Have a great/decent manager? Not for ...

Have a great/decent manager? Not for much longer.

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Since: Dec 11

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#1 Feb 6, 2013
What the sales staff at my store wasn't told was that once a manager is accepted as a asmt, they get sent to a different store.
So basically, one is left behind to be demoted, one or more random people we don't know come in, and the stl just gets changed over to SFL.
There's a manager here that if he goes, half the store is planning to ask for transfers.
Thank you so much corporate, for making this as difficult as possible on everyone.
We also were told it was starting in 2014. Again, not true.

Since: Apr 12

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#2 Feb 6, 2013
Yeah... I'm one of 3 long-time MGT's at my current store. The 3 of us are working our asses off daily to fill in the gap left by no EXA and a lazy borderline useless store manager. It's taking 100% of our knowledge, experience, etc. to run that place successfully... and it's confirmed that at the very most, only 1, if any of us will be there when the ASMT moves take place. They'll be converting to the labor model of 2-3 shift leads and an ASM, and there's definitely no employee there worth promoting, which likely means more new shift leads right off the street. Take the level of effort the 3 of us have given daily, and replace it with some new hires trained by our crappy SM, and you have the formula for a failing store. I'm sure the same can be said in countless stores chain-wide. Decent management is the main reason stores have survived all these constant cuts and changes, and when we're stretched even thinner and replaced by SFL's, things are gonna get ugly pretty fast.

Since: Sep 12

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#3 Feb 6, 2013
I pray I get transferred. We have 10 positions in my community and 9 applicants. I hope they move us around a little bit. I have only worked in my store, and I would love a new experience.

Since: Jan 13

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#4 Feb 6, 2013
waghag wrote:
I pray I get transferred. We have 10 positions in my community and 9 applicants. I hope they move us around a little bit. I have only worked in my store, and I would love a new experience.
I remember when Walgreens used to transfer managers around about every 6 months. Wonder why that stopped? Although according to my mgr they're going to he doing that here again soon.
yep

Haslet, TX

#5 Feb 6, 2013
waghag wrote:
I pray I get transferred. We have 10 positions in my community and 9 applicants. I hope they move us around a little bit. I have only worked in my store, and I would love a new experience.
You have 10 open sfl positions?

Since: Sep 12

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#6 Feb 6, 2013
yep wrote:
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You have 10 open sfl positions?
No, 10 open ASMT positions.

Since: Sep 12

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#7 Feb 6, 2013
I heard they won't move SFLs around.
yep

Haslet, TX

#8 Feb 6, 2013
waghag wrote:
<quoted text>No, 10 open ASMT positions.
How do you have 10 positions in you community? Or did you mean district?

Since: Jan 13

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#9 Feb 6, 2013
waghag wrote:
I heard they won't move SFLs around.
Yeah, they're not really even managers, they work for the store manager more than for the district manager. In fact, the district managers already completely ignore them just like the rest of the filthy plebeians when they come into the stores.
WagEXA

Eugene, OR

#10 Feb 6, 2013
Shouldn't really be any surprises here. This was all laid out last spring, and very little has changed since then.

Unless your store is far removed from the rest of your community, you'll have an ASMT at least once a week anyway.

Since: Apr 12

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#11 Feb 6, 2013
WagEXA wrote:
Unless your store is far removed from the rest of your community, you'll have an ASMT at least once a week anyway.
The "floating" ASMT isn't going to be a "floater" in most cases. The role description was reworded and says that the 2nd ASMT will be in a "store of the DM/CL's choice", not that he'll be at a different store every day. My CL in particular already has his 2nd ASMT store decided on, and the plan going forward seems to be to transfer that ASMT to whichever store needs more management presence the most. How often that will be reviewed, and how often he/she will be transfered isn't known, but probably no more than twice a year. He/she may float in the sense that they'll cover vacations and that sort of thing, but will always have a home store as opposed to only bouncing around the community. ASMT's have to work with the same store manager for at least the duration of the 12-week program, as they're supposed to work closely with that SM through each step of the training process, and their readiness for ASM is supposed to be monitored for the remainder of their time thereafter (less than 2 years). Doesn't really sound like something that would work if they were working at a different store every day, so I doubt that will be the case.

Since: Sep 12

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#12 Feb 6, 2013
Someone sucks at numbers...me! Correction, we have 5 positions and 4 people who are qualified. Sorry about that.

