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Date: 03/31/07 02:11 AM

45 Responses to How Circuit City Rewards Long-Time Employees

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2007 at 9:34 pm
    Link: How Circuit City Rewards Long-Time Employees - They are laying off everyone who they determine is making more than minimum market wage. Nice.
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    Tjames Male 18-29
    294 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 2:16 am
    I cant read that much text.
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    yaoninja Male 13-17
    90 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 2:19 am
    dud thats really gay, i cant believe there doing that, what a bunch of non-nice individuals
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    439 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 2:21 am
    You should it`s an interesting viewpoint.
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    jebler Male 18-29
    1142 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 2:29 am
    its not like this is something new. its sad but it happens a lot.
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    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 3:05 am
    why not boycott them? Seems no one does this anymore.
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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 3:06 am
    Got bored after reading the 1st line...
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    Sparkly Female 30-39
    240 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 3:25 am
    That`s really sickening. Tjames, you are lame.
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2173 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 3:28 am
    Everyone who owns a company is doing the same move. The robots are taking over soon.
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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 4:47 am
    I always go to BestBuy anyway.
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    FLB Female 18-29
    1230 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 5:10 am
    This is why I want to work for myself, or a reputable company at least.
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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    377 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 5:20 am
    damn... that`s low. but i already boycott circuit city because their prices suck and the one by me has a nearly nonexistent checkout system. there are all of these floating checkout islands around the store, but for different things. and they`re usually unmanned.

    still - who the drat shops at circuit city?

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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
    955 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 8:19 am
    Wal-Mart is pretty much the same way, they just haven`t been stupid enough to actually announce it.
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    bram Male 18-29
    578 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 8:23 am
    What they`re doing is no worse than what they`re doing at the store I`m working at. Bastards just fired the lady who has been working for the store for 15 years, because her position is no longer needed, and they dropped these two women who had been there for 20 years down to like 15 hours, with a pay cut.

    They stopped giving raises, period. For working a seven hour shift we get one fifteen minute break, and they never go over seven hours, so that they don`t have to give us a lunch break. We never have a store manager, because everytime that corporate comes by, they fire our manager for some bullpoo reason, like not having the storetidy enough, which is impossible to do, because they won`t give us enough hours to do anything.

    Sorry, can you tell I`m bitter about my job? (I get angry because they fired the customer service lead and gave me the job, with no pay raise or training, and I have no idea what I`m doing. I`ve only been working for the company for eight months.)

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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 8:53 am
    SAD. Whenever a company experiences a layoff, it`s due to one simple law of business: Senior Management was incapable of adequately managing the business. If they were capable, they would NEVER get into a position where they have to result to laying off their employees.

    Successful businesses are those with Sr. Managers that have the vision to plan for the future, recognizing their one (and only) consistent, dependable resource; their employees. Any company that doesn`t realize this is going to struggle.

    A successful business realizes that their first and foremost customers are their employees on the front line (the salesperson on the floor, the cashier at the checkout, the delivery man, the waiter/waitress, etc.). These levels of employment are NOT where the problem is.

    A layoff is simply a self-admission by Sr. Management that they have failed to manage their business. That`s about as simple as it can get.

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    DrewK Male 30-39
    495 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 9:11 am
    This is what happens when you jack minimum wage up $2/hr. It`s called capitalism. Companies are designed to make profit, and as much as they can. Sucks, and I`d hate it if it happened to me, but capitalism is BY FAR the best system. A lot of people were called evil because they opposed the minim,um wage increase and said this very thing would happen. Now I know who was right.
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    diddleysquat Male 30-39
    205 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 9:35 am
    Unfortunately the bottom line is more important than hard-working people these days. Circuit City has jacked up prices as it is, I bet that they will not come down after this shady move.
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    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1066 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 9:41 am
    DrewK- This is what happens when you jack minimum wage up $2/hr. It`s called capitalism.

    Amen. If they want the extra $2/hr then it eventually catches up to them or to someone else.

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    bumblecock Male 18-29
    644 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 9:42 am
    Sucks, not much you can do.
    One of the risks of being an employee.
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    Mayhem66 Female 13-17
    454 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 10:59 am
    Next time I walk by a Circuit City, I`ll be sure to give it a nice swift kick.
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    elroy72 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 11:07 am
    ok any1 else see this:

    "My mother who worked for this company for over 22 years was one of these associates."


    "At this point she had been working for Circuit City of over 10 years,"

    gives me an urge to yell FAKE...

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    Sparkly Female 30-39
    240 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 11:23 am
    elroy72, you are not a very careful reader. She had been working at circuit city for 10 years when they stopped offering a pension plan but had worked for the company another 12-odd years after that for a total of 22 years.
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    PurplePimp Male 18-29
    41 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 11:32 am
    On 3/31/2007 2:19:48 AM yaoninja wrote: dud thats really gay, i cant believe there doing that, what a bunch of non-nice individuals

    lol yao.....but seriously that sucks a lot

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    cambriaseyes Female 18-29
    339 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 11:51 am
    I don`t even think I know anyone who shops at Circuit City. Their selection of pretty much anything is really pooty, and Best Buy generally has lower prices anyway.

    They`re like the K Mart of electronics stores.

