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NB in Spring Hill, Florida

88 months ago

A little hostile, tenacious. Ease up. You also sound a little bitter. The lady is just expressing her opinion.

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Rhonda Gibson in Cary, North Carolina

88 months ago

I'm beginning to see that these threads are more of an outlet for people who seem to have a problem with their own attitude and are just looking for something to gripe about. If this same attitude carried over into thier work (and I'm sure it did...) it isn't any wonder to me that they've had such a hard time. I worked for HD in TX, and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. The reason I'm reading these comments is because I'm considering going back. I will say, however that this area in general is HORRIBLE for customer service. The method of HD is "take care of the customer and the customer will take care of your business." If you are focused on the customer, you don't have time to pick and gripe about petty things that add up to big things because of your own piss-poor attitude. (I've seen it in ALL KINDS of venues here that require customer service in order to run.)

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BRIAN MITCHELL in Fort Wayne, Indiana

88 months ago

ARE ALL HIRE I NEED A JOB FAST I AM A HARD WORKER

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whoever i want to be in Joppa, Maryland

87 months ago

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas said: Stephanie,
In case you are not aware that you can depress the "shift" key on your keyboard to capitalize a letter. Plus, you can also check for spelling errors by using the "Spell Check" feature. To be taken seriously, you need to try and improve your writing skills.

some people don't have all freakin day like you. mr. or mrs. PERFECT

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Susan in Los Angeles, California

87 months ago

I agree that being a kitchen designer is a great job at HD not to mentioned the highest payed positions under managers in the store. With that said watch your back in that position, I allowed someone to borrow my ipod and was fired for material he viewed on it during busing hours. Even though I was not viewing it, I got fired and he was simply rewarded for turning me in, what a joke! Live and learn HD employs allot of shady characters who hate to see someone above them and are constantly looking for opportunities to lift them selves hirer. Was I wrong for allowing him to use my ipod yes, was it anyone else's business as to the content on my personal ipod NO

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Tammy in Littleton, Colorado

87 months ago

You are lucky you only got fired. While my son was out of his office one of his supervisors and co employee got onto his personal computer. The next thing we know he is being arrested for having child porn on his computer. He is now serving over 10 years in a Federal prison

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Little Tiger in Woodbury, Connecticut

87 months ago

Tammy in Littleton, Colorado said: You are lucky you only got fired. While my son was out of his office one of his supervisors and co employee got onto his personal computer. The next thing we know he is being arrested for having child porn on his computer. He is now serving over 10 years in a Federal prison

Glad someone turned him in. Shame on him.

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Grey702 in Charlotte, North Carolina

87 months ago

stephanie said: i have worked there for 9 years and it has been a very rewarding experiance. im a kitchen designer and i love my job. the management in my store is very supportive. im kinda surprized reading this board with so many disgruntled people. do i work in the only store with exceptional management??
as far as the hiring process you do have to get past the computer test, my son just applied recently on line and was contacted by three stores with different positions available. its not brain surgery. all you really need is a pleasent personality and enjoy working with people.

What was the response time? My husband applied and nothing.....

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G fernandez lebec, ca in Lakeport, California

87 months ago

I got a response within 2 weeks but I applied for a high demand position (Master Electrician specialist).I was surprised how much they pay for a non salary position. They offered me $26.50 / Hr. that's like 55k /yr not counting O/T

