store managers pay

Since: Jan 12

United States

#21 May 26, 2012
CaliManager wrote:
MGTSF, why the f**k are you on this forum??? All u do is bitch and complain that you are quitting the moment you can find a better job! I'm on here because I plan on sticking around and because I find it comical to read some of this stuff... U sure seem to bud in a lot for not planning on sticking around. Does it make u feel better that someone is actually listening to you? Just do us all a favor and quit already! We could use the savings in payroll. Besides, odds are we could promote an HPS that will probably outperform you and definitely bitch less than u. Be grateful u still have a job... Millions of people on the job market would love to take ur position.:)
I'm on this forum to keep informed. Yes I am looking for something better. I have had job offers. Since I'm not getting axed right this minute, I can afford to be picky about what I accept. I also still have sick days and Vacation, wouldnt want to leave any money on the table ya know. If they would like to find a drone to replace me, then I'm all for it! Lucky I still have a job? I live in san francisco. Finding another job here isnt exactly all that difficult. Complaining? OF COURSE! We are also here to vent our frustrations. Im not here to pick fights though. Our posts would be better replaced with more leaked info.
ConcernedMGT

Cordele, GA

#22 May 26, 2012
I had a 90 day contract offered to me writing WBSs. I really need the hours for my PMP certification. Alas, I couldn't do it to much risk for my family.

Since: Jan 12

United States

#23 May 26, 2012
CaliManager wrote:
You all sound like a bunch of f***in' haters! Hating on the fact that you never made it to SM level. Sure, managers will see some sort of cut... Worst case scenario, if they do "eliminate" SM position (probably in five years or less) it will be an opportunity for the company to get rid of both the bad EXA's and bad SM's. I can guarantee that there are many more better SM's than EXA's. What does that mean? It means that those SM's the company decides to keep will be stepping down to the Co-Mgr position that you all seem to know so much about. Guess you all must have connections at corporate. If you truly are the best of the best, like so many of u claim to be, then you should have no reason to worry because you can succeed anywhere. My advice to you is stop worrying about what the company is doing to you, and start thinking about what you can do for yourself.
And YOU sound just like the managers I heard from Borders. Everyone felt that if they worked extra hard they wouldn't be cut. They were....kinda right. They may have earned the right to stay a little longer, but with time "performance" doesn't matter. You will be cut based on need, not performance. I hope you see that this "pay by performance" is being used to squeeze whatever juice they can out of you, before they kick you to the curb. We aren't jealous of your position, we are a bit annoyed that u haven't gotten all the koolaid out of your system yet.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#24 May 27, 2012
You do know that this is what they want - for us to sell each other out to make their life a little easier and speed along the transition. As someone on this forum said a few months ago, it is not about Walgreens making money, it is about Walgreens making more money than they did the year before.

They say they want customer service but we are spread so thin, I have customer's walking out. Our store isn't as clean as it used to be. I do what I can to pick up trash as I see it but I don't have time to mop the whole floor. When we are as short-staffed as the nearest CVS and the we are dirtier than nearest Walmart store, customers are going to start noticing. If I were a Walgreens customer, I would start to go to Target or mail order for my maintenance medications. If Target ever adds a drive-thru, we are really screwed.

Even if some comments are less than kind or downright mean, I am able to skim over those to read the comments of those people that are glad to have a place to vent or have something to share. Each store is such an island. It is easy to forget that there are hundreds of flies (I mean people) tangled in this web and we are all nervous that the spider (I mean the people executing this "field transformation") is coming for us next.

The secrecy of it all is what is getting to me. The only control I feel I have is look for something else or plan for another future so I have started to think about those options.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#25 May 27, 2012
I meant to write "customers walking out".
RXM

Phoenix, AZ

#26 May 27, 2012
Here's how I think it will shake out in the long-run

Store Side
-DM keeps their responsibilities and also take over part of the pharmacy side
-CLs will watch over 4 stores
-SMs will eventually be worked out except for the CL and possibly one CL-in-training per community
-ASMs will run the store on a daily basis

Pharmacy Side
-The RXS position will go away and be replaced with RXCL
-The RXCLs will spend one shift per pay period going to stores in the community and doing what the RXS currently does.
-RXMs will be in charge of the pharmacy and the employees there.

