You may hate me for it but I have to say it because it is true: those who are the loudest when it comes to raise are the ones who give only a minimum here. Those who really deserve a raise and don't get it, can easily find jobs in other companies that value them more. In general, I think that we are paid little and that all employees in all companies should be better paid, but we should also be little self–critical. For example, do you have a skillset that makes it hard to replace you? I was paid more in the previous company, but I had to work a lot more than here.
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Things have been on a progressive slide for quite some time. I have been here 11 years and heard of the good old days under Tillman. But morale has been bad for a long time. The big descent started when greasy people like Ackman and Shaw came aboard. They hand picked Marvin and he's doing what they insist on. The euphoria of hitting the $200 has them all giddy and soon the "cash me out" phase will begin. This was sadly predictable.
No one cares anymore and that is because of Marvin. The moral company wide was different under Niblock and TIllman. Now his woke culture has infected the retail environment and you got special treatment for special people. Customer's hate how the company has changed.
I wish the s–b's would take their over $200/share stock, cash out, and get the f out.
They need to go back to commissions. It would give people an incentive to actually sell. Half the salespeople don't care about customers. They just want to get their work done so their boss leaves them alone. And it's also an incentive not to call out.
I'd guess specialists would do 1 1/2 times the volume of they were commission based. And the store would make much more profit.
It's simple I just focused on SPH store looks like trash everything is empty can't get nothing done so if they're there to take it then we pull it if not they have to wait plain and simple sometimes average wait time is 1 to 2 hrs.
i really don't view wanting to get paid what you were making years ago as selfish or unrealistic. After all it was THEIR WORD that they broke. THEIR arrangement. If we were selling 15% less than we did then you could make a claim that all is just. That said to start all over at another company that is likely to be just as bad would accomplish nothing. So they set the game and we have to play it. On months that i am trending to hit a decent bonus you go all out. If working the last day is going to put you in a lesser bonus level...you call in that day. Call in the day before or after a back to back day off. Someone wants to make a big purchase on the last day on a month that you are nowhere near making bonus you give them a reason to come back a day or two later. None of these are proper and classy but then again...THEY made the game. We are just playing it to our benefit just as they do. And here's a silly thought........3% raise regardless if you write 800K or 8 million
Go ask for a raise, I did!! I got a 8.5% pay raise. This was after the yearly pay raise. It never hurts to ask. Worst case would be no!!
I don’t agree that the people who are the most vocal about the pathetic pay raises are necessarily those who are doing the least. Yes, there is a lot of aimless complaining on this site and by associates in the stores in general, however, some of the arguments and comments on this site do have some merit.
The raises we are given actually don’t keep up with basic cost of living that we experience. Our premiums for our insurance definitely aren’t limited to 3% like our raises seem to be. And most of the raises at Lowe’s aren’t even approved or reviewed by anyone in the stores anymore, they simply sp–t them out of a computer algorithm at corporate headquarters. Is it any wonder that people complain and quit when no matter how well you do your job it doesn’t seem to matter in your raise?
I’m all for being realistic. I’m not a fool. Lowe’s is a business that’s out to make money. They want to maximize their profits. But when you no longer seem to value your people, care about their opinions or job performance then it seems to me that it begins to impact their behavior, morale and eventually the companies financial performance.
Lowe’s needs to step up their game and start taking their associates seriously, otherwise they’re going to watch as eventually everyone in the building takes a walk to better paying employers.
Lowe's thinks every hourly employee is expendable and replaceable.