Bird

Mount Morris, MI

#1792 Sep 24, 2012
Pedro, I am not a religious person, but your example of the Bible story is spot on. It is exactly what people are so negative about at Lowe's. We are given failing technology and less people, but we are expected now to get the same, or more done in the same amount of time. It's common sense, and I think it is only human nature for people to hold on for a little while and to complain/bitch while doing so, in hopes that things return to a sense of sanity in the near future. They don't want to give up on a formerly great company that they once loved working for, although it is now being run by Bozo the Clown and a bunch of circus monkey followers. The sanity won't return, in my opinion, because corporate's plan is designed to send people packing. That is why you see positive, upbeat comments on connections while the company is in turmoil, that is why you hear people at corporate belly aching about having to take a shower after walking around a lake at break time, while we struggle to cover 4 departments at the same time, that is why there is rumours and possible talk now of being open on Thanksgiving, that is why the employee discount went away, that is why management is being instructed to use fear and intimidation to manage..... They want you and I to be upset, pissed off, and to leave. They want you to feel as if the sliver of crust left in the pie pan is what we can expect from now on, while they are cleaning the cool whip off of their faces. The 30% that Lowe's so gleefully mentioned as moving on, and that Lowe's wants to move on, not because they are bad employees, not because they are lazy, but simply because they feel they can replace them with technology and save money, will eventually move on. It will be rough until they do.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#1793 Sep 24, 2012
Staying late for one customer isn't that big of a deal. It is natural that not every day is 8 hours exact. Besides you can take a longer lunch the day after. Reminds me of people closing on fridays running out of hours...it was common when they stayed later for the other days of the week.
Tell it like it is

Shelocta, PA

#1794 Sep 24, 2012
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
Well, you need to be on this side of the table to see what I see. The hourlies get blamed for a lot of stuff that is management's job. They are guilty EVEN if they can prove they are innocent (in some cases) because management stands behind their management team. I have seen it happen where the SM told an employee to break policy and then they got written up for it-and when they confronted the SM-they denied it.
We have some real weak managers-they know company policy, Genesis, how to dot the I's and cross the T's but dealing with employees in a positive manner--they don't do so well.
Trust is earned and honesty and fairness helps earn it.
Pedro? You my friend must work at store #265 in Columbus Ohio. SM Steve Kovacik does exactly THAT. He will tell you to do something, then when you do it..he calls you to his "wanna be a man office" and twists everything around and says "I did'nt say that...I did'nt say anything like that.." when you question him about it he says""uhhh...WHATS WITH THE ATTITUDE" Everyone in the store says he is either bi-polar ir has a jekyl and hyde personality. Which are one in the same.
as we were warned

Brighton, MI

#1795 Sep 29, 2012
Pat wrote:
File a compliant with EEOC. Several employees in our store have for age discrimination. It is about to go into mediation.
<quoted text>
Pat..im not sure how to contact you..but the info you are speaking of would be very helpful to me.
FEELING DUPED

Stony Point, NY

#1796 Oct 15, 2012
I was hired as a PSI and negotiated a salary.
When I went to sign the deal was changed to an hourly rate.
One year later the deal was changed across the board with a 50% lower salary base BUT a higher commission based on margin.
There are several people in my store who were promised one thing at the interview stage and then when they went to sign found the deal had changed!
I am just out here wondering if this is a practice of bait and switch.
If you experienced the same thing, I would be interested in your reply.
Lisa New York

Schenectady, NY

#1797 Oct 15, 2012
Pat wrote:
File a compliant with EEOC. Several employees in our store have for age discrimination. It is about to go into mediation.
<quoted text>
Pat, I do not know how to contact you, I need a lot more infos about this complaints as we have the same propblems here. Can you answer ?
Lisa New York

Schenectady, NY

#1798 Oct 15, 2012
as we were warned wrote:
<quoted text>
Pat..im not sure how to contact you..but the info you are speaking of would be very helpful to me.
Yes, me too !!!
not happy