The writing is on the wall for SMs and RXS. RXMs are going through IMPACT training so that they can manage employees and be held responsible for the business side of the pharmacy. They're also giving one RXM in each community more responsibilities. They're preparing the RXMs to manage themselves without an RXS.

SMs will be put in a similar position as the MGTs currently are. They will fight for CLs positions and those that don't get one will become ASMs (under a new title). They'll probably also create a CL-T position.

This is just my guess of what will happen in the next decade based on what I'm seeing and hearing.
Really

Sayre, PA

#27 May 28, 2012
Timerbuy wrote:
But they will not be cutting sm pay $20 k. That would make them lower than exa now. But a cut is expected.
Just remember it won't be considered a pay cut. When they re-code the SM to Store Leader it's a brand new position with a whole new pay scale. You will either accept it or leave and the ASM will fill your shoes.
The ASM 40kish Store Leader 50kish to start. Sounds good unless you have been with the company for a long time and then it sucks.
There are EXA's making 50 plus bonus. I feel for them.
sadforwag

Campbell, CA

#28 May 28, 2012
Really wrote:
<quoted text> Just remember it won't be considered a pay cut. When they re-code the SM to Store Leader it's a brand new position with a whole new pay scale. You will either accept it or leave and the ASM will fill your shoes.
The ASM 40kish Store Leader 50kish to start. Sounds good unless you have been with the company for a long time and then it sucks.
There are EXA's making 50 plus bonus. I feel for them.
Your right on. This is why they are having one on one talks
snickerdoodle

Hampshire, IL

#29 May 28, 2012
yipes im one of those exas...sucks we cant get severance package...corporate got them, again goes to show you how company feels about store personnel, we are the bastard children of the company..fair thing would be to at least offer some severance--guess us overpaid exas will take the cut then just say "f it" and not make any effort to do anything..let them fire us so we can collect benefits ... i aint working over 44 hours, gonna use up my sick days..word to you other exas soon to be cut downp--dont forget about disability benefits--got some ache/pain need surgery for, claim it to wags-file a claim at work so you can stay out for 2 months or more with 100% pay--before you say how awful it is to act his way==just remember wags treats up like crap and wants us out--doesnt matter if you are a great loyal worker--you are not needed because you are paid too much--
snickerdoodle

Hampshire, IL

#30 May 28, 2012
last thing...just remember you get disability benefits each year--use it every year--best way, go on disability in november, stretch to january 1 of new year, then you can reapply for another 2 months because new year has kicked in,,or worst case scenerio--use up your maximum each year..free vacations..

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#31 May 28, 2012
Really wrote:
<quoted text> Just remember it won't be considered a pay cut. When they re-code the SM to Store Leader it's a brand new position with a whole new pay scale. You will either accept it or leave and the ASM will fill your shoes.
The ASM 40kish Store Leader 50kish to start. Sounds good unless you have been with the company for a long time and then it sucks.
There are EXA's making 50 plus bonus. I feel for them.
i dont feel for exa's, are you kidding me? most mgts make about 20k less and now taking another 8k paycut. on top of the ot cut a few years ago.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#32 May 29, 2012
Gone fishing... please leave your paychecks in my account. ~Wasson~ just another sign possibly seen when one visits corporate.

Since: Feb 12

Arlington, TX

#34 May 29, 2012
CaliManager wrote:
You all sound like a bunch of f***in' haters! Hating on the fact that you never made it to SM level. Sure, managers will see some sort of cut... Worst case scenario, if they do "eliminate" SM position (probably in five years or less) it will be an opportunity for the company to get rid of both the bad EXA's and bad SM's. I can guarantee that there are many more better SM's than EXA's. What does that mean? It means that those SM's the company decides to keep will be stepping down to the Co-Mgr position that you all seem to know so much about. Guess you all must have connections at corporate. If you truly are the best of the best, like so many of u claim to be, then you should have no reason to worry because you can succeed anywhere. My advice to you is stop worrying about what the company is doing to you, and start thinking about what you can do for yourself.
A major flaw in your argument is that all the really good Store Managers and EXAs (Assistants for that matter) will be gone before accepting a 20% paycut. Therefor, there will only be average or below average people around to fill those positions (you should be safe).
CaliManager

