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#41 Jan 25, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
Yep, im a terrible manager. With customer delight and employee engagement scores both in the top 3 of my district. Sales up. Inventory down.

You guys are comical. You think cuz you chat with the same 20 disgruntled employees everyday, that there's some sort of apocalypse on the horizon. Walgreens is doing fine and most employees are not on the verge of suicide.

Take a step back from the ledge guys.
That's what YOU think. I've been in the same store for over 10 years and in a different one before that. I've seen how Walgreens is changing, so don't tell me they're fine. Oh and guess what? Just because you have "customer delight" doesn't mean you're not an ass. Go read all your posts and see how someone other than yourself interprets your attitude. You can act one way at work and then be completely different outside of work. Either way the attitude you have hear says that you seem to he the same way inside the store.

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#42 Jan 25, 2013
Mykids04 wrote:
<quoted text>That's what YOU think. I've been in the same store for over 10 years and in a different one before that. I've seen how Walgreens is changing, so don't tell me they're fine. Oh and guess what? Just because you have "customer delight" doesn't mean you're not an ass. Go read all your posts and see how someone other than yourself interprets your attitude. You can act one way at work and then be completely different outside of work. Either way the attitude you have hear says that you seem to he the same way inside the store.
Oh and also, its not just me that sees what's going on, it's a huge number of my coworkers that have been with the company 6+ years; some within my store and some at several other stores. So while you may think everything is fine, I can guarantee you that probably 70% of the rest of the employees, especially ones that have been around a long time, will disagree with you.
yep

United States

#43 Jan 25, 2013
Mykids04 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh and also, its not just me that sees what's going on, it's a huge number of my coworkers that have been with the company 6+ years; some within my store and some at several other stores. So while you may think everything is fine, I can guarantee you that probably 70% of the rest of the employees, especially ones that have been around a long time, will disagree with you.
Maybe 70% of management but not employees.

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#44 Jan 25, 2013
yep wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe 70% of management but not employees.
Uh no, employees as well. Why would you even think that hourly employees wouldn't be unhappy as well? That makes no sense.
haplesswag

United States

#45 Jan 25, 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 ...
I hate the commercials - I hate hearing about work while I'm not there. My family always says, "At the corner of Happy AND Healthy!" Haha, what a joke. I typically tell them I'm UNHappy and UnHealthy because I'm so stressed out and my SBA does jack. And I get the brunt of the work since I'm usually just working Cos shifts at 30 hrs.
haplesswag

United States

#46 Jan 25, 2013
Mykids04 wrote:
<quoted text>
Uh no, employees as well. Why would you even think that hourly employees wouldn't be unhappy as well? That makes no sense.
If anything, more "employees" ha. At least I know I'm stressed out even after I punch out.

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#47 Jan 25, 2013
haplesswag wrote:
<quoted text>If anything, more "employees" ha. At least I know I'm stressed out even after I punch out.
No kidding!! That's about it exactly!
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#48 Jan 25, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
Yep, im a terrible manager. With customer delight and employee engagement scores both in the top 3 of my district. Sales up. Inventory down.
You guys are comical. You think cuz you chat with the same 20 disgruntled employees everyday, that there's some sort of apocalypse on the horizon. Walgreens is doing fine and most employees are not on the verge of suicide.
Take a step back from the ledge guys.
Bull. Do serches for walgreens messageboards and you will see that the majority are at least somewhat pissed .

Since: Nov 12

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#49 Jan 25, 2013
People who are pissed are more vocal, but that doesn't make them the majority. I'm not suggesting that Walgreens employees are actually happy. Heck, I don't even care for my job that much. But it pays the bills.

Who actually likes their f*cking jobs? Musicians, painters,...?? You're not supposed to like your job, it's work after all. The point is that Walgreens is no different than 95% of other retailers in how employees are treated or paid.(please don't point out costco again to me, i already know. theyre the 5%.)
ShampooLady

Saint Petersburg, FL

#50 Jan 25, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
People who are pissed are more vocal, but that doesn't make them the majority. I'm not suggesting that Walgreens employees are actually happy. Heck, I don't even care for my job that much. But it pays the bills.
Who actually likes their f*cking jobs? Musicians, painters,...?? You're not supposed to like your job, it's work after all. The point is that Walgreens is no different than 95% of other retailers in how employees are treated or paid.(please don't point out costco again to me, i already know. theyre the 5%.)
........ahhhh.......crack in the armor. Interesting. I was waiting to see how long it would be.
ThrobbingWag

Seymour, TN

#51 Jan 25, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
Who actually likes their f*cking jobs?
I do. I got off Zoloft after I quit Walgreens. No joke.
COSMIC MARGE

