Thread regarding Lowe's Cos. layoffs

Systemic Hypocrisy

This company and our CEO know no ends to their hypocrisy. I am offended by Marvin’s letter to all of us to address the protests. He says he knows firsthand the issues, and that they are going to be working to provide leaders with “resources”.

I don’t even know where to start. First of all, he’s in charge of one of those racist companies in the country. If he wants to show true leadership and prove that he’s really doing something, then he needs to fire his EVP for making all of his racist comments. He needs to clean his own house before he starts saying he’s going to help us clean ours.

Second, provide leaders with resources? Are those the same resources that are some incomprehensible wire tasks that everybody just clicks off on because they don’t have the time to read it or figure out the terrible grammar or typos?

If he truly wants to implement change, he needs to do some widespread diversity training and hiring practices overhaul. He needs to teach the managers how to be leaders. He needs to stop this vague intermittent “training “ he gives them every so often, mostly about unions. It needs to be a daily conversation, and he needs to start role modeling it. He needs to put an end to the constant abuse but these managers dish out with impunity. The rude and sarcastic comments, abusive tasks, the direct insults. Fair work practices to all employees not just their little a– kissers.

His managers are completely unprepared for any kind of crisis. My God, at my store if things even get a little bit busy they all freak out and become completely abusive and then run into the offices. The area staff is even worse. The crazier things get the less we see or hear from them. No emails encouraging us, no conversations about addressing problems. Just do this do that or you’re gonna get fired.

So Marvin, get your people to stop with the threats, address the perpetual racism, s-xism, and homophobia, treat associates like partners not slaves. Because that’s what you look like more every day, is a slave owner. Are you going to be a useful leader or are you going to be a useless meme? Be a man. A real man. Stand up for something, not just your own pocket.

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Happy Vestless here...

I retired last month and do not have access to email anymore.

Isn't there anyone that can copy & paste the email so those like myself can read it?

Thanks in advance

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Post ID: @7udv+15hUdma4

Would someone post the letter? I retired about 3 weeks ago.

Was just visiting some relatives and tried to explain how crazy this company was.

Like how I had to do training about "inconcious bias" then two weeks later get an email about how Marv wants to categorize all customers in one of 4 categories and wanted me to click "I'm In"

I clicked "delete"

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Post ID: @4qmc+15hUdma4

Is Keith still the SM at White Marsh? I thought he was pretty good when I was thier but I have a hunch he is gone.

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Post ID: @3gik+15hUdma4

He's a class reductionist but on the side of capital. Hopefully he never rents a house or something and has the neighbors call the cops because they saw a black man. Unfortunately I think it would take a slap in the face like that for him to realize that his money doesn't make him immune to others' racism.

Fun reading for you: a black college professor got arrested for allegedly breaking into his own home:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Louis_Gates_arrest_controversy

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Post ID: @2gdv+15hUdma4

Marvin only cares about his salary and the stock price, nothing else.

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Post ID: @2vkr+15hUdma4

CEO is a racist ! Has no idea how it feels to have to go to work under the threat of violence from rioters. Possibly putting you in a life or death situation...

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Post ID: @2pzv+15hUdma4

We have filed multiple requests asking that the SM from White Marsh be removed because of racist remarks. Nothing has been done except five of us getting fired.

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Post ID: @1lsc+15hUdma4

By doing nothing, he’s just as responsible for the racism. Remember all the diversity programs he said he was starting right after he was hired? I don’t either. His own team isn’t diverse, and are proven racists. Anyone who spends one day at any store you know that racism is alive and well in every Lowe’s.

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Post ID: @1qkm+15hUdma4

I think the point is Marvin is a POS ... It does not matter if he's black white pink or purple... And it's quite obvious he is racist along with his executive tagalongs

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Post ID: @qwt+15hUdma4

Amazing how people who probably never achieved anything close to success post on this board and lecture one of one 4 black fortune 50 CEO’s. Who is racist ??? U think u have the smarts, ability or right to lecture marvin ?? Ur the racist joke.

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Post ID: @hbi+15hUdma4

You mean a real man such as yourself? Posting this on an anonymous site in which I’m sure a CEO will take time out of his day to come here and read it?? Great way to help with said change. You’re doing your part lmao. You throw the term “useless” around yet this post is more “useless” than anything you wrote about.

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Post ID: @qmz+15hUdma4

Agreed. Marvin, by not firing "Small Hands" Joe, has absolutely no say in any matter involving race.

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