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SayNoToDepot in Avon, Ohio

73 months ago

This will be good therapy for me...
I worked for Home Depot for 4 1/2 years...New Dept. Head was hired in, New Store Manager past 6 months...they decided to "clean house" nothing you can do because of the "at will" law in Ohio...Literally "fire" at will...you don't need a single reason why...In short I was making pretty good money as a kitchen designer $17.00 an hour..my reviews were always good and had excellent customer comments...I was third in "dollars per hour" among my peers....not bad, just not as good as theirs...this dept. head sat me down for the first write up which was rediculous...a few months went by, then a few days ago they told me to come into the office...since my first write up they added three more, which I wasn't even aware of, more crazy accusations....then I was "in there sights"...then a few days after that they called me into the Loss Prevention office and charged me with leaving the store property, which I did to go get coffee, they said it wasn't company policy to leave the property during breaks...everyone I knew did it so I never questioned it..worked retail all my life...it didn't surprise me...Only work there if, you're part time, a college student, or a retired person that has to get out of the house...not a good place to consider it a career type job...Think about it, they don't lay off at Home Depot,they harass you until you quit or transfer to another store, or they fire you.. I was making about 30,000 a year, fire me and nine other workers at the same pay scale, you just saved the company over $300,000..if you do work there, memorize the associate handbook, or "My Apron" as they call it and pray that you don't do anything wrong...oh, it wouldn't hurt to "kiss a lot of ass..."

Talk to friends and relatives that may have worked at a Home Depot...Home Depot may have been a good place in the past but I think times have changed..

think twice about the Big Orange Box!

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tarheel00 in Batavia, Ohio

72 months ago

If you worked there for 4+ years, you should know that you can't leave the property while you are on the clock. That is told to new associates at Orientation. Don't blame other people for the fact that you broke a clearly written and explained rule!

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tarheel00 in Batavia, Ohio

72 months ago

Wow...you're misinformed and insulting. Yes, I do work for HD, and you clearly do not know the policy. SOP does not, in any way, state that you can not leave the store (to go outside or to your car). The policy is very clear that you can not leave the property, when on the clock, unless it is for company business. One can only wonder what other policies you were unable to understand.
As for your personal attack, I feel no need to respond. Good luck in your future employment.

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masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California

61 months ago

You can not leave the premises while on the clock, including breaks, lunch is different, it's because if you say get in an accident or something the store would be responsible for damages, we have termed several associates for just going accross the street. our sm spotted them and did the dirty work himself.

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Ooogha in San Jose, California

61 months ago

Doesn't really matter... HD will find a way to fire you regardless, especially if you are making too much money!

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James1963 in Parlin, New Jersey

61 months ago

masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California said: You can not leave the premises while on the clock, including breaks, lunch is different, it's because if you say get in an accident or something the store would be responsible for damages, we have termed several associates for just going accross the street. our sm spotted them and did the dirty work himself.

Thats why you punch out. Get the facts straight ppl.

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James1963 in Parlin, New Jersey

61 months ago

Jersey Dan in Collingswood, New Jersey said: I worked for HD 10 years ago. I started out on the night crew stocking shelves and moved up to ASM. Im so glad I left and never looked back. As a couple of posters pointed out it was a great place to work at one time. I thought I was going to be there forever but the favoritism to cetain employees just crawed under my skin.
I had an employee in my dept who I was trying to get promoted to dept head. He was a hardworker, very reliable and great with the customers but instead the promotion was awarded to some stiff who didnt know squat and was a slacker but since he played golf with the store manager he was awarded the promotion. I couldnt friggin beleive it!!!!! LOL ten years later and it still pisses me off. The brown nosers and the cut throats is why I left.

You are so right on this one. Same issues in our store. Its all who you know. As dept. heads and Asm's I have learned all too well the only team the Store mgr. is on is his own team. All of us below him have to fend for ourselves because almost all store mgrs. dont care for anyone lower than himself. After all , they are in it for themselves.