Fontana, CA

#35 May 30, 2012
FormerMgr wrote:
<quoted text>
A major flaw in your argument is that all the really good Store Managers and EXAs (Assistants for that matter) will be gone before accepting a 20% paycut. Therefor, there will only be average or below average people around to fill those positions (you should be safe).
All kidding aside, I am one of the better managers in my district. I hustled through the MGT & EXA program and got my store within 3 years. Not too shabby considering the low
number of opportunities for promotion in the past couple of years. I'm great with my staff and I'm
very involved in my community... Not to mention
that I probably run the cleanest store in my
district. I first started to check in on this website to find info on upcoming changes. Instead, all I read about was crying about severance pay and drinking the kool-aid. Do I hate what what's going on with the company??? Of course! Do I believe that SMs will soon face some form of adversity?? Of course! All you have to do is look at our successful competitors (CVS) and expect that Walgreens is going to jump on board with their management structure. WAG started with a management structure of big box retail; only to soon find out that small box retail can be run in a much more cost friendly manner. Like I've said before, everyone on here needs to stop worrying about what WAG is doing to them and start thinking of what they can do for themselves.
The sand man

Salt Lake City, UT

#36 May 30, 2012
CaliManager wrote:
<quoted text>
All kidding aside, I am one of the better managers in my district. I hustled through the MGT & EXA program and got my store within 3 years. Not too shabby considering the low
number of opportunities for promotion in the past couple of years. I'm great with my staff and I'm
very involved in my community... Not to mention
that I probably run the cleanest store in my
district. I first started to check in on this website to find info on upcoming changes. Instead, all I read about was crying about severance pay and drinking the kool-aid. Do I hate what what's going on with the company??? Of course! Do I believe that SMs will soon face some form of adversity?? Of course! All you have to do is look at our successful competitors (CVS) and expect that Walgreens is going to jump on board with their management structure. WAG started with a management structure of big box retail; only to soon find out that small box retail can be run in a much more cost friendly manner. Like I've said before, everyone on here needs to stop worrying about what WAG is doing to them and start thinking of what they can do for themselves.
What flavor you have today?
CaliManager

United States

#37 May 30, 2012
The sand man wrote:
<quoted text>
What flavor you have today?
Raspberry... My favorite! Haha!

Since: Feb 12

Arlington, TX

#38 May 30, 2012
CaliManager wrote:
<quoted text>
Raspberry... My favorite! Haha!
Topix needs a 'Like' button.
Cypress Tx

Houston, TX

#39 May 31, 2012
This is really concerning I see a possible bankruptcy in my future. If this happens I guess where moving to Austin and starting over. What Walgreens will be paying is not enough for the amount of stress we have. I'm sure some hating RXM s will chime in. During my tenure with this company I have never figured out why RXM s fill this way if you don't like your career do something different. It's unfortunate this is happening I really liked my job but I won't bend over. Just waiting to see what happens.
chip

Kansas City, KS

#40 May 31, 2012
Cypress, I can tell by your misspellings that your must be another dumb dumb chair filler. If you seriously can't manage your finances well enough on a good salary then that is your own fault. I'm one of those rxms you refer to. I don't like the chair fillers mainly cause they are lazy and ask more and more out of me while their whole day is one long break. Get out of my pharmacy, i'm busy. Dumb, dumbs usually stand right in the way, I wish I had as much time to waste as then. I like my career enough to continue, it would be better without the babysitter.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#41 May 31, 2012
chip wrote:
Cypress, I can tell by your misspellings that your must be another dumb dumb chair filler. If you seriously can't manage your finances well enough on a good salary then that is your own fault. I'm one of those rxms you refer to. I don't like the chair fillers mainly cause they are lazy and ask more and more out of me while their whole day is one long break. Get out of my pharmacy, i'm busy. Dumb, dumbs usually stand right in the way, I wish I had as much time to waste as then. I like my career enough to continue, it would be better without the babysitter.
words of wisdom from another socio-economic elitist with an over inflated opinion of themselves.
your world is changing and your arrogance can't stop it. You now have to do more than just verify scripts, you have a business to help run and it sounds like you're a little afraid of the challenge. Your store manager knows how to run a business and can help you. So the sooner you step down off your self appointed pedestal and learn to work with them the easier is will be for all.

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