Why even open on Easter?
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nedm

Pembroke, MA

#21 Apr 14, 2012
So you think a insurance company would sell a policy to cover customers when a place is closed? Huh?

That would belike a jaywalker suing a driver that hits them if they don't use a crosswalk.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#22 Apr 14, 2012
ex I agree retail can be tough. At the way the market is niche markets can do well but general are not doing as well. There are better retailers than lowes. If you check the stats on Tractor Supply, Ikea, Costco, Container Store, Nordstrom etc.

There isn't that much at lowes that makes it stand out from other retailers. Granted I know places that are worse (sears, best buy, walmart, radio shack) and much worse (regional discount chains)

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#23 Apr 14, 2012
nedm wrote:
ex I agree retail can be tough. At the way the market is niche markets can do well but general are not doing as well. There are better retailers than lowes. If you check the stats on Tractor Supply, Ikea, Costco, Container Store, Nordstrom etc.
There isn't that much at lowes that makes it stand out from other retailers. Granted I know places that are worse (sears, best buy, walmart, radio shack) and much worse (regional discount chains)
My buddy's a Tractor Supply store manager. He works 70+ hours/wk and makes 50K. Nice, huh?

To answer your other moronic post.... Yes, insurance coverage is in effect 24/7, 365. What if a sign fell off a building and hit a passerby at 2 AM?

Try to self edit your posts to topics you know something about. That should cut them by a few hundred.
damn

Bryan, TX

#24 Apr 14, 2012
nedm wrote:
So you think a insurance company would sell a policy to cover customers when a place is closed? Huh?
That would belike a jaywalker suing a driver that hits them if they don't use a crosswalk.
your not closed till all the customers are gone, doesn't matter what the posted hours are.
damn

Bryan, TX

#25 Apr 14, 2012
nedm wrote:
So you think a insurance company would sell a policy to cover customers when a place is closed? Huh?
That would belike a jaywalker suing a driver that hits them if they don't use a crosswalk.
you think if a customer trips and falls in the parking lot waiting for the store to open Lowes doesn't pay?
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#26 Apr 14, 2012
ex well Tractor Supply's stock has outperformed lowes by quite a bit and that was the same metric you used. In five years lowes is up less than 2%, tractor supply 252%.

50K for 70 hours is close to what some sm's near me make. I personally know that a old sm of mine was making 60K, he stupidly left his myloweslife open and other saw it. Corporate wants salary to be at least 48 hours, market director wants salary to start at 53 hours.

I'd argue the issue with salary at lowes isn't so much the time but rather being dropped here and there. I've seen ASM's go halfway across the state to do projects because they had no choice.

As for passerbys on a building I think you need to see where stores are...the ones near me in Mass are usually stand alones by a mall or some type of plaza. In addition I was referring to inside the store, not outside and keep in mind in Mass everyone is technically required to have insurance to start with.

damn if lowes doesn't own the building then they don't. Not all stores are company owned, some are leased. A simply way to check is to call up the town/city hall and then get the tax assessors office. Ask to verify property ownership on the address and they have to say who owns it.

For example this is a store in Houston that is leased
www.ddr.com/properties/USA/Texas/Houston/Lowe 's%20Home%20Improvement/30306

To note lowes actually has a position that determines if buying or leasing is better. It is described more here:
https://careers.lowes.com/areas_corporate_rea...
Peter Cottontail

Wilmington, NC

#27 Apr 15, 2012
I'm glad we were open. I opened that day and the place died off around 11am. I stayed busy from 9am-11am helping customers then after it died I found a computer and went online shopping around for aftermarket parts for my truck. Thanks Lowes!
Honey Bunches

