HR, Human Relations, issues at Lowe’s seem almost insoluble. Some examples:
The company claims to have an open door policy, but in fact, HR refuses to address corporate policy issues and refuses to identify HR management (eg. who does Ms. X report to?) when an issue arises that local HR is unable to resolve.
Employees are asked to sign documents but employees are not allowed to have copies of documents that that they sign.
Employees are asked to follow corporate rules but are not goven copies of the rules. In fact, employees are not allowed to have copies of the rules.
Employees are told that certain employees have been fired because of rule infractions, but have no idea what the rules are that have been violated (except by grapevine hearsay).
The company has an ESOP, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, where employees can buy company stock at a 15% discount. It is an excellent program, but employees are required to waive their right to sue the custodian broker for malfeasance in order to join the program!