wtf. get fired for losing the new phone

wtf. get fired for losing the new phone

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wtf 1

Los Gatos, CA

#1 Dec 5, 2011
This is gotta be the dumbest thing. Lose iPhone get fired. Then I don't want it. Simple as that.
ranger raymond

Marion, OH

#2 Dec 5, 2011
wtf 1 wrote:
This is gotta be the dumbest thing. Lose iPhone get fired. Then I don't want it. Simple as that.
That is not policy, you should speak with someone. That kind of thinking is exactly what the company does not want. Use the open door policy or Connections. Good Luck.
wtf 1

United States

#3 Dec 5, 2011
ranger raymond wrote:
<quoted text>That is not policy, you should speak with someone. That kind of thinking is exactly what the company does not want. Use the open door policy or Connections. Good Luck.
Yes sir I believe thats correct. This isn't policy it was a new area HR that came up with it.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#4 Dec 6, 2011
We were threaten with termination as well if we lost the new iPhone. My iPhone case broke the first week I had it & not from abuse. Really?!?!

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#5 Dec 6, 2011
This is not policy. There is a discipline process that must be followed. Of course, there are always those individuals that can do nothing without threats.
Sunshine

Deerfield, IL

#6 Dec 6, 2011
Nessun Dorma wrote:
This is not policy. There is a discipline process that must be followed. Of course, there are always those individuals that can do nothing without threats.
And to be fair and balanced.....Those employees who don't take things seriously or pay attention until they are threatened.
Sunshine

Deerfield, IL

#7 Dec 6, 2011
computer glitch, sorry for the double post
RedWing

United States

#8 Dec 6, 2011
If its not policy, then how can it be inforced, or be grounds for your dismissal? This reminds me of the recent situation where an APSA needed an LRT gun for a reset. The cashier said they had to exchange their car keys or photo I'd for the gun, and upon returning the LRT, they would get it back. Well the APSA didn't go for it, and contacted the APSS. It just so happened that on that particular day the new area HR was in the same store, in a meeting with some of the area staff. The APSS was in attendance. I suppose he mentioned it in the meeting at some point and in return the area HR confirmed this is not a policy at Lowes. In short, the practice was shut down. No more could the store make this exchange, even if it did insure the return of their beloved LRT guns. The point is, if it's not policy, it's not policy. Sure the store probably continued the practice after the Area HR left, but that doesn't mean it's policy. Know the policies, and if you are told its a policy, ask them to prove it. If they can your done, but if they can't you might get the decision reversed.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#9 Dec 6, 2011
Give your keys for what? What if someone walks to work or takes the bus?

Technically someone can be fired for any reason but if they say it is "policy" they have to back it up.
wtf 1

United States

#10 Dec 6, 2011
RedWing wrote:
If its not policy, then how can it be inforced, or be grounds for your dismissal? This reminds me of the recent situation where an APSA needed an LRT gun for a reset. The cashier said they had to exchange their car keys or photo I'd for the gun, and upon returning the LRT, they would get it back. Well the APSA didn't go for it, and contacted the APSS. It just so happened that on that particular day the new area HR was in the same store, in a meeting with some of the area staff. The APSS was in attendance. I suppose he mentioned it in the meeting at some point and in return the area HR confirmed this is not a policy at Lowes. In short, the practice was shut down. No more could the store make this exchange, even if it did insure the return of their beloved LRT guns. The point is, if it's not policy, it's not policy. Sure the store probably continued the practice after the Area HR left, but that doesn't mean it's policy. Know the policies, and if you are told its a policy, ask them to prove it. If they can your done, but if they can't you might get the decision reversed.
I smell another lawsuit in ca lol. Yes it's true this is not policy and if it was they would've emailed all employees. The person who came up with it AHR should be fired for making up stuff.
Sunshine

Deerfield, IL

#11 Dec 7, 2011
Some people use the word " policy " when they should be using the phrase " best practice."

Each Management staff has the ability to make up rules that allow them to run their business as they see fit.(I'm not saying they're all good)

When a specific problem arises,stores come up with these practices to handle the problem. Many companies besides ours have used the old give me your keys/DL to ensure the return of the property in question.

Be responsible and return the blasted LRT and you won't have to worry about it. It's not that big of a deal.
wtf 1

United States

#12 Dec 7, 2011
Sunshine wrote:
Some people use the word " policy " when they should be using the phrase " best practice."

Each Management staff has the ability to make up rules that allow them to run their business as they see fit.(I'm not saying they're all good)

When a specific problem arises,stores come up with these practices to handle the problem. Many companies besides ours have used the old give me your keys/DL to ensure the return of the property in question.

Be responsible and return the blasted LRT and you won't have to worry about it. It's not that big of a deal.
Personally I'm not very fond of the idea of giving away my ID or keys for a store property. Did we give our credit card info when we got our lockers did we give them anything that will penalize us for accidentally damaging store property? What's next we have to give a cashier check to management to use something for store business. Come on wrong is wrong.
Sunshine

Deerfield, IL

#13 Dec 7, 2011
Your right " wrong is wrong " everyone should be responsible enough to return these items (LRT) so that other people who share them can use them. Instead we have to go around hunting for them in everyones desks or other hiding places.

Anyways, it's a moot point for the most part with the I phones and the new policy on price scans and audits. The need for the LRT's are less
wtf 1

United States

#14 Dec 8, 2011
Sunshine wrote:
Your right " wrong is wrong " everyone should be responsible enough to return these items (LRT) so that other people who share them can use them. Instead we have to go around hunting for them in everyones desks or other hiding places.

Anyways, it's a moot point for the most part with the I phones and the new policy on price scans and audits. The need for the LRT's are less
what's the new policy for the audits

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