Get Ready for the Bounce

Get Ready for the Bounce

There are 73 comments on the The Motley Fool story from Jun 29, 2010, titled Get Ready for the Bounce. In it, The Motley Fool reports that:

"Don't catch a falling knife," as the old saw commands. The idea of buying a former superstar stock at a discount price certainly has its attractions, but you've got to make sure you catch the haft -- not the blade.

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bounced yesterday

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#1 Jul 3, 2010
The Walgreens in the Kankakee area which includes 4 stores in a 12 mile radius really sucks, Got to work yesterday, Loss prevention there, I'm not sweatin 'til I get called to office. I was let go because I borrowed cash to customer, supposedly mis-used Rewards to which they assured me if I paid back $10 I would keep my job, kept questioning me about a $100 cash shortage on Register 1. The store on West court is drowning.....The store manager has the personality of a rock, and the Pharmacy manager has no people skills with customers or her fabulous staff. The techs literally walk out of there not for breaks or for a lunch but to cry or punch a wall which is sad. There are no other girls who are techs that can top these girls on trying to do their jobs well and please the customer. The manager makes the store look like a flea market. I am sad because when I got hired last Sept, I not only got a pay check, I got a wonderful family, which I will miss. I did nothing LP accused me of and desperately did whatever I thought possible to keep a job I liked and desperately needed. I am prepared for the fight to collect unemployement against Walgreens.....but I was let go for no other reason then store 12468 is failling both on the floor and especially in Pharmacy under it's current leadership. Mr. Woyner......sleep well at night. after the move you made to store 12468 from your previous management position...the only place left for you to go is in line with me at the unemployement office. In fact I"ll save you a place in line. More are being laid off in all the stores in our district...just watch your back and be ready for it.

Since: May 10

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#2 Jul 3, 2010
First - let me say - Walgreens sucks,we all need to watch our backs and have a Plan B. I do agree with you.

Now, why in the world would you 'lend' money to a customer out of Walgreens cash drawer? That's just crazy!

Sorry you lost your job and good luck with unemployment.
geraldo

Houston, TX

#3 Jul 3, 2010
Grace 02148 RRC wrote:
First - let me say - Walgreens sucks,we all need to watch our backs and have a Plan B. I do agree with you.
Now, why in the world would you 'lend' money to a customer out of Walgreens cash drawer? That's just crazy!
Sorry you lost your job and good luck with unemployment.
Exactly. Now is the time, if you want to keep your job, to do everything "by the book". They're looking for ways and opportunity to get rid of people. I've lent money to customers before but it was always out of my own pocket (and yes, I always did get paid back:)

Since: Jun 10

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#4 Jul 3, 2010
honestly, that was just stupid. It's not your money to lend.
MWM

Irving, TX

#5 Jul 3, 2010
Sorry you lost your job, however removing money from the register for any reason other than giving change to a paying customer..is called theft. What on earth were you thinking?
Used to want Senior

United States

#6 Jul 4, 2010
If they are looking for anything to fire people answer me this.

A senior tech had her 4th missell in pharmacy. I understand that is is automatic fire.

The answer to this question may save my position.

I need an answer yes or no?
Now transfers and layoffs

Pearland, TX

#7 Jul 4, 2010
Yes its supposed to be an autofire. Here the rx supervisor always requests a copy of the write up and keeps count of the offenses. So they know how many times there has been an offense. (if it has been documented) Since they know how many offenses they will usually call and say fire the person. In this case, I would just wait for the call and hope it doesnt come.
bounced yesterdy

Crown Point, IN

#8 Jul 4, 2010
money was never borrowed out of walgreens cash drawer...it came out of my pocket. that would be stealing. but you are all absolutely right...follow everything by the book and whatever you do...unless Loss Prevention can show you immediate proof..deny deny deny and sign nothing. I had just put my cat to sleep that morning so I was not on my best game and only admitted to abusing rewards which I gave to customers...I did not use them myself. But the stores in our area, or my old store is doing poorly. No money borrowed was walgreens...it was mine.$3.18 to be precise. Sorry I wasn't clear on that in my first posting. We had a senior tech in one of our Pharmacys...worked there 7 yrs. She went on a 1 week vacation and upon her return was sent for a drug test. They are looking to cut people every which way, making it our fault by firing us or creating such awful conditions so we quit. I was desperate to keep my job....I needed the benefits. But was ill prepared for the pounding 3rd degree by loss preventon I wasn't thinking straight. I have been playing woulda, coulda, shoulda ever since. I wish everyone good luck...but watch your back.
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geraldo

