I was looking to see how many of you guys and gals work at Lowes. I'm burnt to a crisp in the corporate world and am looking to try something different. Any type of feedback would be appreciated.
My professional background is in Sales, a good mix of outside & inside experience for technology companies and financial services firms. For several years, I was an Assistant manager for a Fleet Bank in central MA and understand the difficulties of dealing/working in retail environment.
A friend of mine is currently working as a sales guy in the kitchen & bath department. He makes $17 an hour and receives time and a half over 40 hours. His minimum workweek is 48 hours a week (about 45-46k a year) to 60 hours a week (63k a year), with commission opportunities on a monthly and quarterly basis. Hence, he's looking at 85k-100k a year. Also, my boss' husband works there as a Store mgr (worked in millwork prior) and he are well above the 100k earnings mark and she knows of people who legitimately make 85k plus in Florida.
My current situation is that I'm working 60+ hours a week at a sales outsourcing firm with a base of 42k. The highest that I can top out at is 62k. Two other things to throw in the mix are that I'm getting married in October and my future wife and I are selling my two-family and buying a new Colonial in December. My future wife works for the State (Massachusetts - lol) and loves her job.
Like I said I want to try something new and my fianc?e would most likely be fine with me making a move like this if it was for more money and that I would be happy. Also, we want to have kids in the next 18 months or so and I want to give her the option of not having to go right back to work.
Sorry for the long post and again appreciate any and all feedback.