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21 August 2012 @ 10:31 pm

This community is closed.

15 July 2012 @ 12:35 pm
It will be a year that the announcement that Borders will close down-in fact this week. So what have you guys been up to? What has your store been turned into? Do you still see your former coworkers? Lastly, does anyone come on this site anymore. It's sad. I miss you Borders.
Hi all!

I wrote a book about our beloved bookstore going out of business! It's called Sold Everywhere But Borders. It's a testament to what we all went through as employees during liquidation!

Check it out at my website everywherebutborders.com! Order a copy direct from the publisher, or you can get it on Amazon, BN, or BAM.com!

I hope you all enjoy it and can relate to it!

Current Location: New Jersey
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
19 January 2012 @ 12:58 pm
I'm interested to hear from my former co-workers, if you've moved on to a new job, what are you doing? I obviously wont ask if its better than Borders, but how much better than Borders is it?

In my case, I'm working in Wireless Sales for one of the Big 2 companies. Compared to Borders, it's AWESOME!!. The money is almost triple, the people aren't disgruntled from being beaten down by sorry managers, and the company actually trusts you and gives you responsibility! Imagine that! Training, 401K match, tuition reimbursement, it's like working for a real company!

Anyway, where are YOU now?
19 January 2012 @ 09:11 am
I know it's not yet the end of January, but can anyone verify that they will be mailing out W-2s this year? Or are they only accessible on The Work Number?
02 December 2011 @ 01:20 pm
Anyone want to voice their opinion on what should happen to iworkatborders now?
I'm going to lock comments to registered users.  At this point, no one's losing their jobs over opinions expressed here.
12 October 2011 @ 10:05 pm
I just remembered.....what ever happened to Day by Day Calendar after they sold it? Did they begin setup for this holiday season, did it get merged into another company and re-branded, etc....?
09 October 2011 @ 11:03 am
This blog needs one really good final post to send it into the sunset…and before you ask, "no"…this isn't it ;)

I will put forth the second-to-last post, though: "What's your old Borders store now?"  That is, what happened to the building?  Mine looks like it's been rented by a seasonal Christmas store.
04 October 2011 @ 05:27 pm
So, any Borders branded stuff your gonna keep? Lanyards, Bags, copies of termination forms, whatever. Or are you just gonna chuck it all into the nearest Salvation Army Bin?

(NOTE: DC boxes don't count.)
30 September 2011 @ 07:43 pm
Dear Borders Customer,

My name is William Lynch, CEO of Barnes & Noble, and I'm writing to you today on
behalf of the entire B&N team to make you aware of important information regarding your Borders account.

First of all let me say Barnes & Noble uniquely appreciates the
importance bookstores play within local communities, and we're very
sorry your Borders store closed.

As part of Borders ceasing operations, we acquired some of its assets
including Borders brand trademarks and their customer list. The subject
matter of your DVD and other video purchases will be part of the
transferred information. The federal bankruptcy court approved this sale
on September 26, 2011.

Our intent in buying the Borders customer list is simply to try and earn
your business. The majority of our stores are within close proximity to
former Borders store locations, and for those that aren't, we offer our
award- winning NOOK™ digital reading devices that provide a bookstore
in your pocket. We are readers like you, and hope that through our
stores, NOOK devices, and our bn.com online bookstore we can win your trust and provide you with a place to read and shop.

It's important for you to understand however you have the
absolute right to opt-out of having your customer data transferred to
Barnes & Noble. If you would like to opt-out, we will ensure all
your data we receive from Borders is disposed of in a secure and
confidential manner. Please visit www.bn.com/borders before October 15, 2011 to do so.

Should you choose not to opt-out by October 15, 2011, be assured your
information will be covered under the Barnes & Noble privacy policy,
which can be accessed at www.bn.com/privacy. B&N will maintain any of your data according to this policy and our strict privacy standards.

At Barnes & Noble we share your love of books — whatever shape they
take. We also take our responsibility to service communities by
providing a local bookstore very seriously. In the coming weeks,
assuming you don't opt-out, you'll be hearing from us with some offers
to encourage you to shop our stores and try our NOOK products. We hope
you'll give us a chance to be your bookstore.

William Lynch


Oh cock.
It's official: Borders to Sell Intellectual Property to Barnes & Noble

with some conditions:
All former Borders’ customers will be told by e-mail that they can choose not to have personally identifiable information transferred with the sale, Borders’ lawyer Andrew Glenn, said in court today. Otherwise, all data, regardless of when it was collected or whether customers previously opted not to share it, will be transferred to Barnes & Noble, with the exception of video titles.

An ad will also be placed in USA Today to publicize the opt-out program, Andrew Glenn said. Barnes & Noble agreed to purge any information for which it has no commercial use.

