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      CommentAuthorValve2000
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2020
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    ken Lutz, Kathy Koller, Texas store managers, I know everything...
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      CommentAuthorgarbanzo
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2020
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    How long ago did you know it was going down hill?  
    Why did you work there for 17 years and not move on?  
    How come you can't spell the name of the founder correctly? It's Kathy Kolder, not Koller?
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      CommentAuthorCharlie
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2020
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    What is everyone paid? How much does Fry's make?
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      CommentAuthorValve2000
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2020 edited
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    Beginning May 2019 is when I knew we were in big trouble. All department managers were basically made to sign a demotion letter. I went from 56k to $10.25 + Commission. Frys also dropped the per item commission drastically. A Sony 4k TV that once paid $85 as a green tier item now pays $25, if you lucky. In hindsight when we stopped carrying LG and heard we owned the hundreds of thousands of dollars to them, I should have jumped ship. The only reason I stayed from May 2019 to January 2020 was the promise of a huge bump in pay. When that did not happen I found a Desk side Support job for a Power Distribution Company that pays more than the 55k I made before but Monday - Friday 8 to 4. Kathy Kolder , left the D out. Funny thing is the store managers still make 85k a year and the stores in North Texas only do about 2k per day. Health care there is a joke. I was on the Family Bronze plan for Blue Shield (Medical only) and was paying $100 a week. My doctor said Bronze plans are worse than medicare in Benefits. If I went with a PPO plan it would have been $250 a week lol. Luckily my new job I only pay $275 a month with everything maxed out.
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    Valve2000: Beginning May 2019 is when I knew we were in big trouble. All department managers were basically made to sign a demotion letter. I went from 56k to $10.25 + Commission. Frys also dropped the per item commission drastically. A Sony 4k TV that once paid $85 as a green tier item now pays $25, if you lucky. In hindsight when we stopped carrying LG and heard we owned the hundreds of thousands of dollars to them, I should have jumped ship. The only reason I stayed from May 2019 to January 2020 was the promise of a huge bump in pay. When that did not happen I found a Desk side Support job for a Power Distribution Company that pays more than the 55k I made before but Monday - Friday 8 to 4. Kathy Kolder , left the D out. Funny thing is the store managers still make 85k a year and the stores in North Texas only do about 2k per day. Health care there is a joke. I was on the Family Bronze plan for Blue Shield (Medical only) and was paying $100 a week. My doctor said Bronze plans are worse than medicare in Benefits. If I went with a PPO plan it would have been $250 a week lol. Luckily my new job I only pay $275 a month with everything maxed out.
     
     
    Clearly by 2019 I think the writing was on the wall for chain overall based on how non-existent the selection was for computers and electronic components. I'm curious in how soon you realized there were red flags? Do you think that you waited longer to bail because AV sales cratered later then computers and the other departments or did you just wait until it was transparent that it was a sinking ship?
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      CommentAuthorCharlie
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2020
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    If the quarantine didn't make the company go broke, then I don't think they're really "in trouble.". Owing hundreds of thousands to LG isn't really a big problem for a company that size.
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      CommentAuthorKinzu
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2020
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    Valve2000: Beginning May 2019 is when I knew we were in big trouble. All department managers were basically made to sign a demotion letter. I went from 56k to $10.25 + Commission. Frys also dropped the per item commission drastically. A Sony 4k TV that once paid $85 as a green tier item now pays $25, if you lucky. In hindsight when we stopped carrying LG and heard we owned the hundreds of thousands of dollars to them, I should have jumped ship. The only reason I stayed from May 2019 to January 2020 was the promise of a huge bump in pay. When that did not happen I found a Desk side Support job for a Power Distribution Company that pays more than the 55k I made before but Monday - Friday 8 to 4. Kathy Kolder , left the D out. Funny thing is the store managers still make 85k a year and the stores in North Texas only do about 2k per day. Health care there is a joke. I was on the Family Bronze plan for Blue Shield (Medical only) and was paying $100 a week. My doctor said Bronze plans are worse than medicare in Benefits. If I went with a PPO plan it would have been $250 a week lol. Luckily my new job I only pay $275 a month with everything maxed out.
     
     
    It was 2011 for me. That was the year they basically did the same thing to the Supervisors. I was a Software Manager in Training at the time which to anyone who doesn't know means I was next in line for a Supervisor position whenever it became available; I took a pay cut for this position as well because I had moved into returns a few months prior which paid a pretty good hourly rate. Once they cut Supervisors from being a salary job to hourly+commission I realized things were going down. Also it was really hard to realize your next promotion was no longer really a promotion. It might have been different if their hourly pay was better but it was not, and I also think they cut their profit sharing bonus or at the very least made it almost impossible to obtain anymore.
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    If Fry's owed that much money to LG, I wonder how much money they owed to other vendors.... and if that is the reason why they all seemingly pulled out. Is this the reason why Fry's only sells cheap products from brands nobody has even heard of?
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      CommentAuthorJessrond
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2020
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    what percentage of the employees are illegal immigants

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      CommentAuthorParadigm
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2020
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    Who made the decisions from the top that caused these issues you mentioned?
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      CommentAuthorJessrond
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2020
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    randy fry the illegal immigrant trafficker LAWL  
    :face-devil-grin::face-devil-grin::face-devil-grin::face-devil-grin: