Does Walgreens make you sick?

Does Walgreens make you sick?

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Diane

United States

#1 Jan 18, 2013
Curious how many employees or former employees are having physical symptoms from stress. Let's see if Walgreens IS really on the corner of "Happy and Healthy ".
Be well!
COSMIC MARGE

AOL

#2 Jan 18, 2013
Yes I noticed pysical symptoms happening to me even had a stress blemish , and my complexion is always flawless.
Fugging pip sucks

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Jan 18, 2013
Diane wrote:
Curious how many employees or former employees are having physical symptoms from stress. Let's see if Walgreens IS really on the corner of "Happy and Healthy ".
Be well!
Chest pain, anxiety turning into panic attacks while at work. Hair thinning. What a wonderful world Walgreens turned out to be 👿

Since: Jan 13

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#4 Jan 18, 2013
Diane wrote:
Curious how many employees or former employees are having physical symptoms from stress. Let's see if Walgreens IS really on the corner of "Happy and Healthy ".
Be well!
Yes, me. Although I may be a former employee soon....
Diane

United States

#5 Jan 18, 2013
Fugging pip sucks wrote:
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Chest pain, anxiety turning into panic attacks while at work. Hair thinning. What a wonderful world Walgreens turned out to be &#128127;
Very scary. Have you been to the doctor?
COSMIC MARGE

AOL

#6 Jan 18, 2013
Fugging pip sucks wrote:
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Chest pain, anxiety turning into panic attacks while at work. Hair thinning. What a wonderful world Walgreens turned out to be &#128127;
Just do the best that you can, and know that working the store off a pip plan is not worth having a stroke over.And I know it is from hell because my former store just had this type of program going on. I thought it was crazy!
COSMIC MARGE

AOL

#7 Jan 18, 2013
The stress created by this sort of program seems to cause more issues than what it hopes to achieve. Unhappy people at all job levels seem suspended and stuck up in the air ,wondering if there will even be a place to land on their feet.Fear of the unknown is going to hurt Walgreens from recovering from the ESI mess.This should be the time that people on the sales floor are stepping on it to care for cusatomers, not tapping on the breaks each week over useless note writing, 12 more lists.With out customers there will not even be a need for them. Save time money and worry at stores by stopping the b.s..It's time to be upfront and real with all of the workers.It's time to come with it and share the future vision and concepts with them. Stringing people along that pretty much know they are being strung along = very bad work, and blaaa customer service.This stuff has been going on for years.

Since: Jan 13

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#8 Jan 18, 2013
COSMIC MARGE wrote:
The stress created by this sort of program seems to cause more issues than what it hopes to achieve. Unhappy people at all job levels seem suspended and stuck up in the air ,wondering if there will even be a place to land on their feet.Fear of the unknown is going to hurt Walgreens from recovering from the ESI mess.This should be the time that people on the sales floor are stepping on it to care for cusatomers, not tapping on the breaks each week over useless note writing, 12 more lists.With out customers there will not even be a need for them. Save time money and worry at stores by stopping the b.s..It's time to be upfront and real with all of the workers.It's time to come with it and share the future vision and concepts with them. Stringing people along that pretty much know they are being strung along = very bad work, and blaaa customer service.This stuff has been going on for years.

So true. I can't even begin to tell you I understand what's going on with this company. The only thing I know for sure is what's going to happen to the assistants come next year and ill tell you what, I'm glad I'm not an assistant. The fact that it seems as though Walgreens doesn't care for their store employees anymore makes for unwilling and unmotivated employees, myself included. Now I treat the customers decently but honestly I'm tired and burnt out of doing what I do. We put up with so much crap from customers and we're told to just deal with it or let them have their way so they don't get upset. I also go into work and do what's expected of me, not because I want to but because I don't want to disappoint my SM and I don't want to sit around my whole shift doing nothing. They're ruining all their good and hard working employees with this whole new attitude they have. They're wanting to bring in new people off the street as management rather than promoting within but guess who has to train all those new Walgreens managers? Us and existing managers who I'm pretty sure aren't going to want to. I sure as hell wouldn't.
No more

Austin, TX

#9 Jan 18, 2013
Mykids04 wrote:
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Yes, me. Although I may be a former employee soon....
Me chest pain, nausea, lots of dizziness, diarrhea,
and sleep depravation due to worrying!

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#10 Jan 18, 2013
No more wrote:
<quoted text>Me chest pain, nausea, lots of dizziness, diarrhea,
and sleep depravation due to worrying!
Totally understand but I've just come to the conclusion that's its not worth worrying about anymore. You shouldn't make yourself sick because of this company. It's kind of reassuring though that its not just one person feeling this way but many employees :(.
mnexa

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jan 19, 2013
best blog topic in a while
El Rio

San Antonio, TX

#12 Jan 19, 2013
As a Store Floor Leader I pretty much feel like a "trapped rat" with high blood pressure. The DMs and CLs are pushing the store managers for more and more and, in turn, the SMs are pushing their employees for more and more to the point that there are just not enough hours in a shift to complete all of the nonsense that the higher ups demand. More experienced SMs can (not necessarily do) have the ability to work and adapt to these demands to the point where they don't totally physically and mentally exhaust their employees. However, I'm working with a totally inexperienced and inept SM, who, if her stupid 3 page lists don't get completed 100% "raises cane" about it. The latest is her 3X3 walk of the store in order to "perfect her store". This is a list of things to do - aisle by aisle - area by area. This is something like a 15 page list that she wants done by the end of the weekend. It includes not only simple stuff like missing mylars and dividers (which I can understand) but also includes things that were never meant to be in the 3X3 walk like periodic counts. The turnover in the store is massive and I'm starting to submit resumes to companies I didn't think I ever would just to get out of this rat maze that we're in.
schlomo