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James1963 in Parlin, New Jersey

61 months ago

masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California said: You do get 3 strikes before you're fired, but it doesn't necessarily have to be the same offense, it could be 2 lates and 1 failure to provide customer service, or 2 no call no shows, it depends, some things you get only 1 strike, like safety violation or theft of any kind (hours, money, merchandise) it's really not any different than any other job, unfortunately most of the posts here are from disgruntled former employees who are bitter at HD when they should kick themselves in the but for screwing up and giving them a verifiable reason to terminate them. As for me, I'm very happy with the HD and the way they treat their employees, so if you are a job seeker, don't let these bitter morons affect your opinion of this company...

Not anymore. I dont know what store you work at but I have known many ppl to be written up for several things and nothing has happened. Its all who you know. there isnt one store consistent with another.

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James1963 in Parlin, New Jersey

61 months ago

masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California said: ok morons so the lot attendant is violating policies by rounding up carts, I don't think so. Outside the parking lot is the boundary deal with it retards

Already checked. Once past the glass doors it is no longer HDs property. they are leasing the bldg. not the lot. Carts are HDs to round up so the property owners dont get sued. Get real. Go into your mgrs office or in the contractors entrance and look at the permit posted on the wall.

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masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California

61 months ago

James1963 in Parlin, New Jersey said: Wow. thats all. such a small box you work at. When you work at a high volume store then maybe we will listen to you. As it is, you dont even know the correct way to read stats. Must be a wanna be manager.

wow, so much anger. yeah your store is a big box, big deal, we were until this year. we're only 5 million from high volume status. I have already jumped through all the hoops for asm, I'm just waiting for an opening. I used to run a million dollar/yr business, but the current economy sux. Thank God for the HD giving me a good job, the best part is I get to have dinner with my family, and I don't have to line up work, or live on the phone my whole life. You guys truly don't know what a sucky job really is. I remember my family going on vacation without me, cause I had too much work to do. Now I make almost 60k and I don't remember the last time I broke a sweat. I can't help but to praise the HD for all my blessings.

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James1963 in Parlin, New Jersey

61 months ago

No anger. I, too, enjoy working for HD, but that doesnt mean I agree with half the bs that goes on. Its not so much HD, its the mgmt. that doesnt run the company right. I have worked high volume retail mgmt. for too many years to count and that were way worse than HD. I consider HD a piece of cake job. We should all consider ourselves lucky to have a job. As far as having time with our families I would have to disagree and once you become an ASM you will find those precious moments you share with your family will soon be over. As an ASM it means even more committment and loyalty to HD, family becomes secondary. Not worth the promotion. And I would have to say most dont want to be promoted for that very reason. Good Luck!

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masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California

61 months ago

My buddy works @ Lowes, they put full timers on mandatory 32 hr weeks, eve HD doesn't stoop that low

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Valiant in Salem, Massachusetts

61 months ago

Home Depot employees are generally lazy, unproductive kids (even the immature ones in their 50s) who are looking for a free ride. I've been working for HD for 8 years. I don't kiss ass, but I do bust my ass for my money. I'm being paid better than I would at any other retail (besides Lowe's, they pay the same), and continue to get raises (if not promotions), even though I know the store manager doesn't like me. The reason they can't fire me is because I come in on time, don't have excessive call-outs, and do my job while I'm there.

The only employees who really get dumped on/fired are the ones who come in late/leave early/call out excessively, can't be found even when they're on the clock, don't do what they're paid to do, etc.

In other words, you may think you're being smart, not getting caught as you bend the rules, but you're not as smart as you think. In fact, you self-titled "hard workers" are pretty damn obvious to the rest of us, never mind the managers. If you're doing/not doing something that makes my job harder, I'll report it. And don't think I'm a kiss-ass. I'm here for the money, not for making friends. I've told my own friends the same thing, "We may be friends, but as soon as I hit that clock at work, don't expect any favors from me. If you jeopardize my job, I'll turn you in faster than you can talk your way out of it."

They can give you the choice of going part-time, if you plead your case, but they don't have to.

There's only one person I work with who was there when I started at this store. Everyone else, including the managers, are newbs.

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NewtoABQ in Albuquerque, New Mexico

59 months ago

As for me, I'm very happy with the HD and the way they treat their employees, so if you are a job seeker, don't let these bitter morons affect your opinion of this company...

On your feet attending people's needs with a GAZILLION products to choose would drive me insane, I rather chew nails than work there!

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jamessuperstar

59 months ago

innoko2 in Phoenix, Arizona said: HD has made a lot of changes re:aprons on the floor and they are getting ready to make some more. They will be eliminating phone center positions in the stores, expeditors and lead generators this next year. Just an FYI

Just eliminateed District loss prevention and only 1- HR per district now- the thieves will have a hayday robbing the stores blind. Lost one of our best asm this week, they said we had too many. What ever happened to having quality people to assist the customers?

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jamessuperstar

59 months ago

jamessuperstar said: Just eliminateed District loss prevention and only 1- HR per district now- the thieves will have a hayday robbing the stores blind. Lost one of our best asm this week, they said we had too many. What ever happened to having quality people to assist the customers?

How about eliminating the assistant to the assistant to the global to the market buyers, how about making the corporate people work in a store so they know the " stuffed snowman figures" we have had four 7 years now, don't sell.

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jamessuperstar

59 months ago

James1963 in Parlin, New Jersey said: very well put. HD has there own policies, forget the labor board. As i said before, there isnt one store consistent with another. They make their own rules as they go along.

It is in "who" you know, issues can be resolved in the store, or in my case: faxed to corporate, without the facts, to be terminated. No real management skills are needed to be upper management, just a paper and sales pusher

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jf24 in New Orleans, Louisiana

56 months ago

I worked for HD for six years and was recently fired for minimum safety reasons.I was a floor supervisor and training for Assistant store mgr. When I started working for HD I was going to LSU and they were cooperative with my work schedule to allow for my school classes.I was promoted to floor supervisor about a year ago and was training for Asst store mgr,so I quit school as my duties were too complex to continue school.They have spies in the store to find some little nothing to get you fired when you are making $17.00 hr.The store mgr.asst mgr.or the district mgr.sat back on their dead bottoms and never backed me up as whoever reported this sleazy incident went straight to corporate.This was a slap in the face for me as I worked my tail off to get where I was not to mention quitting my education.I will not recommend anyone to work for HD as they absolutely don't appreciate experienced employees.After getting over the shock I can thank them for the termination as I am going back to school and finish the 60 hours I have to get a degree and HD can go to you know where.Good luck for those who are still with HD as they sure need best wishes working for this CO.

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Ooogha in San Jose, California

55 months ago

Ain't that the "truth" Truth? My husband worked there for over 15 years and a lame young manager fired him for markdowns which he said he did improperly. Funny, he had done them the exact same way since he was hired! Even though the Manager got his (he was later fired), it hasn't helped my husband find comparable work. So, yeah, I guess we're just another case but it still sucks! I just know that everything happens for a reason and at least he is out of that horrible work environment that praises those who kiss 'you know what' and poops on those that have given all.

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Truth

55 months ago

Ooogha in San Jose, California said: Ain't that the "truth" Truth? My husband worked there for over 15 years and a lame young manager fired him for markdowns which he said he did improperly. Funny, he had done them the exact same way since he was hired! Even though the Manager got his (he was later fired), it hasn't helped my husband find comparable work. So, yeah, I guess we're just another case but it still sucks! I just know that everything happens for a reason and at least he is out of that horrible work environment that praises those who kiss 'you know what' and poops on those that have given all.

I heard recently that "an organization is the long shadow of one person". In this case that would the RVP. Since the beginning of Home Depot the talent pool has been shallow. As a result the people running the show are without much requisite skill or experience. They are playing the part of Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Vice President and so on...but they are simply the person that lasted the longest after they first took the job out of sheer desperation and worked their way up from lot attendant. Most of these managers absolutely hate (sadly that is the appropriate word) so many things that it is sad. Some hate the customers. Some hate minorities, some hate women, some hate being told what to do. The list is too long to include. Bottom line there is a lot of irritation from years of being pooped on that few (if any) have much of a soul left. Many harbor a lot of resentment and eventually someone crosses their path, and the very same thing they did…they fire someone else for. Most are just very scared of being found out for exactly what they are: empty suits.

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Ooogha in San Jose, California

55 months ago

100's of times, really? Well, when I read a new comment after months pass it boils my blood and then I have to reiterate. Sorry, but it's therapy for me. :)

I watched that video but can't stand the dubbed voice...It sounds cryptic. Anyhow, staying positive is good advice.