AOL

#52 Jan 27, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
People who are pissed are more vocal, but that doesn't make them the majority. I'm not suggesting that Walgreens employees are actually happy. Heck, I don't even care for my job that much. But it pays the bills.
Who actually likes their f*cking jobs? Musicians, painters,...?? You're not supposed to like your job, it's work after all. The point is that Walgreens is no different than 95% of other retailers in how employees are treated or paid.(please don't point out costco again to me, i already know. theyre the 5%.)
hello Where have you been?
COSMIC MARGE

AOL

#53 Jan 27, 2013
I think people really need to vent.I still feel stress but it's not the same level. It's like a medium 6.5 which is great for me because at Walgreens I was cranking it to 11 when even the management was only getting into 5.5 on a good day.
Diane

United States

#54 Jan 30, 2013
Let's keep this topic going. I am on a mission to prove Walgreens makes us sick!
( I can personally attest to it).

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#55 Jan 30, 2013
It's funny how these work topic forums seem to attract the most depressed workers. The view you have of the company, the employees, the customers is so distorted...it couldn't be further from the actuality.

Our company's customer service is getting better and better and the company is doing about as well as it can financially right now. That's simply fact. You can wish it wasn't that way, because you're not happy, but it won't make it true.

We're completely caught up on every single thing that we can be in our store. I literally walked around my store for about 2 hours yesterday trying to find something interesting to do. The highlight of my day was starting some Valentine mark downs. My staff was chatting at the front of the store for nearly an hour straight and I didn't even bug 'em. Employees have been asking me to leave early and I say go ahead.

Don't think your individual experiences describe the majority of employees. I don't even think they represent 5% of employees.
Diane

United States

#56 Jan 30, 2013
It's great that you are happy with company. Now, tell me, why do you even bother to read this? Why not start your own happy and healthy blog?
You seem to waste alot of time reading my worthless posts? I'm not going to change my mind and I'm not going away so kindly f off.

Since: Jul 12

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#57 Jan 30, 2013
I'm not the most thrilled with Walgreens, but I decided several years ago not to let it make me unhappy anymore.

There's no reason to let your job make you miserable whether you're at your job or away from it.

You need to be your own agent for change.

If it's really that horrible due to bad coworkers or bad managers, you need to request a transfer or find a new job. Make it happen.

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#58 Jan 30, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
It's funny how these work topic forums seem to attract the most depressed workers. The view you have of the company, the employees, the customers is so distorted...it couldn't be further from the actuality.

Our company's customer service is getting better and better and the company is doing about as well as it can financially right now. That's simply fact. You can wish it wasn't that way, because you're not happy, but it won't make it true.

We're completely caught up on every single thing that we can be in our store. I literally walked around my store for about 2 hours yesterday trying to find something interesting to do. The highlight of my day was starting some Valentine mark downs. My staff was chatting at the front of the store for nearly an hour straight and I didn't even bug 'em. Employees have been asking me to leave early and I say go ahead.

Don't think your individual experiences describe the majority of employees. I don't even think they represent 5% of employees.
Seriously?? Go on the Walgreens Facebook page to recent posts from others and then you can tell me out customer satisfaction is the best it's ever been. That's bull and I can tell you why. Hours are cut which means not enough employees to help everyone which in turn leads to shitty service and more complaints. Even more so since balance rewards have started. It's like you're in a bubble and have no realization to what's going on in the real world, in other Walgreens besides yours.

Since: Jan 13

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#59 Jan 30, 2013
disgovernment wrote:
It's funny how these work topic forums seem to attract the most depressed workers. The view you have of the company, the employees, the customers is so distorted...it couldn't be further from the actuality.

Our company's customer service is getting better and better and the company is doing about as well as it can financially right now. That's simply fact. You can wish it wasn't that way, because you're not happy, but it won't make it true.

We're completely caught up on every single thing that we can be in our store. I literally walked around my store for about 2 hours yesterday trying to find something interesting to do. The highlight of my day was starting some Valentine mark downs. My staff was chatting at the front of the store for nearly an hour straight and I didn't even bug 'em. Employees have been asking me to leave early and I say go ahead.

Don't think your individual experiences describe the majority of employees. I don't even think they represent 5% of employees.
Oh and please tell me why, if Walgreens is doing so great, do they keep cutting hours, but then keep building more and more stores?

Since: Nov 12

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#60 Jan 30, 2013
Walgreens is succeeding financially AND cutting hours. If it was your business, that you built from the ground up, you would do the same thing. The success of company (financially) is not measured by the amount of hours it uses.

Walgreens was "fat" on hours for so many years. It finally woke up, due to the crap economy created by, perhaps, the 2 worst back-to-back presidents in U.S. history. For the last 4-5 years, Walgreens has trimmed and trimmed and trimmed away the fat.

Funny thing is, I used to visit some forums pre-2008 and there were lots of people whining even then.

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