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20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:48:08 AM EST
She had worked at Lowes for over a year as a head cashier. Good attendance, on time, and made very few mistakes.

There is ALWAYS a shortage of cashiers at the Fairbanks Lowes. At least 5 no-call-no-shows and 5 call outs each day. Some chicks no-call-no-show 10 times a month and keep their job. Girlfriend is always running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to keep the mainly pissed off customers happy. It's a rare night when the place is staffed as it should.

Well this time my girlfriend made a mistake and forgot to pull two tills at the end of a very stressful night. Other head cashiers have done this before, "management" knows about it and has not done anything. She even approached her department manager about it and told him of her mistake the night before. (they sometimes have her working 2:00pm-11:00pm and then 5am-2pm the very next day, btw)

She is at work for about two hours on Friday and she get's called into the store manager's office and told she is terminated for this incident.

"There's no room for mistakes at Lowes" coming from a totally inept and apathetic management.

She's given the week's pay in cash and asked to sign some document stating that she knows she was terminated. She refused to take that final insult and walked out. On her way out she looks over the cashier dept. thinking "You guys are fucked."

Now there's only 1 head cashier for all 3 shifts. They gotta take pull more managers to play head chashier.

Our roommate left us hanging on August's rent and we're each supposed to get 3 paychecks this month. We're in the process of moving and this could not have come at a worse time. I hope she finds a job quick.



FUCK LOWES

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XDBACKUPGUN  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:48:48 AM EST
For a Dixie ring tone?
Ponyboy  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:49:35 AM EST

She even approached her department manager about it and told him of her mistake the night before.


Deny, deny, deny.....and never, ever tell on yourself.
Balisong5  [Member]
8/2/2008 10:50:34 AM EST
Retail always sucks ass, run by idiots for idiots.
patriot73  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:51:58 AM EST
Lowes sucks.


I loved the Fairbanks "Tougher in Alaska" episode. I have a serious Alaska fetish and very much hope to visit it someday. Sorry about your woman's bad luck, that sucks.
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:52:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

She even approached her department manager about it and told him of her mistake the night before.


Deny, deny, deny.....and never, ever tell on yourself.


He already knew she did it. She didn't think there was any point in waiting for him to talk to her about it.
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:53:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Balisong5:
Retail always sucks ass, run by idiots for idiots.


No shit. Home Depot was pretty much the same way.
Maxwell71  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:53:43 AM EST
McDonalds pays about the same.

What did she go to school for?
capnrob97  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:56:20 AM EST
My wife was laid-off a few years ago and took a vendors job at Lowes for a couple months while looking for a new job.

She hated it.

She refuses to shop there to this day.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:57:21 AM EST
Is that the shitty tilt up Lowe's that went up while I was working on the Fred Meyers?

Tell her to get a job at the Ford dealership across the street. They steal so much money for repairs that it makes my head hurt.

And oh yeah, FUCK WEDGEWOOD.
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 10:58:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Maxwell71:
McDonalds pays about the same.

What did she go to school for?


McDonalds is not even close.

You get paid $7.15 (AK minimum wage) starting in fastfood.

She started at over $12
yeaboxes  [Member]
8/2/2008 10:58:54 AM EST
I worked at lowes for 3 months. She's probably better off if she can find another job. It was all about what can I do for Lowes. I'm not much of a team player. Oh, and since when is part time 38 hours a week? With no benefits.

Good luck.
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:00:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Is that the shitty tilt up Lowe's that went up while I was working on the Fred Meyers?

Tell her to get a job at the Ford dealership across the street. They steal so much money for repairs that it makes my head hurt.

And oh yeah, FUCK WEDGEWOOD.



Yep that Lowes. Good idea on Seekin's.


and yes, FUCK WEDGEWOOD.
cruze5  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:00:57 AM EST
unemployment..... i know how that feels


best of luck finding another job 20iner's GF
ALLANJ  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:01:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By 20iner:


"There's no room for mistakes at Lowes" coming from a totally inept and apathetic management.





FUCK LOWES





JTuckett  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:02:51 AM EST
I worked at Lowes for 3 and a half years..............Damn i wish i could get all that time back.

Yeah FUCK Lowes.
Zhukov  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:03:57 AM EST
Sorry, but Lowe's is not fucked. They were fucked up before she was fired, and chances are that management will continue to screw the pooch with ineptitude, but they won't get in trouble for it. We all like to think we're irreplaceable, but life always goes on.