Oh, and yes, the thought of getting an attorney has come up. I think a class action suit would be appropriate since this is happening to so many long term employees.

Have a good one all...

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Nell in Columbia, South Carolina

55 months ago

Happy 2bgoneco in Colorado Springs, Colorado said: A break as defined by division of labor is uninterrupted time where you can determine your activities. I don't remember ever seeing not leaving property during a break as policy or code of conduct. We never term'd over that. But that's the problem with HD right now it is what policy do they want to enforce today. If you look at who has been let go in the last 18 months it is alot of highly paid long term associates. They need to do it to pay the outrageous salary of the master specialists.

Yes, in a way all companies are the same but at HD there are more slim working there in positions of power.

You're right about the outrageous pay of the master specialists! We had a "master plumber' who didn't know how to use the pipe threader. We had to come over from hardware to help.

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Longterm in Pennsylvania

55 months ago

Has anyone stopped a shoplifter who has not stolen anything? or has stopped a shoplifter who has stolen merchandise and has not gotten fired. Did a ASM or SM stopped a shoplifter and not fired.

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Longterm in Pennsylvania

55 months ago

jamessuperstar said: I too worked for home depot until recently, I was " terminated" for selling Christmas, yes, I said Christmas leftovers on the 13 th of January. Recently promoted to FES ,was DH, plus key carrier, MOD acting,in my 8 years of employment- Just received my Platinum Watch for excellent customer service, BAM--- My question is who would I talk this over with in order to state my case- ? District loss prevention and local HR s are a thing of the past. Really feel I got a raw deal. Not just me, the whole store, with a signed petition in hand, need to drop it into someones' lap that actually gives a s--- about the " Doing the Right Thing" I am now tired of people calling me, emails, notes on my front door, crying out for justice. Just the Facts need to get to somebody----help---
What was the reason why you were fired? what did the paperwork say?

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Message to Home Depot

55 months ago

Long term lots have stopped them and both: not gotten fired and gotten promoted to customer for that. Everything in Home Depot is who you know and who that person knows. If that chain of "who-know-who" is well connected, well liked and in the right circle you can do anything. So yes an asm or sm have stopped a shoplifter and no got fired and yes lots have also been fired for the same exact thing. Why do you ask???

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Longterm in Pennsylvania

55 months ago

The reason why is because there has been Managers and hourly employee's that have been fired and who have been promoted and not fired. There also are Manager's who have stopped shoplifters and not so much as a write up was given. If you are an ex-Home Depot Manager and would like to tell your story please do. If you have a story of this happening please tell the story. It may help out those people who was trying to do the right thing and was fired. Also something has to be done about Home Depot and their selective inforcing of policies.

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Message to Home Depot

55 months ago

Long term thanks for the post. If you search under "Home Depot Forum" on the internet there are a number of posts with stories like you mention. There are a large number of them on Topix. Yes there are ALOT of stories about the selective enforcement of policies. If you search YouTube under "Message to Home Depot" there are a group of associates speaking out against the very same thing you mention. I personally have seen the internal corruption on so many levels. I use the word corruption because if you look at the meaning of corruption ....that is exactly what you have at home depot in respect to the enforcing of policies. Policies are enforced and not enforced as a way to maintain the status quo and ensure the fiefdoms are maintained. There are LOTS of home depot managers with similar stories but sadly the law favors the corporations. The root of all this and the reason for this blatant selective enforcement of policies is because from ASM up to Divisional president your have endemic corruption that effects the application of policy, discrimination in hiring and promoting and sexism. This is why the only thing that will protect current employees is to work together and organize.

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masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California

55 months ago

Message to Home Depot said: Long term thanks for the post. If you search under "Home Depot Forum" on the internet there are a number of posts with stories like you mention. There are a large number of them on Topix. Yes there are ALOT of stories about the selective enforcement of policies. If you search YouTube under "Message to Home Depot" there are a group of associates speaking out against the very same thing you mention. I personally have seen the internal corruption on so many levels. I use the word corruption because if you look at the meaning of corruption ....that is exactly what you have at home depot in respect to the enforcing of policies. Policies are enforced and not enforced as a way to maintain the status quo and ensure the fiefdoms are maintained. There are LOTS of home depot managers with similar stories but sadly the law favors the corporations. The root of all this and the reason for this blatant selective enforcement of policies is because from ASM up to Divisional president your have endemic corruption that effects the application of policy, discrimination in hiring and promoting and sexism. This is why the only thing that will protect current employees is to work together and organize.

