Lowes Butler NJ
Former Manager

United States

#1 Jan 1, 2013
I am a former manager of Lowes store #1957 in Butler Nj. I recently left after giving my 2 weeks notice. My store manager Rich Zorn has never even tried to contact me to get my key back which opens up the store and most locks around the store. What a joke. I guess ill just give it away instead.

Since: Nov 12

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#2 Jan 1, 2013
Former Manager wrote:
I am a former manager of Lowes store #1957 in Butler Nj. I recently left after giving my 2 weeks notice. My store manager Rich Zorn has never even tried to contact me to get my key back which opens up the store and most locks around the store. What a joke. I guess ill just give it away instead.
I would have changed the locks anyway in case you made copies.
Former Manager

United States

#3 Jan 1, 2013
And risk spending money? Haha, these guys are so cheap they'd prefer to pretentious as if I never had a key instead of rekeying the store. And too incompetent to just call me for it back. He won't get in trouble though, his district manager, Steve Rinker is one of how good friends.
partofthesolutio n

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 1, 2013
One, it costs thousands of dollars to rekey the entire store.
Two, what could you possibly do that you'd get away with, or even be worth the risk?
Three, if you were an asm, they simply deactivate your passcode, and anyone you give the key to would have a bigger risk of attempting anything after hours.
The only risk I could see is the ope and merchandise locked up out front, and if lp doesn't have a camera trained on it, then go ahead and risk the outcome, but don't think you wouldn't be suspect 1. If you were so unhappy in your position, just let it go. You're not making it sound as if it is a loss to the store or company that you're gone.
Former Manager

United States

#5 Jan 1, 2013
How about my keys were recently stolen and that key was still on the key ring.
partofthesolutio n

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 1, 2013
Whatever helps you sleep at night, as long as you don't put employees in harms way.
James Robinson

United States

#7 Jan 1, 2013
Person doesn't even work there anymore, therefore has no responsibility for the company. The employer is at fault for not asking for the key back after a person quits or gets fired. Hopefully whomever stole the key simply discards it.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#8 Jan 1, 2013
This is a waste of time. It doesn't matter and happens all the time to retailers. If someone breaks into a store but doesn't have to use forced entry because they have a key, what do you think the first question asked by police will be? They are going to be knocking on the door of this former employee right along with the current ones. Even though it may be fun to think of it like sticking one to them, it's much more intelligent to go turn the key back in and not be involved if something was to happen. Your name is still on a log somewhere as having that key checked out.
Spanish Mike Alvarez

Schnecksville, PA

#9 Jan 1, 2013
I just got back from my Christmas-New Years vacation. While you guys were on here arguing about stupid stuff all week, I was having a great well deserved vaca.

To the original poster, just put an ad for the keys on the local craigslist for that store. Let people know they can open places like the bullpen and garden center, that should get some attention...

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#10 Jan 1, 2013
Spanish Mike Alvarez wrote:
I just got back from my Christmas-New Years vacation. While you guys were on here arguing about stupid stuff all week, I was having a great well deserved vaca.
To the original poster, just put an ad for the keys on the local craigslist for that store. Let people know they can open places like the bullpen and garden center, that should get some attention...
Why do that? I wouldn't to get in trouble by trying to get even with Lowes...if you are that unhappy, just tell everyone you know or run into...that could potentially cause more financial harm. But, is it worth it? Be a better person and kindly return them...Kill them with kindness, you never know when you might need them as a reference.

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