[ETA[ What's "pulling two tills"?
ALLANJ  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:05:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Sorry, but Lowe's is not fucked. They were fucked up before she was fired, and chances are that management will continue to screw the pooch with ineptitude, but they won't get in trouble for it. We all like to think we're irreplaceable, but life always goes on.

[ETA[ What's "pulling two tills"?


cash
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:06:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By ALLANJ:

Originally Posted By 20iner:


"There's no room for mistakes at Lowes" coming from a totally inept and apathetic management.





FUCK LOWES







Well shit, all the store manager does is sit in her office (if her stupid ass is even there at all) and do NOTHING while the place is falling apart, nobody is showing up for work, and, she gets a fat old paycheck at their expense. Fuck that stupid whore and the Lexus she drives to work in 3 days a week.
Zhukov  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:06:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By ALLANJ:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Sorry, but Lowe's is not fucked. They were fucked up before she was fired, and chances are that management will continue to screw the pooch with ineptitude, but they won't get in trouble for it. We all like to think we're irreplaceable, but life always goes on.

[ETA[ What's "pulling two tills"?


cash


How much cash?
ALLANJ  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:07:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By 20iner:

Originally Posted By ALLANJ:

Originally Posted By 20iner:


"There's no room for mistakes at Lowes" coming from a totally inept and apathetic management.





FUCK LOWES







Well shit, all the store manager does is sit in her office (if her stupid ass is even there at all) and do NOTHING while the place is falling apart, nobody is showing up for work, and, she gets a fat old paycheck at their expense. Fuck that stupid whore and the Lexus she drives to work in 3 days a week.


Sounds like Sam's Club managers.
Windustsearch  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:08:17 AM EST
I noticed they don't like helpful people around those places.
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:09:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Sorry, but Lowe's is not fucked. They were fucked up before she was fired, and chances are that management will continue to screw the pooch with ineptitude, but they won't get in trouble for it. We all like to think we're irreplaceable, but life always goes on.

[ETA[ What's "pulling two tills"?


Gotta pull the tills (like a magazine but for a register) and turn the cash in to the cash office.

I know it's not something they should take lightly, but shit, it's happened plenty of times before with no repercussion and she does it ONCE and gets canned. Maybe they should have looked at the fact that she actually fucking SHOWS UP and is doing the work of 5 other people and cut her a break.
mags  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:11:15 AM EST
unless im mistaken pulling 2 tills is pulling 2 cash draws at the same time.........is a no-no in FRONT END MGT. not a cashiers job btw!!!!Good luck!
Mattl  [Member]
8/2/2008 11:11:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
I noticed they don't like helpful people around those places.



Not part of the clique then you are two feet in the hole already. Probably why his girl was not benefited by the double standard.
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:12:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By Zhukov:

Originally Posted By ALLANJ:

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Sorry, but Lowe's is not fucked. They were fucked up before she was fired, and chances are that management will continue to screw the pooch with ineptitude, but they won't get in trouble for it. We all like to think we're irreplaceable, but life always goes on.

[ETA[ What's "pulling two tills"?


cash


How much cash?


A few hundred dollars. Most if not all transactions are done with plastic, unless you're Russian then you drive up from Delta with $6,000 in cash to buy some nuts and bolts.
StrkAliteN  [Life Member]
8/2/2008 11:12:50 AM EST
I like Lowes. ( sorry to hear that they boned your gf )

Their 10 acre parking lots are perfect for FTF gun deals




































HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:16:39 AM EST
If she really wants the job that bad, I would call the regional manager and explain what happened.
Rick_A  [Member]
8/2/2008 11:17:41 AM EST
I work in a H-D dealership. The guys that've been in my department for years (parts) have been complaining about not having an increase in base pay for as many years. So, the official company line is, sell more and you'll make more commission. Genius. Pure genius.

Sounds like about the same kinda goat rope.
Sleepy1988  [Member]
8/2/2008 11:18:28 AM EST
edit:nm
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:18:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
If she really wants the job that bad, I would call the regional manager and explain what happened.


Nah, we both think she's better off. Fuck 'em.

Just wish it could have happened NEXT month.
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:20:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sleepy1988:
What is a till?


Pretty much a register. Holds the money.
HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:24:31 AM EST
The reason they wanted her to sign the letter was so she would not be able to make an unemployment claim.
Pita_146  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:30:32 AM EST
*sigh*

Am I the first?

Pics of the GF and all that...
Texaspyro21  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:31:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By mags:
unless im mistaken pulling 2 tills is pulling 2 cash draws at the same time.........is a no-no in FRONT END MGT. not a cashiers job btw!!!!Good luck!