Have to disagree with you Mr. Union thug, at our store very few people get term'd that didn't see it coming by way of warnings and write-ups. The system is in place to weed out the associates who don't pull their own weight, or are a negative influence on overall store morale. Yes there is a bit of selective enforcement, but it's for the good of all.

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Message to Home Depot

55 months ago

masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California said: Have to disagree with you Mr. Union thug, at our store very few people get term'd that didn't see it coming by way of warnings and write-ups. .

Masterspec you are showing your hand a bit because hourly associates are not privy to who gets term'd as opposed to quits, the write-ups are not shared with hourly associates and the warnings are not be public information. If you have access to them as your post would clearly suggest then you are clearly not an hourly associate. Are you a salaried manager ? SSC staff ? Human Resources ? Your posts are in clear support of a standard of corruption that either you are in support of or simply chose to ignore. Your refusal to acknowledge what your peers have already stated in VAST numbers of online posts only speaks to the broader issue. What motivates you to ignore the obvious and your diligent attempt to ignore the ground swell of support for the protections that only a collective will provide, is suspect. The obvious fact is that your region and the District Managers and RVP has maintain a blatantly corrupt hiring, selection and firing policy that leads the company in EEOC filing. In your area ALONE we know of a number of significant cases. The reader of these posts have made clear their position: they want a union yesterday. Your insistence on repeating the company speaking points (some of which are right out of the Home Depot Anti-Union training guide) leaves readers with the impression you are a representative of the company; there in, are part of the problem, not part of the solution. If you are simply an associate that has drank the cool aide then I humbly suggest you ask around, because your area is a HOT BED for support for collective bargaining. Oh and your lack of respect (calling me a thug when you clearly don't know me, and I have shown you nothing but respect) wreaks of the way Home Depot managers attack anything they disagree with.

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masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California

55 months ago

I've been on all sides of the fence, from associate to supervisor and now ASM and i'll tell you that we don't just push a button and make people dissapear, we give them ample time and resources to get their act together. Their failure to improve is what causes their demise. Let me tell you that very few employees quit on their own, that's an indication of a desirable work place, and if someone doesn't pull their weight they're gone in order to let the 50 out of work people looking for a job have a chance to actually earn a paycheck. I've also lost a good job due to Union greed, I was at a place where the janitor made 22. per hour to clean toilets and 22. in benefits. yeah that's profitable...

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Message to Home Depot

55 months ago

Masterspec..so you as an Assistant Manager say that you give associates ample time to get their act together. Like what? What are resources available for an associate to get their act together with, other than time? Let’s say you as a Assistant Manager read the situation wrong and that associate was really progressing more than you saw does that associate have some kind of protection from a mistake on your part, or anyone’s part for that matter. No. You set the rules of engagement and you the ASM with the Store Manager really are the final say-so on that individual’s fate. The HR’s follow what the Store Manger says. There is no oversight. You say they suck…..they suck. Clearly you are human and make mistakes. Let’s say you did make a mistake judging an associates progress do they have any protection from that?

Let me congratulate you on becoming an assistant manager as that is always a difficult thing to achieve. Question: how many African American assistant managers do you know of? How many African American Store Managers? District Managers ? RVP’s? Does any of that strike you as odd? In 200 California stores how many Store Managers are women? How many are black?

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Message to Home Depot

55 months ago

In respect to what you said about pushing a button to make someone disappear, you are wrong in this regard: we know that a manager can easily ensure an associate is “promoted to customer”, terrible reviews, low raises, keep them under a microscope and it sends that associate the message “you are not one of the IN crowd”. Look around at the posts Brother…there are examples of that everywhere. Pull the EEOC filings for your area they are FULL of this EXACT thing!!! Search the internet for Home Depot horror stories they could fill 10,000 pages. I respect the fact that you had to work your ass off to become an assistant manager, and we know that you are often working VERY long hours, but please do not forget all the craziness that you saw on your way up.