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alm67 in Massillon, Ohio

79 months ago

I am a kitchen designer w/home depot as well and love most aspects of my job. i enjoy working in retail and w/ customers and all of my customers have liked me very well. I have a degree in Interior design from an accredited college and Home Depot seemed like a good place to start off a career..and was close to home. I love my job as I stated but recently we lost our sasm and he was replaced w/ a total hothead jerk who uses training audits as termination threats! In the 16 months I have worked there I have made a few mistakes- which I believe is normal- but I also have made the store and co. 1,000's of dollars in sales. Some of the audits I have received have not even been for things that were my fault. One was the result of a widely advertised "basic kitchen install for $999.00" I sold two of them. Well, when the second measure was done the install price of both sales interestingly went up in price $450.00- what was it for??? leveling the floor under cabinets..."shimming" and... alterations to cabinets! What??? This was explained as- cabinets are delivered from the manufacturer unsquare and they need to be sanded down from the top in order for the countertops to set level! !!!!What???- Yes- this is what I was told. In all of our cabinet lines it specifically says in the warranty info that cabinets that are altered in "any way" will no longer be covered. This is just one of the problems I have run into- there are many more. It really has nothing to do w/ the Home Depot Co. It - I feel has to do w/ our sasm and our expeditor and our installer. If you are interested in hearing some more or have a similar story, or advice contact me via e-mail.

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Anon

52 months ago

tenacious in Fayetteville, Arkansas said: Stephanie,
In case you are not aware that you can depress the "shift" key on your keyboard to capitalize a letter. Plus, you can also check for spelling errors by using the "Spell Check" feature. To be taken seriously, you need to try and improve your writing skills.

Stephanie,
In case you are not aware, pressing the "shift" key on your keyboard will capitalize a letter.

Your grammar is atrocious, idiot.

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retiredhd in hoffman estates, Illinois

52 months ago

Anon---That post has been on the forum for 26 months---did you just wake up?

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lwALSON in California

52 months ago

sorry to hear that Home Depot isn't good employer. I always wanted to work there. Even applied there but didn't pass interview. After reading this information I googled information about Home Depot and found a lot of complains. you can read them home-depot.pissedconsumer.com/.

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d1141 in Lawrence, Kansas

51 months ago

I have to say something...

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d1141 in Lawrence, Kansas

51 months ago

I want to say something to all of the Negative people bashing HD. For my part, I can only say they have been wonderful to work for. I was with them for less then two months, when I had to have a "surprise" surgery. At the time I was hired on only as a temp. They owed me nothing....And yet, WHILE I was in the hospital, they changed my status to part time.
After I was released, they waited patiently on me to recover. Not one person pressured, bothered or gave me a hard time in the least for my SEVEN week absense! I have only been back a matter of a few weeks and have been moved to FULL time....
While I was away, there Homer fund paid my rent for TWO months AND helped with my utilaties. Yes being out of work for all that time was very hard. In fact due to several factors, I lost my car. But I can say that Home Depot was my saving grace through all of this... To all of you out there who have wonderfull managment and a FANTASTIC department manager whom you work for, why are't you speaking up? I am so greatful to have a job, and extra greatful that I get to work around very nice people every working day. If you hate it that bad... LEAVE. Ask to transfer to another dept, store or just find a new job... Maybe there are stores out there that are not that nice to work for, but I doubt they have you hog tied! Get out and be happy with job you like. To my fellow HAPPY co-workers. Speak up!!!!! Stop reading all this garbage and let everyone know that Home Depot can be a wonderful place to be! If the only time you take to respond to a blog, is when you get on a dumb negative blog, what does that say about you? YES, I to need to make more money...badly.... but I believe that if I continue to work hard and I keep on CHOOSING to stay positve, well, good things will happen to me here in Lawrence KS

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retiredhd in hoffman estates, Illinois

51 months ago

After you have been there for a while come back and read this post. You probably will not believe you ever wrote it.

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Nell in Columbia, South Carolina

51 months ago

retiredhd in hoffman estates, Illinois said: After you have been there for a while come back and read this post. You probably will not believe you ever wrote it.

I agree with you! I can't believe that Lawrence KS wrote that crap! Must be because HD is now blocking all the sucks sites!!!!!

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masterspec101 in Rancho Cucamonga, California

51 months ago

Sorry guys, but I have to agree with d1141, I've had many a crappy job and HD is far from one of em. The good definitely out-weighed the bad. Plus the fact that I make a decent salary doesn't hurt either.

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