Since: Sep 12

Columbia, IL

#172 Oct 4, 2012
Based On What wrote:
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I believe the General asked, because you stated you had no training, then in the same post, you stated you had to drive an hour to train.
sorry, yeah that was the only day training we had and it was just the trainer reading us paper info. no on the job training at all. oh well, i'm over it. thanks for listening.
John doe Watsinn

United States

#173 Nov 15, 2012
I worked for cvs as a Manager for year. The facts are that the company works everyone entirely to hard until they cant produce anymore. After such a time they will find petty reasons to write people up in order to fire them.
The company will get people to quit or get fired in a way that they wont be responsible for unemployment.
Treatment of employees is poor at best. Workplace morale is low starting from the ceo one down to the cashier checking you out.
Just a tip (go work and sbop elsewhere).
fed up

Brockton, MA

#174 Nov 19, 2012
I have worked for cvs for 15 years and every day they take ore and more.We lost our holiday bonus,they want our personel medical info or there going to charge us $50 extra a month.they say that they are not asking for it it is voluntring your info.but if you do not give them the info you have to pay.management is a joke,all they do is promote all the kiss asses and yes men.they constantly say we dont need a union well screw them the minute the union comes around I will sign that card in a second . let the big wigs in coporate share the wealth with the workers who make them money.TIME TO BE A LEADER NOT A FOLLOWER!!!
tnt

Costa Mesa, CA

#175 Nov 29, 2012
CVS is a good company to work. My personal experience has been wonderful work environment. All our supervisors works with us. They respect our involvement in our day to day operation. Our store manager and Asst Manager will always there when help is need it. Our store is a busy store we are near the beach. The turn over of our staff is very little. We have a few employees that has been in our store for 10-15 years. I believe the newest employee is a clerk whom will be going from cashier to shipping and handling. CVS is not a bad company, its the work environment If you have a happy Team Leaders you will have a friendly, happy store, which made it more enjoyable the customer. REMEMBER WE ARE HERE TO PROVIDE A SERVICE "CUSTOMER SERVICE" SO quit complaining comply with CVS polices DELIGHT THE CUSTOMER
mousefitz

Cincinnati, OH

#176 Dec 17, 2012
CVS does suck. I do work for them. I am a certified Pharm Tech but while CVS claims they want their techs to get certified within a year of employment, they don't. We have pharm techs at my store who have been there for over a year and are not certified. 3 (this includes me) are certified. They do not want any pharm techs working 40 hours, so they schedule you for 28 to 30 hours, and if the lead tech wants more hours they have to get it approved by the district manager.

We work for McDonald's wages, I make $8.60 an hour now and when I am done with my training I will make a whopping $9 an hour. We are always understaffed. The list goes on. But the CEO of CVS is the fifth highest paid in the US.
pharmacistORtort ureslave

Madison, AL

#177 Dec 30, 2012
Some True facts about being a RETAIL pharmacist (ie/ the readily available jobs for pharmacists/ also usually 'easier' jobs to get). In this field 'Retail' comes before the word 'Pharmacy'- This is from my direct experience at large retail:

1. You are a company employee; not a health professional or a 'doctor'(as viewed by other medical professionals, your boss including even your store manager, and patients (...I mean 'customers').

2. You are a 'bag boy'("the velveeta rang up the wrong price!!"... " how much are these paper clips?".

3. You are a 'phone rep'("do you have 'oxy' in stock"?... "i want to call in 10 subscriptions"... "prescription numbers 12345, 12346, 12347, fill these now i'm on my way")

4. You are a 'product location assistant'('where is the milk?'...'Show me where it is!'...'is it on sale?')

5. You slave for banking institutions where you took out loans from ( most students graduate with $100K+ in loans). You have to pay this back with after tax dollars.

6. Potty breaks... NO! Hold it for at least 8 hours. If you need to go then bring a catheter and bag with you.( As a 'Professional' you are exempt from laws requiring lunches and breaks in most areas of the country). I know pharmacists who have urinated or defecated in their pants by 'accident' due to lines of people not letting them go to the restroom.

7. Lunch Breaks... NO!(see #6)

8. Anyone... I repeat ANYONE... can come to the counter requesting your attention ( The general public). Perhaps some pharmacists can post stories on this?

9. You are usually 'salaried'( paid for 40 hours,depending on position,but if you have to stay 'extra' because it is a busy day or your technician is out sick you are working for 'Free'.

10. Oh, you are a 'drivethru window assistant'...***at the same time*** as #1,#2,#3,#3,#3,#4 (I was not unintentionally stuttering when I typed #3,#3,#3).(If your pharmacy does not have drive-thru then LUCKY YOU!)

