Las Vegas concert for managers- International Sales Meeting!!!!!

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Korpcat

Mooresville, NC

#1 Feb 28, 2013
Lowe's treats managers in Las Vegas (ISM) to private concert with Faith Hill and Tim Mcgraw. (open bar as well)
mIKEhANCHO

Mooresville, NC

#2 Feb 28, 2013
Tim McGraw confirms allowance will be tripled in 2014, pay rate advisor set to increase hourly wages by up to 15%. Loaders to recieve motorized cart-pushers. Part time cashiers set to receive 2% commission on MDA shamrocks and personal-use Ipad's.
RedNeck

Mooresville, NC

#3 Feb 28, 2013
Two SM fired for AMP sting, both from region 4. clark county PD reports.
Dillllll

United States

#4 Feb 28, 2013
Korpcat wrote:
Lowe's treats managers in Las Vegas (ISM) to private concert with Faith Hill and Tim Mcgraw.(open bar as well)
They've been playing at the Venetian for months. Every night at 8 and 10:30. The hotel threw in a show for everyone free. It's the least they could do when we filled their hotel and metering halls for 3 nights and days.
Extravagantly Distasteful

Streetsboro, OH

#5 Feb 28, 2013
The entire National Sales Meeting is an extravagant waste of money. Perhaps our top line management should consider a career on Capitol Hill. They seem quite adept at wasting money and poor planning.
jack

Jacksonville, AR

#6 Feb 28, 2013
RedNeck wrote:
Two SM fired for AMP sting, both from region 4. clark county PD reports.
What do you mean AMP sting?
lobotomyaisle4

Middletown, DE

#7 Mar 1, 2013
did y'all see that lowes cheer? pathetic. they all must of been out gambling all night or buying prostitutes, or both.

Since: Feb 13

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#8 Mar 1, 2013
RedNeck wrote:
Two SM fired for AMP sting, both from region 4. clark county PD reports.
so since their public records who were they or is this just more bull shit
mIKEhANCHO

Mooresville, NC

#9 Mar 1, 2013
jack wrote:
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What do you mean AMP sting?
Asian Massage Parolor.
Dllll

Shawnee, KS

#10 Mar 1, 2013
Extravagantly Distasteful wrote:
The entire National Sales Meeting is an extravagant waste of money. Perhaps our top line management should consider a career on Capitol Hill. They seem quite adept at wasting money and poor planning.
Most, if not all of it, is paid for by vendors that get to set up tables at the event. Shows what you know. LG paid for a huge chunk of it this year. They also gave away suites of appliances in a raffle. You could buy a ticket for $25 that went toward the employee relief fund. Raised about $90,000. It also saves the even greater cost of having more regional meetings where the cost would not be covered or as cheap because of smaller group rates. The meetings have to happen. Communication has to happen. This is just the easiest and cheapest way to do it.
partofthesolutio n

Medford, NJ

#11 Mar 1, 2013
Dllll wrote:
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Most, if not all of it, is paid for by vendors that get to set up tables at the event. Shows what you know. LG paid for a huge chunk of it this year. They also gave away suites of appliances in a raffle. You could buy a ticket for $25 that went toward the employee relief fund. Raised about $90,000. It also saves the even greater cost of having more regional meetings where the cost would not be covered or as cheap because of smaller group rates. The meetings have to happen. Communication has to happen. This is just the easiest and cheapest way to do it.
Unfortunately, the bulk of the associates seeing your post will twist it again as a negative. Little will be mentioned about how much the meeting has been scaled back over the last 5 years, or how home depot and Target do the same type meeting every year as well. Or that Target brings in even bigger celebs like Taylor swift for private shows, rather than opening the doors to an existing show like this past week.
They won't attend the all store meeting to hear the recap from their sm this Sunday, and then complain that communication is lacking.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#12 Mar 2, 2013
Meetings are kinda passe at this point. There was a time in the past when huge trade shows and conventions were big. Now now so much.

Even look at the CES. This show has been going on in vegas and Chicago twice a year for decades upon decades. When video games got too big it went to the E3. Well now companies don't want to compete at the E3 so they have their own press conference that highlights everything.

If we apply this to DIY why would say Samsung want to compete with Whirlpool and GE for space for appliances if they can have a show just for themselves!