Your post made my head hurt. That said, at every retail job I have had, it was always the duty of the cashier to pull the till at closing. A long night is always made longer by having to count several thousand in cash by hand.
CWO  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 11:32:11 AM EST
Sounds like they decided to draw the line at her. That happens when you are outside "The Circle".

Look for a better job and don't look back.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 4:38:56 PM EST
I got my first lap dance from a girl who also worked at Lowes in Fairbanks. Several years ago though, I am not suggesting it was her!
20iner  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 4:49:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I got my first lap dance from a girl who also worked at Lowes in Fairbanks. Several years ago though, I am not suggesting it was her!


Yep, very few girls that work there are anything more than skeezy-assed skanks. My girlfriend of course being one of the exceptions.
BuffLuver  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 4:52:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Balisong5:
Retail always sucks ass, run by idiots for idiots.




Roger that, I worked for Hechinger for 5 years, what a bunch of assholes they were.
thexrayboy  [Member]
8/2/2008 4:58:54 PM EST
Retail....no matter what the company, should be viewed as a stepping stone to a career or quick money till a real job is found, not the place to stay for years and years. She can just go by the old adage....she was looking for a job when she took that one, now she is just looking for another one.
votefromrooftops  [Member]
8/2/2008 5:07:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Is that the shitty tilt up Lowe's that went up while I was working on the Fred Meyers?

Tell her to get a job at the Ford dealership across the street. They steal so much money for repairs that it makes my head hurt.

And oh yeah, FUCK WEDGEWOOD.


what kind of repairs are they stealing on? are they chargibg for parts and labor not being done? just wondering
--bullseye--  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 5:28:06 PM EST
Meh. Sounds like Wal-Mart. That's where I'm employed for the time being (quitting in 3 weeks when school starts; just a summer job).

Retail sucks, there's no way around it. In a big cooperation the stupid people get promoted along with the good people just because they put in their time. Good or bad job performance has little effect on promotions.

Your GF will probably be happier at her next job, whatever it is.

Oh, and it's BS she got fired for something so small as forgetting to pull a couple drawers.
Thorgrim  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 5:33:55 PM EST
She's just telling you this story, because she had an affair with the manager and had to quit before it blew up in her face.
Sorry man.
Thorgrim  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 5:33:55 PM EST
She's just telling you this story, because she had an affair with the manager and had to quit before it blew up in her face.
Sorry man.
Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 5:39:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By votefromrooftops:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Is that the shitty tilt up Lowe's that went up while I was working on the Fred Meyers?

Tell her to get a job at the Ford dealership across the street. They steal so much money for repairs that it makes my head hurt.

And oh yeah, FUCK WEDGEWOOD.


what kind of repairs are they stealing on? are they chargibg for parts and labor not being done? just wondering


I had a unit bearing, a u joint and two axleshafts from a front Dana 60 replaced. That right there cost me 1600 dollars. Replacing one glow plug cost another 400.
WildBoar  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 5:41:41 PM EST
I have a friend who worked at one and said it was heavy with lesbians. No problem except for they were pretty well an us vs them mentality. She hated working there.
Rabon  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 7:12:27 PM EST
It's good to get a feel for corporate America, it helps loosen the liplock young people have on them.
Beltfed  [Life Member]
8/2/2008 7:18:37 PM EST
HD > Lowes


Lowes fucking sucks, judging by the help....its no surprise that I'm hearing they suck to work for.

The employees at the local Lowes that just opened are of absolutely no help, probably already have low moral after a month.

HD kicks their ass in the customer service department, at least in my experience.

BigRoost  [Member]
8/2/2008 7:19:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rick_A:
I work in a H-D dealership. The guys that've been in my department for years (parts) have been complaining about not having an increase in base pay for as many years. So, the official company line is, sell more and you'll make more commission. Genius. Pure genius.

Sounds like about the same kinda goat rope.


I think I know what that's like.
Spartanatheart  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 7:26:13 PM EST
Are you talking about Lowes Foods or Lowes Hardware?
gene5  [Team Member]
8/2/2008 7:33:06 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rick_A:
I work in a H-D dealership. The guys that've been in my department for years (parts) have been complaining about not having an increase in base pay for as many years. So, the official company line is, sell more and you'll make more commission. Genius. Pure genius.

Sounds like about the same kinda goat rope.


our local harley dealership cant keep long term help.the pay sucks. the owner is making out like a fat rat.my buddy was the service manager for 5 years that all he could take.
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