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Message to Home Depot

55 months ago

Additionally when you are throwing out the trash and are trying to get out of the box and pencil wipe the markdowns…know that everyone is doing that, but only the people that are singled out get fired for it. When you don’t make radio call box or % to payroll know that everyone misses that sometime, but only the people that are singled out get fired for it. Remember that the next time your outs are killing you and you are going to be walked by the DM and RVP monkey squad and have to pull transfers and you send your DS’s, know that everyone is doing that, but only the people that are singled out get fired for it. Know that is you miss hours, everyone does but only people singled out get fired for it. In respect to you past experiences with the union and losing your job, I can definitely say that was terrible and you deserved more. That is why we exist because we want to make sure that if your hardwork is overlooked and you are singled out we will be here for you. Other than us you have nobody…because Brother…no one in the company cares if an ASM is term’d, overlooked for promotion or simply singled out. NOONE. We…have your back if anything happens and your brother and sisters will be here for you in the event you are discriminated against.

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Longterm in Pennsylvania

55 months ago

WOW that was great! everything that you stated is very true. I can tell you that alot goes on in the back office that the employee's don't hear. Yes it is said that they can be replaced. There are alot of people out the looking for jobs. Most of the store manager just count down until they get the bonuse. Did you know that ASM's get up to 55%. This is why they work their butts off. There is alot of payroll out there where they will just find anything to fire someone for. If they need to reduce payroll fire a ASM. If the SM or DM's butt is on the line fire the ASM. Talk about it people. If you only knew what went on in the back offices. I do I was there.

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retiredhd in hoffman estates, Illinois

55 months ago

When I was just getting started in the business world, an older fellow said "Never look down at anybody unless you are reaching down to help them up". He also said "never criticize someone on the way down or out because he may be your boss at the next company". I spoke these words of wisdom to some of our managers at the home deephole and everyone of them had exactly the same response---What a bunch of sh-t! Must be why I am retired and no longer have to deal a bunch of hot shot intimidators.

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Message to Home Depot on youtube

55 months ago

Additioanally..... look around my friend. Look at the home depot forum on topix

There are literally THOUSANDS of posts there and online about the terrible treatment the associates have recieved at the hands of home depot management. Home Depot executives have the information but clearly they simply DO NOT CARE. These associates are good people that deserve better. They have worked hard for it and they are working together in larger and larger numbers to make things better.

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no union at HD in Virginia

55 months ago

Army is still looking for people

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Message to Home Depot on youtube

55 months ago

So your justificatin for the blatant imbalance in the hiring and promotion pattern at Home Depot against a racial group is because certain groups "don't fit in"?? Are you serious?? Your argument in support of the well documented and well established poor hiring policies at Home Depot are not backed up by the facts. Search online anywhere and you will see blatant examples of how imbalanced he hiring, promotion and firing is at Home Depot. Union is the only way.

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retiredhd in hoffman estates, Illinois

55 months ago

In reply to no union at HD in Virginia. I spent my 4 years in the military did you? I am white college graduate male over 65 and no longer at Home Deephole due to the deplorable working conditions. I had 5 years of very good or outstanding reviews, did my job well, and enjoyed the stocking and helping customers. The salary was adequate for a retired guy just looking for something challenging to do and using past experience to help people. What was not tenable was the management by intimidation, the kiss ass club (a mindless group of followers), and the blatant discrimination against females, minorities, over 40 employees, and intelligent people. No union at HD in Virginia says "In my area African Americans do not like to work"; spoken like a true HD racist dumbass! IN a unionized Home Depot people with your attitude will be out the door and byebye!

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pink in Dallas, Texas

55 months ago

Can anyone tell me how much entry level certified medication aides make in long term care facilities.