Mooresville, NC

#28 Apr 17, 2012
Bird wrote:
I think what they are afraid of is the occasional nutty customer that will pull up to Lowe's on Easter day, see that it is not open, go to Home Depot, and vow to never shop at Lowe's again. However, if Lowe's has superior products, superior selection, and superior services to Home Depot, then why are they worried? Why would they choose to deprive their employees to lose money? I mean look at "Chick-fil-a", they close on Sundays. However, they make such good sandwiches, wraps, etc. that customers faithfully return to purchase their product. They know they aren't going to lose tons of market share to Mc'Donalds or Arby's by staying closed one day a week, their product is just too good. It's simple greed with Lowe's, yes, but maybe a little of something else......
I've had management explain to me that they want to do everything possible to take sales away from Home Depot, even if it means giving ridiculous discounts. Makes no sense at a glance, but if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Lowe's is willing to essentially pay the customer to come to Lowe's. That is why we have so much theft, and so many repeat complainers coming to the store looking for discounts. They are willing to let customers get away with whatever they want, just to keep their business. Go to a Cabela's, they have a bargain section, but it is usually dead. Now come to Lowe's. People swarm around the "clearance area" like vultures. They beg for and demand discounts like junkies scratching at your knees for a $10 bill to get crack. Instead of booting these people out the door or simply saying "no", they pander to them so as not to lose a customer. So in reality, again, they are paying the customer to come in the door. The other day, we had to block off the clearance section to get a few things down for a customer. within 5 minutes, there must have been 10 people getting ready to rush the blockers. They were cussing, pouting, and complaining.
When we took the blockers down, it was like opening up the front doors on Black Friday at a Wal-Mart. But, that is the environment Lowe's has created. They are willing to lose tons of money, and in a sense pay customers to be loyal to them. I think the problem may actually be that Lowe's thinks that if a customer goes to Home Depot, they may find superior products and or more selection. They feel that a customer may find Home Depot more appealing. Not saying that I feel that way, but that Lowe's top brass might. And just think, if we closed for Holidays like Easter, profits could actually be higher. The day before Easter or after Easter would see most of the sales that would have been on Easter tacked on, without the extra hours and payroll for being open on Easter.
Well said!!!!!!!!!!
CSA-lowes

Winder, GA

#29 Sep 21, 2012
zal front load wrote:
our economy had plenty of prosperous times long before the business world saw fit to become a 7 day a week,open on all holidays whore. My general point is that you gain nothing by being open everyday...even those holidays that we presume to be "peak sales periods". When businesses were closed on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day etc, you still sold the same amount of product as you would have being open those days. If someone is in the market for a new toilet they will buy one regardless. Demand doesnt change based on what hours or days your open. If im closed on Memorial day the customer will just buy the needed items the days prior or the days after. If your concern is that Mrs Jones is gonna buy that storm door from the competitor on July 4th because he was open and we closed then you obviously do a piss poor job of running your business because if they really wanted to do business with you they'd come in on the 3rd or the 5th. The #1 auto dealer group(by volume) in my state is not even open on sunday let alone MAJOR holidays and they continue to grow.
Maybe we as consumers need to send a message and not shop on those days. Even gas stations were closed before and we planned accordingly and survived. I realize that im just pissing in the wind but ive grown tired of the bullshit we allow to happen. Its like nothing else in life matters except the bottom line. Even Thanksgiving has become nothing more than a pre-game meal for black friday. People were leaving the family gathering last year at 6:30-7 o clock so they could in line at the stores for the midnight opening..all to save a few dollars on some poorly made piece of shit product....NICE FAMILY HOLIDAY HUH
I flat out told my ASM not to schedule me opening on black friday. If he did I wouldn't show up. I will do a mid shift or closing but, not open. I won't open. I won't show up. My famil comes first. If I get fired I will sue. Because, when I was hired, nowhere in my discussion with HR did we talk about coming in to fight idiots on hollidays.
CSA-lowes

Winder, GA

#30 Sep 21, 2012
damn wrote:
<quoted text>your not closed till all the customers are gone, doesn't matter what the posted hours are.
I leave customers or not. If I am scheduled to leave at a certain time, I will leave. I don't care if customers are still in the store after we are closed. I will leave.

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