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Read Most Recnet Comment Under "Q3"

I posted the last comment under this thread. Please read it. Stop thrashing. This is not about you. It is about the changing culture of retail. I still love the challenge of serving our customers. I hope you will too for your own sake. If you bail on... read more
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Read Most Recnet Comment Under "Q3"

I posted the last comment under this thread. Please read it. Stop thrashing. This is not about you buy it is about the changing culture of retail. I still love the challenge of serving our customers. I hope you will too for your own sake. If you bail... read more
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Time to leave

I recommended that all Department Managers start looking for work the minute that I heard the rumors about the January round of layoffs. You're foolish to stay if your a CSA5. There are no spots in the company for you to move into, at anywhere near... read more

Enough with the sponsorships!

By the way, sponsoring a major team in Sprint Cup as a major sponsor for a full season is estimated to cost between $20 and $30 million a year. Considering activation (advertising, appearances and ancillary marketing) can cost two to three times as... read more

How would you save Lowe's?

How would you save Lowe's from the same fate as Kmart, Sears, Radio Shack, Circuit City, HH Gregg? Post your ideas here, maybe Niblock and freinds will read them and save our jobs. Everything that is posted on Bright Ideas gets shot down as already... read more

The Ugly Truth about Lowe's, Everyone Looses

I recommended that all Department Managers start looking for work the minute that I heard the rumors about the January round of layoffs. You're foolish to stay if your a CSA 5. There are no spots in the company for you to move into, at anywhere near... read more

Referring outside handymen

What happens when an associate gives a business card to a customer of a handyman because they can save $ instead of having lowe's install their fence?

Sad reality

As I ate dinner at Lowe's tonight one of the lumber associates was in the break room, out of sight of the door, leaning against the wall making travel reservations for his upcoming vacation. Our ASM for the evening spent his time in the office... read more

PSI/PSE leads and credit cards

I read on connections that Lowe's gives Jimmie johnsons pit crew $480.00 for every race he wins. That's $480.00 for each and every pit crew member. Hey Lowe's how about you give me $480.00 for each and every PSI/PSE lead I turn in that results in a... read more

Is this your store too?

Before the department managers were let go we had leadership in the departments providing direction and guidance. Now we are directionless and everyone is doing their own thing. There's a lot of standing around talking and not much work is being... read more

Action Plans Discussed Today

Conference calls today discussing the upcoming changes. Additionally, there will be slight alterations to store management scheduling.

Quit and be rehired

Just sitting in the break room, eating lunch, listening to the summer help talk about how much they are getting paid. In some cases it's more than I'm being paid. I should quit and be rehired so I can make more money. Experience means nothing to... read more

lowes stock Down - amazon working with sears

Now we know why they are hiring appliance specialists. Amazon has worked a deal with sears to sell Kenmore appliances. Lowes stock is down to 72.77 at the time of this post. down $4.04 from the close yesterday. How will lowes combat amazon? they will... read more

2nd qt Revenue

Heads up if you own stock in Lowes sell before Fri..LP your screwed. This will come back to bite Lowes in the Ass

Time to fight back?

All we have to go on is what we are seeing with our own eyes in the Stores. As a Sales Specialist myself, I have seen the subtle changes already... they stopped the weekly Sales Specialist Meetings with the SM back in April. I no longer have any 1 to... read more

Is this possible?

Here is something to think about - there could be massive lawsuits against lowes based on Damron's email if they actually do eliminate SS positions, then a director of a corporation intentionally provide false and misleading statements to the... read more

July 19 changes

Changes will happen July 19th. Interviews for newly created positions will be the next 2 weeks. All changes will be effective day 1 of quarter 3. Specialist will have 6 months. Which will end at the same time the DMs 12 months. HRs / LPs will have... read more

Lowe's open door is a joke

I agree that Open Door is just crap. You can't even go to HR in our store because the HR Manager is so far up our store manager's butt, it's not even funny anymore. You can't say a word to HR about anything at all or within minutes the store manager... read more

Plant Essentials

As someone who worked at a very large garden center for Plant Essentials for 4 years, i can definitely say PE is one of the most unorganized and worst places i ever held a job. They cared nothing about working with Lowes staff. Management spent most... read more

Damron is ok with us.

We have a good idea to believe Rick's email to us. A specialist is important to the store and I am choosing not to believe the 19th or 29th doom. The company needs us and it's in our best interests to get on with the helping of customers. After all... read more

Inventory

How much inventory does your store have? Last year we had so much top stock it was difficult to find room for it. This year the top shelf of racking is bare in all departments.

Power Equipment Certified

Does anyone else think that you should be compensated for being power equipment certified? Lowe's big two points is safety and customers. Being trained and efficient on power equipment should mean something right?

lowes stock

Don't know if anyone has looked... but... Lowes stock is Down to 76.25 (07/13) ... Three to four months ago it was above $81.. I know I sold some.. Evolving ?? hmmm.....

Coincidence?

All of a sudden I have had 4 customers over 2 days come in and the conversation leads to their job. Leaves a union card. Hhhmmm.

CSA 5 Billboard purchase

I think in each area a group of CSA5 should get together to inform the country of the bull sh-- lowes is up to. It won't save your job or bring it back... it won't stop everyone from shopping at the stores. It'll give Lowes a big middle finger though... read more

23 years

I have worked for this company for 23 years and have seen good times and bad......with that said. I still love coming into the store and helping people but the management in the last 8 to 10 years has gone down. It seems as if no one in corp... read more

Seasonal

They hired me for seasonal which was supposed to last until the first week of August. Well, the job ended 6 weeks early and they waited until the end of my shift to tell me it was my last day! I’m a mom of 2 kids and that was really cruel to wait til... read more

I dread going to work at Lowes

I just dread going to work at Lowes anymore. From the customers that get angry because there is not enough help to lazy coworkers that disappear to inept managers that won't help with code 3's. I'm just done with Lowes and looking for a new job.

July 15

So what is allegedly going down on July 15th? Does someone actually have Insider information?

bad managers company wide

Lots of bad managers company wide I see. Legit our store got one of the worst. John Mounts was the devil. About 13 of us filed complaints on him and more were coming. He's psycho!

Thoughts on the new "service" managers

In my store we now have 5 people whose job it is to walk the store and tell associates "go help that customer." The "service managers" just do that, nothing more. Oh and they let us out the door at night. When we had department managers they would... read more

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