Since: Jul 12

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#13 Feb 6, 2013
Mykids04 wrote:
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I remember when Walgreens used to transfer managers around about every 6 months. Wonder why that stopped? Although according to my mgr they're going to he doing that here again soon.
Some DMs are more move happy than others.

Store employees seem to take it pretty roughly when management gets moved around.(Calls that the world is ending wouldn't be off)

Since: Apr 12

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#14 Feb 7, 2013
Donnelly007 wrote:
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Some DMs are more move happy than others.
You can say that again... I'm at my 4th store within a year already, but technically my 5th move as I worked in one store twice. My district has been shuffling its MGT's around non-stop trying to get people in place leading up to the ASMT transition. And every time an EXA has quit or been promoted, it starts off more moves with MGT's into higher volume stores and stores without EXA's, and transitioning to Shift Leads in the lower volume stores. For the most part, our last phase of transfers was about each CL getting the ASMT-qualified people they wanted into stores within their community, as well as each taking their fair share of the ineligible MGT's that they'll have to deal with later on.

Since: Aug 12

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#15 Feb 8, 2013
I wish they would have moved us around more personally, but I will be gone soon. My current SM is a lazy sack and never really taught me anything.

Bowties are cool

Since: Feb 13

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#16 Feb 9, 2013
All my MGTs tell me are quitting once this shitty transformation takes place. Half the clerks in my store say they are going to ask for transfers/quitting as well because of the good MGTs leaving.

I hope Walgreens turn into JCP and burn to the ground with their greedy tactics.
disgovernment

Portsmouth, OH

#17 Feb 9, 2013
I feel ya homie. How DARE a company try to make a profit!! I mean, sure, that's actually what they're supposed to for their stockholders, but WHO CARES! Until companies pay EVERY single employee $100,000 a year, I won't rest a SINGLE MINUTE! Companies should be EXACTLY like our beloved president, MR. OBAMA! They should be trying to spread out the wealth until NO man is successful!
outsider

Hobbs, NM

#18 Feb 9, 2013
To Disgovernment - Of course companies are supposed to make a profit but not by working it's employees to exhaustion. They already profit tons of money but are getting more and more greedy. All these cuts they are making is driving good employees away and causing some a lot of financial difficulty due to all these changes. Everyone on here is stressed out and venting their frustrations so take your attitude to a site that loves Walgreens (if there is one). And it's obvious you don't like our president......but we are far better off now than in the tanked economy Bush brought us to. I'ts also obvious that you are doing good financially because you can't seem to relate to anyone else on here so stop making everyone feel worse. Have a heart and go away!!!
Altec Lansing

San Antonio, TX

#19 Feb 9, 2013
outsider wrote:
To Disgovernment - Of course companies are supposed to make a profit but not by working it's employees to exhaustion. They already profit tons of money but are getting more and more greedy. All these cuts they are making is driving good employees away and causing some a lot of financial difficulty due to all these changes. Everyone on here is stressed out and venting their frustrations so take your attitude to a site that loves Walgreens (if there is one). And it's obvious you don't like our president......but we are far better off now than in the tanked economy Bush brought us to. I'ts also obvious that you are doing good financially because you can't seem to relate to anyone else on here so stop making everyone feel worse. Have a heart and go away!!!
If you think we are "far better off now" then you're living in a fantasy world. Hey, I was no big Bush supporter but the economy did start to tank once the House of Representatives was taken over by the Dems in 2006. Wait until we're half way through 2014 and Obamacare is fully implemented then you'll really see the crap hit the fan.

Since: Nov 12

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#20 Feb 9, 2013
Sorry outsider, I'm no republican. In fact, I've labelled Bush-Obama as possibly the two worst back-to-back presidents in US history.

I have no idea what you're talking about in "working employees to exhaustion." First of all, I haven't worked at any store ever, and I've managed many, where anyone was worked to exhaustion. At certain select times throughout my career, myself, as store manager, or my EXA were exhausted. But even that was for a brief period. And, I've also had many periods where I've been relatively well rested (like now).

Most Walgreens employees on this site, get paid by the hour, and work 40 hours or less a week. You can hardly call them "exhausted." Exhausted is pouring asphalt from sun up to sun down. Exhausted is marching 2.5 days straight over 60 miles with full combat gear. Exhausted is a latino man working 3 jobs to feed himself and send money back home.

What walgreens employees do is make signs, put items on a shelf, check counts, fill pills, etc. Sorry, but most of the non-western world would laugh in your face if you told them you were exhausted.

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