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linda enness
over 6 months ago

I LOVED working for the R Us company. My favorite part was working at Babies R Us helping new parents. They came in excited to start looking for what they needed right after finding out they were expecting. It was fun to show them all the different cool items that were out on the market to help them. The one area that I spent the most time in was our Car Seats. To many choices, features and price range to confuse anyone, especially a new parent to be. The other great advantage was watching these precious gifts from God grow. One day they were tiny babies in there Mom’s arms. In a blink of an eye they were now in school. I will miss the 32yrs that I worked for the R Us company.

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Robert Bowers
over 6 months ago

Teaching adults how to be a kid again. Some toys get 5 min of play time others get days or months. Depends on how fun the toy is.

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asareuben Wallace
over 6 months ago

I was there for 15 years happy meeting family kids and parents

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Meredith Roberson
over 6 months ago

The people I worked with we're awesome..

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

Companies close, it’s a hard and sad truth. My friend Sarah's mother devoted 15 YEARS of her life to working for the same dental office. Then one day it was bought out by another company and she suddenly found herself without a job. No matter what the case is don’t hit that panic button! Take some deep breaths and check out these tips on what to do next.

1- Take care of YOU Your health is important so don’t go without health coverage! Speak to your former employer about extending your health insurance benefit for up to 18 months under COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) if it's available. You have 60 days after your coverage lapses to opt-in or start shopping for your own policy on https://www.healthcare.gov/ Your new employment status allows for you to actively enroll even if it's not open enrollment time.

2- Apply for unemployment benefits To receive unemployment benefits, you need to file a claim with the unemployment program in the state where you worked as soon as possible. Don't delay because this process can take awhile! The government-sponsored site, [CareerOneStop] (https://www.careeronestop.org/), has details on unemployment benefits in each state. You also can do a quick Google search to find your local Department of Labor and unemployment office and apply there.

3- Revisit your budget There’s no way of knowing how long you will be unemployed and because your income is now significantly less it's important to plan for the future. Revisit your accounts and see where you stand. Cut down on your expenses to only what is necessary for the time being. Put together a list of all the bills you currently pay such as car payments, student loans, rent, mortgage, groceries, etc. that are non-negotiable. Anything that isn’t essential cancel it for now and focus on the more important bills.

4- Stay in touch Don’t be afraid to connect NOW with your coworkers/managers! Ask them for their contact information and if they would consider being a reference. Stick to anyone you worked closely with who can attest to your skills on the job. If they ask you, offer them the same courtesy.

5- Be positive Right now is a difficult time but remaining positive will help see you through this! Surround yourself with loved ones who will support and guide you. Stay strong and look to the future. As the saying goes, "This too shall pass."

6- Apply It goes without saying that once you lose a job you need to replace it with another. So revamp that resume! Be sure to add any new skills and experiences you gained over your employment. Then when you are ready, search and apply to jobs in your area [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/jobs/search).

Wishing you the best during this difficult time, stay strong!

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Rebecca Partee
over 6 months ago

I didn't work for Toys R Us but I do work for Babies R Us. We are closing soon too but I heard they are keeping their registry going online a little longer in the hope someone will buy them out. I wonder if Amazon will since they have registries and the money to do it. Who knows right? I loved my job and seeing all the expectant mommas come in. Like other people who shopped and worked there, I am deeply saddened by the closings. I just can't believe it.

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James Fallis
over 6 months ago

I worked managing a Toys R Us store near my home for the last 9 years. I adored my job and the kind folks I worked with, but now it is over. I am older, scared and unsure what is coming next for me. I am hearing different things that we will be given severance packages and others that we won't. Everything is uncertain for Toys R Us employees right now and it's not fair. I need my health insurance for my medications and that will be gone soon too. Friends, what should I do now? Feeling so alone.

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Colin Hayworth
over 6 months ago

Well a few days ago I heard that Toys R Us is closing all its stores. I'll be jobless soon which is really scary. But I think I'm more sad that Toys R Us will never exist again! I remember when I was younger I used to go there every Saturday with my grandma.. and it was like I was in a fantasy world running through all the aisles of so many toys. Everytime I wanted to buy a game I remember I had to take a paper slip to the counter...it was like a ritual. Is anybody else sad about Toys R Us closing? Man I had so many good memories there.

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Maddie A
over 6 months ago

#toysrus #toysrusalumni

The first kit in our series just for Toys R Us employees is called “The Essentials.” It's filled with tools and tips to help you prepare and plan ahead.

Keep your eyes peeled on Friday for the first kit. You'll find guidance on questions you should be asking now about healthcare, unemployment, retirement, severance, and more. Join the Toys R Us Alumni group today.

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