New Walgreens chief Gregory Wasson to get $1 million annual salary

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Walgreen Co. , the nation's largest drugstore chain, agreed to pay new Chief Executive Gregory Wasson an annual salary of $1 million and annual bonus of up to $1.25 million, the Deerfield-based company said in ...
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little miss negativity

Menifee, CA

#22 Jun 22, 2012
theres no "I" in "Walgreens" but there's definitely an "Ass" in "Wasson".

this company went from being "the pharmacy America trusts"

to

"thanks for your service to our country...and for losing a leg, your right eye, having to live the rest of your life riddled with night terrors, PTSD, and erratic behavior from your Traumatic Brain Injury...we really appreciate it. we're "the pharmacy America trusts".....but we cancelled our
contract with Tricare, sorry"

TRICARE.....no longer accepted at walgreens. way to go, wASSon. Hope youre enjoying all that money and um....oh yeah...FREEDOM. you do realize we still have troops in afghanistan right now, dying for your greed and self-importance.

yeah? oh wait... you forgot? YES, we're still at war. dont believe me? check out www.dod.mil and click on the Press Releases link. that might open your eyes, you conceited F$&@.

i cannot even BEGIN to wonder how in the hell you sleep at night. must be easy when youre a soul-less, miserable excuse for a human being with no conscience whatsoever.

I wouldnt know, as i HAVE a soul, conscience, and genuine emotions. i treat MY customers as if each one was my mom or dad. i became a pharmacist to help people. GET THAT??
PHARMACIST........not USED CAR SALESMAN. my loyalty is to my patients, not your f--ktard gimmicks.

im actually EMBARASSED to put on my white coat with the walgreens logo on it right now. i CRINGE. bc this company is an embarassment.

thanks homey. dont work too hard now, y'hear?
little miss negativity

Menifee, CA

#23 Jun 22, 2012
hold up, my bad....the link you want is

http://www.defense.gov/releases/

(see now this, kids, is an example of accountability, admitting when youve made a mistake, and having the integrity to own it and FIX IT.... but i dont have a small dick like SOME people...actually i have no dick at all, y'know...cuz im a girl...and that'd just be weird)
Diane

Tucson, AZ

#24 Jun 22, 2012
little miss negativity wrote:
theres no "I" in "Walgreens" but there's definitely an "Ass" in "Wasson".
this company went from being "the pharmacy America trusts"
to
"thanks for your service to our country...and for losing a leg, your right eye, having to live the rest of your life riddled with night terrors, PTSD, and erratic behavior from your Traumatic Brain Injury...we really appreciate it. we're "the pharmacy America trusts".....but we cancelled our
contract with Tricare, sorry"
TRICARE.....no longer accepted at walgreens. way to go, wASSon. Hope youre enjoying all that money and um....oh yeah...FREEDOM. you do realize we still have troops in afghanistan right now, dying for your greed and self-importance.
yeah? oh wait... you forgot? YES, we're still at war. dont believe me? check out www.dod.mil and click on the Press Releases link. that might open your eyes, you conceited F$&@.
i cannot even BEGIN to wonder how in the hell you sleep at night. must be easy when youre a soul-less, miserable excuse for a human being with no conscience whatsoever.
I wouldnt know, as i HAVE a soul, conscience, and genuine emotions. i treat MY customers as if each one was my mom or dad. i became a pharmacist to help people. GET THAT??
PHARMACIST........not USED CAR SALESMAN. my loyalty is to my patients, not your f--ktard gimmicks.
im actually EMBARASSED to put on my white coat with the walgreens logo on it right now. i CRINGE. bc this company is an embarassment.
thanks homey. dont work too hard now, y'hear?
You go Girl!!
Mabel

Las Vegas, NV

#25 Jun 22, 2012
little miss negativity wrote:
theres no "I" in "Walgreens" but there's definitely an "Ass" in "Wasson".
this company went from being "the pharmacy America trusts"
to
"thanks for your service to our country...and for losing a leg, your right eye, having to live the rest of your life riddled with night terrors, PTSD, and erratic behavior from your Traumatic Brain Injury...we really appreciate it. we're "the pharmacy America trusts".....but we cancelled our
contract with Tricare, sorry"
TRICARE.....no longer accepted at walgreens. way to go, wASSon. Hope youre enjoying all that money and um....oh yeah...FREEDOM. you do realize we still have troops in afghanistan right now, dying for your greed and self-importance.
yeah? oh wait... you forgot? YES, we're still at war. dont believe me? check out www.dod.mil and click on the Press Releases link. that might open your eyes, you conceited F$&@.
i cannot even BEGIN to wonder how in the hell you sleep at night. must be easy when youre a soul-less, miserable excuse for a human being with no conscience whatsoever.
I wouldnt know, as i HAVE a soul, conscience, and genuine emotions. i treat MY customers as if each one was my mom or dad. i became a pharmacist to help people. GET THAT??
PHARMACIST........not USED CAR SALESMAN. my loyalty is to my patients, not your f--ktard gimmicks.
im actually EMBARASSED to put on my white coat with the walgreens logo on it right now. i CRINGE. bc this company is an embarassment.
thanks homey. dont work too hard now, y'hear?
thank you for your post. we all need to call wASSon out on his lack of leadership and poor business skills.....and continue to do so until he is history. i cannot believe this moron is personally going to ruin a 110 year old company.
Pat

