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      CommentAuthorValve2000
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019
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    So today all floor department managers are now called specialists. No more salary just minimum wage + commission and advocacy commission. Looks like some of this is to blame from the california wage law that requires a minimum salary wage of 49,500 which frys doesnt want to pay to all manager positions plus business is super slow and product is not coming in due to delinquent accounts from many vendors. What do yall think about this move, im sure frys will loose the last remaining veteran sales manager that hold this company together.
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      CommentAuthorParadigm
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019
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    Is this something that will be carried on to other states or just California stores?
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      CommentAuthorValve2000
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2019
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    Im from a texas store, so every store will be effected.
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      CommentAuthorParadigm
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2019
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    Valve2000: Im from a texas store, so every store will be effected.
     
     
    So no more Sups, MTs, or DMs?
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      CommentAuthorParadigm
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2019
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    I can confirm that all Department Managers are being converted into "specialists". Saw the email myself today.
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      CommentAuthorKinzu
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2019
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    This is why I quit nearly 8 years ago.  
    I was working my way up in the Software Department. When I started in 2009 all of Software was paid hourly with no commission. At some point we became Hourly + Commission which really sucked the fun out of the job. Nothing really in Software has a high margin on it so your reward for steering customers toward certain products was adding maybe a $1 or $2 more to your paycheck. A lot of times for me it wasn't worth lying to the customer over when I knew the product they had in hand was better than the one that would make me more money.  
     
    Myself and a co-worker were up for the Manager in Training promotion around the beginning of 2011 I think it was. We ended up both getting it as the new Department Manager and all 3 Supervisors liked both of us and worked to move the current MT to a new Department to open up 2 positions for us. I left making $13 an hour in returns for this promotion and pay decrease because I wanted to eventually be a Supervisor. Shortly after I accepted the promotion Fry's changed Supervisor's into an Hourly+Commission job. I don't even think they got a bonus anymore based on the Department sales. This meant that over night I suddenly made the same if not more than my Supervisors. Yet Supervisors were still required to carry out all of their duties with no added benefits over the employees they managed.  
     
    I no longer saw a future at Fry's and quit. I was told what ended up happening is that Supervisors pretty much quit Supervising and worked more as Salesmen. Supervisor just became a title you could use to make your sales pitch more credible. This led to Departments not being organized, end caps not being setup, dusty shelves, and inventory just sitting around because no one was really being paid to take care of it. Eventually Management came down on the Supervisors about the lack of Supervision and more of them left Fry's.  
     
    I don't know what the pay structure is like now, but taking away salary from Department Manangers reminds me a lot of what happened in 2011. I hope they at least get compensated with a higher hourly rate. I foresee a lot of DM's quickly applying for new jobs though.
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      CommentAuthorFyckFrys
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2019
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    Kinzu:  
    I don't know what the pay structure is like now, but taking away salary from Department Manangers reminds me a lot of what happened in 2011. I hope they at least get compensated with a higher hourly rate. I foresee a lot of DM's quickly applying for new jobs though.
     
     
    Hourly rate is minimum wage for that location. Plus percentage of GP for one third of the department, which ends up being almost nothing. Sales make up the rest. They are also cutting hours. At my location it's $12 an hour. My gp commission last week would have been $60. So to make what I was making as salary I would have to personally make $500 in commission. The sales associate who made the most last week in that dept only made $150.