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#41 Apr 28, 2012
If your SM quit and you, as an EXA, were offered the SM position BUT at your current salary would you take it?

I'm somewhat comfortable with what I make. If I were offered the position before I found another job (VERY UNLIKELY I'D BE OFFERED), I would take it.

How about you?

Since: Apr 12

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#42 Apr 28, 2012
wagexa wrote:
If your SM quit and you, as an EXA, were offered the SM position BUT at your current salary would you take it?
I'm somewhat comfortable with what I make. If I were offered the position before I found another job (VERY UNLIKELY I'D BE OFFERED), I would take it.
How about you?
I am not in management so bear with me. I am just going by what I have read on this forum. Do you know the exact timing of when the SM, MGT, and EXA postions go away?(I think I have read 18-24 months but other people have mentioned specific dates - April 2013, April 2014?)

I don't know how much you need the money but I think the position that you could keep the longest at the regular pay might be the most secure option of the 3 positions while you consider or pursue other options. I would just make sure that if you move into another position, you would not be forced to transition any sooner than others in that same position.

Since: Jan 12

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#43 Apr 28, 2012
WAG watcher wrote:
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I am not in management so bear with me. I am just going by what I have read on this forum. Do you know the exact timing of when the SM, MGT, and EXA postions go away?(I think I have read 18-24 months but other people have mentioned specific dates - April 2013, April 2014?)
I don't know how much you need the money but I think the position that you could keep the longest at the regular pay might be the most secure option of the 3 positions while you consider or pursue other options. I would just make sure that if you move into another position, you would not be forced to transition any sooner than others in that same position.
There is an exact timeline under storenet at work the field transformation website
wow

United States

#44 Apr 28, 2012
Bonus hunter wrote:
Regional VP
r u sure?
big brother

Avoca, NY

#45 Apr 28, 2012
wagexa wrote:
If your SM quit and you, as an EXA, were offered the SM position BUT at your current salary would you take it?
I'm somewhat comfortable with what I make. If I were offered the position before I found another job (VERY UNLIKELY I'D BE OFFERED), I would take it.
How about you?
Their is one problem with that. What they are going to pay the ASM is "less" Than and I'm sure of this, what you are making as an EXA. Now ask yourself t he same question only would I be happy with taking less for alot more responsiblity.
I am very sure that they will find people out there that will be willing to step into the position for the money they want to pay.
lowcashier

Brooklyn, NY

#46 Apr 28, 2012
We should. get some of the bonus we do the work
Bonus hunter

United States

#47 Apr 28, 2012
wow wrote:
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r u sure?
Pretty damn sure I know who my regional vp is......
Good luck in your future endeavors guys. You will do just fine instead of well.
Duckie

San Pablo, CA

#48 Apr 28, 2012
imjustskinandbonz- If you're not happy with Wags then quit. Ain't nobody holding you back, give your spot to someone else who WANTs to be a store manager.

With the new changes, those who step down to SFL, will keep their current pay until the "cap" is raised. I don't know about other districts, in mine there are not enough exa for every store and have about 20-41 ASM/ASM-T positons opens,and 100 current mgts. Meaning half of the mgts will be "promoted" to what would be the exa position.
hello there

Twin Falls, ID

#49 Apr 29, 2012
so from what your saying it will be a 7k drop in pay basically for me... that hurts and I am the income for my home...I guess it is time to dust off the ol' diploma uh! Just another chapter in the working world... I guess this is better than mass firing...
bewell

Saint Peters, MO

#50 Apr 29, 2012
hello there wrote:
so from what your saying it will be a 7k drop in pay basically for me... that hurts and I am the income for my home...I guess it is time to dust off the ol' diploma uh! Just another chapter in the working world... I guess this is better than mass firing...
Don't base your decision off of what one person says on here. No info has been released about ASM pay. No VP in their right mind would leak that info to anyone this early on. Besides, you may have a chance at SM in the near future since some current ones may not want to ride out the storm. Have faith. The cream rises to the top.:-)
PLOP FIZ

Avoca, NY

#51 Apr 29, 2012
Even better. SM to ASM. Ouch That would hurt.

