COSMIC MARGE

New York, NY

#21 Dec 25, 2012
To be honest my S.M./EXA really deserved to be on the PIP because of 100% being lazy.They thought retail hours are the same as a banks .Both would bolt for the doors leaving even after knowing that the store was trashed with no help to cover the very busy weekend shifts.If someone let me get away doing nothing but talking on my cell phone ,eating chips, making plans for Cub Scout meetings while making 70k a year , you can bet I would do the same thing.It's all a joke they know when the DM is going to visit . The store stays clean for 1 day then is left trashed just hours until the next visit.I kept my Cosmetic area neat and clean but that was just not the case for the rest of the store.I think the stores should be clean 24-7 not just because a DM is in town.GHEESH ... GET A GRIP !

Since: Dec 11

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#22 Dec 25, 2012
So if managers need to be 3s, what is considered a good score for cashiers and such?

Since: Jan 12

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#23 Dec 25, 2012
Smallkitten wrote:
So if managers need to be 3s, what is considered a good score for cashiers and such?
Cashiers should also be 3s.

3 is meeting expectations. If someone doesn't meet expectations, a development plan should be in place to help them step up their game, and if they don't improve, disciplinary actions should be taken.

Managers and cashiers are rated on different areas and have different expectations, but in the end, a 3 is the minimum goal. Every employee is required to review their competencies every year so they understand what they're being rated on, so there should be no surprises for what's expected from each position.
PIP A

Bronx, NY

#24 Dec 26, 2012
Our SM is a lumox that gave great reviews to rejects ,promoted his gal pals BFF because he was screwing her.This gave an entire new meaning to HILL BILLY PORN and still no one could figure out why the store was a mess, or why piles of resets were never finished because the girl he put in charge of them called off twice a week, for a solid year.Mean while the people that worked hard for years were subjected to poor reviews.I did not recieve a great review for hard work, or for picking up the slack, nahhhh... I only earned a great review when I started gazing at my SM'S cock like it was a tootsie pop ,only then was I rewarded with a decent review.It's not about what you do but more about WHO YOU DO! That's the way it worked at my store until Corp. came in to get the store back on track or least make the under achieving management staff actually work.The DM'S CL'S should start talking to the store level employee's prior to any reviews.
mmhae

Cottage Grove, WI

#25 Dec 27, 2012
Let's face facts. Wags is using any means necessary to lower their expenses, meaning salary costs. If they can get rid of someone making $18 an hour and hire someone who is willing to accept $10 an hour they think they are the wizards of commerce. Problem is you get what you pay for. The $10 employee is going to be worth exactly that. PIP, if you get placed on that document everything. And, be sure to get copies of everything that they are requesting you to do and that you have completed the requested tasks. In our household, the employee completed all requested tasks, note that they were being held to a different standard then other same level employees. The SM claimed that they were also documenting that the tasks were completed, note in the personnel file stated (prior to the termination date) terminate on XX/XX/2012. It is not right that they hold one employee to a certain standard and not the others, by the way the tasks that they were demanding be done are NO longer and have never been completed by same level employees. What a setup. I'm just waiting for the class action lawsuits to start up.
Anyone work off the clock? Be sure to document that information every time it happens. Protect yourself, you are more important then any corporate bigwig.

Since: Dec 12

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#26 Dec 27, 2012
mmhae wrote:
In our household, the employee completed all requested tasks, note that they were being held to a different standard then other same level employees. The SM claimed that they were also documenting that the tasks were completed, note in the personnel file stated (prior to the termination date) terminate on XX/XX/2012. It is not right that they hold one employee to a certain standard and not the others.
That's right, they'll pull any excuse out of their rear ends to disqualify you.

My friend, an EXA, was put on the PIP for his failure to "engage" employees and only does work day in and day out. Yet another highly touted EXA was praised as "hard working , great work ethic, and a risk taker with merchandising" BUT has a major weakness of "poor communications skills". Does that make sense?

You're tageted for other reasons other than those stated. Get out NOW. Fair or not, it's your own job and career.
Vito

Baltimore, MD

#27 Dec 27, 2012
If you are given a pip you have 60 days or you are fired plain and simple. These are used to simply get people who have pissed superiors off and go against the grain

Since: Nov 12

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#28 Dec 27, 2012
I've been enjoying this thread with much amusement. It's funny how anti-company employees work themselves into a frenzy feeding off each other's bullshit. There are managers in my last district who have been on PiPs, off and on, for better part of a year and not a single one has been terminated. So, you can forget all this nonsense you been posting. Generally speaking, in life, good employees succeed and bad ones fail. In Walgreens, it's no different.
PIP Fudging BLOWS

Woodhaven, NY

#29 Jan 9, 2013
I have 10 years in the company. And I cant understand how the going to base my whole time there on a 2 month time span. If a wrongful termination lawsuit turns into a class action lawsuit then maybe there will be some hope.
What bothers me more is that when I got my review I was told that I "Passed" and not all of a sudden Im on my way out.
The last two years I lost time of from my daughter and been transferred around like crazy.
I think that Im being picked on is because I called HR on the DM while preggo

