rite aid manager shots himself

rite aid manager shots himself

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ex-rite aid employee

Pittston, PA

#1 Mar 9, 2008
knowing after being an ex employee how rite aid can be on their managers, the manager that shot himself, just had a bad visit from his new dm, guess the pressure of needing a job, underpaid, overworked, just got to him, he was found in his store bathroom. shot himself. these retailers, need to realize these people have families, and you treat them terribly. another manager, had a heartattack after a so-called visit. being an ex employee i saw what these managers went through, lincoln freed the slaves,. Rite aid brought them back. I only want to say, hope you go down in history because you have no rights when you work for Rite Aid, and you didn't even bother contacting other store managers, keeping this quiet too... well, i hope this new transations, with the newly taken over stores, brings you all down to earth, instead of making your millions.
rite employee

Whitehall, PA

#2 Mar 11, 2008
just to set the record stright my store was told about this first thing monday morning i know that rite aid is not the best place to work but people just dont kill themselevs quite your job first.he left behind a family
ex-rite aid employee

Woolrich, PA

#3 Mar 13, 2008
rite employee wrote:
just to set the record stright my store was told about this first thing monday morning i know that rite aid is not the best place to work but people just dont kill themselevs quite your job first.he left behind a family
this man was under alot of stress, but quitting his job would only make more stress for him and his family, and yes he had a family, he also was told by new dm to work 55 hours a week due to inventory coming up, so he had no family life, maybe you just don't know all the details, you were informed only to what they want you to know, you should be glad you aren't in his families shoes, two managers from another store the day of his death made comments wonder if they can get his store. sometimes in life you have no where or no one to turn to, so maybe this was this man's way out, but before you judge get facts...
DAN

United States

#4 Mar 17, 2008
RIGHT ON RITE AID....MAKE YOUR STORE MANAGERS MAKING LESS THEN $30,000 A YEAR WORK 55-65 HOURS PER WEEK......THEN WHEN YOU BURN THEM OUT....YOU GET RID OF THEM BECAUSE OF RE-ORGANIZATION....WE MAKE IT PERSONAL!!!!!
Jana

Seattle, WA

#5 Sep 22, 2009
My husband was having an affair with a coworker and I found out, after 2 years, and reported it. The DM did nothing , the head person from Rite Aid did nothing but the affair did end. The told me that if they worked at the same store, which they did when it happened, that they would be able to do something. Now, nothing. I would think something could be done to stop both of them and hold them responsible,, but NO! We are now in the midst of a divorce. Her name is NANCY DYE and works at the store on 29th and Grand in Spokane, Washington.
Sue

Seattle, WA

#6 Sep 22, 2009
If I know who you are talking about, YES, you are right! This was going on and no one reported it. Apparently Nancy has been coming on to customers and other coworkers and has torn apart other relationships. Rite Aid either closes an eye to this employee as she continues getting away with it for years?!!!! I quit working for them because of this employee.
anonomous

United States

#7 May 1, 2011
I am too an employee for rite aid and yes they do slave drive their employees and as of this minute I've been on the clock for 15 hrs! We have a foor cleaning and stripping crew which my boss knew about and decided to tell me that I am staying with them! Alone! Thanx boss! Also I am a 23 year old girl lifting manly weight and had a break down moment crying in my car cause I am overwhelmed and overworked! They need to adjust their managment skills a little better!
Also Tired Manager

Bowie, MD

#8 May 1, 2011
To all of you still working for Rite Aid....get out, fast...run if possible but when you do know this:

Most retail jobs are high hour non-family time jobs, high turnover is the formula for them all. You can though do something to make sure you will be able to succeed in most retail companies and non-retail companies.

