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Old 01-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #16
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I think the local management matters more than the name on the building. My local HD has very little employee turnover.
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I find them about equal. I have bought carpet supplies in both and found that the employees knew absolutely nothing about the products. I blame that on the fact, they don't pay enough to keep knowledgeable people.
The same with their installers. I'm sure there are some excellent ones, but the ones I have encountered knew nothing about what they were doing. Of course their policy of misleading customers about installation prices turn off many good installers.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:11 AM   #18
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My options are menards or lowes. No HD
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You have to remember that these box stores are simply retail stores- just like Sears or any grocery chain. They just wear a different hat. One food store you might like because the butcher is good- or maybe the baker slips your kid a cookie. Personally, I avoid Lowes if at all possible. I'd rather go to Ace
Now is probably a good time to job search though- planting season is coming!
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:01 PM   #20
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I retired about 5 months ago (several years early) and am looking for part-time work because I'm bored. Despite the orange apron stigma, I'm considering Home Depot because there's one nearby and I know some of the managers there. There's also a Lowe's a bit further away.

In building my own house, I've frequented the HD for the past two or three years, and noticed there is quite a large employee turnover. A couple of friends who worked there have said it's a terrible place to work. Does anybody know if Lowe's is any better? Anyone here who has worked for either place and cares to comment? Thanks.
i have worked at HD , for 3 1/2 yrs and that was enough for me, just to must BS for me, lowes is the same i have friend that worked at hd and now at lowes and he say it is the same BS , so take you pick
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Well there is no lows any were near my home so can't pass judgment on them. HD they are ok i frequent them quite a bit for things my local lumber yard does not carry and what they don't carry I go else were I can say this most know me by name there and are always friendly. having a Job is a Job it is work most people hate work and so they can say it sucks. Just go have fun your not job scared so what do you got to lose.
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I would encourage you to work at either place. The retired people are the best. We need your help, work at both places if you can. Work enviroments always go back to the management. Come in, do your job, have fun, go home.
I'm going with this. When I need something in either store, I always look for, or hope to find, the older guys working there when I need help.

They seem to know more, can offer better advice, and just generally be more friendly to talk to. Where-as, the younger kids that work there are less experienced, are still learning, and just know to point me to the aisle that has the parts that they think I may need. No offense to either age group.

And hey, you're retired. If you don't like it quit and go somewhere else. You're only there to cure boredom after all.
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In my area, I deal with both. I know some employees in both as well. They appear to be very similar so it comes down to what you can do and what your expectations are. The pay should be about equal (not much) but training is good and if you know your "stuff", you could have a lot of fun. It's like volunteering with a bit of monetary compensation. You are helping people with their projects, and that's what retail is all about. You co-workers may be the deciding factor.
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I'm going with this. When I need something in either store, I always look for, or hope to find, the older guys working there when I need help.

They seem to know more, can offer better advice, and just generally be more friendly to talk to. Where-as, the younger kids that work there are less experienced, are still learning, and just know to point me to the aisle that has the parts that they think I may need. No offense to either age group.

And hey, you're retired. If you don't like it quit and go somewhere else. You're only there to cure boredom after all.
Thanks. You're quite correct. I'm still getting used to this "don't really need a job" thing.
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I have both near me, as a matter of fact I have a few of both! HD seem to cater more to the contractor(which I am part time) and Lowes seems to cater more to the consumer. HD likes to deal with professionals. When I need to place an order I drop it off at the pro desk and its there the next morning. Lowes is cleaner, better lighting, and overall friendlier. Just my opinions!
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