Since: Feb 12

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#30 Jan 9, 2013
COSMIC MARGE wrote:
To be honest my S.M./EXA really deserved to be on the PIP because of 100% being lazy.They thought retail hours are the same as a banks .Both would bolt for the doors leaving even after knowing that the store was trashed with no help to cover the very busy weekend shifts.If someone let me get away doing nothing but talking on my cell phone ,eating chips, making plans for Cub Scout meetings while making 70k a year , you can bet I would do the same thing.It's all a joke they know when the DM is going to visit . The store stays clean for 1 day then is left trashed just hours until the next visit.I kept my Cosmetic area neat and clean but that was just not the case for the rest of the store.I think the stores should be clean 24-7 not just because a DM is in town.GHEESH ... GET A GRIP !
Sounds like a female SM around here except she is worried about her hair appointments that make her look worse then her srawny arse looks already.

Since: Jul 12

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#31 Jan 10, 2013
PIP Fudging BLOWS wrote:
I have 10 years in the company. And I cant understand how the going to base my whole time there on a 2 month time span. If a wrongful termination lawsuit turns into a class action lawsuit then maybe there will be some hope.
What bothers me more is that when I got my review I was told that I "Passed" and not all of a sudden Im on my way out.
The last two years I lost time of from my daughter and been transferred around like crazy.
I think that Im being picked on is because I called HR on the DM while preggo
It would help you tremendously if you explained your situation better.

What do you mean you're being judged on 2 months time span?
What do you mean you 'passed' and now you're on your way out?
Is your DM known for transferring people all over? I have had one that did it every year to me - some DMs are pricks and don't realize it's detrimental to keep putting different managers in stores instead of giving some stability to stores. Staff/employees are always highly impacted when managers get moved out and have to get to know a new manager.

Why did you call HR on the DM while you were pregnant?
PIP Fudging BLOWS

Woodhaven, NY

#32 Jan 11, 2013
Donnelly007 wrote:
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It would help you tremendously if you explained your situation better.
What do you mean you're being judged on 2 months time span?
What do you mean you 'passed' and now you're on your way out?
Is your DM known for transferring people all over? I have had one that did it every year to me - some DMs are pricks and don't realize it's detrimental to keep putting different managers in stores instead of giving some stability to stores. Staff/employees are always highly impacted when managers get moved out and have to get to know a new manager.
Why did you call HR on the DM while you were pregnant?
I was told by the CL that I will be terminated in 30 days on the 31st of DEC. I was given a PIP in NOv. I looked at the paper trail that the MGR has been paving. They (Cl and MGR) claim that I dont "communicate" but when I looked at all the notes for the past year, I put notes on the notes that was left for me.

For my yearly performance review, I was told by mg MGR that "I passed, so Im getting my raise" this was in Aug/July. I thought nothing of it, but in NOV Im told that my performance review is now no longer "good enough"

From Oct 2010=Dec 2011 I have in 4 stores. I was in one store when I became pregnant then I was transferred to a stop further from my home and hospital to "accommodate my condition." After having my child I was put close to my house and that worked out well for my and my babysitting needs.(Jan 2011) in May 2011 I was transferred to a store that was further away from me and closed at midnight. Then in Nov/DEc2011 I was transferred to a store that was on the other side of the borough.

I called HR on the DM while pregnant because my pregnancy was known. It was also known that I dont drive and would be hard to travel at 7.5 months pregnant to a store on the other side of borough to be a "ccr"

Since: Dec 12

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#33 Jan 12, 2013
you sound like one of those "i'm pregnant and need special treatment" type of broads.

You adjust to your work. Your work doesn't need to adjust to you.
PIP Fudging BLOWS wrote:
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I was told by the CL that I will be terminated in 30 days on the 31st of DEC. I was given a PIP in NOv. I looked at the paper trail that the MGR has been paving. They (Cl and MGR) claim that I dont "communicate" but when I looked at all the notes for the past year, I put notes on the notes that was left for me.
For my yearly performance review, I was told by mg MGR that "I passed, so Im getting my raise" this was in Aug/July. I thought nothing of it, but in NOV Im told that my performance review is now no longer "good enough"
From Oct 2010=Dec 2011 I have in 4 stores. I was in one store when I became pregnant then I was transferred to a stop further from my home and hospital to "accommodate my condition." After having my child I was put close to my house and that worked out well for my and my babysitting needs.(Jan 2011) in May 2011 I was transferred to a store that was further away from me and closed at midnight. Then in Nov/DEc2011 I was transferred to a store that was on the other side of the borough.
I called HR on the DM while pregnant because my pregnancy was known. It was also known that I dont drive and would be hard to travel at 7.5 months pregnant to a store on the other side of borough to be a "ccr"
PIP Fudging BLOWS

Woodhaven, NY

#34 Jan 12, 2013
OutCastEXA wrote:
you sound like one of those "i'm pregnant and need special treatment" type of broads.
You adjust to your work. Your work doesn't need to adjust to you.
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Ill be one of those "broads" as you call them. If you were my exa and tried to make me life up cases of 100oz tide or case of 3L. Poland spring water. I would call HR on you.