Get a degree........if you do not have one , go back now even if it is one class at a time...there will never be a perfect time......do it now.
Jane Doe

Endicott, NY

#9 Aug 30, 2012
I was at Rite Aid three days........I QUIT!!!!!!!!!!

horrible work place!!!!!!!!!!
Kev

Corona, NY

#10 Sep 26, 2012
I worked for rite aid for 1.5 years. It was the worst job of my life. I was a pharmacy technician making $7.25 an hr with no hope for a raise. I even did favors for the District Manager to work in other stores in different boroughs. Think about it $7.25 an hr 7 hr pay and the cab ride there costed $36. I was young and stupid just praising the fact I worked in a pharmacy not telling anyone how much I made. Half the year I was doing 65-70 hours a week no overtime because the District Manager worked the pharmacist so I hard I felt bad and stayed to help them. Prescriptions never stops and they know that. People would even get mad at you if you don't give them their medicine 3 hours after store closing. The District Manager at that time was name Ethan If I could remember. For the Queens district, a fat nasty smelling vulgar man that hits on the associates. No exaggeration his breath smells like something is rotting within. He used to make jokes about firing people. He made a comment to me stating you can't ring customers up? You are fired Hardy har har. I should have told him no jerk you got two people filling 350 prescription per day when the f* do we have time to do otherwise. I was glad I got out of that job, it was right after a customer dropped a pay stub on the floor. I looked in and saw that even a hotel receptionist make $15.47 an hr. Here I am making $7.25 an hour calling doctors, studying various medication, obtain pharmacy tech license, inventory ordering control medications and so forth getting screamed at because rite aid has budget constraints? I make 85K now and I am so happy I didn't stay in that union B.S job. Advice to everybody out there, find another job and quit rite aid because the opportunity is out there. Come back to the forum and thank me.

Ex pharmacy tech
Queens NY 10003
brad

Monroe Township, NJ

#11 Oct 8, 2012
i agree rite aid treats there employees very bad.they should take that raptar poster thats in every store and throw it in the garbage.in our district alone we lost 7 good managers in 12 months..on top off all the law suits with the assitant managers being used as workhorses rite aid should locate there corporate office to iran.
ex-rite aid employee wrote:
knowing after being an ex employee how rite aid can be on their managers, the manager that shot himself, just had a bad visit from his new dm, guess the pressure of needing a job, underpaid, overworked, just got to him, he was found in his store bathroom. shot himself. these retailers, need to realize these people have families, and you treat them terribly. another manager, had a heartattack after a so-called visit. being an ex employee i saw what these managers went through, lincoln freed the slaves,. Rite aid brought them back. I only want to say, hope you go down in history because you have no rights when you work for Rite Aid, and you didn't even bother contacting other store managers, keeping this quiet too... well, i hope this new transations, with the newly taken over stores, brings you all down to earth, instead of making your millions.
Friend

United States

#12 Nov 5, 2012
My friend worked for Rite Aid for 13 years. Shortly after his wife filed for devorce he found out his soon to be ex wife and his DM were sleeping together. Then he was fired for a slap on the hand issue. The DM was also known for sleeping with co workers. The DM should have been fired not my friend.
heather

Newark, NJ

#13 Mar 12, 2013
I've been working here for a year and a half and at first it was the best place to work at. I even got a raise after the year. Anyways.. 2013 came and i dont know what the hell they were thinking but they transferred my manager and bought in a guy who just ruined everything. I use to work 25 hrs a week and now his making us work only 12 hours a week. Just one cashier and one manager a whole night with a thousand things to do. So far he transffered the asst manager. Made a supervisor quit. This cashier quit. Im next. DO NOT WORK FOR RITE AID they arent gonna pay yu enuff for all the shit it involves. They are so expensive that 20% off doesnt work. And everyone is afraid of the upper personalle. This is bullshit and im done with it.
Trent

