I hate what this place is becoming

I hate what this place is becoming

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Mr Spook

Blountstown, FL

#1 May 18, 2012
Now we have to get stupid lists done by the end of the shift. Nevermind that we're shorthanded, busy, and try to help customers too stupid to use the photo kiosks or to find where the ice is located. I spent my whole shift yesterday catching IC3's and helping customers at the photo counter. And what happened? I got chewed out for not finishing my list.
F U Wags! I'm interviewing for a better job on Monday that pays a lot more, gives me an 8-4 M-F schedule, and best of all holidays off.
I hope this company goes the way of Circuit City.
Carlos

Paterson, NJ

#2 May 18, 2012
I agree hope this entire place shuts down. What a mistake cominh here

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#3 May 18, 2012
It won't shut down look at rite aide as an example for what it's coming to though.
Movng the cheese

United States

#4 May 18, 2012
Walgreens has at best ten more years and that is a statement I say with a heavy heart.
To understand what is happening one must see the big picture: a coup that ousted Rein and all pertinent corporate staff, an ego-heavy replacement who thought he could run the company better (rewire), heavy corporate recruitment of bottom-dwelling "industry standard" drones from Walmart and a recalcitrant corporate culture that scurries to justify their positions with inane, inefficient and many times laughable dictates to operations (the stores that actually generate revenue). CCR was their attempt to centralize store operations out of Corporate and "run" them with less reliance on store managers. The "smartes"t tyrants throughout history have resorted to centralization as a means to control the human spirit and ingenuity..and all have failed and are mostly forgotton. History never lies and only those who are ignorant of history believe they can reinvent the wheel of human instinct.
Corporate's "vision" is of a company that provides Walgreens service at Walmart wages. You can have one or the other, but not both. Customers pay a premium for our products because of the service we provide by employees adequately compensated to provide top-notch service. You will never find Nordstrom service levels at Kmart wages and opporutnities. It betrays human instinct and exhibits the spreadsheet mentality of those now commanding the helm of this ship that is close to running aground.
To debase Walgreens by bringing the company to "industry standards" is literally pissing on the ashes of a company that has survived and prospered through a real depression, two world wars, Jimmy Carter and the current administration. Mr. Wassen and his sycophantic kabal will be remembered as the people who killed a company that literally invented the standards for drug retailers. We once lead, we are now following, and soon we will have to get out of the way for those whom pharmacies are but a loss-leader in their mega-stores. Walmart and CVS (industry standard-bearers) will ultimately short-circuit Walgreens (re)wires. They do cheap wages and poor service better then we eventually will.
As for me, I'm seeking a new career path as my company has now lessened itself into a "job" provider. I am not alone. Spreadsheets cannot reconcile lost experience that will befall Walgreens as the "brain drain" has just now started. People, despite the denial of corporate shills, make Walgreens. People with years and decades of experience and devotion, many whom love their job and what they do. They open the doors in the morning and close them at the end of the business day. Everything in between those times are done by dedicated people. Those same people can be replaced (no doubt WILL be replaced) by those with less experience, less devotion and less concern about "service" to the customer. As sad as it is to say, the replacements will be chasing the dollar or two raise and little more. Easily enticed because of their inherent task-oriented myopathy. As I said...look at the big picture.
Lady in Black

