Lowes opened in our area about 5 years ago & hired a friend of mine with
extensive nursery experience. I believe she made approx $35,000. per year. She
was also sent by them to other Lowes that were opening in the area at that time
to help det up their nursery depts. After about 2 years of this, she was fired
on some trumped up charge. Also many others fired at that time. Used to be
able to go in there in any dept & get good advice. No longer . The nursery
plants often look pathetic. This is an opportunity for niche marketing for
locals. ( $35,000 yearly is ok for our area in the lower midwest)
Niche marketing? Are you referring to opening nurseries staffed by people
who work there because they like plants? OK. Let's run with this idea. Have
you checked your yellow pages? Are there any nurseries?
I didn't get to finish mine.... Lowes/HD hire out of each other to "thin"
the crop out...I know of several who took the bait and jumped ship to the
other....When you leave either box store and you give 2 weeks notice you
need NOT to say,"to the other", because they will "walk " you out right
there....Thats pathetic...Then you work for whatever the "deal" was for a
while and they find some "trumped up charge" to nail you on and fire
you...Then you can't go back to the other because you were released with a
"no rehire" code and BAM! you are in the IHATEHOMEDEPOT/LOWES.COM
crowd....The Sunday paper comes out every week loaded with jobs....I was
looking for one when I got this one.....No big deal....As for the "hardware
store" commentary person...Neither is a hardware store...They are Home
Improvement stores where you could literally build a home out of either
"warehouse"....I see GOOD people come and go from here and for no other
reason but for burnout and fatigue....It will be my turn soon, but I figure
it's a time of learning and earning respect from those that moved to a house
from a condo in NYC or such and haven't a clue...
Both HD and Lowes have seen major changes in the last few years....It used
to be you needed to know every dept in the store but now its just keep
packing down theory and you don't need to know anything.... Where I live ,
there are 8 stores in both Lowes And HD's districts.....One has 600 more ft
employees than the other....We're gettin our asses kicked.....
More to come....
Sort of like "where do you grocery shop????"
Beers colder here, veggies suck there, they NEVER have my whatever
there...Then they change CEO's again and the fav isn't the fav no more...
Oh yea......I shop at both.............Deals you know............
Nope ...Not Maddie...Its really me...
My point has taken off very well in these Box store posts....Those that have
really slammed the box stores with different sagas and downgraded the ones
who shop there can only prove one thing...YOU MUST SHOP THEM TO KNOW SO DAMN
MUCH !!!..Its funny that the seed was sowed a week ago and this grew faster
than my Lady Banks..... Hoo Haw..... I applaud the ones who shop there in
search of "off"things..One of the Snooty uppity local nurseries here has a
"Master Gardener" who works there that shops me all the time in my Orchid
section because I get the plain easy Phalens that they can't.... Splain dat
o wiser than most, if you can... Oh crap, that's another load of bunk
there.....Master Gardener titles flung about...I was talking to a customer a
few weeks ago about their newly purchased home...They were from Terhan and
knew absolutely nothing about anything green. (their words) We got on about
a whole season in brief just on lawns, different mowers, plants, weedeaters,
hurricanes, mulches, etc. and they were amazed that it wasn't rocket
science...Anyway to cut short, this bug-eyed woman overheard us and abruptly
stood in between us and pretty much said the same thing I had gone through
about lawns, and I thought she was just being helpful until she said and I
friggin quote..."Don't listen to these people they are just staffers getting
you to buy as much as possible, whereas I, am a Master Gardener and I know
way more than these people".....Un-friggin quote.....I hadn't "sold"
anything...I only showed diffrent products, fertilizer, grass seed, lime and
what it does, NPK basics, etc....See they both were chemical engineers with
DuPont and we were at ease with getting in deapth about cool stuff and
pulling actual brain matter out (previous post on various hort calsses
w/universities)...Anyway they abruptly dismissed her...She got drooling mad
at Me....Oh for the love of God.....Cause I had the damn apron on....I spoke
not one word while my new herioc superfriends downgraded her in front of
other customers who, I swear, Cheered them on and the Friggin "Master
Gardener" turned and screemed at me about harrassing her...I pointed to the
big blue globe above us and said," Maam....We're on camera....The video will
show this, right now, is the first I have spoken to you....Holy Crap
Martha.... It was a great day for us dumb ol box store garden, lets see how
was it put in a previous post....Oh yea, wind up as a HD nursery consultant
after being laid off (Stuby)...
Oh yea, keep up with the opinions af previous posts....Notice I haven't once
slammed Lowes like Madgardener likes to do HD....We're all in the same
profession toots just different aprons... I am a HD employee but the
interesting thing is, I do commercials...You all have seen me in different
stuff but,...The Lowes commercial last year where the little girl sees
Santa? The Lowes employee in the next shot putting his hand on his heart
when they say "we promise"..... Hi yall!!!! Bucks is bucks to me....I own
stock in a few markets, but I make sure I have both HD and Lowes.....Now
eying Wallmart closely.......
Glad you were able to help the couple from Iran. Now, if you could find the
time to get to an orthopedist or neurologist, it would be a great service to
this newsgroup. You've....got...some....sort....of twitch in....your
right....hand. The result is text that's almost as annoying to read as WHEN
PEOPLE TYPE IN ALL CAPS, or caN't geT oVEr the silly rock & roll album cover
uP/DoWn caps thing.
Ohhh.... You have the direct personal attack going because you only shop
"real" nurseries, Makes you so snobbish, eh? Wouldnt'be caught dead in a box
store huh kanter? Weren't you the "hardware store" comment? Maybe theres too
much stuff in them you dont understand, so you are afraid of them... Get off
me dude, I just brought to light the way people are treated in "those" types
of stores...Yea, someone made the comment of " I'm a nursery consultant
because I took a 4 hr class at HD".. I had to say something because of it
being 8 ,2 hr courses to get the certification (which, by the way is
sanctioned by the AHS) Get over yourself man and get on with your life......
You're proving my point every time you
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