I hate my job at Walgreens

Since: Dec 11

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#21 Dec 13, 2012
I don't know. It used to be I went looking for extra things I could do to help, then it turned into getting more things dumped on me and one of my managers treats me like I"m constantly in the way or screwing up. No ones happy and they take it out on each other so no one else is either it seems.
Its not the managers fault, its the whole company. If the managers were treated like people, they'd probably be happie with their jobs and wouldn't be as hard on other people. Vicious cycle.

Since: Mar 12

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#22 Dec 13, 2012
I am seeing the same thing in the pharmacy. Hard not to take it out on the people you work with when you work 2 feet away from people and have to try not to bump into anyone while you get to the counter or the drive thru. I am working on insulating myself from the dark mood of the pharmacist and apathetic nature of most of the other technicians when I have to ask questions on behalf of a customer.

I come in, do my work, take care of the customer and say nothing about any other subjects at work or elsewhere unless specifically asked. Actively looking elsewhere. Walgreens wasn't my first job and it won't be my last.

Haven't seen any investments in the appearance or stock of my store. Thinking that we are the ugly stepsisters to the new wellness stores. What is the adage that the shoemaker's children are the last to get shoes?
outsider looking in

San Diego, CA

#23 Dec 14, 2012
no more wrote:
<quoted text>I feel the same way. nothing is ever good enough!! I have been with this company for 14 years and I am so very disappointed in the new management style they trying to enforce. Its not how you should be treating your employees! we are the out there working so hard. I have never had any problems with my managers, but now I HATE going to work because they treat us like Wagbots!! So over it!!
What is up with thank you and be well? If I was well I wouldn't be shopping for drugs. Why are these employees so unhappy? And some of the Management act like Royalty while the slaves toil in misery. I pray these employees find peace at work. This Business is doomed if that does not happen!
stacy

New York, NY

#24 Dec 14, 2012
I feel bad for any person stuck at Wags,because it is out of hand.I have a creep EXA that picks on handicap workers in front of customers.Yet no one thinks this is wrong.It has been a nightmare for over 4 years working my out.
gBg

Prairie Village, KS

#25 Dec 14, 2012
TiredRPH wrote:
<quoted text>
Sometimes I think it a a cruel joke. Script writer turned Wag HR policy writer.
You know those dbags sat around for days trying to come up with that stupid saying. co soooo backward these days.seems like once leader they r now Always trying to catch with CVS and others.at least CVS has house card to scan to give discount price to customers with no card.

Since: Dec 11

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#26 Dec 14, 2012
Some people just like to make the day harder.

Since: Aug 12

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#27 Dec 16, 2012
We have this employee that thinks she is an undercover cop and follows people around all night accusing them of stealing.
Rachelle

Indianapolis, IN

#28 Mar 23, 2013
I have been at walgreens for about 1 1/2 weeks. I started this job because my husband and I needed the extra income with our two children. I have also been in the Military for 8 years prior.

Anyways, The first couple of days were good, but NO ONE trained me. I only learned the front cashier stuff and then EVERY BODY was complaining to MGMT because I was "lazy". I was completely confused by this, because I had been doing my job as front cashier as best as I could.

I get a call in to the office, the Assistant Manager says "My pants are too casual, I ask TOO MANY questions and I need to start being "reliable" and part of the team".. I did not understand this. No one had been helping me with anything leading up to the conversation and I was getting in trouble for not being reliable because I would not switch times with another coworker. I think being reliable is showing up to your scheduled shifts, but I guess being reliable in walgreens world is taking other people's shifts and showing up for your own.

Finally, I met the third Manager. She treated me like crap the entire 8 hours. I did what I was l learned in the Military: Be respectful. But, I do not understand how she could treat me like such trash. Even in the Military, I was never treated like that. Well once: Basic Training. But, 8 years of Military service and I had some really great officers. I was treated with respect by all my military leaders and now I am in the civilian world and am treated like crap because I did not "face" a section perfectly.

I am starting to really hate my job and dreading going to work tomorrow. The manager that never knows the definition of respect will be my manager tomorrow AND I am def not looking forward to work tomorrow. Even though we need the income, I have already told my husbad I would like to quit. It is pretty bad when you have to deal with someone who will treat you like garbage for $7.50/hour.

I am basically just saying that the Walgreens that I WORK AT is horrible. The Managers do not talk with each other and one of the Managers treat people like crap. They NEED to learn the definition of "RESPECT". Just because we need the job does not mean we deserve to be treated like trash!
Ditto

Harker Heights, TX

#29 Mar 24, 2013
It's pretty much the same where I work They try to get to know you, maybe find a weakness so they can infiltrate themselves into your life, then try to seduce you with promises,they are like an abuser grooming the victim. They want to have control over getting others to do what they want. They tell you can talk to them and try to work things out but that is the last thing they want to do. They want to win and the only thing that matters if they get their way. It's more like ownership with alot of the managers. They figure out your vulnerable spots early on, and they exploit them,it might of even taken place at the interview. You mentioned you were in the military maybe they figured you would take orders and not ask questions. They look for qualities such as: If your giving or caring, naive, overconscientious, or overintellectual, follow orders, compliance. They will use these things against you. In other words the more you care about doing a good job or if you need the job to feed your family etc. The more management will exploint you. If you fight back or stand up for yourself or explain your situation, they will retaliate in order to gain back the control. Thats why they treat you like a 2nd class citizen. If you have a bully manager who acts like it is my way or the hwy. They don't want you to know your job as it makes them feel threatened they would rather have a slacker so it makes his lazy butt feel good.

