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#809 Apr 13, 2011
Ladosca Poniris wrote:
I worked for Lowes for 13 years and left in october of 2010 for harassement. This layoff does not surprise me because I seen it comming before I quit. I have never been treated this way at Lowes.. the store manager was harassing me daily and no one would help me. I went to HR and district no one would listen so I gave my 2 weeks and was asked to leave the next day. I was under doctors care and could not take the harassement anymore. This ended my 13 year career at Lowes. I was the operations manager and loved my job until I got a store manager that thought he was GOD. I think he knew this was comming and its a shame that these managers are treated in this fashion. I truly beleive it will come back on Lowes.
I totally agree with you on this! Lowe's has completely changed from the first day I walked through the doors up to 1/25/2011. I too was placed in a store with a store manager that was unbearable. In fact that store was known as the "career ender" store in our District..........how true! My career ended on 1/25/2011.....however Niblock gets a pay raise last year?
Limbo

Cincinnati, OH

#810 Apr 14, 2011
Hello all,

It saddens me to see all of these posts from ZOSA's that lost their positions and all that have been affected by the lay offs. I am an HRM and was on leave when I heard about the proposed lay-offs and was so shocked. I am glad I was not there because I could not have supported what they were doing and HR is expected to smooth everything over. For once the SM's had to step up and try to calm everyone down. There was a post that says HRM's were next.....I believe that. In the time I have been with the company, I have always seen lots of posts for HR slots and this week there are only about 12 for the entire company. That speaks volumes. Yes there are many HRM's that are ineffective in their jobs but what most do not consider is that we work just as many hours as the ZOSA's and have sometimes have overbearing AHRM's that seem to be happy making our lives miserable, the MO that we have to follow is so different from the other managers, our personal and home lives are suffering due to the number of hours put in and the district/regional/corporate folks don't seem to get it because they work the standard 40 hour week. Trust me I am not defending just offering a bit of information on HRM's that most may not know.

Here is the kicker.....after being released to work, I was informed that there is no position for me return and was not informed that my position was posted or filled. There is nothing more sad than a homeless HRM. Employed with no position=no unemployment(technically still employed) and cannot remove 401k contribution(technically still employed). Resigned and still have not been removed from the system, how is that for BS?
Bone

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#811 Apr 14, 2011
psa's all got let go at our store today the regional psa are now taking there place

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#812 Apr 14, 2011
That does not surprise me one bit, Lowe's is such a shrewd and ruthless company now. They really should revisit their code of ethics and mission statement. They clearly have taken the wrong path......
Lowes Customer

Woburn, MA

#813 Apr 15, 2011
What has happened at Lowe's? Have they lost their corporate mind?
Lowe's goes to great lengths to shower assistance and help on it's customers who walk through the doors and to portray a friendly concerned image for the world to see.
The true Lowe's shows through the way they treat their employees or ex-employees.
In reading this thread, it is apparant that Lowe's is in reality a real world lowlife and deserves to take a beating in the marketplace.
I know that Lowe's has huge numbers of fine people within their organization and those people work tirelessly to promote the Lowe's brand and to achieve corporate success.
These folks deserve a better company and one that is worthy of their devotion and efforts.
Ladosca Poniris

Augusta, WV

#814 Apr 15, 2011
Lowes corporate better open their eyes,too many bad changes. The company is not what is was when I started 13 years ago and all the cahnges are going to hurt in the long run. I have seencustomer service drop, employee engagement is horrible and the morale at the srores are very bad. Mr Valentine open your eyes !!!!
Mindy

United States

#815 Apr 15, 2011
Bone wrote:
psa's all got let go at our store today the regional psa are now taking there place
Is this happening company wide? Which region are you in? We have a PSA dept mgr position that will post within the next week. I don't want to put in for it if the position is going away.

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#816 Apr 15, 2011
Mindy wrote:
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Is this happening company wide? Which region are you in? We have a PSA dept mgr position that will post within the next week. I don't want to put in for it if the position is going away.
I imagine that this will be the end result after each District has the PSA team assembled and running smooth. There is no logical need to have a PSA DM that oversees 2 people on average per store. Keep in mind that the 1/25/2011 mass layoff was only the beginning of the staffing changes planned within the stores. I am willing to bet that Lowe's has plenty more to dish out this year....

As for Mr. Valentine.....he doesn't care and I have heard that he has moved on to a new Region. That man has changed quite a bit as well....
Mike

Jacksonville, FL

#817 Apr 15, 2011
Mindy wrote:
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Is this happening company wide? Which region are you in? We have a PSA dept mgr position that will post within the next week. I don't want to put in for it if the position is going away.
This will roll out for the entire company. Most stores will be left with 2 or 3 PSAs and each district will have a PSA team that will go from store to store.
Iin a perfect world

Ada, MI

#818 Apr 15, 2011
Bone

Do you currently have a district PSA team in place ?

If you have had a district team in place and today they have let go your in-house PSA's, That is news !

Please clarify this for us.
In a perfect world

Ada, MI

#819 Apr 15, 2011
HRM's, AOM's, and In-store Install office will all be gone with-in 1 -2 yrs.

