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Jan 23 11 11:42 PM

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Wow, lot's of ignorance on here, so I guess I need to set the record straight.  FIRST, I am a Footaction Manager, and I make 56k a year.  SECOND my partimers get $7.25hr PLUS commission, which in my store they all average about  $9.5 hour, and remember, they are PART TIMERS.  These are mostly highschool and college kids or people who need a second job, they are not depending on paying a mortgage with it.  Third, Footlocker INC may not put stuff on sale as much as Finishline because THEY DON'T HAVE TO.  Finishline buys things with cash, they need to move it quick to get new product, FTL INC uses CREDIT.  If something don't sell, they just send it back.  Trust me, FTL INC isn't hurting, they just spent 30 Mil on a new computer schedule system,they are putting new computers in all stores, and are giving bigger stores IPAD's to use, so as a company we aren't going anywhere.  Oh yea, and if one of my ungrateful employees complains about the discount, I have a folder with about 200 applicants waiting to take their place.

Thanks for setting the record straight...

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Jan 24 11 12:56 AM

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Yea homie...not really understanding your point here...if it's clear the average employee makes $7.25 an hour..let's say works 40 hours a week which since it's a MALL job I know that AIN'T happening but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt..that's ONLY $290 a week..BEFORE taxes...that's $1190 a month...and the discount is half that...so what your basically saying is employees spend 90% (actuall TAKE home money) on sneakers???? Stop it...if your spending more then $500 a month on sneakers...EVERY month...WITH a discount...your either FLOODING your local hood..or FLOODING eBay....

And as far as organizing sneaker heads together in protest... what does that even MEAN??? People are going to burn sneakers and bras in front of FTL so you can get WHAT exactly????
thank you. no disrespect but priorities are priorities. instead of buying over 500 dollars in kicks to flip you can go find another part time job. everyone always looking for the easy way out.

And people wonder why they call Americans lazy...



  

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Jan 24 11 12:57 AM

@ this thread. I mainly buy my kicks online via Ebay, resellers etc, so it doesn't matter to me. Dudes gettin tight in this threat defending the zebra stripes.

Where's Cedric Ceballos 1994 1995, so he can share his opinion on this minimum wage buffoonery.

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Jan 24 11 1:29 AM

This doesnt matter

at you guys thinking this is gonna get you your shoes, nope it wont from "selling out" before the store opens

it wont

ive heard this has been in the talks for some times, i figure it would take place, with the discount polices and RD issues it was only a matter of time.


so now you cheap dudes that dont like to hook up their employees that look out, your on the chopping block

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Jan 24 11 1:54 AM

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does the limit affect managers????? and does the limit get raised for the 50??

500 is prob for part timers and such

im sure AMs/Managers are gonna have a higher ceiling

and the 50 would be just that $1000 for that 2 - 3 day limit and not count towards the 500

i heard the rumblings of 40% all the time and no 50%s at all similar to nike

the funny thing is about bulk buying is that Footlocker INC knows it goes on and the DMs/VPs talk about it to their managers but then they frown upon it

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Jan 24 11 2:04 AM

KingJay718 wrote:
@ this thread. I mainly buy my kicks online via Ebay, resellers etc, so it doesn't matter to me. Dudes gettin tight in this threat defending the zebra stripes.

Where's Cedric Ceballos 1994 1995, so he can share his opinion on this minimum wage buffoonery.

smiley: laugh  it is what it is,  when your working retail  all ill say is this,  look out for yourself and get yours.  there will always be ways to beat the system if you put the effort in to beat it.

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Jan 24 11 2:42 AM

IMO i like this process. a lot of us don't have the hook as much as everyone else in here. it's sad when a guy spends 5-24 hrs in line for a shoe to find out it was sold out because 1 employee hooked up 7 people that he knew and gave a discount. that's just wrong. that is the main reason why they changed their policy. also some employees stock them in the back for months only to wait for it to go to clearance and then get a discount on top of that deal. Honestly it's a fair deal. some cats are greedy as hell. 

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Jan 24 11 3:02 AM

weapen12 wrote:
IMO i like this process. a lot of us don't have the hook as much as everyone else in here. it's sad when a guy spends 5-24 hrs in line for a shoe to find out it was sold out because 1 employee hooked up 7 people that he knew and gave a discount. that's just wrong. that is the main reason why they changed their policy.
99% of the time it doesnt work that way

so your wrong.