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    Kinga750 Male 18-29
    136 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    Happens all the time, I`ve seen it more than once in my retail "career".

    Bram - I know how you feel, went through the same thing at Kroger.

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    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
    563 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    Agreed DrewK its inflation now the price of gas can raise 2 dollars a gallon now that the minnium wage is raised 2 dollars higher
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    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
    563 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    ok so walmart has been doing worse i mean they hire illegal immigrants for 2 dollars an hour have their employees clock out and work and if your a women or minority don`t expect a higher position

    yet it doesn`t matter as long as you can get 23 rolls of toilet paper for 4 dollars

    cause thats the our way screw others and worry about only yourself

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    omggilyy Female 13-17
    576 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 12:50 pm
    I heard about this on the new as well.

    What circuit city is doing is stupid.

    The workers should go on strike or
    boycott or something, they shouldnt
    let themselves get stepped on like

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    phoenix6 Female 18-29
    407 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    God Bless...the world?
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    Shillier Male 18-29
    260 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 1:09 pm
    im gonna boycot circuit city...and not only because there isnt one withing 500 miles of me.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 1:30 pm
    Circuit City will become bankrupt soon, they are already showing the signs. I think it is horrible for companies like this to do what they do. The people I work for love to poo on their good employees while they pamper the bad ones.

    Stay in school. I`ll be damned if I have to work in retail for much longer.

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    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 1:42 pm
    There is a The Source by circuit city just down the street from my house but I have never bought anything from there for some reason and now I never will.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    junkiest. electronics. store. ever.
    i wouldn`t even buy a usb cable there...
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    tribe4ever Male 13-17
    146 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm
    boycott them, bankrupt them and all the employees will be laid off. Fantastic idea!!
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    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
    550 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    Damn Circuit City! I am thinking about writing Corporate about this and demand an explanation. What this guy needs to do is contact the BBB and talk to them about it. He should also contact a lawyer for wrongful termination.

    As for going there again, I don`t think I will. I know that 1 person won`t make that a difference, but I like Best Buy better anyway

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    nardo218 Female 18-29
    114 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 4:16 pm
    That was atrociously written. WTF is that?
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    Skotor Male 13-17
    4 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    Hey Bram you`ve got it easier than me, K mart deducts an hour for every five we work (lunch), even if we work it, & when minimum went up this year I had the $2 raise I had been working up (at like 25 cents a year) taken away.
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    Ca_Girl Female 18-29
    2 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 4:45 pm
    I have a friend who is a manager at a Circuit City. It`s not just Circuit City. Best Buy and Comp USA recently did the same thing. A lot of compnaies are experiencing the problem. These people aren`t just paid a few cents more than what they should be making, they`re being paid several full dollars more than what they`re doing. As my friend put it, "This one guy was being paid $2 more than anyone else in his department, and he worked the least out of any of them." It`s not just CC like I said. Best Buy and CompUSA did the same thing. It happens every six years or so.
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    Ca_Girl Female 18-29
    2 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 7:25 pm
    Plus, to add to that, when Best Buy last did it, they eliminated nearly 40% of employees. Circuit City eliminated only 3,400 employees. That`s less than 10% of the employees nationwide.
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    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    March 31, 2007 at 9:00 pm
    It`s hard to read this kind of thing, especially after having taken a Business Ethics class only a few months ago.
    I prefer Best Buy anyway.
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    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 12:19 am
    Pure exploitation of the workers. Remember if you oppose their movements you`re a communist! :-P
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    TomSFox Male 18-29
    732 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 9:34 am
    I can`t believe how he blandishes his mother.
    I bet not even half of it is true.
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    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    I can`t honestly believe that this handful of people making a bit more than the average could be that detrimental to the company unless they are really hurting in which case the layoffs aren`t going to help much. This is just money grubbing and/or someone flexing their corporate equivalent to an e-peen.

    Oh, as for the increase in minimum wage, y`all seem to have the causality mixed up a tad. The reason they need more money is because things are more expensive and they kinda, sorta enjoy being alive.

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    azurll Female 18-29
    41 posts
    April 1, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    It`s a little more than creepy that some of you are attacking the "little people", you know the one`s that actually need those few dollars increase to survive inflation in our capitalistic society. Everyone knocks communism, and rightfully so, but capitalism is not a dream, it`s the extreme opposite to communism. We have never successfully reached a middle(socialism) because of the greedy corporate bastards who refuse to live with a little less.
    FYI, Circut city, best buy, walmart any big box superstore who can afford to sell their products so cheap because they buy materials from sweat shop owners- are all the same. Different name but the same. I witnessed a 61 year old 23 year employee fired because she had cancer, even though she was still coming to work everyday. And that is glorious, wonderful capatalism. How is this the best way again?
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    maxmcd Male 30-39
    75 posts
    April 2, 2007 at 11:43 am
    Circuit City isn`t in business to provide people jobs, or a certain income. They`re in business to make money. If they don`t make money then they go out of business and every employee of the company is out of work. If you don`t like how you`re treated or compensated where you work leave. Most American employees have no loyalty to their employer, so why should a company have to pay its employees more than the market demands? If you can get a higher paying job at a different company, go...and don`t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

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