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Since: Jun 12

Charlotte, NC

#1 Jan 28, 2013
Why would a store hire externally for a full-time CSA position when they've got perfectly good, qualified candidates from within who have been with the company for years? I'm a part-timer who has been trying to go full-time for over two years. I'm under consideration for the position but I'm told that my rival is an external candidate. I've had glowing reviews and my customers love me. My attendance is near perfect and I have a positive attitude. I just can't seem to get anywhere at Lowe's. I don't get it. I'm ready to throw in the towel. What does it take to get hired on full-time?
countrygirl

Hartford, CT

#2 Jan 28, 2013
ChucktownChick wrote:
Why would a store hire externally for a full-time CSA position when they've got perfectly good, qualified candidates from within who have been with the company for years? I'm a part-timer who has been trying to go full-time for over two years. I'm under consideration for the position but I'm told that my rival is an external candidate. I've had glowing reviews and my customers love me. My attendance is near perfect and I have a positive attitude. I just can't seem to get anywhere at Lowe's. I don't get it. I'm ready to throw in the towel. What does it take to get hired on full-time?
Im in the same boat. I have 5 yrs under my belt but still part time.
MuffDiverPam

Brandon, FL

#3 Jan 28, 2013
countrygirl wrote:
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Im in the same boat. I have 5 yrs under my belt but still part time.
5 years?????Wow you must be a real prize.Go wait tables at Denny's ..........
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#4 Jan 28, 2013
do you REALLY want to work at lowes FULL time?

Think about it, open availibility. Now you can choose what you want.

There's better companies out there. Five years...sheesh man aim for something higher.
TRUE DAT

Schnecksville, PA

#5 Jan 28, 2013
If you go fulltime you could lose your state provided (welfare) health insurance.

And Lowe's insurance is one of the worst, you sure you want to do that?
ASA

Laredo, TX

#6 Jan 28, 2013
ChucktownChick wrote:
Why would a store hire externally for a full-time CSA position when they've got perfectly good, qualified candidates from within who have been with the company for years? I'm a part-timer who has been trying to go full-time for over two years. I'm under consideration for the position but I'm told that my rival is an external candidate. I've had glowing reviews and my customers love me. My attendance is near perfect and I have a positive attitude. I just can't seem to get anywhere at Lowe's. I don't get it. I'm ready to throw in the towel. What does it take to get hired on full-time?
Just because you've been there for 2 years doesn't automatically make you a better candidate. In fact, two years plus of trying to do something as simple as get a FT spot with no success brings up a lot of questions. It seems that none of the ASMs want you in their area, so I would recommend applying somewhere else as an external. Maybe it'll help you too.
DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD DDDDDDDDD

Lakewood, OH

#7 Jan 28, 2013
Hiring and job posting requirements changed when Lowe's added the GSA contract. Part of the agreement between Lowe's and the Federal Government requires Lowe's to post all jobs both internally and externally. You also need to look at it from the Store Manager's perspective...find the best candidate for the position, inside or outside of the store. S/He is tasked with finding the best staff to provide results for the company. At the end of the day, its about the results and not the people.

Since: Jun 12

United States

#8 Jan 28, 2013
TRUE DAT wrote:
If you go fulltime you could lose your state provided (welfare) health insurance.
And Lowe's insurance is one of the worst, you sure you want to do that?
Why do you assume I'm on Medicaid? That's an odd thing to say.
DR STRANGE LOVE

Schnecksville, PA

#9 Jan 28, 2013
ChucktownChick wrote:
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Why do you assume I'm on Medicaid? That's an odd thing to say.
I'm not a doctor in real life but I play one on the internet.

Are you on Medicaid? Most parttimers are. Nothing to be ashamed about.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#10 Jan 28, 2013
I remember one cashier rambling that she should get a position because she's been there x amount of years. She doesn't smile at customers, doesn't bother to know about products, hasn't taken any other certifications and doesn't know anything beyond 15 feet of the registers! Just because someone has been there awhile doesn't really mean they can move up. Meanwhile one cashier I knew decided to help out on the floor. Salary managements eyes popped out seeing how hard and fast he worked and said keeping him behind a register was a "big mistake". He's moved up a few times and is a dm now.

Since: Jun 12

United States

#11 Jan 28, 2013
DR STRANGE LOVE wrote:
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I'm not a doctor in real life but I play one on the internet.
Are you on Medicaid? Most parttimers are. Nothing to be ashamed about.
No, I'm not on Medicaid. I "make too much." So I have no insurance at all.

