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Nikki Texas

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#41
Feb 20, 2009
 
I am an assistant manager and we just got notice they have also cut our hours. Its going to cost me 5000 a year which is a big pay cut. I hope that something comes out this rewire. Because it seems to be getting very hard on the "the worker bees".
Brushclean21Stor eManager

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#42
Feb 21, 2009
 
Now ADSM classes are postponed indefinitely. They hope to re-introduce them "sometime in the future".(See Q&A under Field Management update on the Rewire website.) That means our very best MGT's just took another hit. Not only are they stuck with the paycut; now they have no chance to be promoted to EXA for the foreseeable future. I got thru informing them of the OVT ending...now I have to deal with this little piece of knowledge. I understand why we are cutting, but it's gonna be really tough to maintain the kind of motivation and work ethic we had from these guys in the past.
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#43
Feb 21, 2009
 
I believe we will see a store management structure very soon with a store manager, an EXA, and an MGT in each store. The 3rd assistant will be a key carrier. We'll probably start out with two MGT's but will as we lose them (through attrition hopefully and not layoffs)we will have to replace them with lower paid key carriers. Everything I see leads me to this conclusion, but its just my belief. Noone has conveyed anything to me.
NiKKi

Wyoming, MI

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Feb 21, 2009
 

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I don't work for the company my husband works as a exa, I know that the hours are bad he works 50hrs plus a week gets paid for 40.
I work and have a son we are all never really home at the same time.
He has strange hours 10 hr days min-and is changing stores sometimes 2 times a year. He works his butt off in hopes of getting his own store, he has a degree he could find something "better" A place that treats him with some humanity.
However I also worked in a factory for 6 years and was treated much worse. I took a layoff to have my son and you know what I would love to go back to that job now 17 an hour is a huge amount of money in Michigan right now.
We all need to shut our mouths do what we are told and "work harder"
Americans are a bunch of crybabies, just because you went to college it won't give you some high society job that gets you a seat at a desk making the big bucks.
Get off your lazy butts and work as hard as you can, no wonder Americans are a bunch of lard o's.
IF YOU DON"T WANT THE JOB SOMEONE WHO NEEDS IT WILL TAKE IT!
wagger

Janesville, WI

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Feb 21, 2009
 

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NiKKi wrote:
I don't work for the company my husband works as a exa, I know that the hours are bad he works 50hrs plus a week gets paid for 40.
I work and have a son we are all never really home at the same time.
He has strange hours 10 hr days min-and is changing stores sometimes 2 times a year. He works his butt off in hopes of getting his own store, he has a degree he could find something "better" A place that treats him with some humanity.
However I also worked in a factory for 6 years and was treated much worse. I took a layoff to have my son and you know what I would love to go back to that job now 17 an hour is a huge amount of money in Michigan right now.
We all need to shut our mouths do what we are told and "work harder"
Americans are a bunch of crybabies, just because you went to college it won't give you some high society job that gets you a seat at a desk making the big bucks.
Get off your lazy butts and work as hard as you can, no wonder Americans are a bunch of lard o's.
IF YOU DON"T WANT THE JOB SOMEONE WHO NEEDS IT WILL TAKE IT!
I will never complain about working. Retail is the only job I've ever done, so working is no problem for me.

The problem is that we are not being treated fairly. First we had our store budgets cut, causing more workload for us. Then we had our RX budget cut, causing more workload for us. Then OUR district(I don't think this was chainwide) had ANOTHER SS budget cut, causing even more workload for us. How were we repaid for this? We took a $5000 paycut and had any opportunity of promotion taken away. All of that, after they told us that Rewiring For Growth would not effect the store level employees outside of us having a new DM & region/market VP.

I have no problem with working. Outside of the fact that I will be working four hours less every week, I will do the same as I always have trying to bust my behind and move up within the company. But I'd be lying if I didn't say I'm down on the company. I don't see the future that I used to see in it. If another job came along, I'd at least consider it, sadly.

It's funny how quickly things can change. Just three months ago I thought Walgreens was the greatest retailer in the world to work for. Three months later, and it feels like I'm working for Circuit City or Kmart.
Walgirl

Miami, FL

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#46
Feb 23, 2009
 
Work as a team and yes be thankful you have a job, home, and food for your family every night!
So we all cut out our own spending. Eat less out with the family, spend more time at home with the family. Lets all stop crying and help out the hand that feeds us! May G-D bless us all with our jobs! Amein!
walgreens

Bayonne, NJ

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#47
Feb 24, 2009
 
Jeffrey A. Rein
Chief Executive Officer
Walgreen Co.
The proxy statement for Walgreen Co. uses the new SEC executive compensation rules.
In 2008, Jeffrey A. Rein raked in $6,232,950 in total compensation according to the SEC. According to the AFL-CIO's calculation method*, this CEO raked in $5,624,496 in total 2008 compensation.
from website http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch...
walgreens

