The home improvement corporation Lowes, stated in January they would cut 2400 jobs with a majority of them being at store level. Now they are stating there will be 500 job cuts at their main headquarters in Mooresville, NC (my home state.) Here is the real kicker…Lowes states they will post 100 new positions at their corporate office in Mooresville and 600 full-time customer support personnel and central production staff in their Wilkes county offices.
So they are firing to hire.
Are you confused yet?
Sounds to me like it is the corporate accounting shuffle. Firing and hiring to make the accounting books look good without jeopardizing those upper management salaries and bonuses. My big problem with this is that the hourly wage workers are the ones who will suffer. These are the people who need the jobs to put food on the table and a roof over their family’s head. Not a new Lexus or Louis Vuitton shoes.
I could be wrong. And Lowes is not the only corporation who follows this crush the worker, management style.
May I suggest a better plan? Try stopping opening stores for a while and focus on the ones you already have going. Cut sponsorship money to NASCAR and other professional sports you indulge with ridiculous salaries. And since it is apparently clear you have become top-heavy with upper management salaries, scale them down.
Follow the tiny house movement. Quality over quantity!
Corporations like Lowes need to quit making the blue-collar working class, who really built your empire, suffer because of your ludicrous luxury lifestyles!
And Lowes, we, the customer, should charge you for having to check ourselves out. Customer service? You don’t have any.
I believe when jobs do come back to America, we will see the rise of the town hardware stores and small businesses bloom again. Corporations can only spit on the consumer for so long, before the consumer finds another way to make money and other places to spend their hard-earned money.
The sad part is that I like Lowes! They are part of the homegrown community which made good. But I cannot allow my dollar to go to a corporation who has forgotten who put them in the big leagues! You and me.