Since: Jun 12

United States

#12 Jan 28, 2013
ASA wrote:
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Just because you've been there for 2 years doesn't automatically make you a better candidate. In fact, two years plus of trying to do something as simple as get a FT spot with no success brings up a lot of questions. It seems that none of the ASMs want you in their area, so I would recommend applying somewhere else as an external. Maybe it'll help you too.
Going from part-time to full-time isn't as "simple" as you claim it is. There are plenty of good employees in the same boat. FT positions are few and far between these days. And when they do get posted, it's like a feeding frenzy.

Since: Jun 12

United States

#13 Jan 28, 2013
nedm wrote:
I remember one cashier rambling that she should get a position because she's been there x amount of years. She doesn't smile at customers, doesn't bother to know about products, hasn't taken any other certifications and doesn't know anything beyond 15 feet of the registers! Just because someone has been there awhile doesn't really mean they can move up. Meanwhile one cashier I knew decided to help out on the floor. Salary managements eyes popped out seeing how hard and fast he worked and said keeping him behind a register was a "big mistake". He's moved up a few times and is a dm now.
As I said in my original post, I've had glowing reviews and my customers love me. I've been selected for many interviews, so I know I'm on the right track. I just never get the job offer in the end.

Since: Oct 11

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#14 Jan 28, 2013
ChucktownChick wrote:
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No, I'm not on Medicaid. I "make too much." So I have no insurance at all.
"Most part-timers are on Medicaid?" Really? What's the criteria for getting Medicaid?

Since: Jun 12

Troy, NC

#15 Jan 28, 2013
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
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"Most part-timers are on Medicaid?" Really? What's the criteria for getting Medicaid?
I think it varies from state to state, but last I knew, the income cap was $450 a month gross. Most part-timers make more than that, especially if they have a second part-time job. So, your average part-timer with two jobs works full-time hours, but still doesn't have healthcare.

Since: Jan 13

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#16 Jan 28, 2013
ChucktownChick wrote:
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Why do you assume I'm on Medicaid? That's an odd thing to say.
ChucktownChick, you'll have to remember that the mindless maggot that made this statement is an ex-Lowe's District Manager, who worked in Florida, before Lowe's told him to fall on his sword. Most of Lowe's current managers that remember him, laugh at the mention of his name.
You'd think it would go off somewhere and mind its' own business, but has dedicated a pitiful life to haunting every Lowe's Forum and making inane and ignorant remarks like this one, to insult, impugn and antagonize anyone still employed at Lowe's.
Be assured, this was meant as an insult, and is probably just the first of many to come your way.
MY STALKER IS A GROWN MAN

Schnecksville, PA

#17 Jan 28, 2013
Terry, I'll be calling in a lumber order tomorrow, so get lot's of sleep. You will have fun pulling it all, only later to have to put it all back.

I'll be sure to put a bunch of hardware on it, like the last one.

Since: Jun 12

Troy, NC

#18 Jan 28, 2013
Schnecks Ville wrote:
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ChucktownChick, you'll have to remember that the mindless maggot that made this statement is an ex-Lowe's District Manager, who worked in Florida, before Lowe's told him to fall on his sword. Most of Lowe's current managers that remember him, laugh at the mention of his name.
You'd think it would go off somewhere and mind its' own business, but has dedicated a pitiful life to haunting every Lowe's Forum and making inane and ignorant remarks like this one, to insult, impugn and antagonize anyone still employed at Lowe's.
Be assured, this was meant as an insult, and is probably just the first of many to come your way.
Yeah, what's with all the juvenile, mean-spirited, and sarcastic comments on here? Are these posters really Lowe's employees? How embarrassing for the company, as well as the decent, hardworking employees who work there.
Unhappy

Winder, GA

#19 Jan 28, 2013
Schnecks Ville wrote:
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ChucktownChick, you'll have to remember that the mindless maggot that made this statement is an ex-Lowe's District Manager, who worked in Florida, before Lowe's told him to fall on his sword. Most of Lowe's current managers that remember him, laugh at the mention of his name.
You'd think it would go off somewhere and mind its' own business, but has dedicated a pitiful life to haunting every Lowe's Forum and making inane and ignorant remarks like this one, to insult, impugn and antagonize anyone still employed at Lowe's.
Be assured, this was meant as an insult, and is probably just the first of many to come your way.
I'm full time with no insurance. Can't afford it.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#20 Jan 29, 2013
eh..

Lowes might be crappy insurance but I'd argue it's better to have crappy than none at all. Besides with Obamacare coming up you pretty much have to have some form in the next few years. It's modeled after Mass and I think the cut off is about 16k. I highly doubt anyone makes 16k at full time employment.

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