BE WELL
Afry

Belmont, NC

#178 Jan 2, 2013
Lee wrote:
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You fault everyone (even Clinton!) BUT the company for the poor wages and lousy treatment employees get. You don't work there but you think you know better? Many very well educated people work for CVS and get lousy wages and lousy treatment. That's just a fact. And customers are ripped off in the pharmacy everyday with prices 10-times what a product costs. That's why, when given a choice, folks will go anywhere else but CVS.
Being nationally certified as a Technician, CVS only pays $10.00 an hour! I cant support my daughter and I on that salary. As a Tech at CVS you do everything from calling doctors offices, calling insurance companies, fixing insurance problems, counting pills, inputting new scripts, I could go on and on. I just dont think its fair that Tech have so many responsibilities yet get paid and treated poorly. I worked at a pharmacy where none of the pharmacist knew anything about insurance the Techs had to deal with all the insurance issues, I feel that if a pharmacists gets paid well over 100,000$ a year and I as a Tech am helping them do their job and teaching them about insurance I should get paid a hell of a lot more than 10.00$ an hour.
Afry

Belmont, NC

#179 Jan 2, 2013
mousefitz wrote:
CVS does suck. I do work for them. I am a certified Pharm Tech but while CVS claims they want their techs to get certified within a year of employment, they don't. We have pharm techs at my store who have been there for over a year and are not certified. 3 (this includes me) are certified. They do not want any pharm techs working 40 hours, so they schedule you for 28 to 30 hours, and if the lead tech wants more hours they have to get it approved by the district manager.
We work for McDonald's wages, I make $8.60 an hour now and when I am done with my training I will make a whopping $9 an hour. We are always understaffed. The list goes on. But the CEO of CVS is the fifth highest paid in the US.
I totally agree!CVS is a greedy unfair company!
Afry

Belmont, NC

#180 Jan 2, 2013
I worked for CVS for 2 years. I was a faithful employee never called out, and was always showed up and gave 100% for my shifts. The store I worked at went through Pharmacists like dirty underwear!:D
When we finally got a Pharmacist that was awesome,knew what he was doing, treated us all fairly and was cleaning out store up, they promoted him & gave him another store :/ so we had to get a new pharmacist! on her first day she was 4 hours behind on promised times and everything was in RED it was a rough day,(she was the kind of person that did not answer the phone she ssaid it wasnt on her job decription) she continued to stay behind and in the red for her next 7 shifts, it was a nightmare, she had been a pharmacist for 3 years so it wasnt like she was new to the game! on my last day at that store, we were so behind everything was in RED there were at least 8 people standing around waiting on her to verify their scripts, I had already been fussed at by 2 customers who were wondering why she even had a job LOL! she had a huge pile of scripts to be verified and angry customers waiting and do you know what she decides to do during this chaotic time?.... she goes on LUNCH! it blew my mind, I stopped her to tell her we had waiters she looked at me and shrugged her shoulders and said I'm going on my break, so I turned around and said well she does not care about our waiters so tell everyone that's waiting that it will be another 45 minutes to an hour!! I was so mad her and I had a few words back and forth, but she just did not care that there were sick customers and angry customers that wanted their medicine! I walked out because I was so mad and I did not want to work for someone who did not care about my patients like I do,I called my supervisor tole him the whole story the true story and even tho I was a faithful, dependable employee they were still going to let that Pharmacist work in that store even after she showed how little she cared about the customers and the Techs. my point is no matter how awesome you are or how hard you work CVS does not care my supervisor made me feel like I was wrong to be upset that she wanted a lunch break, its like he had no clue as to what goes on in a pharmacy! CVS dont care about the employees or the customers all they see is dollar signs they dont make it personal even tho in a pharmacy it should be so personal, I would suggest to anyone who uses CVS to find another drug store, the people counting your pills or entering your script or dealing with your insurance have no idea what they are doing and have had poor training and get paid little! go to a small non corporate pharmacy!!
Afry

Belmont, NC

#181 Jan 2, 2013
Polka Dot Knight wrote:
<quoted text>Absolutly!
I agree for the most part but when you work in a Pharmacy as a Nationally Certified Technician there is no room for moving up, and these techs will always be needed. I think a Tech job should be a job you can make into a career. When I worked as a Tech I made $10.00 an hour and that is considered poverty level :/ I had young girls ask me how long did you have to go to school? was it hard? you must love your job!, I told all of them to go to school to become a pharmacist because that's the only career driven job in a pharmacy. A Techs job should be taken more seriously, it is a lot more demanding than most people think and it takes a lot of heart, brains and patience to do.:D
Afry

