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Since: Oct 11

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#22 Aug 26, 2012
Xxxxxx wrote:
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Mr. Pedro,
I too am a member of management and share a lot of your approach in respects to Lowes. I have been with the company for 13 + yrs and have watch it change dramatically. It isn't the same company I use to work for by no means. At some point I realized it's us against them. I am one who would constantly try to think outside the box and get shut down, question why were implementing certain ideas that don't make Sence, stand up for employees constantly when warranted etc..... Then i too realized I'm just a number (hence my sales ID) and decided to stop killing myself. I find myself as do you staying under the radar, carrying out stupid ridiculous task etc.... How ever, one thing I do pride myself in is making an effort to have always show appreciation to my employees. With out going on a tangen, I wanted to take a moment to say I really appreciate both yours and Dmxmd responses , outlook and experience. You two are obviously very knowledgable and articulate and have a tremendous amount of experience when it comes to both management and making a company successful. Your words are not going unheard. Keep up the good work you two. By the way, you had once mention in a prior discussion a book to read regarding management and how it has changed from the 50's to present. What is the name of that book Sir?
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Possibly "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. Someone asked him why he had so many successful people working for him-he said, "...it's like mining for gold, sometimes you need to move alot of dirt to find the gold."

He was big into developing his people and appreciation. I believe there is a chapt. that talks about how to get people to do things-I found it helpful, some have said it is old fashion-compared to today's mgmt style and approach-yes it is, but he was successful. How many company's following the same corporate strategy are successful in the long run? How many will have the same CEO/President for more than 5 years? Most companies following today's mgmt philosophy are not successful long term. They raid the corporate finances with high CEO salary, benefits and golden parachutes and invest very little into the individual companies so they can satisfy Wall Street. If they fail, no problem they float down on their golden parachute and move onto another company and do the same thing over again.

Thank you for your kind words.

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#23 Aug 26, 2012
What ever happened to that TRICKLEDOWN Reagan talked about?
CSA-blowes

King George, VA

#24 Sep 8, 2012
DMxMD wrote:
And I'm only belittling people that deserve it because of their work ethic or hate of the company that puts food on their table. If you were one of the few hourly appliance associates in the company that truly earned their $80,000/year then I'm sorry.
Laughable. Lowe's barely payes enough to put food on the table.
Bigjohn

Deltona, FL

#25 Jul 28, 2014
Spec too wrote:
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I never EVER forget that! I love my delivery team. They know I will do what ever it takes to help them out. I take care of them & I have their back. I see many an appliance person trash their delivery teams, not me never. It's all about taking care of people. I know how to do that
yeah!whatever
party girl

Winston Salem, NC

#26 Aug 3, 2014
Furby wrote:
I hate that the managment team pushes everyone to sell EPP's, but when they personally buy something that is EPP eligible, they don't buy the EPP. Is it just me or does that reek of hypocrisy?
Yes that is so true!! We are pushed and threatened and told that we have to do this. But the management does not buy one! Says that they are not what they are cracked up to be, and is just another way for them to make a higher bonus.
Lio

Lubbock, TX

#27 Aug 23, 2015
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
I used to really dislike working at Lowes. My attitude has changed because of the stress it was causing me. I go to work, do my job, and go home. I expect low pay and no-attaboys-I have not been disappointed yet (low expectations and low response from mgmt.) If there a fluke and I get an atta-boy-I am pleasantly surprised and appreciative.
I don't suggest new things to management because it will be shot down-they don't want my ideas. I make improvements in my area of control when I can, sometimes it is better to ask for forgiveness than approval.(you just need to know the boundaries)
The things that happen outside of my control are not my problem. When I finally learned the above the job became tolerable. The benefits are fairly good, 3 weeks vac. after 5 years, keeps warm in the winter and sometimes cool in the summer.
I do my job, try to keep my mouth shut and stay below the radar.
I did that for 6 years. Then our store manager got fired and our admin manager was crap. I was in admin and when the new manager came and never fixed the issues with admin. We had a new green as all get out manager get punished for doing poorly and all the people under him. Including me. Didn't matter that I hadn't been able to do my job for a month since I'd been pulled by other managers to help with Black Friday setup, two or three days in the cash office and then two weeks helping with irps and pricing. But it was my fault my job was done poorly and even though there was nothing on my record. Immediate you're on a final and can be fired for anything. Four month later my manager quit due to the stress and the manager who came to replace him cornered me after three weeks of being at the store with HR and threatened to fire me because I was doing my job the wrong way. Never told me I was doing it wrong or how to fix it. Just scared me into a corner and then said I could quit right then and there or wait for them to fire me. I was a 26 year old woman who felt like I was 11 and never had experienced any of this. I started at working for lowes at 20 yrs old as a cashier and climbed the ladder. I worked hard and I knew how to do most of the basic and special jobs in that store.

