Store hours rolling back

Store hours rolling back

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LarrySellars

United States

#1 Jan 30, 2013
Floating pharmacists were told today that store hours will be rolling back within the next few months. Good Luck everyone, there were quite a few layoffs when this occurred last year
chip

Platte City, MO

#2 Jan 30, 2013
LarrySellars wrote:
Floating pharmacists were told today that store hours will be rolling back within the next few months. Good Luck everyone, there were quite a few layoffs when this occurred last year
We just actually got a raise of about $1 per hour in my market for pharmacists. Doubt either one means much of anything.
mmhae

Cottage Grove, WI

#3 Jan 31, 2013
They have played this game before. Trying to adjust hours to fit the busiest times while cutting their expenses by not having it open during the quietest times. My question is, when do you get the work done that needs to be done when you are not waiting on customers. Guess what, they expect you to fill orders, wait on customers and do ALL they have listed in less time. Good luck on doing a good job.
thespaz

United States

#4 Jan 31, 2013
Offset pharmacy hours not only save pharmacy payroll, but also save fe hours.
grumpsmcgeek

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Jan 31, 2013
All these Wags, CVS's, Targets, Walmarts,Mcdonalds,Starbucks are just oil derricks extracting wealth out of local communities to support a useless parasitic upper mgmt class and the debt that was floated to build out these chains. Do we really need a national chain of coffee shops? Donut shops? Pharmacies? Office supply stores? It's 2013...where has the real innovation been the last thirty years. What happened to nuclear fusion, interplanetary exploration, advances in medical care, high mpg cars? All we got was surveillance tech dressed up consumer gadgets, GMO foods, windmills, solar cells, and leviathan government.
LarrySellars

United States

#6 Jan 31, 2013
Layoffs went by seniority last year. Who know what they'll do this time around.
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#7 Feb 1, 2013
Death Match for the lower sonority staff. This is a great idea sell tickets = profit.
LarrySellars

United States

#8 Feb 1, 2013
Yeah or a death match between the bank and the pharmacist that owes a student loan and just got laid off. Hopefully the layoffs aren't as bad as last year
ShareWalgreens

Scottdale, PA

#9 Feb 26, 2013
There are a few pharmacies in Ohio that are going from 8-10 to 9-9 in April. Haven't heard of any 24hr rollbacks
rpn guy

Albion, IN

#10 Feb 26, 2013
ShareWalgreens wrote:
There are a few pharmacies in Ohio that are going from 8-10 to 9-9 in April. Haven't heard of any 24hr rollbacks
Hey ShareWalgreens, do you have any information regarding the replacement for the Share Walgreens program which was to take effect before the end of 2012?
Sharewalgreens

Scottdale, PA

#11 Feb 26, 2013
rpn guy wrote:
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Hey ShareWalgreens, do you have any information regarding the replacement for the Share Walgreens program which was to take effect before the end of 2012?
As far as I know Walgreens is no longer offering Share Walgreens.
mmhae

Cottage Grove, WI

#12 Feb 26, 2013
grumpsmcgeek wrote:
All these Wags, CVS's, Targets, Walmarts,Mcdonalds,Starbucks are just oil derricks extracting wealth out of local communities to support a useless parasitic upper mgmt class and the debt that was floated to build out these chains. Do we really need a national chain of coffee shops? Donut shops? Pharmacies? Office supply stores? It's 2013...where has the real innovation been the last thirty years. What happened to nuclear fusion, interplanetary exploration, advances in medical care, high mpg cars? All we got was surveillance tech dressed up consumer gadgets, GMO foods, windmills, solar cells, and leviathan government.
So all these "oil derricks" that pay employees wages should just close up and what are the employees suppose to do now. Go on the welfare from the state/feds? We might not need any chain of anything but let's face facts the mom and pop hardware/pharmacy/dime stores are obsolete.
grumpsmcgeek

Pompano Beach, FL

#13 Feb 26, 2013
The employees can open up their own shops. It is the current regulatory and credit environment that makes it almost impossible to compete against the monster chains which have to resources to comply with regulations and access to cheaper credit.

Just working at Wags you can see the burden of supporting a useless management class up the chain of command. And don't forget the debt service the company used to get bigger.

At least with a mom&pop store the money you spend there stays local especially if they bank at a local credit union.

When gas gets to a certain point the whole inventory-on-wheels model won't work anymore. There will be some adjustments. Decentralization.
rphwag

Waukesha, WI

#14 Feb 26, 2013
They laid off a number of pharmacists last spring in the Milwaukee market. Literally, the following month, they realized they laid off too many and tried to re-hire everyone. Some were re-hired and others had already found new positions. This lead to a number of open shifts and over time pay. It was a complete mess. It was too short sighted.

Before that mess, we were fairly well staffed and didn't have a lot of openings. Here a year later, we still suffer from it. We have many openings.
Candyapples

Reedley, CA

#15 Feb 27, 2013
We just hired some new techs. We had hours increased. We also do over 900 Rxs a day. Very busy stressful store.
Welcome2Walgreen s

United States

#16 Feb 27, 2013
I can not get my list done every day! I want to but there is not time to take a breath, I always get a water as I come on but only have time to look at it.

I remember when I had my place so clean and neat and shinny and lots of happy customers too. Wishing for more hours to do what we do best the right way.

Do you think anyone in Management at the Top reads this or other blogs?
outsider

Lovington, NM

#17 Feb 27, 2013
I'm sure they read them but either don't care or they foolishly believe all these changes are gonna work out. They are practically forcing a pharmaceutical error......they just simply don't get it'!! Wag will fall to the #2 spot in the rx chain soon.
grumpsmcgeek

Pompano Beach, FL

#18 Feb 27, 2013
Welcome2Walgreens wrote:
I can not get my list done every day! I want to but there is not time to take a breath, I always get a water as I come on but only have time to look at it.
I remember when I had my place so clean and neat and shinny and lots of happy customers too. Wishing for more hours to do what we do best the right way.
Do you think anyone in Management at the Top reads this or other blogs?
F*ck the list. Your responsibility is to fill those presciptions correctly. All else is bullshit.

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