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This cartoon is similar to many of you at Kroger.  You have no clue what you're going to do if/when Kroger goes out of business or you lose your job:

Like Wile E. Coyote, what are you going to finally do after you have been working at Kroger for 20 years and you aren't trained for anything else?

 


 I quit and i'm doing fine. 10 yrs. 



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I've been following the various sites and still haven't figured out the exact number fired yet company wide. Would like people to post a confirmed number of count outs for each division please. Also the layoff site is saying a 15% reduction in corporate in 2020. Seems like they should have started with corporate. 



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I've been following the various sites and still haven't figured out the exact number fired yet company wide. Would like people to post a confirmed number of count outs for each division please. Also the layoff site is saying a 15% reduction in corporate in 2020. Seems like they should have started with corporate. 


 The 15% reduction in corporate is weasel terms. They fire store managers, demote corporate managers to those open positions, then call it a reduction.  It's deception since you can assume these corporate folks, by any reasonable person, we're fired.  Instead they are just moved closer to the actual workers, so they can "cut the fat".

Its long term, disgusting, and targeting everyone expect the people who are actually the parasites feeding off your work. 

Kroger now is basically a host dying from parasites and the parasites are too ****ing stupid to not kill the host. 

But unlike the animal kingdom, the parasites walk away, fat, fed, and are given a new host as if nothing happened through no work, no thought, and no skill of their own. 

I quit in 2018, I wanted no part of this and saw it coming. A fellow employee scoffed at me quiting saying Kroger stock be 100$ a share by end of 2019 rofl.

Kroger either be out of business by 2030 or, as I suspect, they are gearing up to sell a lean empty machine to a multinational corporation by 2024



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"Kroger either be out of business by 2030 or, as I suspect, they are gearing up to sell a lean empty machine to a multinational corporation by 2024"

I also think corporate is gearing up for a sale within the next five years. I'm also wondering how many people have been fired so far company wide. 



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I've been following the various sites and still haven't figured out the exact number fired yet company wide. Would like people to post a confirmed number of count outs for each division please. Also the layoff site is saying a 15% reduction in corporate in 2020. Seems like they should have started with corporate. 


 There are currently about 2,800 Kroger stores in the United States (counting the other store names owned by Kroger such as  Jay C, Fred Meyer, etc. )

From reading many discussions on this site and others, over the last week, I would make an educated guess that the average store lost about 1.5 people.

Doing the math, that would mean Kroger has fired ("laid off")  yes, FIRED, about 4200 people.  That doesn't include some Assistant Store Managers who may be dismissed in the next few weeks or months.  

SO, the answer is 4200 .  Comments???  



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That number seems really high, I would assume each Division had dramatically different number. Maybe instead of doing "math", everyone should just say the number of people let go in their Divisions. The Division I know of lost I believe 20-25 people.  It wasn't extremely bloody, but from a PR stand point, it was not done correctly.  

Anyone think it was done to eliminate some people, but also something done to get the attention of Wall Street (so they know the company is trying to eliminate costs)? 



-- Edited by EUID_Unknown on Friday 11th of October 2019 09:38:49 PM



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I think it will be the company that they are in with on the online business



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That number seems really high, I would assume each Division had dramatically different number. Maybe instead of doing "math", everyone should just say the number of people let go in their Divisions. The Division I know of lost I believe 20-25 people.  It wasn't extremely bloody, but from a PR stand point, it was not done correctly.  

Anyone think it was done to eliminate some people, but also something done to get the attention of Wall Street (so they know the company is trying to eliminate costs)? 



-- Edited by EUID_Unknown on Friday 11th of October 2019 09:38:49 PM



-- Edited by EUID_Unknown on Friday 11th of October 2019 09:40:11 PM


We lost 5 store managers in D1 alone from what i heard.

I love my new SM though, he's definitely making a positive impact on the place.



-- Edited by 4hourrush on Saturday 12th of October 2019 11:55:21 AM

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Yeah, that number seems way too high. I found this anonymous comment below on a different site and would like to know your thoughts.

"The actual fired number is not the intended number. What I mean is that there has already been much fallout and there will be much more between now and February. The casualties and loss I am referring to here are the ones who have already quit and those that will soon quit as the result of the malice and provoked offers or assignments handed out. When a 65 year old store manager is demoted and ask to drive an additional 2 hours per day to the newly assigned store with the calculated assessment that he will quit ( so why offer a severance), you have to add another to the fired column. Many coordinators given the option to go back in the store as an ASM have already quit. Basically, the ones that the divisions have been trying or wanting to get rid of for some time are put in the "fire" column regardless of age, gender or race and the reason contributed to this restructure. Then they look at the remaining and if you are toward the top end of your salary bracket and have significant age on you, then they will try to wait you out and make your life miserable. If you are on the top end and they think you want to work another 3-5 years, you are more likely to get severance.
Those who are considered worker bees with lower type salaries, regardless of age, will not get any offer.

 

There are some real mean and hateful people putting some great people in these type bullied positions. I'm surprised there is not more noise on this subject."



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EUID_Unknown wrote:

That number seems really high, I would assume each Division had dramatically different number. Maybe instead of doing "math", everyone should just say the number of people let go in their Divisions. The Division I know of lost I believe 20-25 people.  It wasn't extremely bloody, but from a PR stand point, it was not done correctly.  

Anyone think it was done to eliminate some people, but also something done to get the attention of Wall Street (so they know the company is trying to eliminate costs)? 



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4000 seems reasonable.  A post from the layoff page mentioned 200 from Smiths terminated.  Smiths is 5% of Kroger companies.  5% of 4000 is 200.

I didn't lose any managers.  One co manager was made a store manager tho. 



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https://www.reddit.com/r/kroger/comments/dgxsju/email_sent_to_everyone/



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Sounds about right. It's corporate policy to always fire high-paid and long term employees except with managers they don't have to harass and trick their way into firing them - they can just do it.

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I feel sorry for those who sacrificed 30+ years of their lives for this company only to have this done to them.

Whoever sent that email is a hero.

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Any truth of more layoffs coming? Lots of whispers from management.



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A bit confused here-I only see the Reddit discussion didn't see an email, must be my computer? What did the Kroger email say?



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Looks like a trap so I'm not clicking on anything that might be H. R. thugs.  We just got the word that layoffs may be coming so no less than 3% sales increase is needed.  I do my job to the best of my ability, working hard to overcome every stupid company crap pile, but please shop elsewhere.  We just don't need this company.



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Yea, that is what they say.  Fork them.  



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They posted a second email on Redditt. I think the tagline says something like OMG they sent a second one or something like that. Pretty good email. I don't know who the person is sending them out, but they obviously don't care if they get caught or fired. If it is legit, someone is fed up and trying to take a stand.



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Kroger workers say firings and job changes have sparked fear and 'chaos' in some stores

Above is title of article from Business Insider published today about recent Kroger firings. People are talking to reporters and people are listening. I recommend you search for it and read it. Reporter has name and ways to get in touch if anyone else wants to talk about Kroger and what's going on. Not just about the recent firings but about other Kroger issues.



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What is the "other" site?


 That's what I want to know



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Anonymous wrote:

What is the "other" site?


 That's what I want to know


 https://www.reddit.com/r/kroger/

 

https://www.thelayoff.com/kroger  

 



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We need another one of these



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We need another one of these


 It will happpen sooner than you think



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