Belmont, NC

#182 Jan 2, 2013
Corey wrote:
I worked at CVS as a store level shift supervisor for about 2.5 years. I have held a few different retail jobs and this was by far the worst. As a shift supervisor i was paid 10.00 per hour. Not bad right? Well considering what my job description was it sucked. I was responseable for the following...
-payroll
-schedualing
-counting and balancing cash registers
-prepairing daily deposits
-driving to the bank to make the deposits(which i was not paid mileage for)
-training new employee's
-working with pharmacists
-overseeing pharmacy tech's
-running the photo lab
-ordering product
-recieving shipments
-stocking product
-weekly counts of product in the stock room
-weekly counts of product on the shelves
-pricing product
-setting planograms
-cleaning the store
-checking in vendors
-overseeing front store operations
-cashiering
-giving cashiers their breaks
-and handling customer complaints
And i had to do all of this with only 1 cashier to help me. And what happens if that cashier calls in sick? I have to do ALL this on my own which ringing up every customer that comes into the store.
But surely with all this resposeability i was treated respectfully by the members for corporate right? NO! I wasnt a person to them, i wasnt even a number to them. In the eyes of corporate CVS, all of its store level employees are nothing but profit loss that must be minimalized at all cost.
Our store was never given enough hours to function. When a shift supervisor is working then the store manager is not working because the shift supervisor functions as a store manager (but without equal pay of coarse), meaning the grand total of front store employees in the store at any given time was JUST 2!!!! TWO EMPLOYEES!!! TWO!!!! TWO EMPLOYEES TO RUN THE ENTIRE FRONT STORE!!! Not only is that dumb, its just not safe. What if a robber see's that!? And if my cashier were to call in sick, I would be the only person working up front for all 8 hours of my shift, which is even dumber. A company should never put its employees in a position where that is possible.
In conclusion, if anyone out there is looking to work for store lever CVS, please i beg you, look somehwere else for your own sanity. Because what ive said here is only the beginning. The 2 faced people from coporate combined with never getting over 35 hours and store equipment that was built by the lowest bidder will slowly chip away at your sanity untill one day you shoot yourself or everyone in the store
CVS corporate are greedy,careless people! they are up there making Billions while sitting on their butts telling us what to do!!
Afry

Belmont, NC

#183 Jan 2, 2013
icoulduseashowe r wrote:
hmmmm, so some slacker couldn't cut the mustard or they were just to lazy AND incompetent to hold down JOB and now it's obviously CVS's fault. waaa-waaa-waaaa. Sheesh it's always somebody else's fault but never mine. waaa-waaa-waaaa.
Im pretty sure if that customer sued they would be suing CVS so yes in the courts eyes it would be CVS's fault! DDUUHH
Afry

Belmont, NC

#184 Jan 2, 2013
Maria Antonia wrote:
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If you are a low paid worker, you need to further your education and become qualified for a more valuable position. In the United States you are not guaranteed a job not a specific standard of living. You are, however, given opportunity to qualify YOURSELF for a job of your choosing. Revolutionize yourself in 2009!!
How is someone suppose to pay for college making only six something an hour?... I know I couldnt do it and my parents cant help me it is like a no win situation :/
Jack

Monroe Township, NJ

#186 Jan 16, 2013
Carl wrote:
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GET YOU ANOTHER JOB--OR A SECOND JOB.WORK 80 HOURS A WEEK AND YOU WILL GET A 100% RAISE and live better
You should had figured out before you had posted that it is not easy to get another job since minimum wage jobs are in retail or other sectors of the job market which require FULL FLEXIBILITY throughout the week (as is the case with many other jobs as well), SO AS NOT FOR YOU TO GET ANOTHER JOB AND BE DEPENDED ON THE ONE YOU HAVE. Check your facts before you want to sound smart next time.
Jack

Monroe Township, NJ

#187 Jan 16, 2013
Maria Antonia wrote:
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If you are a low paid worker, you need to further your education and become qualified for a more valuable position. In the United States you are not guaranteed a job not a specific standard of living. You are, however, given opportunity to qualify YOURSELF for a job of your choosing. Revolutionize yourself in 2009!!
Take your extreme capitalistic bullshit and shove it up your ass!( YES you deserved it due to hypocrisy having your ass situated while others suffer, and the ignorance of not aknowledging that simply others are not as lucky, or TALENTED as you are, yeah let them die right, screw you). HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED HOW UNNAFORDABLE HOW IMPOSSIBLE IS FOR SOME TO GO THROUGH THE RIGGED FOR PROFIT HIGHER INSTITUTIONS OF EDUCATION IN THE US? AND IF SOMEONE DOES NOT HAVE THE INTELLIGENCE OF YOUR STATURE SHOULD HE/SHE ROLL UP AND DIE? FUCK EXTREME CAPITALISM, THE SELFISH BASTARDS WHO SUPPORT IT, AND THE MASOCHISTS WHO BELIEVE THAT IN SOME OTHER LIFE TIME THEY WILL HAVE IT BETTER, ONE DAY, BUT ABOVE ALL FUCK THOSE WHO ADVOCATE ITS PROLIFERATION...
Jack