USA Today is a puzzling choice for a place to put the ad, since Borders customers are generally intelligent people who read well above the second-grade level.

Also, it looks like Borders.com is preparing to shut down. It currently has a notice that Borders gift cards are valid through 10:30 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 27. The $99 sale on Kobo Touch eReaders (lilac color only) also ends on September 27.
25 September 2011 @ 03:18 am
Sooooooo in the big pre "are we or aren't we going under" confusion that went on a few months back (oh how I laughed at those who had any doubt or held out hope) I screwed up royally by not putting my last offically paycheck that was actually FROM Borders in the bank (long story short I had a relative that died and in the ensuing chaos it got lost in the shuffle - partner takes care of a lot of things for me so I was ok) so now I have an uncut check on my hands. 

So how about it folks? Am I completely screwed? I did put in those hours so it would be nice to actually get my pay for them. Is there still a number I can call or is my ass gone?
Reuters: Borders' IP sale to Barnes & Noble on hold
(Reuters) - Borders Group Inc's plan to sell customer information to former rival Barnes & Noble Inc hit a snag on Thursday when a judge raised questions about the company's privacy policy.

Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn said at a hearing he needed more time to decide whether the policy covers longer-standing customers and whether certain customers must give their consent before the sale can close.
While Borders' current privacy policy, implemented in May 2008, makes clear customer information can be sold, questions remain as to whether customers who joined Borders' database before then are subject to the policy and whether they must consent to a sale.

A third-party ombudsman issued a report concluding that certain customers must be given the choice to opt out of the sale.

[For reference: Borders.com privacy policy, dated May 27, 2008]
21 September 2011 @ 09:32 am
now that the stores are all closed and the company has liquidated? I'm surprised the website is still up and selling books (and eBooks, and even Kobo Touch eReaders).

And you though conditions at Borders were bad.  Check out what's going on at Amazon.

Click here for the story,
19 September 2011 @ 12:12 pm
Now that it is over, I'm curious what the various positions made on average.  Anyone know baseline salaries for Sales Managers, General Managers, and District Managers?  Were they different based on cost of living?
Anyone want to share where they may or may not have hid their "stash", I would be shocked if a lot of employees didnt "find" some product for themselves at the very end when it went down to a dollar.    

Mine, if i would have done it, would have been  in a very simple spot really, im assuming every store had the same bargain fixtures? If you managed to do it, you could retract the bottom parts of them that could be used as extra shelves.  I could have just put them and took them out in an opening or closing shift. 

Did anyone have or many not have  any clever spots?
17 September 2011 @ 03:51 pm
So how long do ya' think this board will remain active? Certainly a great place to vent but now that the company is OOB it all seems kind of moot.
15 September 2011 @ 02:12 pm

Borders Books - R.I.P.

It's Over.  Just lock the doors. 
The landlord wants the lights left on.

LATE UPDATE:   Barnes and Noble appears to have acquired Borders.com internet business and other intellectual property.  Click here for report.

According to a report on  Ann Arbor.com  Borders has filed with the bankruptcy court a motion seeking court approval to pay Mike Edwards and his top three cronies $125,000 each bonus.

The final insult.   Such a disugsting company.  Such disgusting low-life people.  They have no shame.

Ok well it seems its close to the end with all the 90% off signs and the "fake" 4 days left weekend over. So whats the timeline?

1. When will the doors lock to customers?

2. When will everyone except keyholders get the short end of the stick on hours?

3. Can non key holders expect to still be on the schedule at all next week?

Will some brave GM step up with answers?

08 September 2011 @ 01:02 pm
Hey everyone.

So I've moved twice since the begining of this year and when I started to collect my things for unenployment I realized I can't find any of my old W2 copies. Does anyone have a copy of the website they used to hang in the back where we could go to get another? Anybody else run into the same problem?
03 September 2011 @ 10:54 am
Borders employee sues company.

Details here:  http://news.yahoo.com/ex-employee-sues-borders-over-mass-layoffs-233100427.html

We'll see if anything comes of this.
01 September 2011 @ 12:20 pm
I finished killing the computers, servers, thin clients and network that rand the California Distribution Center.  The building is empty, all that is left is the empty racks and machinery and the liquidators.  It's all over.

Citizens Financial Group would like to reach out to former employees of Borders and encourage them to apply to retail banking positions at our two brands, Citizens Bank and Charter One Bank. 

We operate in 12 states (NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, DE, PA, OH, MI, IL) so many Borders ex-employees are probably already familiar with us.  
Because we are confident that many of the skills developed at Borders will align with our customer-facing roles, we have created a landing page specifically for interested individuals: http://cfgcareers.com/borders .

Take a moment and apply today!