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Randolph

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Mar 4, 2012
 
how do raises work at lowes? is it a computer thing or whatever management wants to give you?
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Mar 4, 2012
 
RAISES!!!! They are a joke!!! They are given out by numbers, not how hard you work or what your worth.
MDLow

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Mar 4, 2012
 
Based on PDP score this year. Also where you fall in the pay range.
always looking

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#4
Mar 4, 2012
 
So what your say'n is two different people with the exact same PDP score could get different raises ?
DownLowe

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#5
Mar 4, 2012
 
yes, that's exactly what can happen depending on where you fall in the pay range. Expect a 2-4.5% raise. In some cases a lower PDP can net you a higher raise and vice versa. You store manager has the worksheets and should be discussing them with you in the next week or so.
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Mar 4, 2012
 
elect DM wrote:
RAISES!!!! They are a joke!!! They are given out by numbers, not how hard you work or what your worth.
Your very misinformed. Not the case.
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Mar 4, 2012
 
DownLowe wrote:
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Your very misinformed. Not the case.
Your previous comment tends to contradict this post.
If one person gets a larger percentage raise based on where they fall in the pay scale, and they have the same PDP score, then it is being done by the numbers and not what your worth.
What do you think MDlowes ?
MDLow

Farmington, MI

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Mar 4, 2012
 
The higher raises I've approved have coincided with higher PDP scores.
salty dog

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Mar 4, 2012
 
Pdp was done a month ago when will we see or know what our raise amount is.
always looking

Wayland, MI

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Mar 5, 2012
 
MDLow wrote:
The higher raises I've approved have coincided with higher PDP scores.
But if two associates scored the same score on the PDP, would you give one a higher raise and if so ,why?(excludes someone capped)
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Mar 5, 2012
 
always looking wrote:
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But if two associates scored the same score on the PDP, would you give one a higher raise and if so ,why?(excludes someone capped)
Correct me if I'm wrong mdlow, but the associate who is making less, or at least in a lower pay scale, would get a higher percentage increase than the already higher paid associate?
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Mar 5, 2012
 
partofthesolution wrote:
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Correct me if I'm wrong mdlow, but the associate who is making less, or at least in a lower pay scale, would get a higher percentage increase than the already higher paid associate?
We will let MD answer, but I hope you are wrong, if not the system is wrong. The associate that is paid more currently, is so for a reason, either because they have been there longer, or have gotten higher raises in the past due to excellent performances. Unless a pay cap issue arises, the raises should be identical.

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Mar 5, 2012
 
always looking wrote:
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We will let MD answer, but I hope you are wrong, if not the system is wrong. The associate that is paid more currently, is so for a reason, either because they have been there longer, or have gotten higher raises in the past due to excellent performances. Unless a pay cap issue arises, the raises should be identical.
This depends on who is the better employee-longevity with a company should not be the determining factor on who makes more. Who is more valuable, on time, works without supervision etc. I see this as a problem with Lowes-every year you get x% regardless if you are a good worker or not, it seems like there is a worksheet that says years of service =x% raise. No thought process needed.
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Mar 5, 2012
 
PopeyeIII wrote:
<quoted text> This depends on who is the better employee-longevity with a company should not be the determining factor on who makes more. Who is more valuable, on time, works without supervision etc. I see this as a problem with Lowes-every year you get x% regardless if you are a good worker or not, it seems like there is a worksheet that says years of service =x% raise. No thought process needed.
My reference to being there longer was not an excuse for giving a larger raise, but to say that they are higher paid because they have possibly received more raises which shouldn't be held against them.
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Mar 6, 2012
 
PopeyeIII wrote:
<quoted text> This depends on who is the better employee-longevity with a company should not be the determining factor on who makes more. Who is more valuable, on time, works without supervision etc. I see this as a problem with Lowes-every year you get x% regardless if you are a good worker or not, it seems like there is a worksheet that says years of service =x% raise. No thought process needed.
I agree. I busted my ass did everything never missed work. My Co worker called off once a month did half ass work. Poor cx service. He left his paychecks out. I looked got the same raise as me...
partofthesolutio n

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Mar 6, 2012
 
Capt wrote:
<quoted text> I agree. I busted my ass did everything never missed work. My Co worker called off once a month did half ass work. Poor cx service. He left his paychecks out. I looked got the same raise as me...
With all due respect capt, his work performance aside, maybe you got a smaller raise for bad character... Looking at a coworkers paycheck? Dbag move.
always looking

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#17
Mar 6, 2012
 
Hello MDLOW....Hello...are you still with us ?
Cat gottchatongue

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Mar 7, 2012
 
I would love to hear the answer to that one as well.
You bring up some very good points. Don't hold your breath, I think you hit a nerve.
MDLow

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#19
Mar 7, 2012
 
No, didn't hit any nerve. I don't make the rules for compensation unfortunately. I can approve raises outside of the corporate guidelines if need be, but there needs to be documentation supporting it.
always looking

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#20
Mar 8, 2012
 
Cat gottchatongue wrote:
I would love to hear the answer to that one as well.
You bring up some very good points. Don't hold your breath, I think you hit a nerve.
Thanks Cat for the support,nobody has yet to address the question from the above post. I guess that is an answer in itself.

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