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Debra
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It really speaks to the character of the company when they "arrive" in a new town to build their big box store and send dozens of black roses to the local building suppliers.

EO did that, my husband worked at a Builder's Square at the time and he signed for the bouquet. Within 6 months he was looking for a new job and the building sat empty for almost 10 years.

A. Spruce
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Marjorie wrote:

However, that having been said, here's something I bet none of you fellas have had to hear.. 'A little bitty thing like you shouldn't have to worry about that! Why don't you just send in your husband and I'll help him'. Upon my icy reply that I was doing the task, he said, 'don't you have a boyfriend or brothers?' ... Oh, by the way, that jerk was still working there.

Sounds like they're expanding their sexual harassment policy to include harassing the customers as well. A quick Google will bring forth all kinds of complaint forums of EO and their horrendous treatment of female employees by coworkers and management alike.

BTW, clods like that tend to change their ways when they have to have your foot surgically removed from their groin, followed by brain surgery to remove the remnants of the display shelf that they accidentally fell against, repeatedly. :D

WitchDoctor
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debbysewn wrote:

my husband worked at a Builder's Square at the time and he signed for the bouquet. Within 6 months he was looking for a new job and the building sat empty for almost 10 years.

You'r leaving out part of the story . BUILDERS SQUARE was itself a " big Box " retailer , formed in 1984 . A subsidiary of KMART ( strike one ) , It was unable to compete and the parent company sold them in 1997 ( strike two ). Bankruptcy followed in 1999 ( strike three )with many stores soon closed .
Your husbands situation probably had more to do with the corporate issues . That HD store just speeded up the inevitable .

Debra
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WitchDoctor wrote:

You'r leaving out part of the story . BUILDERS SQUARE was itself a " big Box " retailer , formed in 1984 . A subsidiary of KMART ( strike one ) , It was unable to compete and the parent company sold them in 1997 ( strike two ). Bankruptcy followed in 1999 ( strike three )with many stores soon closed .
Your husbands situation probably had more to do with the corporate issues . That HD store just speeded up the inevitable .

lol, that wasn't the only K-mart corporation job he had... in those years (the ones before he and I got together) sooooooooo....I didn't even think about Builder's Square being part of it.

In my husband's case and most of the employees I know they had the knowledge and the training to be a lot more helpful than anyone I've come across. For instance, my husband is a master gardener and has a horticultural degree thanks to working at Builder's Square and the tuition reimbursement plans between them and the National Guard. lol, of course he doesn't work in that field now, he prefers working on his art work and networks in those social circles while studying to be art historian. lol

plastrr385
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I like HD its only the second or third place in Erie,Pa that I can buy plaster at. And I've never had that many bad experiences there.

JLMCDANIEL
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EO announced today that it is laying off 1000 HR employees so they can put 3 more associates in each of their stores.
Jack

goldhiller
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jkirk wrote:

yet another example of the bix box race to the bottom, im just waiting for em to start selling grocerys to compete with WM

The new Menards super-center (think twenty acres of store) which opened here a week ago....... also has a grocery department. Been in the place exactly once and that because every other place was closed at the time when I needed a plumbing part to satisfy a client's need. I'd be more apt to return if/when they let me ride the motorcycle thru the store to save 1/2 hour of walking to get one little item.

A. Spruce
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goldhiller wrote:

The new Menards super-center (think twenty acres of store) which opened here a week ago....... also has a grocery department.

Hey! Every contractors dream! Plywood ... check! Plumbing parts ... check! Beer ... CHECK! :p;):D

Marjorie
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A. Spruce wrote:

Sounds like they're expanding their sexual harassment policy to include harassing the customers as well. A quick Google will bring forth all kinds of complaint forums of EO and their horrendous treatment of female employees by coworkers and management alike.

BTW, clods like that tend to change their ways when they have to have your foot surgically removed from their groin, followed by brain surgery to remove the remnants of the display shelf that they accidentally fell against, repeatedly. :D

Yeah, I'd like to have done that.. but I'd sworn off violence for Lent that year. hahahaaha!

Had a real good time at Lowes, which is right across the street from Big Orange, and next to wallyworld (do we know how to build fun here or what?!). Got the flowers. got the grass fertilizer & weed killer in a bag (not Scotts since all that was rock solid and I don't have a hammer mill...). Went in to find the fix-a-flat, finally got a kid who said "oh yeah, it's right over here", and let me straight to the car wash supplies. hah! I explained to him again just what I needed, and talked slower and really clear this time. He didn't know but that was all the car care stuff they had. He asked a female co-worker who sent me back to the same place, told her same thing and she suggested looking over by the lawn tractors, since that's the flat i was trying to fix. Went over there and got Craig, a nice young man in his late 20's. Craig is great. He knows everything. Knew just what I wanted, walked me to it, and told my that the product I was thinking about really wasn't very good since it ruins the tire. Explained some of the other stuff, and recommeded a nice little kit with Slime and a tiny air compressor that plugs into the car's cigarette lighter. wahoo. I was set. GOt home, hooked up the tiny air compressor, and it didn't reach the tractor. Pushed it over to the car. hard to do with the front tire flat. Pumped up the tire, put the battery charger on (also bought at lowe's last year, after getting 3 people to help me .. third one finally understood i didn't want a new battery, or a car battery charger, or a flashlight battery charger). mowed some.

I liked Central Hardware. Those guys always knew what they were talking about and had ideas to offer, too. So did the guys at a little hardware & lumber store which is now closed. very sad.

There - see...? Got back on topic and gave your thread back to you! ;)

A. Spruce
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Marjorie wrote:

Yeah, I'd like to have done that.. but I'd sworn off violence for Lent that year. hahahaaha!

Yeah, Lent him some teeth, 'cause his woulda been all over the floor! ;) Remember, the scriptures say "Go for the eyes" (or was that an eye for an eye? ), and turn the other cheek - with a roundhouse left (that last part was omitted from the King James version ... ):p

Marjorie wrote:

I was set. GOt home, hooked up the tiny air compressor, and it didn't reach the tractor. Pushed it over to the car. hard to do with the front tire flat. Pumped up the tire ...

See, most folks would have moved the car to the tractor. :D

Marjorie wrote:

There - see...? Got back on topic and gave your thread back to you! ;)

What was the topic anyway? :p This actually got started trying to figure out what the stamp was on EO's plywood offerings. It's just gone downhill from there, not that there was any place else to go when talking about EO! :D

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