Blain, PA

#15 Jun 17, 2013
I don't see why everyone has been viciously attacking Rite-Aid. There is still much hope for the store and the business.
My name is Trent. I've been with Rite-Aid for seven months now and it's one of the best jobs I've had. Yes, the pay is minimum and the hours are long, but who wants a job where they don't work?
The people are great. Everyone is friendly and gets along wonderfully. If you need to step back for a second and take a drink, you'd have that chance. The customers are all friendly and love making your job easier. We've had customers bring back our carts that were left all over the shopping plaza where my store is.
The managers are all lenient and will give you the time off if you need or request it. This is extremely generous considering our store employs only 10 people.
I work 30 hours a week, which is the highest amount of any non-manager position on our floor. At most, our managers work about 51 hours a week, but they average out to be about 42-46 hours.
Sure, we all complain about our job on site, but I know we all love where we work. We get along, have fun, and do everything in a good way. Our DM does ride our butts a lot. Our APDM is a real pain too. But no, we don't hate our jobs legitimately.
Every store is different. Everyone hear is judgmental, but no one has complained about a company policy so far. Everyone complains about the people they're working with. That's not Rite-Aid's fault.
I'm sorry your husband had an affair with a co-worker at Rite-Aid. That's your husband's fault, not Rite-Aid.
I'm sorry Ethan likes to breathe rotten eggs on you and joke about firing you. That's Ethan's fault, not Rite-Aid.
With us, it's personal. We make customers happy and feel welcome. You won't bring home a large paycheck, but at my store, you'll occasionally look forward to going to work.
Nicole

Willimantic, CT

#16 Oct 6, 2013
I just got interviewed then a second with the dm two days later. I am now on my second week waiting on the second part of my background check ive done my drug screening ofcourse thats good but I am very worried now because yes its taking forever but i do have a misdemeanor from three yrs ago It only asked about felonies which I do not have so I didnt lie but now that I am reading all this Id still want to try for myself but not sure Im even gonna make it past the background check either and Im sad because I was really looking forwar dto being a shift supervisor. When I work I work my butt off believe me it really would be there loss but more mine because I need a job now!!!!