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Jan 19, 2013
Everybody in the front end and the day rx staff are now experiencing what the night shift has been going thru for years. "Oh they got all night, dump it on the night guy and we'll come in late next morning to relieve him." As third shift we never got any resources but were much more productive than the little day princesses in their high heels. High heels? There's no high heels in pharmacy!
Fudging pip sucks

Richmond Hill, NY

#14 Jan 19, 2013
Diane wrote:
<quoted text> Very scary. Have you been to the doctor?
Yea, they said it was stress related and I got three days off from work. My SM was like " there's noone else to work, you have to come in". I turned off my phone after that comment.
COSMIC MARGE

AOL

#15 Jan 19, 2013
mnexa wrote:
best blog topic in a while
oH YEA ! I think it is. Have you seen the topic with the Bill for work place bullying?Look it up and check out some of the great links, and information about the epidemic of work related stress created by a corp. culture that knows it can treat people bad, because of the poor economy.It was a very interesting read.What I found the busines in the most trouble these days are those who operate this way.It's a big trend in retail and part of survival, but I do think it will cycle back to a better economy, where some of these cost insurgent ideas to minimize, gut staff to no customer service levels will cost more. People want service,because money is hard to come by, now more than ever, customers will demand and have higher expectations.
Diane

United States

#16 Jan 19, 2013
mnexa wrote:
best blog topic in a while
I think it's a necessary topic. Thanks for everyone's feedback! Please continue posting and good luck to all.
Legacy

Palm Desert, CA

#17 Jan 19, 2013
Mykids04 wrote:
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So true. I can't even begin to tell you I understand what's going on with this company. The only thing I know for sure is what's going to happen to the assistants come next year and ill tell you what, I'm glad I'm not an assistant. The fact that it seems as though Walgreens doesn't care for their store employees anymore makes for unwilling and unmotivated employees, myself included. Now I treat the customers decently but honestly I'm tired and burnt out of doing what I do. We put up with so much crap from customers and we're told to just deal with it or let them have their way so they don't get upset. I also go into work and do what's expected of me, not because I want to but because I don't want to disappoint my SM and I don't want to sit around my whole shift doing nothing. They're ruining all their good and hard working employees with this whole new attitude they have. They're wanting to bring in new people off the street as management rather than promoting within but guess who has to train all those new Walgreens managers? Us and existing managers who I'm pretty sure aren't going to want to. I sure as hell wouldn't.
Walgreens,
Literally makes me sick in all aspects. Employees are treated very wrong. The customers are treated like prisoners, like ...this is all we can offer because the "economy" is danger. this company is buying everybody out. They are so money hungry, walgreens sold out to share holders now. No longer owned and operated by the original owners. They save money now by not paying employees time and a half when they work holidays. They have the attitude take it or leave it. If not you can go elsewhere. Employees have lost respect of all managers. We need to go union, I feel this company is going to be sold and taken over by someone else to clear all debts and money to employees that have alot of money built into profit sharing. Screw profit sharing.
Legacy

Palm Desert, CA

#18 Jan 19, 2013
Diane wrote:
Curious how many employees or former employees are having physical symptoms from stress. Let's see if Walgreens IS really on the corner of "Happy and Healthy ".
Be well!
I seriusly have been very stressed since we have less employees and more work sent down. More things to sell and advertise. Wcard makes me sick, now flu shots, rewards card. Its too much of a HA. Its sad, Walgreens sold out to the Investors. They did this because they saw Walgreens can get in trouble and they needed someone to run the company and bring down the hammer. Mr Walgreens and family said I dont want no part of this. Thats why I laugh when they advertise "since 1901" that was tradition at one time. Thats when I beleived in Walgreens. Now its sad I know of workers, not going out of their way to help. I no loger rush to help when the pharmacy needs help. Someone calls off o well. They are just going to cut the hours in a couple of months anyways, Walgreens dont care if you have bills to pay. Ive been with this co. for over 15 years. They cut my hours from 43 hours per week to 32. When im used to getting my pay and have bills to pay. Its not cheap to live in California. Walgreens dont care but depend on the employees to push their product. I go to work and do my job but I no longer go above and beyond. They still do not give their employess breaks and lunches on time. Breaks are not given to the Pharmacy staff.
Diane

United States

#19 Jan 19, 2013
Every time I see the commercials I want to puke. What a joke! Wasson sits up there on his throne pretending everything is great. Maybe his corner is happy and healthy ...
Vyvanse

Chengdu, China

#20 Jan 19, 2013
Diane wrote:
Every time I see the commercials I want to puke. What a joke! Wasson sits up there on his throne pretending everything is great. Maybe his corner is happy and healthy ...
Thats why the last CEO took all his shares and bounced. Its all share holders now. They took away time and a half, and just jacked up future raises. Time and a Half when you wrk holidays. Wasson Twiddle your thumbs and keep laughing at the small employees. You dont care

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