Belle, WV

#26 Jun 22, 2012
StoreOps wrote:
What all employees need to do is when their year end proxy stock statements come ...Vote the entire Board of Directors OUT and write in Kevin Walgreen. Getting a young Walgreen on the board will change the direction of the company and get all these Wal-Mart/ outside execs that have been hired out !
I would love to see Kevin run the company
mike

Grayslake, IL

#27 Jun 22, 2012
good call pat! i will second that motion. i still believe it may happen some day. hopefully, the company will not be damaged beyond recovery at that point.
sadforwag

Killeen, TX

#28 Jun 22, 2012
This story is misleading. Last year wassons total salary went from 8mill to 12 mill after bonus and stockoptions. A 50% increase. I dont know anyone eles who got a 50% raise... It was in the proxy statement. I know this jack a.. Did not take a.pay cut like the rest of us will have to
Farmed

Littleton, CO

#29 Mar 5, 2013
quick math:
5000 stores, average tech at $11/hr.
EVERY STORE gets 100 tech hours/yr back, and we'd be able to start (lets think about this) filling scripts in a reasonable time and stop sending pissed off customers to the competition. we do this by cutting $5.5M out of moon unit's compensation package, or about 45%. revenue goes up, and we limit the damage caused by the self-inflicted death of attrition.
Is the board any more than a mutual admiration society at this point?
pharmstudent

Houston, TX

#31 Apr 8, 2013
i been in this company for yrs.all the ppl here sicken me.walgreens is becoming cheapened like wal mart.we are the queen of england's whore now. with the boots alliance merger.my ex from uk. i dont want to belong to his ppl! i want walgreens to belong to us Americans !!!! as far as corporate and on the ground, the girls up top try.i trying to be ceo. first thing i'd do is stop this merger crap. second i be like the ford ceo and take one dollar as my salary. let ppl start getting paid decent again. the girls my ol store get 6 hrs a wk and slit their wrists at night. i hope this company burns in hell. at least til I take over!buahaha sincerely pharmacy student.

Since: Apr 13

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#32 Apr 8, 2013
pharmstudent wrote:
i been in this company for yrs.all the ppl here sicken me.walgreens is becoming cheapened like wal mart.we are the queen of england's whore now. with the boots alliance merger.my ex from uk. i dont want to belong to his ppl! i want walgreens to belong to us Americans !!!! as far as corporate and on the ground, the girls up top try.i trying to be ceo. first thing i'd do is stop this merger crap. second i be like the ford ceo and take one dollar as my salary. let ppl start getting paid decent again. the girls my ol store get 6 hrs a wk and slit their wrists at night. i hope this company burns in hell. at least til I take over!buahaha sincerely pharmacy student.
keep dreaming. We're establishing a global platform and expanding. nothing we can do now.
Andy

West Chicago, IL

#33 May 16, 2014
Shafted wrote:
What a disgusting shame. This guy gets entitled to $2M+ a year, plus god knows how much stock, a golden parachute...etc. And the first thing he does is layoff employees (not managers) who earn approx $30k a year. Selfish bastard.
This is a considerably low salary for a CEO of a company as large as Walgreens. Also, I personally know the Wasson family and they are very giving and down to Earth so don't be so quick to judge.
Field Grunt

Dayton, OH

#34 May 16, 2014
Andy wrote:
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This is a considerably low salary for a CEO of a company as large as Walgreens. Also, I personally know the Wasson family and they are very giving and down to Earth so don't be so quick to judge.
This article is outdated and does not include total compensation which includes stock, stock options, and various other perks. You may want to read this article to get a better idea of Mr. Wassons compensation. Anyone in the stores getting 13% raises without any promotions??

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/201312...
Diane

United States

#35 May 17, 2014
Andy, do you feel the love?

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