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Jan 24 11 3:08 AM

I started this conversation so I will add my 2 cents..

I have a lot of friends that work in FTL, Champs, FTA, and they told me many were pissed.  
I know plenty of people that make $7.25.  Some enough sadly to say are grown men and women.
For some of you to frown upon workers that make $7.25 cmon lets be real, some people need a job and thats all they can get.
The discount for them helps.  Whether it be for the 50% or using the thirty to hook up friends and family.
THINK ABOUT YOUR JOB FOR A MOMENT I AM SURE YOU HAVE SOME PERKS OR DISCOUNTS AS WELL.
Maybe you can come in late....Maybe you can get discounts on rooms in a hotel....maybe you can leave early. ETC..
Now take that away to where is not cool like it used to be.  Think about that for a moment. You can t come in late anymore or leave early or have any hookups anywhere.
Dicounts and perks are part of any job anywhere!!!!!
MY MAIN point is this FTL has record profits the past two years in a bad economy and they are cutting back on discounts that they give employees at $7.25.
I dont see that as fair. 
It's funny too reading people replies that the majority of people that work in FTL FTA and Champs basically agree that the company is being cheap.
Those that dont work there complain about FTL FTA and Champs employees.      
 

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Jan 24 11 3:20 AM

air max 87 wrote:
weapen12 wrote:
IMO i like this process. a lot of us don't have the hook as much as everyone else in here. it's sad when a guy spends 5-24 hrs in line for a shoe to find out it was sold out because 1 employee hooked up 7 people that he knew and gave a discount. that's just wrong. that is the main reason why they changed their policy.
99% of the time it doesnt work that way

so your wrong.
ok maybe that might not be the main reason why they are doing the changes but there is truth to what i'm saying on the hook ups. maybe it's not in your area but cats where i live are real shady. I see and hear about it all the time. 

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Jan 24 11 3:21 AM

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I started this conversation so I will add my 2 cents..

I have a lot of friends that work in FTL, Champs, FTA, and they told me many were pissed.  
I know plenty of people that make $7.25.  Some enough sadly to say are grown men and women.
For some of you to frown upon workers that make $7.25 cmon lets be real, some people need a job and thats all they can get.
The discount for them helps.  Whether it be for the 50% or using the thirty to hook up friends and family.
THINK ABOUT YOUR JOB FOR A MOMENT I AM SURE YOU HAVE SOME PERKS OR DISCOUNTS AS WELL.
Maybe you can come in late....Maybe you can get discounts on rooms in a hotel....maybe you can leave early. ETC..
Now take that away to where is not cool like it used to be.  Think about that for a moment. You can t come in late anymore or leave early or have any hookups anywhere.
Dicounts and perks are part of any job anywhere!!!!!
MY MAIN point is this FTL has record profits the past two years in a bad economy and they are cutting back on discounts that they give employees at $7.25.
I dont see that as fair. 
It's funny too reading people replies that the majority of people that work in FTL FTA and Champs basically agree that the company is being cheap.
Those that dont work there complain about FTL FTA and Champs employees.      
 
I dont see anyone frowning on people making 7.25 an hour.

If someone is working at footlocker because thats all they can get, they shouldnt be spending $500 a month on sneakers...

All I see is foot locker as a corporation is trying to cut back on the "homie discount" thats all. $500 sounds like more than enough for the person working for foot locker. If they want to hook up their friends they have to risk dipping into their own $500 per month limit.

Some dudes are looking too far into this and making too big a deal. I'd love to get a part time at foot locker for the discount, and if I did I wouldnt complain one bit.

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Jan 24 11 3:44 AM

s dubl wrote:
Raices03 wrote:
I started this conversation so I will add my 2 cents..