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#820 Apr 15, 2011
In a perfect world wrote:
HRM's, AOM's, and In-store Install office will all be gone with-in 1 -2 yrs.
You are 100% correct, it will start with the AOM's since most of their responsibilities can be eventually taken over by the District Manager. Once Kronos is rolled out to the entire chain and is bug free is when you will see the HRM's disappear. I also think that you will see a sales volume matrix that will dictate what stores will be allowed or retain the HRM. Centralized Installed Sales is already being tested throughout Lowe's, it's only a matter of time before that rolls out chain-wide.
No opportunity

Starkville, MS

#821 Apr 15, 2011
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Since: Jan 11

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#822 Apr 15, 2011
Limbo wrote:
Hello all,

It saddens me to see all of these posts from ZOSA's that lost their positions and all that have been affected by the lay offs. I am an HRM and was on leave when I heard about the proposed lay-offs and was so shocked. I am glad I was not there because I could not have supported what they were doing and HR is expected to smooth everything over. For once the SM's had to step up and try to calm everyone down. There was a post that says HRM's were next.....I believe that. In the time I have been with the company, I have always seen lots of posts for HR slots and this week there are only about 12 for the entire company. That speaks volumes. Yes there are many HRM's that are ineffective in their jobs but what most do not consider is that we work just as many hours as the ZOSA's and have sometimes have overbearing AHRM's that seem to be happy making our lives miserable, the MO that we have to follow is so different from the other managers, our personal and home lives are suffering due to the number of hours put in and the district/regional/corporate folks don't seem to get it because they work the standard 40 hour week. Trust me I am not defending just offering a bit of information on HRM's that most may not know.

Here is the kicker.....after being released to work, I was informed that there is no position for me return and was not informed that my position was posted or filled. There is nothing more sad than a homeless HRM. Employed with no position=no unemployment(technically still employed) and cannot remove 401k contribution(technically still employed). Resigned and still have not been removed from the system, how is that for BS?
If you were on FMLA, you have a lawsuit.

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#823 Apr 16, 2011
In a perfect world wrote:
HRM's, AOM's, and In-store Install office will all be gone with-in 1 -2 yrs.
I know that Installed Sales in the stores is being phased out. I think this is a HUGE mistake. Being in the installed sales office, we deal with tons of issues that I just don't see how a centralized office some where in the big city, when we are in a outlying community miles away, are going to be able to handle. The customer focus scores are going to drop tremendously. That is my prediction, anyway.

As far as losing the HRMs in the store, who will keep up with all the paper work and such that they have to do now... aside from payroll. Will that become a function of the SM? I know my HRM does more than just keeping time for payroll each Monday. Some days she is so busy it's hard to get a 2 minute chat with her.

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#824 Apr 16, 2011
Lowes Lady wrote:
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I know that Installed Sales in the stores is being phased out. I think this is a HUGE mistake. Being in the installed sales office, we deal with tons of issues that I just don't see how a centralized office some where in the big city, when we are in a outlying community miles away, are going to be able to handle. The customer focus scores are going to drop tremendously. That is my prediction, anyway.
As far as losing the HRMs in the store, who will keep up with all the paper work and such that they have to do now... aside from payroll. Will that become a function of the SM? I know my HRM does more than just keeping time for payroll each Monday. Some days she is so busy it's hard to get a 2 minute chat with her.
The HRM responsibilities will get rolled into the Zone #4 Manager and Admin Dept Manager in lower volume stores.

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#825 Apr 16, 2011
ZOSA-No-More wrote:
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The HRM responsibilities will get rolled into the Zone #4 Manager and Admin Dept Manager in lower volume stores.
But, the higher volume stores will keep an HMR? Our store is a 45+mil store.
LeadH20Wreck

Orlando, FL

#826 Apr 16, 2011
Lowes Lady wrote:
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I know that Installed Sales in the stores is being phased out. I think this is a HUGE mistake. Being in the installed sales office, we deal with tons of issues that I just don't see how a centralized office some where in the big city, when we are in a outlying community miles away, are going to be able to handle. The customer focus scores are going to drop tremendously. That is my prediction, anyway.
As far as losing the HRMs in the store, who will keep up with all the paper work and such that they have to do now... aside from payroll. Will that become a function of the SM? I know my HRM does more than just keeping time for payroll each Monday. Some days she is so busy it's hard to get a 2 minute chat with her.
Lucky you! Our HRM spent most of her day cutting paper stars and glittering the walls. I suppose she thought that would help morale. WRONG! I don't believe we need the HR position. After all, what sales does he/she bring in?

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#827 Apr 16, 2011
LeadH20Wreck wrote:
<quoted text>Lucky you! Our HRM spent most of her day cutting paper stars and glittering the walls. I suppose she thought that would help morale. WRONG! I don't believe we need the HR position. After all, what sales does he/she bring in?
HR is not meant to bring in Sales, it's meant to recruit those with the talent to do the job necessary to bring in the sales. Unfortunately, that is sometimes easier said than done. A good HR is a valuable asset.

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#828 Apr 18, 2011
Lowes Lady wrote:
<quoted text>HR is not meant to bring in Sales, it's meant to recruit those with the talent to do the job necessary to bring in the sales. Unfortunately, that is sometimes easier said than done. A good HR is a valuable asset.
Quite the contrary, Lowes Lady. If you look at the new management structure, the ASM's are responsible for operations and sales. That responsibility trickles down to the HR as well. A good one is nice to have but hard to find. I see them being phased out because they, through no fault of their own, have become little more than a compliance officer.

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