Lazy who?

Discussion in 'American RV's' started by TJ-RV, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. TJ-RV

    TJ-RV Deleted User

    Many folks who visit the US with the intention of buying an RV end up at LazyDays, the high volume RV dealer.

    Yesterday (July 9), the dealership laid off a large number of sales employees (aka made them redundant). The number of people laid off varies based on what you read, but the consensus seems to be around 15% of their employees. Here's more on the story from ABC News.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 11, 2008
  2. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    Why am I not surprised Tom?

    Lazydays is not so much a dealership as a small town........its vast.....I dread to think just how much money thay have tied up in stock there, I would imagine the liability to the bank and suppliers must be huge.

    Their loss for 2007 is said to be $2.5 million :Eeek: Lazy Days lays off staff - Tampa Bay Business Journal:

    Sadly, as with most situations like this, it will be the "small" guy such as the ground keepers, janitors and general labour who will get the shove first....its a pitiful sign of the times and it won't be long before it starts happening here :Sad:

    For those who have never seen it, take a look here: Lazydays Film - Day in the Life - Lazydays RV SuperCenter - Number One In RVs (Gas & Diesel Motor homes, Fifth Wheels, and Travel Trailers)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 11, 2008
  3. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Lincoln
    Crikey we only passed by there last week.:Eeek:

    Loads of stock and surprised at the size of the outfit.
     
  4. Thepips

    Thepips Trade Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Hi Tom,
    If it's really sales staff being laid off then they really are in trouble.
    A few years ago, one company I worked for was in difficulties. They told all their sales staff they could leave or go onto open ended commission only. Those sales staff that stayed made out like bandits for 9-12 months :Laughing: It was so successful the company stuck with the policy until they were bought out a few years later.

    Regards
    Doug
     
  5. Road Runner

    Road Runner Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    14,196
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Location:
    Europe
  6. Lindy-C

    Lindy-C Deleted User

    Wish I had their premises :Eeek: Mind you, I wouldn't fancy the upkeep! :Laughing:
     
  7. TJ-RV

    TJ-RV Deleted User

    One of our long time (15+ years) members went to work at LD as a salesman a few years ago. He was caught in the layoff, but has already started a new job at a car dealership.
     
  8. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,698
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    In my house
    Having spoken to salesman today who actually works at Lazydays its service staff that have been laid off not the sales teams. He said that even though sales are down they are selling more B & C class and also towables than in previous years!! :Eeek:

    Just seems to be the A class sales and the very top end RVs that are seriously suffering (not surprising really!!) :Doh:
     
  9. TJ-RV

    TJ-RV Deleted User

    The guy I mentioned who was laid off was selling travel trailers (aka caravans) at LD for the last few years.
     

Share This Page