Since: Mar 12

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#30 Mar 24, 2013
Ditto - well said.

Rachelle, I will just say that even if your management is respectful to you, that does not mean that they value you.

I think that I do my job with a minimum of complaining.(It doesn't seem like any complaining I have done has helped improve anything so I have just stopped.) It seems to me that Walgreens plans unofficially on having a high turnover workforce. If you care about doing a good job or keeping the customers happy, they will give you just enough encouragement to keep you coming into work and busting your butt but no visible signs of still having a job in the short-term or long-term.

Management in my store vacillates between ignoring me or riding me like a pony. Some of what is going on is just survival tactics during this time - I get that.

I work in the pharmacy and make a little more than a new cashier but this job is not worth an ulcer and while I used to see a future with Walgreens, I don't anymore. You can go anywhere and created like crap for $7+ an hour.

In any event, I think it is best to take care of yourself and do what is best for you and your family. Walgreens will certainly continue after we are all gone.
Pebbles

Orange Park, FL

#31 Apr 5, 2013
Ditto I totally agree!! My SM spends all day looking at camera footage to catch you doing anything they feel is wrong so the harassment begins everyday.., WAG is not the place I thought it was... Out of there
Bam

Dallas, TX

#32 Apr 5, 2013
ThrobbingWag wrote:
Walgreens is a monster. It will draw you in, consume you, spit you out, and move on to the next poor soul. I left Walgreens for a different job. Best decision I've made in the last two years.
where did you go?
RxSweetie

Las Vegas, NV

#33 Apr 25, 2013
WAG this wrote:
<quoted text>
This is so true. Sad, but true.
Anyone out there in an area doing the 'new' version of Good Faith Dispensing? The one with the 10 point checklist? Talk about changing so fast even the management can't keep up. There are 10 single line items on a checklist.... And so far over a dozen emails with more than 15 printed pages (full text 8.5 x 11) of clarifications on how to 'interpret'. And it still boils down to 'use your judgment'.


Yes, we are! And it's driving even our most loyal customers away!! Doctors are tired of explaing themselves and asking patients to use other pharmacies. Apparantly, the reasoning behind "Good Faith Dispensing" -vs- The DEA is QUITE contraversial...it's a time consuming, patient right to privacy violation that needs to stop!!! Maybe when numbers in scripts & patients decrease?? Not holding my breath, just following the "rules" as they continue to change weekly...#extremelyfrustrated
Hell greens

Buford, GA

#34 May 29, 2013
This is a HORRIBLE company to work for! My husband worked for them for 10 years and busted his butt every day. He only had 3 days off for the month of December! He had to work 6 days a week at least twice a month and every manager meeting they had they were threatened with their jobs. The new CEO only cares about "share holder value" and the poor employees are over worked and underpaid! The pharmacist really take a hit as well. They are constantly made to work by themselves and expected to fill every script perfectly-that's a disaster waiting to happen! I wouldnt trust my medicine to someone whos trying to fill all those prescriptions by themselves, ring people up, take phone calls, also call the drs offices to verify information and answer customers questions. To top it all off my husband was let go because a disgruntled employee complained on him over a conversation he only heard half of-they didn't listen to my husbands side of the story even though he had been with them for 10 years had achieved three awards for outperforming his sales goals and highest customer service satisfaction in his district. I strongly feel he was a victim of reverse discrimination but know there is nothing we can do but thank God he got away from this awful company Stay away from this hell hole called Walgreens -HORRIBLE HORRIBLE place to spend 40-60 hours a week at! They do not care about you and the company is not the same company that made such a great name for itself.
here

United States

#35 May 29, 2013
Hell greens wrote:
This is a HORRIBLE company to work for! My husband worked for them for 10 years and busted his butt every day. He only had 3 days off for the month of December! He had to work 6 days a week at least twice a month and every manager meeting they had they were threatened with their jobs. The new CEO only cares about "share holder value" and the poor employees are over worked and underpaid! The pharmacist really take a hit as well. They are constantly made to work by themselves and expected to fill every script perfectly-that's a disaster waiting to happen! I wouldnt trust my medicine to someone whos trying to fill all those prescriptions by themselves, ring people up, take phone calls, also call the drs offices to verify information and answer customers questions. To top it all off my husband was let go because a disgruntled employee complained on him over a conversation he only heard half of-they didn't listen to my husbands side of the story even though he had been with them for 10 years had achieved three awards for outperforming his sales goals and highest customer service satisfaction in his district. I strongly feel he was a victim of reverse discrimination but know there is nothing we can do but thank God he got away from this awful company Stay away from this hell hole called Walgreens -HORRIBLE HORRIBLE place to spend 40-60 hours a week at! They do not care about you and the company is not the same company that made such a great name for itself.
Yawn.
WAG yes

