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dundermifflin in Connecticut

87 months ago

I have worked at Lowe's for the past year and it has been the worst work experience of my life. The management staff comes and goes and these people are brutal. They have no respect for employees and will take every chance they get to ruin your spirit. The last few months have been awful, there is a new store opening up a town away and they are downsizing and trying to smoke people out of there, one of these people being me. I've been moved from department to department and I still do not know what will become of me, and I have asked numerous times to be given a full time status, something these people don't hand out too often. Much more could be said but I'm afraid I'm tired of talking about this. Any more questions just reply.

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Eliza in Port Orchard, Washington

87 months ago

Wow really? I am just going through the application process now. What other infor do you have for me? I am applying for cashier.

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dundermifflin in New Haven, Connecticut

87 months ago

What do you want to know?

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Eliza in Port Orchard, Washington

87 months ago

dundermifflin in New Haven, Connecticut said: What do you want to know?

Well, how much were you paid? (They won't answer this question)

Did you start out at full time or part time?

How flexible are they with a work schedule? ( Do they look at like a school schedule and make room for school?)

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dundermifflin in New Haven, Connecticut

87 months ago

i started at 10 an hour, but some employees down the line i heard only got 9, and i only received 1 raise in the year (your supposed to get at least 2, maybe 3). it was about 70 cents by the way. i started at part time and i was refused a full time status many times. and yes they will be flexible for school. the pay is decent, and their flexibility is ok, the problem is they honestly don't care about you. i liked it at first but soon realized it's far from how they represent themselves. Just be cautious, it is after all a job, i just couldn't take it anymore after a while. anything else you'd like to know?

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dundermifflin in New Haven, Connecticut

87 months ago

also be aware that i live in CT and our minimum wage is higher than every states so your starting wage could be different than mine.

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ferd in Winston Salem, North Carolina

87 months ago

I met a former Lowes employee who had moved up to a Director position before they dumped him. It sounded like they purposely set him up to fail. They put him in a position that he really didn't qualify for, without any support, and waited for him screw up so they had an excuse to get rid of him. I also know several computer programmers who have worked for Lowes as contractors. They usually only work for a few months because it is a sweat shop. Lately, Lowes has been advertising those programming positions as direct employee rather than contract positions because they have pretty much tapped out the market here. However, none of the contract programmers are biting because of the lousy work environment.

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Michael Fox in Norwich, Connecticut

85 months ago

I worked for Lowe's in Hixson, TN, and had a very good experience. Of course, I worked as a Kitchen Cabinet Specialist, not as a cashier, so most of the time I was working on my own and not for someone else directly - which suited me fine. I left to join the Navy in 2003 for patriotic reasons.

Lowe's has a lot of good benefits, esp. 401k, and a relatively decent working environment. I wouldn't stay on as cashier or customer service though as those positions wouldn't suit me. If you are seriously thinking of applying for a position, do it with an eye for moving upward in the company ranks to find a job you like, such as I did. Sure it had its drawbacks, but then what job doesn't? Sorry to hear about the bad experience, but just be aware that those kinds of things happen most anywhere you go to some degree.

Although I'm currently looking at smaller companies that specialize in Kitchen Design, I certainly wouldn't mind going back to Lowe's. Hope this helps.

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eyvonne

81 months ago

i was a receiving manager i do not blame the store but i fill they should have found new manager positions for us or not taken 17 percent of out wages

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eyvonne

81 months ago

i think corporate is no longer looking out for their people.the day i walked into lowes as a shopper i liked the attitudes of the employees and i told people that i was going to get a job there because i liked it just that much but now i am filling let down and betrayed and of know value to the company .the rest of these manager has to have the same thoughts.

