Good thing I got out years ago.  (Oct 1, 2016 | post #4)

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layoff sites

I was looking on the OD.com site the other day and noticed that my old district has several ASM openings. I thought it was strange because I knew a few of the ASMs at some of the stores that had postings. They were long-time employees of the company (10+ years). I have not gotten a chance to stop by yet to see what is going on. I hope for their sake they still have jobs but if these rumors are true then I fear the worst for them.  (Sep 15, 2015 | post #8)

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bad payroll cuts

I visited my former OD this weekend and I was surprised to see numerous employees in the store. Granted, most of them were doing nothing, but typically on a Saturday we would have 3-4 people at most, aside from BTS. There was two cashiers, two people in copy & print and at least 4 more people, plus a manager, standing at the CPD counter. In my last several years I don't remember having that many people on shift during the holidays at any given time, and this was in a store that had only 5-6 million in sales per year.  (Dec 16, 2014 | post #12)

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store temps

Office Depot stores are always hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I remember having to wear thick socks and double layers early in the morning doing the truck during the winter. It was very uncomfortable.  (Nov 19, 2014 | post #4)

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sick days

As far as I remember the only policy is if you call out more than two or more days in a row you have to have a doctor's note. I don't recall there being a policy within Office Depot like you describe. That's pretty harsh, IMO.  (Jul 9, 2014 | post #2)

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Office Depot hires Baine Consulting

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "position switching".  (May 7, 2014 | post #7)

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Office Depot hires Baine Consulting

This is true. Office Depot doesn't have managers whose sole job it is to run the copy & print department (at least none of the stores in my former district did). The existing C&P managers who are kept around will probably have to run multiple departments like the ones in existing OD stores do. And yes, there will be a lot of job losses. In areas where the Office Max brand is popular, Office Depots will close, and vice versa.  (May 6, 2014 | post #5)

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stores closing

Who didn't see this one coming? Too many of these stores are located near each other. They had to close. Unfortunately a lot of people are going to lose their jobs. Store payrolls are already stretched thin. I doubt many of them will be relocated to other stores, unless those stores are understaffed.  (May 6, 2014 | post #4)

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Office Depot will cut employee wages

Worried: it should be on your paycheck. I cannot remember where since I haven't gotten an OD paycheck in 4 months but it should be on there somewhere.  (Dec 18, 2013 | post #18)

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The merger and possible store closures

I am no longer an OD employee but, as I said in another thread, it is pretty much inevitable. The merger was about the survival of the two companies. They already cut full-time hourly associate pay and assistant manager pay. There will be store closures to follow. If there is an Office Depot one corner of the street and an OfficeMax on another, one has to go; probably the one that is less profitable. I feel for those folks who will lose their jobs. Already over 1600 are in jeopardy at the former OfficeMax headquarters in Naperville, IL. More will be coming.  (Dec 18, 2013 | post #2)

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Starboard sues Office Depot for not holding annual meeting

I know for a fact that full-time hourly associates at my store got pay cuts earlier this year. Some of them got cut as much as 2 dollars an hour. I told the long time associates they should be worried because if there is going to be a time to lay people off, it will be after a merger. There is a reason the companies are merging and it's not because they are both doing great. Good thing I got out when I had a chance to.  (Oct 23, 2013 | post #4)

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Ripped Off

Perhaps you should have purchased reliable antivirus software (not Norton) ahead of time? It's not OD's fault you had a massive virus infection. Can't comment on how long it took as 8 days is unacceptable but what do you expect when you are dealing with employees who make 8 bucks an hour?  (Oct 23, 2013 | post #3)

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store managers and new cars

Yep. Goals have been purposely set too high so that they can claim that they at least put them in, but that the employees are under-performing and it's our fault we never hit them. I'm surprised they haven't done away with the Bravo program yet.  (Jun 4, 2011 | post #3)

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Bad Working Conditions

Sorry but I must disagree with the "out the door" part. Office Depot coddles under-performing employees. There is little practical training other than veteran employees passing their experience to the next person, and hopefully they are willing enough to listen. Instead of following an actual growth/training process, because the managers are too busy doing menial tasks at the whim of the DM and higher-ups, most training simply comes from the computer training modules. Anyone who has used them knows they nearly useless and can't possibly account for real-world experiences. Many of the modules are hopelessly out of date too. So what ends up happening happens is the good employees have to pick up after the lazy ones and do the work that they don't do. Not only that, they are expected to do those things because they're reliable. But at the end of the year you'll still get the same joke of a raise (2% of your hourly pay) that the lazy person gets, assuming either of you last that long. I have worked in multiple stores in my many years with OD and I've seen this happen again and again.  (Aug 21, 2010 | post #43)

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does office depot drug test?

The drug test is done almost immediately after you're interviewed. Basically, if you get a drug test, you're hired, you just have to pass the drug test at that point.  (Aug 11, 2010 | post #12)