Ozark, MO

#36 Sep 18, 2013
I worked for Walgreens for almost 6 yrs. I started as a MGT and left as an EXA. The company has great values and a phenominal business plan. It's hard to see this unless you drink the cool aid! I moved to the Springfield District and left because of the way the district was ran and the way I was expected to treat honest hard working employees. I Liked my other two districts in KS and KY and would go back in a min. I went to CVS, you want to sit on here and complain, try doing your job plus 4 others at one time, oh now try walking in and because one task wasn't 100% you are written up. 3 and out is what I here from my upper mgt. That's a great attitude towards employees right! Hail to the WAG!!
overworkednunder paid

Cedar Park, TX

#37 Sep 19, 2013
I had a bit of the problem with training as well. The PPL's they had me do were a joke. When I was called into the office for poor performance, I patiently explained that no one in our team would take a moment to explain how they want me to do the simplest of tasks, yet complain how they are done. I then told the manager how much I enjoyed what I did, however if this was the type of team work I could expect from here on out, no matter how much I needed the money, I could and would start looking for a new position elsewhere. From then on when ever someone complained about how I was or was not doing my job, My answer was simply, well your the one that trained me on how to do it. One lady, god love her, took the time to actually show me what and how a few things needed to be done. From that day on, when asked to do something, most will ask me if I know how to do whatever and if not take the time to show me what to do. When they don't, then you can pretty well know, it was done wrong and now the manager has began to ask, who done it and were they shown how to do it.
Anonymous

Phoenix, AZ

#39 Sep 29, 2013
2 dope wrote:
No matter how hard i work or how many people's jobs I do it is never enough for my store manager. While He calls out sick once every 2 weeks or has an emergency.
It is just once piece of bs after another. The economy sucks bad I am thinking of taking a lesser paying job just to get free from this abysmal situation.
Anyone else feel the same when they goto work at Walgreens??
Ha! Yes I do. I took a lesser paying job just to have some peace of mind. I was right there with you.
Anonymous

Phoenix, AZ

#40 Sep 29, 2013
Rachelle wrote:
I have been at walgreens for about 1 1/2 weeks. I started this job because my husband and I needed the extra income with our two children. I have also been in the Military for 8 years prior.
Anyways, The first couple of days were good, but NO ONE trained me. I only learned the front cashier stuff and then EVERY BODY was complaining to MGMT because I was "lazy". I was completely confused by this, because I had been doing my job as front cashier as best as I could.
I get a call in to the office, the Assistant Manager says "My pants are too casual, I ask TOO MANY questions and I need to start being "reliable" and part of the team".. I did not understand this. No one had been helping me with anything leading up to the conversation and I was getting in trouble for not being reliable because I would not switch times with another coworker. I think being reliable is showing up to your scheduled shifts, but I guess being reliable in walgreens world is taking other people's shifts and showing up for your own.
Finally, I met the third Manager. She treated me like crap the entire 8 hours. I did what I was l learned in the Military: Be respectful. But, I do not understand how she could treat me like such trash. Even in the Military, I was never treated like that. Well once: Basic Training. But, 8 years of Military service and I had some really great officers. I was treated with respect by all my military leaders and now I am in the civilian world and am treated like crap because I did not "face" a section perfectly.
I am starting to really hate my job and dreading going to work tomorrow. The manager that never knows the definition of respect will be my manager tomorrow AND I am def not looking forward to work tomorrow. Even though we need the income, I have already told my husbad I would like to quit. It is pretty bad when you have to deal with someone who will treat you like garbage for $7.50/hour.
I am basically just saying that the Walgreens that I WORK AT is horrible. The Managers do not talk with each other and one of the Managers treat people like crap. They NEED to learn the definition of "RESPECT". Just because we need the job does not mean we deserve to be treated like trash!
All I can say to this is "welcome to Walgreens." I have been here for 6 long ass years. I hate it. I stepped down recently from manager to photo tech. Looking for other jobs just no luck yet. Your story is typical of Walgreens.
sick-of-it

Jeffersonville, IN

#41 Oct 18, 2013
I can't hardly tolerate my job at Walgreens. The pharmacy is just a rat race. Not enough help. all the same Walgeens wants you to give excellent customer service with short wait time for the customer. All with a big smile and thankyou, while the employees are getting kicked in the butt. The working schedule is horrible. Most of the time you have no clue what your schedule is going to be within 2 weeks advance.I would not recommend this company for a decent job for anyone.

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