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carmencarmen in San Jose, California

81 months ago

lowes, home depot whats the difference... same type of big box companies that try to keep u down on the pay scale... i worked for home depot for more than fifteen years and because i knew my business they didnt like it ..i was more qualified than the three candidates that went to the assistant manager program and being it the good ol boys club i didnt go... again lowes home depot... no wonder their stocks are faltering... too bad the founding fathers of these co. are too blinded to see their empires crumbling lol

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carmencarmen in San Jose, California

81 months ago

hey run2u.. i seriously doubt it... three other guys went to the asm forum and we are over asms in the district and tthe other districts will not take them... good ol boys club... thats hoiw i see it.. i was more qualified than the other three and gave it more than 100%... EVERYDAY... they were not as consistent yet regardless of the lay off it stareted at the corporate level where they downsized postions that were not tangible to continue.. however those associates werent just let go they were placed in programs to bettere asssist them in getting a job elsewhere.... good luck at lowes... best wishes

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mamma bear in chicago, Illinois

81 months ago

You mention Home Depot layed off 760 managers..when...where...

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k-b designer in Panama City, Florida

81 months ago

THD laid off all store level hr personnel... some functions will be picked up by the scheduler, but most will be redirected to district level hr

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Hawkinsmhall

81 months ago

Don't work at Sears, I was recently laid off from the corporate sector. After my boss called me on the phone to say you kno longer have a job he couldn't even help get me a position within the stores. So much for companies looking out for their employees

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The Rooster in El Paso, Texas

81 months ago

Lowes will not hire in a outside person at full time. try applying for part time if you really want to work there

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janna57 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

80 months ago

My husband used to work at Lowe's back in 1996 and was terminated in 2001. He was a flooring specialist. He even received a promotion shortly before they fired him. He was fired for "theft". My husband is very honest and a very hard worker. His problem was that he did not take good inventory of hardware that his installers would use for a job. He didn't keep track of them returning things not needed. He did nothing deceitful. I could understand a warning and taking the loss out of his check. However, they had him escorted out the door. His supervisor even apologized to him, but that he had to do his job. My husband was very well-liked at his job. It came as a big shock to us. Not only was he fired, but he had to pay them the $200 for the value of the "unpaid hardware". They told him that there would be no criminal charges against him. He had to pay the loss of $200.
How do they promote someone and fire them just two weeks later?

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hatelowes in lincoln park, Michigan

80 months ago

Run2U in Boston, Massachusetts said: Dear hatelowes,

First let me say that I'm sorry for both you and your family. Mostly, I'm sorry that it appears that Lowes lost a good employee. Receiving an increase show up in your paycheck without first receiveng a review appears to be happing in most stores throughout the company and it most definitely should'nt be this way. It is extremely that each employee be given their opportunity to discuss their potential career path and at least, how they see themselves as a Lowes employee. When you spoke of receiving $12.69, I'm assuming that that was your base salary minus commission. If you included your commission earned, what would be your hourly rate? keep in mind however that we're not even bringing benefits in as part of your employment package. Good luck to you.

Run2U (Boston)

YOU are correct my pay was affected by sales. the most i received in a month was 136 but it could have been as high as 500. i received in between an extra 80-100 a month for about ten months then they cut stock out of overhead and i never got another dime. spiffs of items in plumbing where very small and i say small such as a 2000 tub you would get around 4 bucks. only special order items tho. so if you stop and look at it i made up to an extra dollar an hour for atleast one monthout of the ten. i now work at ford motor company as a supervisor. not only did i start with health care for my whole family but i received 80 vacation hours the day i started. the one perk i love the most is that i can now work overtime again. so please do not feel bad for me and my family feel bad for lowes. it is a company that will self destruct.

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janna57 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

80 months ago

Run2U in Boston, Massachusetts said: Janna57,

Sorry to hear about your husbands ordeal but was he promoted to the sales specialists position, or from the sales specialists position to a higher position? In all the Lowes stores that I know of, the Install Manager is responsible for insuring that the installer has everything that he needs to complete the job. If he doesn't, then the specialist didn't sell the job correctly. At that point the installer will inform the install manager of the situation and the install manager then informs the Zone Manager of Flooring and the Zone Manager protects the inventory by taking the markdown. this should be the exception and not the rule. Was your husband trainied properly for the specialists position? There appears to be more to the story janna57 but I don't think that this one situation got him terminated.