People still travel for business as long as they do work there or train people. To suggest there's this huge active travel convention thing usually doesn't work.
Bryan

Albany, CA

#13 Mar 2, 2013
Dllll wrote:
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Most, if not all of it, is paid for by vendors that get to set up tables at the event. Shows what you know. LG paid for a huge chunk of it this year. They also gave away suites of appliances in a raffle. You could buy a ticket for $25 that went toward the employee relief fund. Raised about $90,000. It also saves the even greater cost of having more regional meetings where the cost would not be covered or as cheap because of smaller group rates. The meetings have to happen. Communication has to happen. This is just the easiest and cheapest way to do it.
Maybe more frequent meetings involving ASM and DM's wouldn't be a bad idea. We run the stores.. why wouldnt you want us involved...oh yeah vegas
Good to hear

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Mar 2, 2013
partofthesolution wrote:
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Unfortunately, the bulk of the associates seeing your post will twist it again as a negative. Little will be mentioned about how much the meeting has been scaled back over the last 5 years, or how home depot and Target do the same type meeting every year as well. Or that Target brings in even bigger celebs like Taylor swift for private shows, rather than opening the doors to an existing show like this past week.
They won't attend the all store meeting to hear the recap from their sm this Sunday, and then complain that communication is lacking.
Hmmm, maybe you haven't heard of the Little boy who Cried Wolf? He shouted "WOLF! WOLF!" over and over again only to be rolling on the ground laughing when the townspeople came rushing to his aid and saw that there was no wolf. He took advantage of the townspeople's concern for him in turning it into a bit of humor to satisfy himself. Eventually, nobobody came to his aid when he cried, as they were tired of coming and rallying around him, only to find there was really nothing there but a little boy laughing at them. I think you get what I am meaning. They have cried wolf too many times. Nobody cares to listen anymore. Nobody cares to buy into what has time and time again been nothing more than a ploy that is designed to do nothing more than cause a rise in the stock prices at our expense in most cases. Heck, most of the moves aren't even helping the company. So, are you willing to go listen to them cry wolf again? I'm not.
Whickerbill

Clayton, NC

#15 Mar 3, 2013
Dllll wrote:
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Most, if not all of it, is paid for by vendors that get to set up tables at the event. Shows what you know. LG paid for a huge chunk of it this year. They also gave away suites of appliances in a raffle. You could buy a ticket for $25 that went toward the employee relief fund. Raised about $90,000. It also saves the even greater cost of having more regional meetings where the cost would not be covered or as cheap because of smaller group rates. The meetings have to happen. Communication has to happen. This is just the easiest and cheapest way to do it.
But we are supposed to be embracing technology and sailing out of the "sea of sameness". Other companies have meetings. Hasn't Lowes ever heard of Go To Meetings dot com?

Since: Oct 11

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#16 Mar 3, 2013
The sales meeting is over, we had our "mandatory" meeting this AM. The SM is still hyped up from the meeting. Fairly decent food and drink (I still have heartburn) but his message and hype, negative. Beat up on us throughout the meeting. Walked away feeling that we will be having managers in the aisles watching to see if we use the "impact" model each time etc. Heck, the SM on down doesn't use the IMPACT model each time they meet a customer. Depends on what they are tasking.

Look for more write ups and terminations till they get all subjects to lock step with Lowes management.

We are in sales, yes, we are. And most associates understand that but they also know a) you cannot force customers into the store, b) you cannot force customers who are in the store to buy, c) we are humans, not robots-we have emotions, bad days, things on the mind etc. We do not always spew out the Lowes sales pitch (like a robot would)-we mix it up, we mess up etc. Most of us do not want Lowes to fail and to lay the loss of sales and comp at our feet is not fair. No excuses, I guess.

I hope we have a good year, and I hope they improve technology.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#17 Mar 3, 2013
PS-the beatings will continue until moral and sales improve.

You catch more bees with honey, not vinegar."
partofthesolutio n

Levittown, PA

#18 Mar 3, 2013
Pedro Rodriquez wrote:
PS-the beatings will continue until moral and sales improve.
You catch more bees with honey, not vinegar."
We butt heads on a few things occasionally, but I feel sorry for the employees in your store. Our meeting was upbeat and light. Congrats for our 6% comp, our ssei win, and our current 12% comp. Your management team sounds like real winners...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#19 Mar 3, 2013
Dllll wrote:
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Most, if not all of it, is paid for by vendors that get to set up tables at the event. Shows what you know. LG paid for a huge chunk of it this year. They also gave away suites of appliances in a raffle. You could buy a ticket for $25 that went toward the employee relief fund. Raised about $90,000. It also saves the even greater cost of having more regional meetings where the cost would not be covered or as cheap because of smaller group rates. The meetings have to happen. Communication has to happen. This is just the easiest and cheapest way to do it.
Not true. Net/net zero/net now. Vendors didnt pay for anything.
Charleen

Faribault, MN

#20 Mar 3, 2013
Conventions can be beneficial, there is always negative and positive. Maybe too much fluff but one doesn't know unless they were there.

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