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Message to Home Depot on youtube

55 months ago

retiredhd in hoffman estates, Illinois said: In reply to no union at HD in Virginia. I spent my 4 years in the military did you? I am white college graduate male over 65 and no longer at Home Deephole due to the deplorable working conditions. I had 5 years of very good or outstanding reviews, did my job well, and enjoyed the stocking and helping customers. The salary was adequate for a retired guy just looking for something challenging to do and using past experience to help people. What was not tenable was the management by intimidation, the kiss ass club (a mindless group of followers), and the blatant discrimination against females, minorities, over 40 employees, and intelligent people. No union at HD in Virginia says "In my area African Americans do not like to work"; spoken like a true HD racist dumbass! IN a unionized Home Depot people with your attitude will be out the door and byebye!
Bravo my friend!! Well said. I humbly thank you for your service to our great country and making a sacrifice of 4 years to defend freedom and democracy that way to many take for granted. God bless and have a great holiday.

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no union at HD in Virginia

55 months ago

E8 still active 22 years…HD was supplement, play $. Obviously I do not still work there or I would not be on this board. I too got feed up with the a$$ kissing that was being done over the last three years. Had a new ASM come in and well, quite frankly was tired of seeing all of it go down. I make my own destiny.
Now I will not to this day step into a HD. It is what it is. For everyone that does not like it, move on. In todays economy it is a privilege to even have a job. Look at the oil industry presently..33 offshore drilling platforms shut down. The entire coast can not shrimp and tourist are canceling vacations. Add to that, employees for 33 platforms. I wonder if they would not mind a little job like HD.

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no union at HD in Virginia

55 months ago

Fix HD what company next? When is enough, enough. When did America breed so many thin skinned, take business so personal individuals? You are telling me in your AD time frame you could not ride someone hard at work and then go and have a beer with that individual? Or perhaps someone rode you would you call that person and @s$ and only respect the rank?
Now to the union. Did the union keep the big three automakers CEOs from receiving a bonus? Did the union keep Chrysler from being bought out by Fiat? Bad management will still protect bad workers even in a Union. More positions will not be created just because you have a union. If the position is not there the position is not there. Will you be happy to be promoted just because of the union, will it make you feel accomplished, even if the other individual was more qualified and had more family and worked hard and had better reviews but you got it because you were in the Union. Would that make you feel good? You are in the Union clique does that make you different than the clique of management that already exists? Will the cost of union fees for the cashiers be of the same percentage as it is for hourly employees that have been there over 10 years? With all Government involvement we have now can DC really afford more lobbying? Will you strike in CA if FL has a hurricane and receives a bonus because of the sales? Will the customer be happy when someone shuts down a cashier line because union demands they receive more than one 15 min break every four hours. Would the union fight for me to be able to keep my FICA tax and let me invest it myself.

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no union at HD in Virginia

55 months ago

retiredhd in hoffman estates, Illinois said: In reply to no union at HD in Virginia. I spent my 4 years in the military did you? I am white college graduate male over 65 and no longer at Home Deephole due to the deplorable working conditions. I had 5 years of very good or outstanding reviews, did my job well, and enjoyed the stocking and helping customers. The salary was adequate for a retired guy just looking for something challenging to do and using past experience to help people. What was not tenable was the management by intimidation, the kiss ass club (a mindless group of followers), and the blatant discrimination against females, minorities, over 40 employees, and intelligent people. No union at HD in Virginia says "In my area African Americans do not like to work"; spoken like a true HD racist dumbass! IN a unionized Home Depot people with your attitude will be out the door and byebye!

no, you are miss informed a union can not fire me without reason. As long as I come in on time and do my work, nothing. They have to give reason that is the one good thing that would come of a union.
Remember bad managers protect bad workers. A clique is still a clique. Do you think a union clique will be different than a non union clique? A union clique allows you to buy into it, with a small fee of course.
Now, what deplorable conditions did you work in? At HD? I met some deplorable customers when I was there, but conditions?
I hazard to guess with your age you were in the military during vietnam? How was your time at HD more deplorable than boot camp during that time frame? I respect most of your generation, your generation by far was the last great one. Today, we are greedy Americans that think we have to have the $60000 car and $300 pair of shoes.

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Message to Home Depot on youtube

55 months ago

NU..I hear you and thank you also for your service. Home Depot is not the military my friend and there are issues that your posts continue to ignore and the facts support: Home Depot's blatantly unfair employment practices are a matter of record. With all that said...if you are no longer at depot and don't have a horse in the race...why are supporting an pattern of established poor hiring and promotion processes? What is your motivation to repeat the anti-union propaganda that is right out of the Home Depot Managers playbook? A union will be the only way the 322,000 associates will have a voice. A simple look around at this board and online you will find 1,000's of home depot employee horror stories. Union is the only way.

