If you approach your boss in a CONSTRUCTIVE way and they blow you off, go get a new job, period. Nothing you can do about it besides calling your recruiter and tell the HR person on your way out the door. There is bad management in every company, and the dice were rolled against you this time. That is the way the game is played. Don't like it, don't play. Not much you can do about a bad manager. They are in every company in the world.
What YOU are talking about beachdude772000 is not Staples, but Corp. america. People who experience the bad parts of Corp. America do what you just did beachdude, and pin it on the company because it is the closest target. But every person who works at or did work at Staples has choosen to work for a major publicly traded corporation. There are alot of perks to it, but also alot of problems with it. The problems are bigger than the perks for you, then try something else. I didn't get cut by the layoffs, but in 2,5,10, or 20 years I will. I have choosen this path and know that WHEN it happens (whether it is with Staples or some other company) I'll wake up in the morning and start calling people and looking for a new job. It happened once in my life already, and I just know it's a matter of time before it happens again.
To tell you the truth, I really feel bad for those people. Staples lost some really, really good folks. But it happened, and if some people can't move on and put it behind them, well, they are wasting time better spent job hunting. It is a weak economy, that's why there was lay offs. Were all the layoffs fair, I'm not the person to judge. As a matter of probability, I am sure they weren't. Don't like it, become a carpenter, plumber, etc and join a union.
People now a days think that their employers should owe them something. In reality, they owe you nothing more that what was agreed upon during the hiring phase. It sucks, it depressing, and makes us realize we are just worker ants, that's all. When you come into a company you are there for the sole purpose of making the company better in some manner and that's it. The company owes you NOTHING. Do I think it's fair, nope, that's just the way it is.
>People now a days think that their employers should owe them something. In reality, they owe you nothing more that what was agreed upon during the hiring phase. It sucks, it depressing, and makes us realize we are just worker ants, that's all. When you come into a company you are there for the sole purpose of making the company better in some manner and that's it. The company owes you NOTHING. Do I think it's fair, nope, that's just the way it is. <
The company promised us commissions when we were hired. Now they say they can take it away on a whim, even after we have made a sale. This was not agreed upon in the hiring phase. So, are they breaking the law? Should we say nothing?
If I'm your boss and I come up to you and put my foot up your ass do you say nothing? Are you a tool? Do you have a spine?
Don't give me that crap that a company owes you nothing. That kind of garbage went out in the 1920's. Why do you think Unions got started? Does Staples want to start dealing with their employees joining unions? The last time a Union rep came to my store the DM freaked out and made us watch an anti-union videotape. I think its time that Union rep is invited back to the store. U-N-I-O-N . May give the honchos some nightmares instead of us for a change..............
Hey sicko, I am not speaking about corp. america..I mean STAPLES...I know more about this company than you will ever imagine. There should not be a "downside" to any employment. You are right..if you are not happy, get out! Obviously you are not a happy camper...you sound like a miserable @#$%^(*.... enjoy your life at Staples. By the way, did they teach you about the Company vision: CARE values...