Run2U (Boston)

I just don't understand it. I was in shock that day. I was highly offended by the "theft" part of it. I know that we sure weren't sitting around with flooring hardware from Lowe's. It is very likely that he screwed up, and perhaps was not doing his job properly. But, according to my husband, he had no prior complaints about anything. In my line of working, there are steps to termination. First, you receive a verbal warning, then the written, and finally the termination, if you continue with the action.

I can assure you that my husband is an honest man. We have been together for twelve years. And, he is a dedicated hard worker. But, it is all good now. He doesn't deal with people much. He has a job that he loves. He is a horse groomer/trainer.

Lowe's lost a good man. It is possible that he did not do his job, right. And, could have used some further training. Maybe, I don't know. I did not work there. I can only go by his word. All, I know is that he is an honest man.

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papamoose in Westerville, Florida

80 months ago

My son has worked for Lowes for almost 10 yrs and from what I can see they are a very abusive company and have no sense of family values! He has worked his way up to a mgr. position and was told recently that he is on warning or some such silly childish phrase. My son works 60-70 hours a week and has 4 children and a wife to feed. the dept he manages is supposed to have 25 employees part time and 10 full time...well they have currently ony 7 full time persons! I have a very good friend who is aretired federal labor commissioner and I intend to check with him to find out if Lowe's is in violation of wage and hours regulations. My son was told while on a 4 day vacation to get in to the store or he would lose his job.
This place sounds like a sweatshop to me and it is in the midwest.

The best thing that lowes could do is to fire all of their regional people and promote from the stores to the upper leve management positions because now they are not a desireable employer to be associated with!!!

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papamoose in Westerville, Ohio

80 months ago

He is a zone manager and has been at Lowe's for 10 years. Not a Home Depot ( I know the difference!) and I have been to his stores dozens of time and I have watched over his 4 kids while he has spent 24 hours in a row at the store trying to please his sadistic regional manager. I would be thrilled if he only worked 55 hours a week, that way his sons would have a father in their life instead of a salaried slave! LOWE'S DOES NOT STAND FOR FAMILY FRIENDLY IN ANY FORM! IT SEEMS THAT THEY WILL GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO SPLIT FAMILIES UP! If the consumer only knew...

Lowes problems settle at the regional level...any sort of putz could see that!

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papamoose in Westerville, Ohio

80 months ago

Run2U in Boston, Massachusetts said: Papamouse,I'm confused. You watch over his four kids, was he previously married? If he isn't happy or better yet, you're not happy he should find another vocation. Why would he put himself through this every day? Any manager who has worked more than 50/55 hours per week has choosen to do so on their own. No one has been ever compelled to stay longer than his scheduled hours. I still think you have Lowes and Depot confused.

No I do not have them confused do you? By the way...right does no begin with a "W" but wimp does!

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Sheba1 in Wheeling, West Virginia

80 months ago

Call the awareness line they hate that at DePo

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Career Hunter in Denver, Colorado

80 months ago

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ferd in Winston Salem, North Carolina said: Lately, Lowes has been advertising those programming positions as direct employee rather than contract positions because they have pretty much tapped out the market here. However, none of the contract programmers are biting because of the lousy work environment.

Home Depot was similar but that's how retail is. They need to try and stay competitive while taking care of the customer. I had to take care of the lumber and building materials department all by myself most weekdays. That wouldn't be bad, except that most of the work there requires a 2-person team for safely operating forklifts, and I spent most of the day hauling pallets of concrete and drywall out to contractor trucks.

Retail is lousy but they don't require a lot of education, just that you show up on time and sober.

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papamoose in Westerville, Ohio

80 months ago

Sheba1 in Wheeling, West Virginia said: What exactly is an unethical write up mean?