I have a lot of friends that work in FTL, Champs, FTA, and they told me many were pissed.  
I know plenty of people that make $7.25.  Some enough sadly to say are grown men and women.
For some of you to frown upon workers that make $7.25 cmon lets be real, some people need a job and thats all they can get.
The discount for them helps.  Whether it be for the 50% or using the thirty to hook up friends and family.
THINK ABOUT YOUR JOB FOR A MOMENT I AM SURE YOU HAVE SOME PERKS OR DISCOUNTS AS WELL.
Maybe you can come in late....Maybe you can get discounts on rooms in a hotel....maybe you can leave early. ETC..
Now take that away to where is not cool like it used to be.  Think about that for a moment. You can t come in late anymore or leave early or have any hookups anywhere.
Dicounts and perks are part of any job anywhere!!!!!
MY MAIN point is this FTL has record profits the past two years in a bad economy and they are cutting back on discounts that they give employees at $7.25.
I dont see that as fair. 
It's funny too reading people replies that the majority of people that work in FTL FTA and Champs basically agree that the company is being cheap.
Those that dont work there complain about FTL FTA and Champs employees.      
 
I dont see anyone frowning on people making 7.25 an hour.

If someone is working at footlocker because thats all they can get, they shouldnt be spending $500 a month on sneakers...

All I see is foot locker as a corporation is trying to cut back on the "homie discount" thats all. $500 sounds like more than enough for the person working for foot locker. If they want to hook up their friends they have to risk dipping into their own $500 per month limit.

Some dudes are looking too far into this and making too big a deal. I'd love to get a part time at foot locker for the discount, and if I did I wouldnt complain one bit.


^^ word! id actually do part time for FTL, yall need someone 16 hours a week? cuz ill adjust my schedule. 

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Jan 24 11 12:59 PM

From a corporate point of view let me ask you all a rhetorical question:

If your CEO or Boss or Employer or even FRIEND said if you found $5000 and you could keep half as a bonus you would turn stuff upside down finding it to get the $2500.

In Corporate America many bonuses are based on how much profit you make and how much in operating costs you save the company. CEOs are there to make money and cut operating costs and overhead .

If cutting back discounts can save the company $5 Million off the top and add $500K to a $1 Million to his bonus check... he's going to do it.


So would many of you. You cant always look at it from the Sneaker Enthusiast or Employer point of view. Step back and look at it from the Business point of view. It will make all the sense in the world.

A Discount isnt a benefit. Its a perk. Big difference. Footlocker could easily decrease the Discount from 40 to 30 to 10% to nothing and just do a commission base position and there would be older folks who work in Macys or other retailers that come in and gladly take the position.

Footlocker knows those discounts will help rid itself of product because most of their employees are young and put that money right back into company, so once they give you your paycheck you give it right back.

Smart Business.

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Jan 24 11 1:49 PM

Rocks right...Hicks doesn't care about anything but increasing his bonus so he can stuff himself with more cheeseburgers and things he really loves...he prolly doesn't care about sneakers let alone the people who love sneakers...I would love to see how many people would actually quit if they did decided to quit the discount altogether...not as many as you think I bet...complacency is better to most than any discount on shoes...lol....but seriously quit complaining and just start thinking about ways around this nonsense if the limit isn't going to be enough to satisfy you...and lets face it, there are always ways...don't let corporate nonsense get in the way of your common sense my friends

DOES ANYONE KNOW if there is any confirmed truth to it increasing to %40?...if so, I would say that is something to be happy about...an extra 10% with a monthly cap doesn't seem like too bad a compromise to me

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Jan 24 11 1:51 PM

RockDeep wrote:
From a corporate point of view let me ask you all a rhetorical question:

If your CEO or Boss or Employer or even FRIEND said if you found $5000 and you could keep half as a bonus you would turn stuff upside down finding it to get the $2500.

In Corporate America many bonuses are based on how much profit you make and how much in operating costs you save the company. CEOs are there to make money and cut operating costs and overhead .

If cutting back discounts can save the company $5 Million off the top and add $500K to a $1 Million to his bonus check... he's going to do it.


So would many of you. You cant always look at it from the Sneaker Enthusiast or Employer point of view. Step back and look at it from the Business point of view. It will make all the sense in the world.

A Discount isnt a benefit. Its a perk. Big difference. Footlocker could easily decrease the Discount from 40 to 30 to 10% to nothing and just do a commission base position and there would be older folks who work in Macys or other retailers that come in and gladly take the position.

Footlocker knows those discounts will help rid itself of product because most of their employees are young and put that money right back into company, so once they give you your paycheck you give it right back.

Smart Business.

hows the frauding business going forbes?

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