Myrtle Beach, SC

#1799 Oct 15, 2012
as is the case with us sales specialists.......You take this lower rate cause you make commission, then they take it away
risked life

Reading, PA

#1800 Nov 30, 2012
During Hurricane Sandy all employees were told we had to come to work, even if we had no power to our homes and had to drive back roads to get around downed trees. I even drove through the hurricane. We had huge sales and were promised big bonuses. Ha! It has been a month, a lot of us have damaged homes to repair and we have yet to see a bonus. Even if we do get one eventually, it will be the smallest one they can get away with.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#1801 Nov 30, 2012
Huh? Not all employees were told that. In a road emergency roads can be shut down to civilians. Years ago in Ma we had several feet of snow falling to the point where you could not drive out. Every store was closed for at least one day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_b...

So if there's no power and you have no cell phone how were they going to call people up then?
Doodlebug

Mooresville, NC

#1802 Dec 1, 2012
risked life wrote:
During Hurricane Sandy all employees were told we had to come to work, even if we had no power to our homes and had to drive back roads to get around downed trees. I even drove through the hurricane. We had huge sales and were promised big bonuses. Ha! It has been a month, a lot of us have damaged homes to repair and we have yet to see a bonus. Even if we do get one eventually, it will be the smallest one they can get away with.
Your and your family's safety and well being doesn't matter. What is important is for Niblock and his cronies to get their bonuses. Do not lose sight of the real priorities.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#1803 Dec 2, 2012
Eh. Remember Lowe's has pretty much never won a lawsuit. They just are not that bright of a company.

Niblock can say what he wants but he really doesn't control the place, the shareholders do.

The Queen of England might seem powerful because she's quite rich but she is the head of state, not head of government of the UK. It is the prime minister that really decides things along with Parliament.

Lowes is basically a parking lot for large institutions. They know the stock is not going to tank and the dividend yield is better than what most banks offer for interest! That and DIF insurance is not as reliable as FDIC.

So they park it for a year or two, sell it off and move onto the next one. Maybe owning a few percentage points at most. Do they care about employees? Probably not. Care about management? Nope. As long as the stock doesn't tank they are fine.
Unhappy

Fredericksburg, VA

#1804 Dec 2, 2012
risked life wrote:
During Hurricane Sandy all employees were told we had to come to work, even if we had no power to our homes and had to drive back roads to get around downed trees. I even drove through the hurricane. We had huge sales and were promised big bonuses. Ha! It has been a month, a lot of us have damaged homes to repair and we have yet to see a bonus. Even if we do get one eventually, it will be the smallest one they can get away with.
Risked life, I'm sorry but, I never would have "Risked my life" for Lowe's or the customers in it. Are the customers going to pay for your medical bills if yoou get hurt? No. Why do it for a bunch of strangers? Managers are paid higher for that reason. Let them do it.
Unhappy

Fredericksburg, VA

#1805 Dec 2, 2012
Captain_Morgan02 wrote:
<quoted text>
You should be fired.
Can't fire me. Nothing wrog with what I did.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#1806 Dec 3, 2012
I would have just forwarded the request to the local government and tv/radio stations.

Let's be honest here for a moment..sm's cannot override a local government request to stay off the roads. If they try then simply have lowes hire their own fire and police departments..o wait they can't.
DMxMD

United States

#1807 Dec 3, 2012
Someone please tell me how having no power in your house and having to take back roads is risking your life?

In the recovery stage of a big hurricane, the company, the stores, and us employees, are needed by the community to get it back up and running. That's when your employer needs you the very most. There's no law that says you can't not show up, like with some law enforcement jurisdictions, but its what you're paid for. You are a human resource for the company. Act like it if you want to stay one. I'm so sick of this silly attitude. People on here expect to be paid for just showing up. Yes, we pay you for showing up, but anyone can do that. We also pay you for your dedication, and if you're not willing to give us that, then please move on.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#1808 Dec 3, 2012
DMxMD wrote:
Someone please tell me how having no power in your house and having to take back roads is risking your life?
In the recovery stage of a big hurricane, the company, the stores, and us employees, are needed by the community to get it back up and running. That's when your employer needs you the very most. There's no law that says you can't not show up, like with some law enforcement jurisdictions, but its what you're paid for. You are a human resource for the company. Act like it if you want to stay one. I'm so sick of this silly attitude. People on here expect to be paid for just showing up. Yes, we pay you for showing up, but anyone can do that. We also pay you for your dedication, and if you're not willing to give us that, then please move on.
"We also pay you for your dedication, and if you're not willing to give us that, then please move on."