It is a lowes compliment!

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Crawdad in Elkin, North Carolina

80 months ago

I worked in the IT department as a contractor. I had 2 extentsions to my contract before they declined to renew due to budget constraints. When I left, I had the names and phone numbers of the managers that I worked with.

Sometime later, I needed a couple of references for another contract position with a different company. It was then that I found out that Lowes employees are forbidden to give out any information about contractors and so can not be used as a reference. This was not good, but I did work with other contractors but I did not have their phone numbers with me when I left. So I called and asked for the phone number of a contractor. They said they don't have contractors phone numbers in their system. I know this is a lie but that is what I was told and they would not change their story.

Now I have a big hole in my resume. I have no contacts that anyone can check on. I have never had this happen to me before.

There are 3 things I learned from this.
1. Find out the reference policy before your last day and write down everyone's phone number.
2. Stay away from companies where 90% or more of their contractors are trying to get green cards.
3. Don't work for Lowes.

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Crawdad in chicago, Illinois

79 months ago

@Run2U
You seem to be mixing up different types of contractors. One type is the kind that stores (and corporate) have to monitor. These are called Installed Sales contractors. I am not one of these. The other kind is the ones who work at corporate headquarters and do not interact with the stores at all. As an IT consultant for many years, working for various companies, it is definately NOT a red flag when a contract ends, especially when the contractor has been renewed more than once, as in my case. It simply means the project (that I was hired for) has ended.

You are correct when you say that after my contract ends with a company, the company is under no obligation to furnish any information about my employment. However, it is a courtesy that every other company I have worked for has done. It just puzzles me that Lowes will not even acknowledge that I worked there because of "corporate policy".

Lastly, I did not make any joke about illegals. Everyone who I worked with, who was not an American citizen, were in this country legally. I am sorry that you took my comment to mean that Lowes was hiring illegal immegrants. My meaning was simply this: When your company is located in an area where there is a large pool of American IT professionals to draw on but the vast majority of the contractors hired are from out of country, this should indicate that there is something wrong with the working environment.

You see, American contractors can quit anytime and move on. On the other hand, if you are trying to get your green card there has to be a sponsoring company. If you quit the sponsoring company, then you must get another sponsoring company quickly or else leave the country. This has the effect of trapping the individuals in a job they may not want. For the company, it virtually guarentees that no matter what they do, their contractors (or employees) can't quit.

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papamoose in Florida

79 months ago

AMEN Crawdad! You have found the truth about them (lowes). I am sure that as long as they make a profit they neither care one iota about their employees or their customer base!
While their CEO sit down in NC making $6.5 million per year in various forms of comensation America's "family values" are cast to the wind. Is that true? of course it is!

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papamoose in Florida

79 months ago

What makes you think that anything I have said is true?

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lowes blows in poughkeepsie, New York

79 months ago

Lowes is an understaffed Gitmo environment where neo-Nazi senior child managers play God. Picking favorites and overlooking blatant policy and procedure violations by the people that they favor.
Burn out is typical, because they under staff and over burden the remaining associates.
HR plays favorites too.
Back stabbing, set ups, outright violations of civil rights prevail at Lowes. Seniors persecute associates for violations that they participate in themselves.
Turnover is rampant. General depression prevails amongst associates.
They should probably open a psychological booth in the break room for depressed, bipolar and anger management belabored employees.
Be prepared to appear in one of the seniors cross hairs eventually, considering they won't accept responsibility for their own inadequacies.

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papamoose in Florida

79 months ago

I agree with you Joe and perhaps Run2U should be changed to RATUOUT!

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papamoose in Florida

79 months ago

Run2U in Boston, Massachusetts said: Hey "OLD TIMER" I haven't heard the term
Knucklehead since ny Grandfather passed away 50 years ago. Take out your dentures and get some sleep. You're out of your league "PAPAMOUSE", take a break and enjoy your retirement.