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no union at HD in Virginia

55 months ago

My friend you have not answered my questions either. I dislike unions and I love my country and that is what I have in this. When the concept of Unions came to light, our country and our people needed it. The conditions were deplorable. People were treated unfairly, but now, what is truly unfair? If you were asked to sweep the lot because a windstorm blew in and it was not in your job description would that be unfair, or just good business?
You tell me that my anti-union stance is straight out of a playbook; it is propaganda. Why is my anti stance propaganda and your union stance not? I hear nothing but propaganda from you. Leading the people that have been hurt by SOME of the company but not ALL of the company, into believing that getting the union in will help them remove unwanted individuals from HD; i.e. bad managers, bad associates. It would be harder to remove them from the store at that point. A union will not come in and say, “Since the general population feel that you are a bad manager, before the union comes in we will fire you, so we can have an Ideal Union association.” Those managers that cause problems will remain and will be even harder to get rid of. You have them thinking they were seriously mistreated and they deserve to be compensated for it. What is mistreatment in business? I believe sexual harassment is without a doubt. I believe throwing the race card to keep a job is mistreatment, too. Having someone climb into the compactor not only mistreatment but also OSHA violation.
What do you stand to gain from getting a Union in? How much of $15/hour will go to the union, $5, $6 per hour? That would leave $10/hour for the associate.

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Message to Home Depot on youtube

55 months ago

There is overwhelming support for the union. I understand you dislike unions. That is very apparent but I think where you show your hand my friend is in this regard. Your dislike for unions and your vociferous anti-union stance is from the position of someone that is either a home depot employee or not. If you are an manager then your position makes considerably more sense. I think most on this board looking at your posts will conclude your staunch anti-union position in a Home Depot board must be motivated by something. There are numerous union discussion in 100’s of indeed posts for other companies but you are keenly interested (with all due respect) in Home Depot. Why? You opinion is welcomed, valued and respected greatly but I don’t see how if you are not a manager or employee …currently…how you can claim to know anything about the horrible current condition of the current state at Home Depot. We though, ….are keenly aware of the current state of employ for the hourly workers at home depot and as you can see by the boards and posts, current employees do not share your views in any way. We have researched the long list of EEOC filings and the shocking position home depot has taken by not providing its OWN shareholders the demographic information of their managers the shareholders have SPECIFICALLY requested about the hiring, promotion and firing statics since 2001. As of late…they have not provided it. To answer your question: what is truly unfair? To hire and promote one group over another simply because a small number of people are in the position to do so is wrong. Period. To answer your other question….my position is based on facts. The facts about the hiring practices of Home Depot as a company. My position I respectfully submit is to let those that are not being treated well that there is an option that THEY have asked for and has been long due.

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Message to Home Depot on youtube

55 months ago

This option I might say has a ground swell of support by associates as you can see by the 1,000’s of posts on this board a numerous others. As with all positions, I respect yours but I don’t think many of the Home Depot workers that are underpaid, underappreciated, and overworked will agree. As your lengthy service has earned you the respect this holiday and our national thanks please have a great and safe rest of the holiday.

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no union at HD in Virginia

55 months ago

I see more customer complaints on HD than I see assoc. complaints. Getting in a union will make all those horrible untrained individuals that customers complain about never leave. They will be the same ones every time you go in HD. They will stand around because no one will question them if they are union. They will do no work and get paid an inflated amount of wages. It is embarrasing to me as an American to see the Inflated sense of self that people have now. It will not change and Union will take money from the workers for the same results.

HD is a retail store it is all about the customers. Explain to me how you think a union will help the customer? The customer is what makes HD a fortune 500.

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no union at HD in Virginia

55 months ago

Big Labor has fought since the beginning of modern government to literally control how much workers make and how those wages are reinvested in furthering the goals of the union. The idea of collective bargaining - the act of a central representative force for the workers - is the result of that endeavor. Big Labor has managed over the course of decades to 'collective bargain' U.S. jobs right out of the country.

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