There is a part of me that still loves my job. I love working alongside my coworkers and assisting customers. I hate the stressful environment caused by lack of staffing, mismanagement and being overworked. I’ve been working for a long time; have never complained about anything really. I took everything in stride and faced problems head on. Right now I know we are hiring, but I think management is dragging their feet in getting people in, getting them trained and helping to alleviate the burdens of being overworked. I’ve reached a point that I want to quit, but I don’t want this company to get the best of me. I still have faith that things will get better. Unless I’m just kidding myself.
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Same here but after 10 years, it was time.. Things are too chaotic and it’s systemic as most stores have the same issues. Too many new programs with no training and nobody as a resource to ask. Lack of staffing and hyping hiring events that won’t require the up front background check and dr-g testing. Any liability issues with this? Goals continue to get higher; the associates that know the ins & outs are overextended. I will miss the few people that are still there, but a part-time coworker said, ‘you can’t hold back on a good change for people you see a couple hours a few times a week’. Very true. Besides, no one gives 2 Fs if I am there or not. Anyway, I can tell you I am smiling more than I have in a long time. Best of luck to you.
How can things get better? Lowe’s reaches a tipping point long ago, the outrageous workloads and unrealistic expectations are recipe for burnout. Employees degrade, in terms of mental health, everyday. Management is abysmal, top to bottom. Facilities and equipment are inadequate. Dangers in the workplace are accepted. Foolish operational practices, once a rarity, are accepted as the only and proper way to operate. With vicious turnover rates and deaf/blind management,there’s no way this can be fixed.
I never trained the student more than the master.Do you wanna become the master you claw your way through like I did.Some stay and become better most quit
I’ve been here 13 years and just found out that the new person I’m training makes $2.13 more an hour than I do and they literally can’t do anything it’s time to leave this company
@qon Your response and the Sears reference is exactly right.
Move on. Marvin would sell you for a small bucket of range ba--s if he could.
I applaud you for your hard work and dedication. Unfortunately, you (me included) are just a number. This company seems to be heading in a direction that Sears did. Management does not value their good employees. Nobody, cares anymore. They just want to work their employees to the max to please investors. Consider, looking at other options where you are appreciated!
Just wait till you find out that some of the totally inexperienced new hire starting wages are sometimes close to or in some cases actually exceeding those being paid to established associates like yourself. Then you get to train them. Talk about a total slap in the face.