RUNFROM"U"

Hey "runny nose" If you knew what a knucklehead was you would know that you fit the decription to a T! The only league that you belong in is a "league of your own" since you are a genius in your own little mind!

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papamoose in Florida

79 months ago

You obviously(is that too big a word for you?) have a much inflated opinion of yourself! Your estrogen overflow is showing so why don't you take your fat rear end off to dreamland because that is where you are living.

I have played in the "big leagues" and have won there..."big time!"

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job seeker in Celina, Ohio

79 months ago

I have been totally confused by the hiring process at a local new construction.
Can someone explain the typical process? Confusion is an understatement. I was really interested in working for Lowe's , but the apparent lack of oragaization is making me have second thoughts about whether I want to work there.
Any advice is appreciated.

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job seeker in Celina, Ohio

79 months ago

Geez, Run2U, it was a simple typing error. I was simply requesting any experiences had by other posters that might clarify the process for me. I filled out online apps. for 7 positions that I have experience/interest in. I was asked to complete a Secondary Survey and then received an inital interview. At the interview they stated I had applied for Installed Sales Coordinator, to which I replied "no, I applied for several others, but I'm still interested" He replied "well this is what we're interviewing you for". I was OK with that and thought the interview went well because at the end he said "stay here, we'll get you set up for the 2nd interview and your drug screen" Great! When he returned, he said the fax was down and they would have to call me to schedule. No problem. I asked if they would leave a message if no one answered and I would return the call asap as I'm outside having some landscaping done. He said "not a problem" and they called several hours later and left a message to call Valerie to schedule. When I returned the call, I was told "we are still reviewing applications -we'll call you" I thought I had somehow blown it, but they repeated this process 4 TIMES. They were calling ME and requesting a callback, but when I did I got the same response. Then I got a call and was asked to come in for a 1st interview. When I informed her I had already had one and was awaiting my 2nd, she said "oh sorry I must have the wrong list - we'll be calling you in a few days" With this being a mass hiring for a new construction I can understand how many applications they must be trying to process so I decided to return to the hiring center and speak to someone face to face, explain the chain of events, and confirm my interest. The guy at the hiring center apologized, said they were having a lot of problems with their computer and fax, that he remembered my name and were trying to match up applicants to positions that best suited them. I just don't know what to think.....

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job seeker in Celina, Ohio

79 months ago

I still have heard nothing and don't know if I should pursue it or not. I'm well qualified for all the positions I applied for and have done everything asked of me during the interview process and I have a genuine interest in working for Lowe's. If they are not interested, why do they keep calling me? It's like a roller coaster ride -getting my hopes up and then getting let down. I have nearly 15 years experience in management, AR/AP, Human Resources, Marketing, and customer service and feel I would be a great asset to a reputable company.
Contrary to your hostile response, I don't think a singular typing error on an internet message board is indicative of my overall qualifications or work ethic. I saw my error after posting but you can't edit here so I was hoping most might overlook it for what it is and provide some useful insight. Thanks for the time you spent pounding out a derogatory response, but save us both some time and let those who wish to respond in a serious manner do so.
Thank you.

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job seeker in Celina, Ohio

79 months ago

Well, received a "thanks, but no thanks" type notice from Lowe's.
Can anyone tell me what they think went wrong? Should I try to reapply when the store opens? This is very disappointing.Thanks in advance for any helpful response.

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job seeker in Celina, Ohio

79 months ago

Thanks for the response Run2U. I am 38 yrs.old and I applied for the following non-management positions: cashier, customer service associate, telephone operator, cash office clerk, credit/sos clerk, human resources coordinator, and team leader. None of these were listed under "management" positions and I'm not interested in management.I thought I could at least get a cashier or customer service position based on my extensive experience. I am married and have grown children and am very,very flexible and actually prefer to work weekends as opposed to younger applicants. I was a GM for a hotel in my previous job and am able and willing to work almost any type of schedule, but did note that I am unwilling to work a "3rd" shift on a regualr basis but would be willing to sub due to understaffing situations on occasion.Do you suppose that because they are processing probably hundreds of applicants that I just sort of got lost in the shuffle? Should I try to reapply after the store opens?