I REFUSE to put my unborn child at risk just complete a task.

I see how you think, proof of why you're an "OutcastEXA"
WaGEXA

Eugene, OR

#35 Jan 12, 2013
PIP Fudging BLOWS wrote:
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Ill be one of those "broads" as you call them. If you were my exa and tried to make me life up cases of 100oz tide or case of 3L. Poland spring water. I would call HR on you.
I REFUSE to put my unborn child at risk just complete a task.
I see how you think, proof of why you're an "OutcastEXA"
Your earlier comment was travel-related, not based off of the tasks to be completed at the store. Certainly reasonable accommodations can be made at the store for your shifts, but not showing up at all because of a lack of transportation would be unacceptable to me.

Since: Feb 12

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#36 Jan 12, 2013
PIP Fudging BLOWS wrote:
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Ill be one of those "broads" as you call them. If you were my exa and tried to make me life up cases of 100oz tide or case of 3L. Poland spring water. I would call HR on you.
I REFUSE to put my unborn child at risk just complete a task.
I see how you think, proof of why you're an "OutcastEXA"
No offense but it is not our problem you decided to get pregnant.....either do the job or go home. Men do not get any special treatment in this regard if i need to be home and help my wife. I think pregnant women are hot....but seriously i shouldnt have to double or triple my personal workload because of your choice to have kids.
Wife

Metairie, LA

#37 Jan 12, 2013
joeybutterfucco wrote:
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No offense but it is not our problem you decided to get pregnant.....either do the job or go home. Men do not get any special treatment in this regard if i need to be home and help my wife. I think pregnant women are hot....but seriously i shouldnt have to double or triple my personal workload because of your choice to have kids.
This reminds me when my husband was stuck as a floater and had to work at a 24 hour store on a Friday night in the middle of the New Orleans hood the day before I was due with my now 13 year old. Nope. Even back then, Walgreens did not care even after he warned them over and over I might go into labor. Thankfully the store was one block from the hospital, but I kept thinking someone was going to stick a gun to his head for drugs. Anyway the darn girl was late as usual, and I had to be induced a few days later. Guess what? The day we went home with her, he had to drop us off and go to work for the 2-10 shift. Not in the hood thankfully. Nope. No time off. If I recall, he had to call in the day I had her and then work the next day while I was stuck in the hospital. Then he got stuck doing overnights for awhile, so I had to deal with TWO babies at the same time. So, it is interesting to see gender does not matter in Wally world. I actually thought things were better the two or three years before esi fiasco. How quickly things reverted back...

Since: Dec 12

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#38 Jan 13, 2013
He should have asked for vacation time near your delivery date. Plan ahead. We can't plan our schedule on the fly depending one what YOU need at a moments notice.
Wife wrote:
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This reminds me when my husband was stuck as a floater and had to work at a 24 hour store on a Friday night in the middle of the New Orleans hood the day before I was due with my now 13 year old. Nope. Even back then, Walgreens did not care even after he warned them over and over I might go into labor. Thankfully the store was one block from the hospital, but I kept thinking someone was going to stick a gun to his head for drugs. Anyway the darn girl was late as usual, and I had to be induced a few days later. Guess what? The day we went home with her, he had to drop us off and go to work for the 2-10 shift. Not in the hood thankfully. Nope. No time off. If I recall, he had to call in the day I had her and then work the next day while I was stuck in the hospital. Then he got stuck doing overnights for awhile, so I had to deal with TWO babies at the same time. So, it is interesting to see gender does not matter in Wally world. I actually thought things were better the two or three years before esi fiasco. How quickly things reverted back...
Wife

Metairie, LA

#39 Jan 13, 2013
OutCastEXA wrote:
He should have asked for vacation time near your delivery date. Plan ahead. We can't plan our schedule on the fly depending one what YOU need at a moments notice.
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I had to think a minute to remember why he didn't. We went to Europe a few months before using most of the time. In hind site, I would still do it the same way because Florida is the farthest I have been in years. I think I was fussing about the thought process of putting him in a 24 hr store in the hood the day before I was having a child when there were about 10 other floaters that could have done the shift. In this day, this is what Corporate America is like. He just fussed yesterday about his store being open on the parade route for Mardi Gras. I told him to suck it up and not fuss....and volunteer to work it for the full 12 hr shift.
WaGEXA

Eugene, OR

#40 Jan 13, 2013
Wife wrote:
<quoted text>
I had to think a minute to remember why he didn't. We went to Europe a few months before using most of the time. In hind site, I would still do it the same way because Florida is the farthest I have been in years. I think I was fussing about the thought process of putting him in a 24 hr store in the hood the day before I was having a child when there were about 10 other floaters that could have done the shift. In this day, this is what Corporate America is like. He just fussed yesterday about his store being open on the parade route for Mardi Gras. I told him to suck it up and not fuss....and volunteer to work it for the full 12 hr shift.
So your husband and you knew you were pregnant, and decided to fly to Europe instead of using the vacation time to care for yourself and your newborn child...

...now you know why there was little sympathy from the store for your situation.

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