'NOT enough workers' is a view shared across many residents in Bracknell after it was revealed that 75 Waitrose head office roles will be axed. 

Last week, The John Lewis Partnership announced the boss of its Waitrose chain will leave and around 75 head office roles will be slashed under plans to bring its department stores and supermarket under the same management team.

Rob Collins, managing director of the Waitrose business, will leave at the end of January after a 26-year career with the group following its decision to scrap separate management teams for its two divisions.

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The overhaul means it will cut around 75 of its 225 senior management head office roles in Bracknell and London Head Offices, as part of moves that will save it around £100 million "overtime".

On the News' Facebook poll, we asked what readers what they thought about the John Lewis Partnership overhaul and whether the £100m reshuffle plan is a good thing for the company.

At the time of writing (October 8)  120 readers responded with 73 per cent of people saying it is a good thing.

28 per cent of people said it isn't a good thing. 

One person commented on the facebook poll and said: "The merger of two companies should have been done 10 years ago and cut management layers.

Another agreed: "Badly needed in that company.

"Far too many managerial and supervisory positions and not enough workers."

Dubbed the Future Partnership, the overhaul will mean a slimmed-down executive team, comprising seven new director roles with responsibilities across the whole group.

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As well as reducing costs, John Lewis said the move will also make it more responsive and speed up decision making, allow the two brands to work more closely together and improve internal and customer service systems by merging IT and supply chain platforms.

Mr Collins said he had been "closely involved" with the overhaul plans.

But he added: "There isn't a role in the new structure that I believe is right for me personally and so I have decided to leave at the end of January."

Details of the plans came less than a month after John Lewis tumbled to its first-ever half-year loss.

It reported underlying losses before tax and staff bonuses of £25.9 million for the six months to July 27, against profits of £800,000 a year earlier.

Like-for-like sales fell 2.3 per cent across the department stores due largely to weaker demand for big-ticket home and electrical items.