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yankee in St. Paul, Minnesota

79 months ago

Is it fair, of course not, but I do believe corporate America who does portray a family type atmosphere should be sued if they don’t follow their own policy. With that said, please go back to work Mr. Boston and quit harassing these people with their comments and concerns and go clean out your nose.

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job seeker in Celina, Ohio

79 months ago

Run2U in Boston, Massachusetts said: Unfortunately Job Seeker, I haven't been reading your emails in he order in wich you're sending them hopefully, I am now up to speed. MMMMMM, did you furnish them with a resume,mentioning your extensive background? How long have you beeen "Job Seeking" and did you tell them that? Did you interview with a Store Manager? Did you make themm aware of the fact that you were very flexible? Do you know why I'm asking these questions of you Job Seeker? please reply.

Run2U

They didn't want my resume. They said I had to fill out the online applications for each position I was interested in and also complete a paper one provided to me by the hiring center. The paper app. was much shorter - there wasn't any space to provide previous job descriptions - but did provide a section to list references, which I did. I have never been discharged from a job, and have always provided written and verbal notice when resigning from past positions.We discussed my past experience and skills during the first interview. Like I said, I thought it went well since he was eager to set up a 2nd interview.
Ultimately, what I want to know is if I've been rejected because they don't think I'm a good fit for the company or you believe it's just alot of confusion due to the chaos involved in setting up a new store? I don't want to waste my time or theirs by reapplying at a later date.
Thanks. (p.s.- I've been unemployed since 5/23/2008)

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yankee in St. Paul, Minnesota

79 months ago

Run2U in Boston, Massachusetts said: Top 5 District, my aren't you wonderful and full of yourself. How does it feel being in maintenence cleaning toilets all your 13 years? If you paid attention you would have recognized that familty and health are most important to me. If i was expected to put the job over everything else, I'd had quit many uears ago but can deal with whatever comes my way for the next two to three years. How about you. I have the SUV, and the summer place on the beach, at which I spend as much time as possible with my entire family, and quite often I might add. As a matter of fact know it all, the reason why I'm responding to your email, is because I will be leaving shortly to spend my corporate weekend Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, at the beach with the family. What are you doing food shopping?

So who needs the shrink now? Did I hit a button? I just posted this comment so all would see your really in need of some professional help yourself. I did push you to make sure we all knew you would reply and tell us of what you "had" and now that one can say you really are FOS. Just to help you out, FOS=Full of Sh**. Thanks and Make It A Great Day!!!
Go back to the school of life and come back when you realize when someone is trying to get your BS out. lol

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job seeker in Celina, Ohio

79 months ago

@yankee
On a previous post you indicate you have 13 years of management experience with Lowe's. Could you possibly provide some insight based on the info I provided as it relates to my interaction with Lowe's? I live in an area that doesn't exactly have a plethora of opportunities even for someone like myself who is only seeking part time employment and willing to work at minimum wage (I only need supplemental income).
I haven't had to apply/interview for jobs in years- to the contrary I'm used to being on the other side of the desk representing the employer.
Any advice is apreciated. Thanks.

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yankee in St. Paul, Minnesota

79 months ago

job seeker in Celina, Ohio said: @yankee
On a previous post you indicate you have 13 years of management experience with Lowe's. Could you possibly provide some insight based on the info I provided as it relates to my interaction with Lowe's? I live in an area that doesn't exactly have a plethora of opportunities even for someone like myself who is only seeking part time employment and willing to work at minimum wage (I only need supplemental income).
I haven't had to apply/interview for jobs in years- to the contrary I'm used to being on the other side of the desk representing the employer.
Any advice is apreciated. Thanks.

