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Not everyone

De Forest, WI

#1 Dec 14, 2012
It's really disheartening to he's how many people hate or don't respect the SM. it is not a "fun" job, we work not so great hours, are responsible for a lot. I realize it "looks" like we are "just sitting in the office" - that is what everyone thinks....until you get a store. Do you really think we'd be able to come up with ways to entertain ourselves for 50 hours a week just sitting there? That would be boring. We are dealing with endless lists from compass, CL, DM and anyone else who tells us what to do.
stacy

Farmington, MI

#2 Dec 14, 2012
the only way my SM works puts down the cell phone is when corp is in twice a week .
ThrobbingWag

Seymour, TN

#3 Dec 14, 2012
Store Managers and Community Leaders are the most entitled people on the store level. They're paid the most and do the least. They feel as though they all paid their dues and that it's ok to put off the actual management job of the store to the EXA/ASM. They're responsible for more, but that doesn't mean that they're job requires any actual skill.

You are all f_ucking pieces of s_hit.
gBg

United States

#4 Dec 14, 2012
Amen brother...reminds of that joke:what do you call a bus full of store managers going off the cliff with one seat open?....a waste!!!!
Not everyone

De Forest, WI

#5 Dec 14, 2012
ThrobbingWag wrote:
Store Managers and Community Leaders are the most entitled people on the store level. They're paid the most and do the least. They feel as though they all paid their dues and that it's ok to put off the actual management job of the store to the EXA/ASM. They're responsible for more, but that doesn't mean that they're job requires any actual skill.
You are all f_ucking pieces of s_hit.
How much, exactly, do you think we get paid? Yeah- not enough to deal with people like you. With the new tiers I just took almost a 10%+ paycut. I work hard and earn my pay. When you get promoted you'll see.....ooops...you aren't that good, that won't happen. if you were, you wouldn't have such a negative 'tude. There are people who just sail by, but it's unfortunate you think every SM is like that. Hey...but obviously you are on task and perfect all the time!
yep

United States

#6 Dec 14, 2012
Not everyone wrote:
It's really disheartening to he's how many people hate or don't respect the SM. it is not a "fun" job, we work not so great hours, are responsible for a lot. I realize it "looks" like we are "just sitting in the office" - that is what everyone thinks....until you get a store. Do you really think we'd be able to come up with ways to entertain ourselves for 50 hours a week just sitting there? That would be boring. We are dealing with endless lists from compass, CL, DM and anyone else who tells us what to do.
How are your hours not great? I am not one if those people who believe store managers are useless or all are lazy. Most store managers work 8-5 monday through friday.(Excluding christmas). You get all holidays off. What would you like to work?
ThrobbingWag

Seymour, TN

#7 Dec 15, 2012
Not everyone wrote:
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How much, exactly, do you think we get paid? Yeah- not enough to deal with people like you. With the new tiers I just took almost a 10%+ paycut. I work hard and earn my pay. When you get promoted you'll see.....ooops...you aren't that good, that won't happen. if you were, you wouldn't have such a negative 'tude. There are people who just sail by, but it's unfortunate you think every SM is like that. Hey...but obviously you are on task and perfect all the time!
Lucky for me I don't even work at Walgreens anymore. And I know that all store managers make well over $50,000 a year with posh hours and no physical labor in their job descriptions anymore. Please enlighten me how your job is difficult. What do you do that anyone with half a brain couldn't do? Talk to vendors? Look at last year's numbers and allocate hours? lol, you're a useless f_uck.

Since: Dec 12

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#8 Dec 15, 2012
Throb, You have no idea the depth of responsibility of a store manager. You are absolutely clueless. It is the most difficult time to do this job in the history of the company. You are just some dipshit who talks a big game, but in reality has nothing to offer but complaining and a big pile of dropped balls...
Not everyone

De Forest, WI

#9 Dec 15, 2012
ThrobbingWag wrote:
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Lucky for me I don't even work at Walgreens anymore. And I know that all store managers make well over $50,000 a year with posh hours and no physical labor in their job descriptions anymore. Please enlighten me how your job is difficult. What do you do that anyone with half a brain couldn't do? Talk to vendors? Look at last year's numbers and allocate hours? lol, you're a useless f_uck.
I work 7-5 m-f except the day I close when I work 1-10:30. I only get 2 Saturdays off a month which means if there are 5 Saturdays in a month I work 6 days 3 of the weeks. I am salaried at 44 hours, but work 50-55. Between thanksgiving and new years we get no saturdays off. 12/16 is my last day off until xmas. so yeah- i usually dont work the actual holiday but i am awayfrom my kids a season as well. We are expected to control things that are hard to control (sales, profit, flu shots, delight score, inventory levels, employee engagement scores). I know it looks easy- that it what I thought 8 years ago as an EXA. It is not an easy job and it has gotten increasingly harder over the past 2 years. If you want to sit there and think you are the best $18 MGT, EXA or $8 cashier ever and you could do my job, be my guest. There are SM that have been doing this for years and Aren't sure they can keep up with the demands of the job right now.

Since: Jun 12

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#10 Dec 15, 2012
In the BIG PICTURE, it really has nothing to do with SM's, whose position by the way is currently in jeopardy, it DOES have to do with CORPORATE and their decisions of less pay and less hours and MORE AND MORE work on top of trying to take care of sometimes VERY RUDE customers........
I dare asy the majority in CORPORATE don't even know what it is like on the front lines day in and day out......