Tucson, AZ

#5 May 18, 2012
Movng the cheese wrote:
Walgreens has at best ten more years and that is a statement I say with a heavy heart.
To understand what is happening one must see the big picture: a coup that ousted Rein and all pertinent corporate staff, an ego-heavy replacement who thought he could run the company better (rewire), heavy corporate recruitment of bottom-dwelling "industry standard" drones from Walmart and a recalcitrant corporate culture that scurries to justify their positions with inane, inefficient and many times laughable dictates to operations (the stores that actually generate revenue). CCR was their attempt to centralize store operations out of Corporate and "run" them with less reliance on store managers. The "smartes"t tyrants throughout history have resorted to centralization as a means to control the human spirit and ingenuity..and all have failed and are mostly forgotton. History never lies and only those who are ignorant of history believe they can reinvent the wheel of human instinct.
Corporate's "vision" is of a company that provides Walgreens service at Walmart wages. You can have one or the other, but not both. Customers pay a premium for our products because of the service we provide by employees adequately compensated to provide top-notch service. You will never find Nordstrom service levels at Kmart wages and opporutnities. It betrays human instinct and exhibits the spreadsheet mentality of those now commanding the helm of this ship that is close to running aground.
To debase Walgreens by bringing the company to "industry standards" is literally pissing on the ashes of a company that has survived and prospered through a real depression, two world wars, Jimmy Carter and the current administration. Mr. Wassen and his sycophantic kabal will be remembered as the people who killed a company that literally invented the standards for drug retailers. We once lead, we are now following, and soon we will have to get out of the way for those whom pharmacies are but a loss-leader in their mega-stores. Walmart and CVS (industry standard-bearers) will ultimately short-circuit Walgreens (re)wires. They do cheap wages and poor service better then we eventually will.
As for me, I'm seeking a new career path as my company has now lessened itself into a "job" provider. I am not alone. Spreadsheets cannot reconcile lost experience that will befall Walgreens as the "brain drain" has just now started. People, despite the denial of corporate shills, make Walgreens. People with years and decades of experience and devotion, many whom love their job and what they do. They open the doors in the morning and close them at the end of the business day. Everything in between those times are done by dedicated people. Those same people can be replaced (no doubt WILL be replaced) by those with less experience, less devotion and less concern about "service" to the customer. As sad as it is to say, the replacements will be chasing the dollar or two raise and little more. Easily enticed because of their inherent task-oriented myopathy. As I said...look at the big picture.
Wow, who ARE you? I vote for you as CEO. Or President.
sargent slaughter

United States

#6 May 18, 2012
Movng the cheese wrote:
Walgreens has at best ten more years and that is a statement I say with a heavy heart.
To understand what is happening one must see the big picture: a coup that ousted Rein and all pertinent corporate staff, an ego-heavy replacement who thought he could run the company better (rewire), heavy corporate recruitment of bottom-dwelling "industry standard" drones from Walmart and a recalcitrant corporate culture that scurries to justify their positions with inane, inefficient and many times laughable dictates to operations (the stores that actually generate revenue). CCR was their attempt to centralize store operations out of Corporate and "run" them with less reliance on store managers. The "smartes"t tyrants throughout history have resorted to centralization as a means to control the human spirit and ingenuity..and all have failed and are mostly forgotton. History never lies and only those who are ignorant of history believe they can reinvent the wheel of human instinct.
Corporate's "vision" is of a company that provides Walgreens service at Walmart wages. You can have one or the other, but not both. Customers pay a premium for our products because of the service we provide by employees adequately compensated to provide top-notch service. You will never find Nordstrom service levels at Kmart wages and opporutnities. It betrays human instinct and exhibits the spreadsheet mentality of those now commanding the helm of this ship that is close to running aground.
To debase Walgreens by bringing the company to "industry standards" is literally pissing on the ashes of a company that has survived and prospered through a real depression, two world wars, Jimmy Carter and the current administration. Mr. Wassen and his sycophantic kabal will be remembered as the people who killed a company that literally invented the standards for drug retailers. We once lead, we are now following, and soon we will have to get out of the way for those whom pharmacies are but a loss-leader in their mega-stores. Walmart and CVS (industry standard-bearers) will ultimately short-circuit Walgreens (re)wires. They do cheap wages and poor service better then we eventually will.
As for me, I'm seeking a new career path as my company has now lessened itself into a "job" provider. I am not alone. Spreadsheets cannot reconcile lost experience that will befall Walgreens as the "brain drain" has just now started. People, despite the denial of corporate shills, make Walgreens. People with years and decades of experience and devotion, many whom love their job and what they do. They open the doors in the morning and close them at the end of the business day. Everything in between those times are done by dedicated people. Those same people can be replaced (no doubt WILL be replaced) by those with less experience, less devotion and less concern about "service" to the customer. As sad as it is to say, the replacements will be chasing the dollar or two raise and little more. Easily enticed because of their inherent task-oriented myopathy. As I said...look at the big picture.
i didnt know ted kaczynski had internet access.
eyeontheprize

Milwaukee, WI

#7 May 19, 2012
sargent slaughter wrote:
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i didnt know ted kaczynski had internet access.
Walgreens will be around ten years from now, maybe have the amount of stores it had back in the early 1900's, but they will still be here. I do believe Wasson days are numbered, I think after this survey thing is revealed, the board members will have no choice but to eliminate a few of our choiced leaders.

Since: Jan 12

United States

#8 May 19, 2012
I believe WAG will still be around. But in a form current employees wont be able to recognize. This "brain drain" thing happened when i was at circuit city....i saw it firsthand. The employees we hired needed a job, nothing more, nothing less. Dedication and pride were all but gone by then.

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