Lowes has been quick to downplay the 1700+ terminations by saying they will now hire 10,000 part time employees.. What we have not seen on CNN is how they are now in the process of eliminating thousands of other full time positions in all the stores.
They cut the over-paid useless upper management fat for the better, but now are taking the hard working everyday positions off the floor too. The one thing lowes had over Depot was our customer service.. Well the day has now come.. Lowes corporate has followed Depot's lead in every aspect accept customer service and have now finally given in to the shareholders.
As a dedicated employee for several years, I am deeply saddened. In the last two years corporate has taken a "Be proud to work at Lowes" stance to "consider yourself lucky to have a job" combative approach to their employees. They have systematically taken away all employee incentives and begun a campaign of using their pseudo-fascist "corporate policies" to eliminate fairly paid/qualified staff to replace them with minimum wage part-time dolts. Just like Depot had done over a decade ago which allowed Lowes to become the market share force it is.
Call me dedicated, but I feel truly sorry for our customers this summer. By this summer we will be a home improvement store with 75% part time help that could not help a customer to the restroom muchless help them with a project. Just like home depot.
Somehow I don't see Niblock as "undercover boss" because if he gave one *** about his customers and employees these ridiculous changes would not be taking place. Check the profits.
Lowes is not hurting in this 'recession', they are thriving. The almighty dollar rag is being rung for every cent earned off the blood, sweat and tears of their dedicated employees before they drive us all out to make room for McLowes.
I apologize to all our customers who once believed in us enough to keep me employed. I will soon understand when we bump into eachother while we are both shopping at Menards...