Houston, TX

#9 Jul 4, 2010
bounced yesterdy wrote:
money was never borrowed out of walgreens cash drawer...it came out of my pocket. that would be stealing. but you are all absolutely right...follow everything by the book and whatever you do...unless Loss Prevention can show you immediate proof..deny deny deny and sign nothing. I had just put my cat to sleep that morning so I was not on my best game and only admitted to abusing rewards which I gave to customers...I did not use them myself. But the stores in our area, or my old store is doing poorly. No money borrowed was walgreens...it was mine.$3.18 to be precise. Sorry I wasn't clear on that in my first posting. We had a senior tech in one of our Pharmacys...worked there 7 yrs. She went on a 1 week vacation and upon her return was sent for a drug test. They are looking to cut people every which way, making it our fault by firing us or creating such awful conditions so we quit. I was desperate to keep my job....I needed the benefits. But was ill prepared for the pounding 3rd degree by loss preventon I wasn't thinking straight. I have been playing woulda, coulda, shoulda ever since. I wish everyone good luck...but watch your back.
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It sounds like someone within your store was out to get you and informed LP. As far as the pharmacy tech being sent for a drug test that is actually against the law (search and seizure). Drug tests have got to be RANDOM and not even employees at Walgreens (i.e. LP) get to decide which stores gets hit with the random drug tests (where everyone on duty has to take it). A 3rd party company decides which stores get hit. And the drug tests are always done at the store.
exa

Buffalo, NY

#10 Jul 4, 2010
i believe they can request one in the case of an accident but unsure of anyother time...
Wagger

Shingle Springs, CA

#11 Jul 4, 2010
Unless the person got popped before and drug tests were part of the deal
bounced yesterday

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#12 Jul 5, 2010
Quick question......during interview with LP, they knew I was ill and in hospital for 1 week and questioned me about medication. I also got hit with a summons for jury duty starting July 12th. My manager was not happy about the jury duty. Is LP allowed to look in our rx profiles to see what meds we take? She asked if possibly a new medication was making me steal....I responded I didn't realize they made a drug for dishonesty. I am sooooooo brewing over this. It just was not fair. But there is a big re-do in our pharmacy. They are only keeping 2 full time techs, whos hours have been cut and moving a part-time tech to the floor to cashier. That leaves only 1 full time cashier, the rest part-time and the tech was not scheduled for the floor 'til the next pay period......they needed to cut me. I should have seen this coming.
geraldo

Houston, TX

#13 Jul 5, 2010
bounced yesterday wrote:
Quick question......during interview with LP, they knew I was ill and in hospital for 1 week and questioned me about medication. I also got hit with a summons for jury duty starting July 12th. My manager was not happy about the jury duty. Is LP allowed to look in our rx profiles to see what meds we take? She asked if possibly a new medication was making me steal....I responded I didn't realize they made a drug for dishonesty. I am sooooooo brewing over this. It just was not fair. But there is a big re-do in our pharmacy. They are only keeping 2 full time techs, whos hours have been cut and moving a part-time tech to the floor to cashier. That leaves only 1 full time cashier, the rest part-time and the tech was not scheduled for the floor 'til the next pay period......they needed to cut me. I should have seen this coming.
When LP was asking about the possiblity of a new medicaton making you steal they were doing a common technique in interrogation. LP knew the question was BS but they were trying to present you with an "out" for your suspected behavior (theft). They were trying to get you to admit to theft with the defense that the medication made you do it (i.e. not guilty by reason of medication). And no, I don't think LP knew precisely what medication you were on.
MWM

Irving, TX

#14 Jul 9, 2010
I do not work pharmacy, but exactly what is a mis sell ?
Used to want Senior