Monroe Township, NJ

#188 Jan 16, 2013
Afry wrote:
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How is someone suppose to pay for college making only six something an hour?... I know I couldnt do it and my parents cant help me it is like a no win situation :/
Maria Antoinette is one of those selfish bastards that fuck up this country. The blame those who had to grow up in the ghettos among the rats and the ruins, and glorify those who inheritted money from their parents and live in the Hamptons ( and I don't want to go into a history lesson on how the grandparents made their fortune, is irrelevant - they belonged to the king's circle, seized land for their railroads, abused factory workers, murder and stole, won the lottery etc. etc.) Point is NOBODY SHOULD LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY, ABANDONMENT, HOPELESSNESS AND MISERY IN THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD IN THE 21ST CENTURY, AND EXTREME CAPITALISM IS WHY IT HAPPENS (rigged educational system to make profits from the higher classes and serve the elite, anaffordable health care, fabricated laws to constrict freedom and entertainment which generate more crime and the highest population in prison IN THE WORLD... and the list goes on ). It is very aggrevating to see how ignorant people, or downright hypocrites like Maria Antoinette, perpetuate the misery with their beliefs, fallacies and actions (or lack of insight) in one of the newest discovered land which is also among the richests lands on the plannet, and the leading nation of the world, NO US RESIDENT SHOULD HAVE A HARD TIME, AND ABSOLUTELY NO AMERICAN CITIZEN SHOULD SUFFER. BECAUSE WHEN AMERICAN CITIZENS LIVE IN MISERY, THEY NATION FALLS BEHIND, THE RICH PUNKS WILL SIMPLY MOVE LIKE THE LOCUST TO DRINK THE BLOOD OF OTHER PEOPLE AFTER THEY HAD WRUNG THIS COUNTRY OF ITS NATURAL RESOURCES ( REMEMBER HOW MUCH PAPER YOU GOT LAST TIME AT STAPLES WHEN YOU GOT A RECEIPT FOR A PEN OR A USB ?)
Deborah

Morrisville, PA

#189 Jan 31, 2013
Maria Antonia wrote:
It is easy to look around us in the world and see what is wrong with everyone else. It is much more difficult to see what is wrong with ourselves. Not having worked there, I can not judge if your complaints are valid. I can say that your work isn't there to entertain you or provide you comfort. It is a job. It isn't their fault you sleep til noon and can not pay your bills.
If you are having your hours cut back and are being transferred, they aren't pleased with you either. Decide what you would like to do for a living and then pay someone to train you for it. Then, if you aren't receiving the training you hoped for, you have some leverage to complain.
There are MANY worse places to work in the world. There are many people who would change places with you in a heart beat.
I DID work there and, never in my life expected to sleep until noon. CVS wants you to work for minimum salary without training (which I did complain about), and then reprimand you if you can't do something you were never taught. Unemployment certainly agreed with me, even though I QUIT after six long weeks and a near breakdown. BTW, I've been working since I could deliver papers, also raised 5 children, took care of both ailing parents and an aunt with dementia, so I'm not a person that expects too much....just RESPECT.
Deidra

Canton, GA

#190 Feb 4, 2013
CVS terrible place to work? Wow, that's too bad. Wish we lived in a free country where you can work wherever you want!
Maria Antonia

Dahlonega, GA

#191 Feb 6, 2013
Jack wrote:
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Take your extreme capitalistic bullshit and shove it up your ass!( YES you deserved it due to hypocrisy having your ass situated while others suffer, and the ignorance of not aknowledging that simply others are not as lucky, or TALENTED as you are, yeah let them die right, screw you). HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED HOW UNNAFORDABLE HOW IMPOSSIBLE IS FOR SOME TO GO THROUGH THE RIGGED FOR PROFIT HIGHER INSTITUTIONS OF EDUCATION IN THE US? AND IF SOMEONE DOES NOT HAVE THE INTELLIGENCE OF YOUR STATURE SHOULD HE/SHE ROLL UP AND DIE? FUCK EXTREME CAPITALISM, THE SELFISH BASTARDS WHO SUPPORT IT, AND THE MASOCHISTS WHO BELIEVE THAT IN SOME OTHER LIFE TIME THEY WILL HAVE IT BETTER, ONE DAY, BUT ABOVE ALL FUCK THOSE WHO ADVOCATE ITS PROLIFERATION...
Jack Jack Jack... I put myself through school not having parents who could afford to do it. I put my ex-spouse through school and now I'm putting 1 and soon to be 2 more kids through school. I wasn't born into anything wonderful. I have always worked. I was not born lucky nor particularly talented.
Maria Antonia

Dahlonega, GA

#192 Feb 6, 2013
Jack wrote:
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....glorify those who inheritted money from their parents and live in the Hamptons .....
Whatcha smOkin??

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