Bayonne, NJ

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#48
Feb 24, 2009
 
I wonder what kind of compensation cost's 5.6 mil?
that's 466,000 a month, 15,500 a day, 1900 an hour (8 hour day) if my calculations are correct. I'm not sure what could possibly cost Mr. Rein 1900 a day, but i would sure like to know
Booyah

Miami, FL

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#49
Feb 25, 2009
 
Walgreens is having a job fair in Miami tomorrow looking for 300 clerks and managers.
Company is strong. So stop all fears!
sage

Bridgeville, PA

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#50
Feb 26, 2009
 
Dear Booyah,

2,000,000,000 in bond issues in the last twelve months, not the sign of strength, but it doesn't hurt to dream...
Stop crying

Gainesville, FL

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#51
Mar 8, 2009
 
Everyone is complaining because nothing is handed to them on a silver platter. Work hard for what you want and stay strong. Good things will come in time.
allen

West Monroe, LA

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#52
Mar 10, 2009
 
I am an assistant manager for WG, they cut our pay 4 hours a week. thats 4800.00 a year and it hurts. I do believe it will get better, some people have no jobs. I have also seen our store promote at least 3 people to management, since i have been in this one store. there are pros and cons
Another Angry Assistant

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#53
Mar 10, 2009
 
walgreens wrote:
Jeffrey A. Rein
Chief Executive Officer
Walgreen Co.
The proxy statement for Walgreen Co. uses the new SEC executive compensation rules.
In 2008, Jeffrey A. Rein raked in $6,232,950 in total compensation according to the SEC. According to the AFL-CIO's calculation method*, this CEO raked in $5,624,496 in total 2008 compensation.
from website http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch...
And when you hit the "How You Compare" button, it is even more depressing. In 2008, Rein made enough to support 190 workers earning MGT pay (without the overtime). Why isn't anyone upset about this? I just don't understand why so many people at corporate lost their jobs, MGTs took a pay cut, stores are suffering from staff and customer service issues all the while our CEO was paid an incredible amount of money. Maybe he should have thought about taking a pay cut. And other top executives that I am sure are making an insane amount of money.
Another Angry Assistant

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#54
Mar 10, 2009
 
Stop crying wrote:
Everyone is complaining because nothing is handed to them on a silver platter. Work hard for what you want and stay strong. Good things will come in time.
I guess I didn't realize that I was handed so much on a silver plate. Silly me, I thought I was busting my ass to earn a paycheck to provide for my family. I would like to continue earning what I had been promised when I was hired, but I guess I am not entitled. I guess Walgreens can cut my hours, cut my pay, do whatever they want since they are the big company and I am just a small peon that works in a store.
sage

Bridgeville, PA

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#55
Mar 10, 2009
 
allen keep those koolaid colored glasses on for the march 23rd first quarter results i'm sure you'll have a lame excuse for that as well.... looking forward to hearing it sport.
sage

Pittsburgh, PA

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#56
Mar 15, 2009
 
my dear sweet allen have you gone to ground so easily? not quite the conviction charles would have relied upon, but whatever. next?
exa

Niagara Falls, NY

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#57
Mar 15, 2009
 
u really think this company is or could be in trouble> i know there are issues but do u think real trouble? im curious to get others opinions on this....
sage

Pittsburgh, PA

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#58
Mar 16, 2009
 
exa,
no one knows the answer yo your question for sure, the earnings report on the 23rd will shed light. All eyes on wall street are on the snake oil salesman Wade Miquelin. His profits are up. As an employee he should concern you, if integrity is important to you. In any event, tick tock, 7 days, and Wade can only lie, cheat, and steal so much.... he'll be gone soon... but with millions in stolen cash.... sleep well wade, judgement cometh.
Laura

Eureka, MO

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#59
Mar 16, 2009
 
I want to stay our of this, but I can't help but notice how uneducated and one-sided the majority of these complaints sound. Please take a business class or two and maybe read up on economics and you might understand what Walgreens is doing. Every move they make is very smart and a panel of experts comprise the ideas together, not just the CEO. If you aren't happy, go somewhere else..just try it. You will be back because Walgreens is the most efficient, honest company. Don't be surprised if it gets worse before it gets better. Sales are down=budget cuts (via inventory and payroll). Seriously, do some research on how ALL businesses should run and don't take it so personally, just do your best at work and the most efficient people will keep enough hours.
sage

Pittsburgh, PA

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#60
Mar 22, 2009
 
countdown to reality.....
earnings release tomorrow...
will not be pretty.....
can wade miquelin lie, cheat and steal the companies way out of this one???

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