The random scheduling is the way Lowes discriminates against older employees. It is rough hardly ever having two days off in a row, one weekend off every two months, closes followed by opens, four long days then a short day. Its bad enough being on concrete floors for an eight hour shift, depending on how the days fall, four 9-10 hour shifts in a row can be murder. Lowes wants youthful people with little to no family to interfere with their work life. The new schedule started with Marvin. What easier way is there to maximize shareholder value than to drive out the older, tenured employees and replace them with lower paid twenty somethings who have no memory of all the things Lowes has taken away from it's employees. But, but, the stock price... sure, too bad almost no hourly associates can afford to invest any meaningful amount into the shares.
Perfectly stated, @3ska+17GJaWzH.