In the eight months from that date when she tried to fire me and when our store manager had gotten fired we had three different admin managers in to help us. And train my manager. I asked ALL of them if I was doing my job right. All of them said I was. I asked our area operations manager the same thing several times. Who is about the store manager kinda adjacent to the district manager. This lady would seek me out for weird issues and fixes. I quit of course because I panicked and was scared. This company is a piece of shit. And the managers are worse. It depends on the store for how good or bad your experience is. I worked at 3 different lowes 555, 501, & 271. The last was the worst since it's one of the top ten stores by profit in the company. I have never been treated worse by a store or set of managers then by those. I had no problem getting another job. Because I am a good employee. What kind of manager lets go of the person who can work the entire front end, cash office, rtm, receiving, installs, and just basic standing in the various depts and helping customers.

What happened at lowes was about a year ago but it started the worst year of my life. I lost my dad two months later from a sudden heart attack, and the friends and roommates I had decided to use me at the time. Thank you Lowes for helping to place me into the worst downward depression I've ever experienced. You're a shit company.
Lowes96

Mountain View, CA

#28 Sep 9, 2015
Lio wrote:
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I did that for 6 years. Then our store manager got fired and our admin manager was crap. I was in admin and when the new manager came and never fixed the issues with admin. We had a new green as all get out manager get punished for doing poorly and all the people under him. Including me. Didn't matter that I hadn't been able to do my job for a month since I'd been pulled by other managers to help with Black Friday setup, two or three days in the cash office and then two weeks helping with irps and pricing. But it was my fault my job was done poorly and even though there was nothing on my record. Immediate you're on a final and can be fired for anything. Four month later my manager quit due to the stress and the manager who came to replace him cornered me after three weeks of being at the store with HR and threatened to fire me because I was doing my job the wrong way. Never told me I was doing it wrong or how to fix it. Just scared me into a corner and then said I could quit right then and there or wait for them to fire me. I was a 26 year old woman who felt like I was 11 and never had experienced any of this. I started at working for lowes at 20 yrs old as a cashier and climbed the ladder. I worked hard and I knew how to do most of the basic and special jobs in that store.
In the eight months from that date when she tried to fire me and when our store manager had gotten fired we had three different admin managers in to help us. And train my manager. I asked ALL of them if I was doing my job right. All of them said I was. I asked our area operations manager the same thing several times. Who is about the store manager kinda adjacent to the district manager. This lady would seek me out for weird issues and fixes. I quit of course because I panicked and was scared. This company is a piece of shit. And the managers are worse. It depends on the store for how good or bad your experience is. I worked at 3 different lowes 555, 501, & 271. The last was the worst since it's one of the top ten stores by profit in the company. I have never been treated worse by a store or set of managers then by those. I had no problem getting another job. Because I am a good employee. What kind of manager lets go of the person who can work the entire front end, cash office, rtm, receiving, installs, and just basic standing in the various depts and helping customers.
What happened at lowes was about a year ago but it started the worst year of my life. I lost my dad two months later from a sudden heart attack, and the friends and roommates I had decided to use me at the time. Thank you Lowes for helping to place me into the worst downward depression I've ever experienced. You're a shit company.
There are a shit company and I have so much anger towards them but its my own fault for not moving on. I'm currently exploring all my options at Lowes before I might a final desicion on moving on. I need some closure to know for sure this is a dead end.

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