Since: Nov 12

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#11 Dec 15, 2012
Put in your time, get promoted if you want to and stop ya whining. Bunch a cry babies out there acting like it's so hard to get promoted in Walgreens. Are you f**king kidding me? I've rarely seen such a group of whiners who lack such confidence. I mean really guys...this is embarassing.

Since: Jun 12

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#12 Dec 15, 2012
If I remember right, Disgovernment, I believe you said in another thread that your a store manager. So, yeah, you can set there behind your computer screen and put the rest of us down......

I don't know what window your looking out of but IT IS NOW IMPOSSIBLE to get promoted unless somebody dies or quits(even that is no guarantee). And the thing is, a lot don't want to move up because the pay and the added stress is not worth it.
Diane

United States

#13 Dec 15, 2012
You are embarrassing. And a Jack ass to boot.
ActionPlanMyNuts

United States

#14 Dec 15, 2012
Not everyone wrote:
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I work 7-5 m-f except the day I close when I work 1-10:30. I only get 2 Saturdays off a month which means if there are 5 Saturdays in a month I work 6 days 3 of the weeks. I am salaried at 44 hours, but work 50-55. Between thanksgiving and new years we get no saturdays off. 12/16 is my last day off until xmas. so yeah- i usually dont work the actual holiday but i am awayfrom my kids a season as well. We are expected to control things that are hard to control (sales, profit, flu shots, delight score, inventory levels, employee engagement scores). I know it looks easy- that it what I thought 8 years ago as an EXA. It is not an easy job and it has gotten increasingly harder over the past 2 years. If you want to sit there and think you are the best $18 MGT, EXA or $8 cashier ever and you could do my job, be my guest. There are SM that have been doing this for years and Aren't sure they can keep up with the demands of the job right now.
Why are you even attempting to justify your job in this stupid forum? Quit wasting your time on these idots. Oh and if your working that manu hours, your doing something wrong. And yes, im a store manager.
befair

Bellwood, IL

#15 Dec 15, 2012
My SM works hard, supports and encourages his employees from the cashier all the way up, listens to us, understands the challenges we face yet wants us to understand that he can and will help us if he is able to. He tries to make things as seamless as they can be for all of us. Yes, he actually does do physical work in the store and likes doing it. He has no choice but to waste countless hours reading tons of crap from corporate every day. If they would leave him the heck alone most of the problems in our store could be addressed but he has to play patty cake with a bunch of tools that think they know his store better than he does.
ThrobbingWag

Seymour, TN

#16 Dec 15, 2012
I'm glad there're some store managers who will get down to business when they've got downtime. But don't fool yourself for a second and think that your job is something that requires actual skill or that you're not overpaid to do what you're doing.
Altec Lansing

San Antonio, TX

#17 Dec 15, 2012
befair wrote:
My SM works hard, supports and encourages his employees from the cashier all the way up, listens to us, understands the challenges we face yet wants us to understand that he can and will help us if he is able to. He tries to make things as seamless as they can be for all of us. Yes, he actually does do physical work in the store and likes doing it. He has no choice but to waste countless hours reading tons of crap from corporate every day. If they would leave him the heck alone most of the problems in our store could be addressed but he has to play patty cake with a bunch of tools that think they know his store better than he does.
Correct -- a major problem is the amont of useless information coming from corporate and the DMs that translates to useless projects (small and large) that the store has to accomplish. One of my biggest gripe is those in store management that feel the need to brown nose the DM or MVP by e-mailing a picture on something they've done in their own stores. These are added projects that stores have to do when the DM and MVP requires it of all their stores. We are so overloaded with crap that stores have a hard time keeping up with the basics.

Since: Dec 12

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#18 Dec 15, 2012
ThrobbingWag wrote:
I'm glad there're some store managers who will get down to business when they've got downtime. But don't fool yourself for a second and think that your job is something that requires actual skill or that you're not overpaid to do what you're doing.
If you cant see the level of skill required, especially in todays environment to do this job CORRECTLY, no amount of explaining will get through to you. The level of expectation is ramping up ten fold. The less skilled managers you may have worked for are not going to make it.

Since: Dec 12

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#19 Dec 15, 2012
ActionPlanMyNuts wrote:
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Why are you even attempting to justify your job in this stupid forum? Quit wasting your time on these idots. Oh and if your working that manu hours, your doing something wrong. And yes, im a store manager.
An old mentor of mine once told me.. "if your working 70 hours a week, you dont know what the F#@! your doing"

Since: Nov 12

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#20 Dec 15, 2012
If you really believe you can't get promoted, and fairly quickly, you're already defeated. So that begs the next question- why are you still with the company? Getting promoted is as simple as finding out who your best competitor is and doing it better than him (or her).

When I was an EXA, I told my store manager that I WAS the best EXA in the district. And that if she didn't also believe so, she should tell me who is better and why, and I would step up my game even more. Of course, I was the best EXA, so I never needed to step my game up any more.

Forget everything you THINK you know about getting promoted. You have to figure out what the person making the decision to promote (the DM) wants. It might be lots of hours, it might be lots of pharmacy knowledge, and it might just mean kissing the ass of his favorite store managers. But whatever it is, is what it is. Don't waste your time trying to rationalize the way it should be. That only leads to frustration.

Yes, some markets are tougher to get promoted in than others. Especially if no positions open up. But I doubt that is the case with most of you. You guys simply refuse to play the politics and you suffer the price. If you want to stand tall on principle, knock yourself out. But I got bills to pay.

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