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It's just a matter of time

It looks like TRU is on the list of retailers that are on death watch for 2018. No real surprise there, I guess, but it still kills that little bit of hope I was holding on to. Right now we need a miracle to survive past this year, and I doubt it's... read more
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Liquidators hired...

(): Toys “R” Us has hired teams of liquidators, including Hilco Global and Gordon Brothers, to assess its store base, and is considering shutting down about 200 stores, according to people familiar with the matter... read more
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Excuses, ...Sales..Stop It Already,...

Ask the people affected by this why they were all laid off, your perspective and assumptions might change. If you havent been affected by this, sales and websites aren't the only reasons why this company is where it's at, just ask "Us" who have and... read more
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Media said Holiday sales were good

If even toy sales are down 15% at Christmas, how in the world could overall sales be good? On this board I see sears, wal-mart, all big retailers had a bad holiday season, REALLY bad. Don't tell me Amazon did it either, Amazon is a small fraction of... read more
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Hundreds of stores closings due to bad holiday sales

This is bad, really bad. There was no expected bump from holiday sales, on the contrary, so now instead of going down, the number of Toys R Us stores slated for closing has skyrocketed. It looks like between 100 and 200 stores will be shuttered... read more
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This will be a bad holiday season for Toys R Us

The TRU bankruptcy has caused vendors to restrict the amount of goods they ship to TRU due to lower customer demand for the upcoming holiday shopping period. Many consumers will look elsewhere to shop this year because of the uncertainty of TRU... read more
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Walking of TRU property’s has Started.

A whole bus load of VIP’s came to my store on Thursday. This is in Connecticut. They stayed outside for a hour walking the parking lot all around the building . Then they went inside. I wasn’t there that day. I’m only PT been there for years... read more
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It wasn't Amazon, it was bad management that ruined us

For those who keep blaming Amazon for our bankruptcy, I wanted to just leave this here: only 16 percent of sales in the toys and hobby sector are made online. That means a debt load of more than $5 billion was mainly what did in Toys ‘R’ Us and not... read more
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Should I quit or wait it out?

Unlike a bunch of people, I actually like my job at Toys "R" Us. I got good colleagues, fair managers, and a decent pay (I am not saying those who are complaining are wrong, just saying I got lucky.) This situation, however, scares me a lot. I have... read more
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Bankruptcy has been filed, now what?

This is a truly scary time for all of us working at Toys "R" Us. Bankruptcy might not mean the end for the company, but it will certainly mean the end for a big number of stores and layoffs for employees. I just wonder when will we know what stays... read more
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I find it disgusting that being laid off and just finding out now that someone that I've known for years got hired months after me, (when supposedly over 300 were laid off, no news, social media reports, ect) in another store for a full-time... read more
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List of Toys R Us Stores Closing

A comprehensive list of TRU stores that will be closing in 2017 and 2018 is needed. I'd like to find out what stores will close as I am doing an analysis of the sector. Specifically, I'd like to know: location Number of Employees Laid off Reasons for... read more
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Blinded R Us

How come the people who were laid off were NOT acknowledged via any social media, especially TV, NEWS? Why is it we see and hear of other companies, such as ex: 350 Gymboree stores closing recently all over the news, twitter, ect, because of... read more
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Bye bye Joe.

Guess Venezia decided to bail while he still could. He is now President of Bridgestone Tires, as of July 19. Toy sales are plummeting, and the Baby side is getting cut big time. And supposedly, BRU is the only thing that was making money for the... read more
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Store Layoffs

Are the store layoffs still proceeding or are they over ? The company has posted nothing about store layoffs. How many were laid off ?
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So, it started

So it looks like Gear and Registry for the most part, with a few exceptions. Really, I think they could pick who they want to let go, then move everyone else around like they usually do. I've held 3 different DS positions in the 6 years I was there... read more
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The problem with them

I was a store manager for them and had positive gains, reduced turnover and improved customer relations in every store the placed me in. I enjoyed leading and developing my associates and several of them became store managers. The problem with them... read more
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Article on layoffs

Looks like that writer from the Forbes got the info he needed: / He projects (due to extended bond maturity), that the... read more
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culture s---s and leadership contradicts itself

so id two of our key "SMACS" tlast year was to growth own brands and digital, why has Brandon fired our own brand teams (third year in a row) and most of the digital online team!. Probably upset because he's not getting $18m like last year!!
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Time to get off this ship

This was a good company once, but nowadays I can't think any good reason to stay here. I hate to say it, but this company has some serious issues, and I don't think things will improve soon. These series of layoffs are killing everyone's morale. Even... read more
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2017 toysrus corporate layoffs have begun today.

This is the worst company I have ever been involved with. Don't believe the B.S. that it is all about the people and they care about their employees. Almost every year there are layoffs. I am sitting at my desk today watching hard working people... read more
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Management sucks, favoritism is rampant and hr is a joke

At tru being buddies with or related to someone in managment is all that matters. Hard work, ethics and eefficiency are considered optional or worse, unwanted. If you poi t out unethical behavior you observe, if you report favoritism, time card... read more
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Why is this company bad? I'll explain some of it here:

Do you really want to know how bad this company is? I'm still, to this day, not getting paid for my overtime because my salaried managers edited my time card to only show 40 hours, when I have clearly worked more... and be promised for my time, even... read more
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So by 2017 will there be any DS positions at all?

With the E&E department supervisor roles being cut and the combining of other roles it begs the question if TRU will soon have no full time positions. For a retail chain that only uses 25 to 50 people per store I have to wonder how that would work... read more
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Sending Jobs to India

Here is a story on US Jobs going to India - this is a epidemic, hard to stop right now, not only Toys R Us but also other companies as well are sending jobs to India - this is from New York Times: For four weeks this spring, a young woman from India... read more
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More DS Positions are going away soon.

Seems once the yearly evaluations begin more DS positions are going to be eliminated as a cost cutting move. Should be limited to personal not essential to daily operations, such as most sales floor DS roles or the Price/Signage position.
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2014 Toys R Us Layoffs - Wayne, NJ around 100, 500 globally

I am not sure about posts below but much of info is public anyway, CNN and Bloomberg already reported on fiolettsk.rus. On Wed we had an announcement that Toys 'R' Us will be cutting up to 500 jobs as part of a strategic plan to pump some monetary... read more
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2014, the year of job cuts at Toys R Us

We do not know much right now, I heard multiple rumors but it looks like that 200 resources will be cut in the corporate office - it's a yet another restructuring and we'll see where this takes us. I am sick and tired of all organizational changes... read more
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