On April 15th all Lowes workers across the United States will be staying home from work in protest of the recent restructuring. Lowes has made it so a career with the company is not an option. We say no to Lowes. We are not gonna take it anymore. Too many of us have given our sweat and tears to this company to have them pull the rug out from under us. On April 15th we will call in sick, vacation, or just stay home. Let's see if the "managers" can run the stores themselves. They think they have it all together and don't need the workers? Let's see. Don't be worried about losing your jobs. There is no one applying for work at Lowes right now. And, the ones that are hired, leave right away. Your jobs are secure.
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Why Not memorial day weekend???
My store they try to hire but most are failing drug test. They are now hiring full time seasonal. Yes some bs way to get more hours and no benefits. Lowe's is a piece of sh-- company. I am so glad to use them for what I still get. I am going to use all my sick time and benefits I can before I am gone..
It would be nice if a large number of employees called in sick. I doubt it will happen. On the flip side maybe the word is getting out that Lowe's is a crappy place to work. At my local Lowe's the HR manager and her assistant are standing at the door handing out card to try to get people to apply for jobs. They are also paying PT customer service people to do the same. I still have the search agent and often times they are posting a position a multiple of times. When I worked there they had a hard time finding people who could pass the background, aptitude and drug tests but they did not have to stand at the door soliciting. The current and past associates slamming Lowe's to their friends and others must be having some kind of impact.
I see some people are confused about the "evolving" retail industry because of online shopping. Those people are not aware that the home improvement industry has not been impacted by the Amazons of the world. They are an industry that just doesn't have mass expansions anymore and are screwing everyone they can to keep increasing shareholder value - that's it.
Lots and lots of articles about how the Home Improvement industry is not impacted by online shopping, so lets be honest with ourselves.
The one thing that has astonished me is how the major news agencies haven't picked up on this whole "Evolve" bs and actually look at the total jobs that were lost in the restructuring. It was a big to- do when they supposedly saved a few Carrier jobs. Best guesstimate, based upon the claimed 1%, is about 18k jobs lost. But at the same time, Lowe's is hiring several thousand associates thus playing a numbers game. Loyalty... The whole bs behind the brand - Help people love where they live - makes me want to vomit every time that I see or hear it! How about trying something like - help people love where they work? Hell, there isn't any incentives anymore to work hard on making a sale. They have made up an unrealistic and unattainable tier structure for quarterly bonuses. What kind of service does Lowe's intend to provide with mediocre staff who are getting paid peanuts? We have started getting in our new hires- a bunch of pimple faced kids with no experience in retail or anything related to housing because they've been s---ling on mom & dad their entire life. I truly intended on moving up a few notches within the store but not going to happen since they eliminated the dept managers. A couple of the selected "support managers" have already hauled a-- realizing the overwhelming tasking they have been assigned to do without any real increases in pay although they have been kept in an hourly pay scale. A quote from Mr. Niblock (seekingalpha.com, March 1, 2017) really makes me want to puke - "I would like to express my appreciation to our employees for their unwavering commitment to anticipating and serving customers evolving needs. We're proud of our employees and their tireless effort to help customers love where they live. Our employees fuel our success and have been instrumental in enabling our transformation to a customer centric omni-channel home imrovement company.". Well said commandant- excuse me while I puke my guts out... April 15th is a start but face it, one day is not going to do anything except put you on the blacklist because there is a pimple faced kid standing outside waiting for an interview.
I agree. It's the only way to break the back of this corporate monster...stop working there and stop shopping there. This restructuring is a joke...more work for the actual workers, more pay for the so-called managers.
If you're not willing to take a stand, then shut up and don't come to this forum - we don't need you're "bend over for the man" attitude. You're the reason nothing changes in this world. I'm sure as hell glad you types weren't around for the American Revolution or else we would've never founded this country. "Oh, the British aren't too bad, plus I need the money." Losers. Step up or s--- off your boss...your choice.
get over it. find another job. bunch of pussies!
I work at Lowe's. I will probably be in the next tier of restructuring. I love my job. I enjoy the loyalty I felt when I joined this company 4 years ago and like most of us, feel deeply saddened about the change What people seem to be missing here is that Lowe's - a brick and mortar retail company - MUST make changes in order to survive. This is the industry in which you have invested but, as a whole, is struggling to survive. Yes Lowe's needs to restructure. No, it is not the Lowe's of even a year ago. Change is difficult and many have far more invested in this company than I do. I still need to find a way to support myself and be insured at a time when my health may become compromised. I am 57 years old. Frankly, if you didn't see retail transitioning several years ago then you weren't paying attention. What I find in this process is that the people who have been there longest are making the most money. They banked on this as a lifetime career. What you are missing is there is simply no such thing anymore. This, as is every industry, is fast changing. There is no doubt that it has disappointed and devastated many and most of us. It is simply reality. If you really focus on your future you will find your way. There is ALWAYS a beginning, middle and end to every job. For your own sake and that of your family, find a new adventure. Calling in on April 15th will not present an outcome. Perhaps only foolishness and a false sense of satisfaction. Think hard and focus your energy on solutions that will benefit your life. Yes, this is sad, frightening and disappointing.
I believe in taking a stance but i don't think it's going to change anything people have already lost jobs protesting for something that has already taken place doesn't make sense on April 15 i will be working in my Lowes store and do the job i have to do it's the only job i have been with for three yrs and I'm not going to risk it going forward we have to learn how to adapt to changes
I'm with everyone. We need to stop the madness. The management only cares about there own paycheck and doesn't give a sh-- about the employees. I don't think one day will get the point across but it's a start and sends one hell of a message. IM ALL IN!!!!!
I'm retired from lowes after 23 years. Wish there was a Home Depot, I can't help, but I will go in and push all the customer service buttons. Boycott SLOWES.
I will not bee going to work on the 15th. I hope my brothers and sisters can follow suite. It's one day. Enjoy the Saturday with your family. I will be coming down with the 24 hour flu...
I think this will be the only way the employees can force Lowes hand and make them stop treating their employees like trash. This would work but only if everyone agrees to do it at the same time... same day! Let them shut down for a day. Then maybe someone will walk Niblock out like he is a criminal. If I worked there I would definitely be with you.