United States

#15 Jul 9, 2010
MWM wrote:
I do not work pharmacy, but exactly what is a mis sell ?
It is when you sell a prescription to the wrong person.
bogus termination

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#16 Jul 10, 2010
We have a pharmacy manager that was in a law suit, which Walgreens paid for, discrimination against a gay fellow, and She just did is miss-fill ie. filling script with wrong med and so customer, tho no harm was done, is suing Walgreens. She is a good friend of mine and is sweating her position with Walgreens. Truth is they will keep her as long as they need her but 3 yrs from now can use it for termination. She is a basket case with all the pharmacy cuts being made. None of us have job security.
MWM

Irving, TX

#17 Jul 10, 2010
bogus termination wrote:
We have a pharmacy manager that was in a law suit, which Walgreens paid for, discrimination against a gay fellow, and She just did is miss-fill ie. filling script with wrong med and so customer, tho no harm was done, is suing Walgreens. She is a good friend of mine and is sweating her position with Walgreens. Truth is they will keep her as long as they need her but 3 yrs from now can use it for termination. She is a basket case with all the pharmacy cuts being made. None of us have job security.
thank you for responding..
Used to want Senior

United States

#18 Jul 10, 2010
bogus termination wrote:
We have a pharmacy manager that was in a law suit, which Walgreens paid for, discrimination against a gay fellow, and She just did is miss-fill ie. filling script with wrong med and so customer, tho no harm was done, is suing Walgreens. She is a good friend of mine and is sweating her position with Walgreens. Truth is they will keep her as long as they need her but 3 yrs from now can use it for termination. She is a basket case with all the pharmacy cuts being made. None of us have job security.
I think they will take anything they can get right now to fire anyone. I had a situation come up and was talked to and of course I defended myself due to the fact that what was reported did not happen the way it was said to have. My pharmacy manager backed me up but who knows what will happen? I have no idea how far they will take this. I bet LP is really busy now chasing retarded things to fire people for so they don't have to pay unemployment. If in fact they are such a fantastic company why are they not honest with their employees? The people that work their tails off to make the company what it is today. We may only be worker bees but we feed the drone and with out food she would die!!!

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#19 Jul 11, 2010
bogus termination wrote:
We have a pharmacy manager that was in a law suit, which Walgreens paid for, discrimination against a gay fellow, and She just did is miss-fill ie. filling script with wrong med and so customer, tho no harm was done, is suing Walgreens. She is a good friend of mine and is sweating her position with Walgreens. Truth is they will keep her as long as they need her but 3 yrs from now can use it for termination. She is a basket case with all the pharmacy cuts being made. None of us have job security.
No they can't. There is a set of rules for errors done in the pharmacy. The most famous "Incorrect package to patient" is a 4 strike your out, but now I heard we need to be proactive in write ups if we catch people habitually not verifying the address. Need to check that again on store net.

Your RXM would only get fired if she did gross negligence in filling a prescription such as text messaging while verifying Rx and then committing an error. Termination would be swift and used to isolate the liability from the company.

If a pharmacist causes too many errors (16 root cause errors in 6 months) they can be written up. It is a retraining process and to find out what can change with the pharmacist verifying habits or technique. It could be changing the way how they verify or even to see if there is a medical condition that could cause it (tachycardia, farsightedness, etc...). If the retraining fails, then termination could result. Again, it is a setp process that does not happen overnight.

Now, if your RXM did not do a STARS report on the error, then thats a different story.
BOGUS TERMINATION

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#20 Jul 15, 2010
I JUST RECIEVED A LETTER SAYING WALGREENS WAS CONTESTING PAYMENT OF UNEMPLOYEMENT BENEFITS. MY PHONE INTERVIEW IS NEXT WEEK. I WAS LOCKED OUT OF WALGREENS.COM THE DAY I WAS DISMISSED AND DID NOT GET TO PULL UP MY LAST PAY STUB TO REPORT MY GROSS WAGES PROPERLY. I ALSO REQUESTED TWICE BY PHONE, A COPY OF THAT, ALONG WITH A COPY OF MY EVAL AND REASON FOR DISMISSAL. NO RESPONSE. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

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