Job Seeker,

A few ideas that may help. I would look into some admin assistant work. I know there are many businesses that are looking usually for part-time work. They don't to pay the benefits for full timers, so hire a few part timers. Also, if there are any call centers near you they hire part-timers. Department stores and even Walmart will help with a decent wage, but the hours may not be what your looking for at this time. Just a few ideas to help. If you need any other suggestions feel free to post. If I can think of anything else, I will post.

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POPEYE in Jacksonville, Florida

79 months ago

yankee in St. Paul, Minnesota said: Job Seeker,

A few ideas that may help. I would look into some admin assistant work. I know there are many businesses that are looking usually for part-time work. They don't to pay the benefits for full timers, so hire a few part timers. Also, if there are any call centers near you they hire part-timers. Department stores and even Walmart will help with a decent wage, but the hours may not be what your looking for at this time. Just a few ideas to help. If you need any other suggestions feel free to post. If I can think of anything else, I will post.

I'd rather scoop icecream with a fork at Baskin Robbins than work at Lowes SweatShop

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job seeker in Celina, Ohio

79 months ago

POPEYE in Jacksonville, Florida said: I'd rather scoop icecream with a fork at Baskin Robbins than work at Lowes SweatShop

Why?
There seem to be so many posts describing horrible work conditions at Lowe's and I have to say it really surprises me. I always thought Lowe's was a pretty reputable place to work. Can you describe your experience? What was your position?

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Harry Knutz in Greer, South Carolina

79 months ago

Blah, blah, blah...

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Tomysweti2 in Warwick, Rhode Island

79 months ago

Run2U,

hello! Just started HRMTP at the location in Killingly, CT!

reply if you'd like to chat a bit!

Thanks!

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Tomysweti2 in Warwick, Rhode Island

78 months ago

I was recruited when I was a few weeks from graduating with my MBA from a university in Rhode Island. It was a pretty big shock to me, considering my background is in marketing, not in HR. Whether or not my being positive lables me on this site....frankly, it's just not important to me. My concern was connecting with others who work for the company.

My schedule is set on the corporate rotation based on my stores' size but I am on the clock for the training program, which can be difficult. There is so much to do and 39 hours isn't quite enough. The schedule usually goes Wed. and Sunday off one week and then Saturday and Sunday off the next week. The store opens at 6 so there will be times when I need to be there at 5:30. Given that I live 45 minutes away and gas is absolutely killing me, I'm not looking forward to those mornings.

Once the training is complete, I'll most likely float for several months until something in the area becomes available. If nothing does, I noticed a posting for Myrtle Beach, SC. I can't say I'm not tempted. As much as I love fickle New England weather, I'd rather be at the beach where the water isn't 65 degrees all the time!

Interviewing for Lowes or any other retailer is the same routine. If they like you and you score well, you'll probably get hired but it takes time. There are only so many hours in the day and days per week that the store manager is there. In my store, the SM makes all of the final hiring decisions. If he isn't present, you'll just have to wait till he is. Mostly, the problems I see with candidates are the lack of enthusiasm and not dressing appropriately for an interview. Yes, we wear jeans at Lowes but...please don't wear them on an interview. No jeans, sneakers, low cut shirts, dirty fingernails or work boots. Come there looking like you put some effort into it!

Run2U... e-mail me if you'd like. Tomysweti2@aol.com

Sorry-these boards get addicting and I don't want to be.

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Franks and Beans in Anchorage, Alaska

78 months ago

Tim Allen in Leesville, South Carolina said: Who friggin cares about the HRM, hiring process,training procedures,...... blah,blah, Let me take a hammer out of my toolbelt and beat you senseless.

LOL - thanks Tim Allen! I needed that laugh . . .

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Wannabe Wrapper in Leesville, South Carolina

78 months ago

I'd rather wrap cookies at a Nabisco factory than work at Loews,Leows,Losers, or whatever you friggin call it ??

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