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#17 Nov 19, 2013
Trent wrote:
I don't see why everyone has been viciously attacking Rite-Aid. There is still much hope for the store and the business.
My name is Trent. I've been with Rite-Aid for seven months now and it's one of the best jobs I've had. Yes, the pay is minimum and the hours are long, but who wants a job where they don't work?
The people are great. Everyone is friendly and gets along wonderfully. If you need to step back for a second and take a drink, you'd have that chance. The customers are all friendly and love making your job easier. We've had customers bring back our carts that were left all over the shopping plaza where my store is.
The managers are all lenient and will give you the time off if you need or request it. This is extremely generous considering our store employs only 10 people.
I work 30 hours a week, which is the highest amount of any non-manager position on our floor. At most, our managers work about 51 hours a week, but they average out to be about 42-46 hours.
Sure, we all complain about our job on site, but I know we all love where we work. We get along, have fun, and do everything in a good way. Our DM does ride our butts a lot. Our APDM is a real pain too. But no, we don't hate our jobs legitimately.
Every store is different. Everyone hear is judgmental, but no one has complained about a company policy so far. Everyone complains about the people they're working with. That's not Rite-Aid's fault.
I'm sorry your husband had an affair with a co-worker at Rite-Aid. That's your husband's fault, not Rite-Aid.
I'm sorry Ethan likes to breathe rotten eggs on you and joke about firing you. That's Ethan's fault, not Rite-Aid.
With us, it's personal. We make customers happy and feel welcome. You won't bring home a large paycheck, but at my store, you'll occasionally look forward to going to work.
Being a regular employee is not hard with rite aid nor are you responsible for anything except showing up for work so of course you don’t feel the sting that the managers feel. Also it sounds like you are one of the few lucky ones who have a good team, others are not as lucky. I also have a good team but I have been in the business for over 13 years and know what I am talking about. Rite aid does not care about you and if you think they do then you are very mistaken. Just wait until you get one of those managers who has no life outside of work and feels you should not have one either then you will be changing your tune. They hire part timers so the high turnover rate does not affect them and they go through as many people as it takes to find the right person who won’t complain and take their shit. The DM’s are no different, they also do nothing if you report something straight to them. I personally was part of that scenario, if you know someone is stealing DO NOT tell the DM, call the bad apple hot line because if the DM likes the person you reported they will cover it up. Two months after I reported it a few other employees in the store called the bad apple hotline on her (not the DM) and she was fired right away…Kind of makes you wonder…
Here’s a good example of just how much they care about you. A coworker had a family emergency and she had to leave state, her son overdosed and was in critical care and was not expected to live. Her manager was so mad because she needed to do what every other mother on the face of the earth would do and that was go to her son. Upon her return the manager punished her by cutting her hors in half and when she reported that to HR they said there was nothing they could do, the hours were the discretion of the manager and it was a he said she said situation. Yes maybe it was but it sure looked suspicious and the manager was also caught telling another employee the next time someone needs to leave on an emergency lasting longer than 3 days the person better be dead, which was reported the same time and also nothing was done. I have many more stories but I won’t bore you, lol.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#18 Nov 19, 2013
Trent wrote:
I don't see why everyone has been viciously attacking Rite-Aid. There is still much hope for the store and the business.
My name is Trent. I've been with Rite-Aid for seven months now and it's one of the best jobs I've had. Yes, the pay is minimum and the hours are long, but who wants a job where they don't work?
The people are great. Everyone is friendly and gets along wonderfully. If you need to step back for a second and take a drink, you'd have that chance. The customers are all friendly and love making your job easier. We've had customers bring back our carts that were left all over the shopping plaza where my store is.
The managers are all lenient and will give you the time off if you need or request it. This is extremely generous considering our store employs only 10 people.
I work 30 hours a week, which is the highest amount of any non-manager position on our floor. At most, our managers work about 51 hours a week, but they average out to be about 42-46 hours.
Sure, we all complain about our job on site, but I know we all love where we work. We get along, have fun, and do everything in a good way. Our DM does ride our butts a lot. Our APDM is a real pain too. But no, we don't hate our jobs legitimately.
Every store is different. Everyone hear is judgmental, but no one has complained about a company policy so far. Everyone complains about the people they're working with. That's not Rite-Aid's fault.
I'm sorry your husband had an affair with a co-worker at Rite-Aid. That's your husband's fault, not Rite-Aid.
I'm sorry Ethan likes to breathe rotten eggs on you and joke about firing you. That's Ethan's fault, not Rite-Aid.
With us, it's personal. We make customers happy and feel welcome. You won't bring home a large paycheck, but at my store, you'll occasionally look forward to going to work.
Oh, one last thing… For me it is about the money and at least I am honest enough to admit that, I don’t see any of our happy customers offering to pay my bills nor do I see rite aid giving bonuses to the employees who make and keep happy customers, rite aid keeps the money. And before you say money is not all that’s important, as you said it’s personal… Keeping that in mind, put your money where your mouth is and make it personal and all about the customer and work for free… If not then it is about the money and people who say it’s not make me sick because none of them would work there for free. Just saying…
Big D

Salt Lake City, UT

#19 Dec 1, 2013
My wife is a store manager for Rite Aid. She works on the average of 45 hrs per week. They keep cutting store hours until some times there is only two of them in the store working. They expect the same customer service as if there were four people working. She has seen customers with shopping carts full just walk away from the carts and leave the store because of the lines. There is a so called coupon shopper that literally takes an hour or more once or twice a week to check her out. She is always trying to bring in coupons from other stores and expect them to honor anyones coupons. She calls the distric manager and complains and threatens to call corporate until he just caves in to her. Se is basically stealing from the store as the coupons cannot be validated with Rite Aid. The DM doesnt want a complaint against him with corp so he just lets it go - This is not right as the store has to eat the coupon losses and gets in trouble for it - just not right. Got to love corporate America and the cra that goes on.
Pittsburgh pa

Springdale, PA

#20 Dec 11, 2013
Wow I don't know what rite aid you guys are all from .. But in my district most of the stores know each other .. We all work as a team.. The dm pdm lp and all the above are great.. They walk in the door greet every employee there .. Work with you when needed.. I don't see my career with rite aid ever ending .. I have actually advanced well in the company .. We'll needless to say in my district .. We don't have a these problems you all speak about .. My store is #1 in the district and highest volume.. So we all know what hard work is.. I hope you all find what you are really looking for !!
nepa

Freeland, PA

#21 Dec 21, 2013
Well, Pittsburgh pa, I guess you just are one of the lucky ones.

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