Since: Jan 12

San Carlos, CA

#52 Apr 29, 2012
bewell wrote:
<quoted text>Don't base your decision off of what one person says on here. No info has been released about ASM pay. No VP in their right mind would leak that info to anyone this early on. Besides, you may have a chance at SM in the near future since some current ones may not want to ride out the storm. Have faith. The cream rises to the top.:-)
And i wonder what cream that will be? This place is starting to experience a Brain Drain. The Smart ones with enough foresight are getting out now. Whats left will be, well...whatever is left. May the cream rise to the top sure, cream of what though?
Bonus hunter

United States

#53 Apr 29, 2012
Cream of mushroom, fungus for brains
Geraldo

Houston, TX

#54 Apr 29, 2012
bewell wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't base your decision off of what one person says on here. No info has been released about ASM pay. No VP in their right mind would leak that info to anyone this early on. Besides, you may have a chance at SM in the near future since some current ones may not want to ride out the storm. Have faith. The cream rises to the top.:-)
Yeah, they'll rise to become the cream on a top of a pile of s***t.

Since: Feb 12

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#55 May 3, 2012
Base pay for EXA is not $47,000 in all markets. Some are lower. Even so, if the $40,000 base pay for ASM is true that's going to be ridiculous. There are MGTs making over $20 an hour in the company. If you make $20 an hour your gross "salary" working 40 hours a week 52 weeks a year is $41,600. If you are a good enough MGT to get promoted to ASM in a crappy store where you won't get a bonus, congratulations you get a pay cut for more responsibility.
its amazing

Jersey City, NJ

#56 May 4, 2012
So...here's a thought for the ages...the 40k for ASM sounds about right when you consider CVS will start you off between 35-45k depending on market. For a store manager, they will start off between 45-55k based on volume of store (slow stores pay less) and market. Why would Walgreens be but so different. The bonuses at CVS was always a joke so in reality for retail specifically...Walgreens is bringing everything to market rates versus above market rates. They are copying structures and pay that most retail follow now (generally speaking of course). Want to fix your problem? Get an education, move on or move up...otherwise...stop complaining

Since: Jan 12

United States

#57 May 4, 2012
its amazing wrote:
So...here's a thought for the ages...the 40k for ASM sounds about right when you consider CVS will start you off between 35-45k depending on market. For a store manager, they will start off between 45-55k based on volume of store (slow stores pay less) and market. Why would Walgreens be but so different. The bonuses at CVS was always a joke so in reality for retail specifically...Walgreens is bringing everything to market rates versus above market rates. They are copying structures and pay that most retail follow now (generally speaking of course). Want to fix your problem? Get an education, move on or move up...otherwise...stop complaining
Its not the point. The point is this company used to pride itself on being ABOVE the standard. Especially those that remember when a Walgreen was actually in charge. As this company gets further and further away from its core values, the ones that bought into the idea with a firm grasp of ownership feel betrayed. So i guess we are here to vent our frustrations, but also to mourn for a company that is a shell of its former self.
whywagswhy

United States

#58 May 4, 2012
MGTSF wrote:
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Its not the point. The point is this company used to pride itself on being ABOVE the standard. Especially those that remember when a Walgreen was actually in charge. As this company gets further and further away from its core values, the ones that bought into the idea with a firm grasp of ownership feel betrayed. So i guess we are here to vent our frustrations, but also to mourn for a company that is a shell of its former self.
i agree you all need to quit the pity party
its amazing

Jersey City, NJ

#59 May 4, 2012
MGTSF wrote:
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Its not the point. The point is this company used to pride itself on being ABOVE the standard. Especially those that remember when a Walgreen was actually in charge. As this company gets further and further away from its core values, the ones that bought into the idea with a firm grasp of ownership feel betrayed. So i guess we are here to vent our frustrations, but also to mourn for a company that is a shell of its former self.
Point made and understood. I would also take these moments to embrace the change coming forward so that we are not considered the "old tymers" stuck on what use to be instead of what is and what's going to be. Part of our growth as individuals is embracing the change, whether life or job. Mourning the loss of a great company is something to be expected....Walgreens was great....they are on to the next chapter...we should be too

Since: Jan 12

United States

#60 May 4, 2012
its amazing wrote:
<quoted text>Point made and understood. I would also take these moments to embrace the change coming forward so that we are not considered the "old tymers" stuck on what use to be instead of what is and what's going to be. Part of our growth as individuals is embracing the change, whether life or job. Mourning the loss of a great company is something to be expected....Walgreens was great....they are on to the next chapter...we should be too
Agreed

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