I'm not afraid to debate anyone, here or on connections. I've gone head to head with a few specialists trying to start rebellions over spiffs on connections, and although I'm not giving my name on here, it wouldn't be hard to find.<quoted text> I seriously hope that is not the plan. Causing uncomfortable situations for the employees over how long of a period? Don't know about your markets but I'm not seeing one person quiting due to the "purposely placed plan".
If Lowes did place this on purpose it's not working. They will just have to come in at the end of October and fire the hard asses (me) that would not quit.
DMxDR, I'd really like to see you go on Connections mainly your markets community or the Appliance community and make statements that you believe Specialist are overpaid. You know what? You won't. You feel safe hiding behind a name and fake location. End of October you'll get your wish and all your high paid Specialist will move on and get other jobs. However you'll still remain with a company that blames their associates as the main reason for their failure. If anything I see another round of management let go before Specialist are gone.
All I can tell you on the specialist position is a couple of months ago, direction was sent down and we were tasked with assigning a grade A-C to all specialists in the store and key CSAs. this was hush hush and done with the SM, HR, and ASMs only. You were graded on your sales ability, skill, personality, and productivity. Anyone that was a "spiff underground" meaning sabotaging sales or starting personnel issues because of statements or actions on the issue were automatic C players. The SM was given a short time to come up with plans for each C player to get them to B or out of the company in 6-9 months. Plans were also made for B players to make them promotable A players. I do not know if this was just a region thing if company wide, but attitude really does matter with this stuff guys. The company is simply not going to continue to pay people to bash them daily on connections for ever.