This goes both ways, you get what you pay for and how you treat your employees. Dedication means different things to different people. I am a CSA, am I dedicated? I am in that I will come to work, on time, try not to call in, attempt to give 8 hours pay for 8 hours work. Will I go over and above....nope. I have in the past and there is no reward for going over and above. We just hired a new ASM that I will bust my butt for--reason-he is on the floor helping us, customers, delegating and appreciating what I am doing, he comes from another business, is not corrupted by Lowes management philosophy...YET. The other ones, have been trained by Lowes and have the personality of a wall, they walk by and hardly say hello, have never received a compliment from them, never got a raise because of the extra work...they treat us like we are a disposable asset, not worth a damn thing other than to make them money.

Dedication and respect goes both ways. You want dedication and respect, you have to give genuinely, you have to earn it. Why would anybody go over and above (you call it dedication) if you get nothing in return? Please and thankyou are free and goes a long way. Something I have not seen in any Lowes management-local, district or area.

Since: Aug 12

Charlotte, NC

#1809 Dec 3, 2012
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
<quoted text>
"We also pay you for your dedication, and if you're not willing to give us that, then please move on."
This goes both ways, you get what you pay for and how you treat your employees. Dedication means different things to different people. I am a CSA, am I dedicated? I am in that I will come to work, on time, try not to call in, attempt to give 8 hours pay for 8 hours work. Will I go over and above....nope. I have in the past and there is no reward for going over and above. We just hired a new ASM that I will bust my butt for--reason-he is on the floor helping us, customers, delegating and appreciating what I am doing, he comes from another business, is not corrupted by Lowes management philosophy...YET. The other ones, have been trained by Lowes and have the personality of a wall, they walk by and hardly say hello, have never received a compliment from them, never got a raise because of the extra work...they treat us like we are a disposable asset, not worth a damn thing other than to make them money.
Dedication and respect goes both ways. You want dedication and respect, you have to give genuinely, you have to earn it. Why would anybody go over and above (you call it dedication) if you get nothing in return? Please and thankyou are free and goes a long way. Something I have not seen in any Lowes management-local, district or area.
How many different stores have you worked in Pedro, if I may ask?
Unhappy

Fredericksburg, VA

#1810 Dec 3, 2012
DMxMD wrote:
Someone please tell me how having no power in your house and having to take back roads is risking your life?
In the recovery stage of a big hurricane, the company, the stores, and us employees, are needed by the community to get it back up and running. That's when your employer needs you the very most. There's no law that says you can't not show up, like with some law enforcement jurisdictions, but its what you're paid for. You are a human resource for the company. Act like it if you want to stay one. I'm so sick of this silly attitude. People on here expect to be paid for just showing up. Yes, we pay you for showing up, but anyone can do that. We also pay you for your dedication, and if you're not willing to give us that, then please move on.
Are you that stupid?? You still have to drive durring the storm itself. Not just talking about the aftermath.
Bad Movie Quote Alvarez

Coplay, PA

#1811 Dec 4, 2012
Unhappy wrote:
<quoted text> Are you that stupid?? You still have to drive durring the storm itself. Not just talking about the aftermath.
Yes that guy is really stupid.

The governor declares a state of emergency and tells people to stay off the roads, but DMxMD wants to open the store during the storm so they can sell a few more candy bars (because all the hurricane supplies have already been sold out) while he sits in the office and posts on Topix.

Stupid is as stupid does as mama use to say.

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