Diane Hartman and the Annual Sharehol...

Diane Hartman and the Annual Shareholders Meeting

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Diane

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Nov 24, 2013
I would appreciate everyone posting their biggest concern regarding Walgreens. Low pay, mistreatment, age discrimination.Whatever you feel is a real problem and how it will affect Walgreens bottom line.
The shareholders deserve to know what is REALLY happening at the store levels.
Thank you, guys and I hope your holidays are full of peace and joy.
good lord

Norristown, PA

#2 Nov 24, 2013
lady i've been seeing your name around here a lot. I think you are pathetic like all the other complainers at walgreens. People like you are the biggest problems at walgreens. Everyone is pissed off cause its no longer the 90's and you have to actually do some work. One thing i learned from working at walgreens is that if you constantly bitch and complain about your job their just gonna ignore you and try to get rid of you. I DONT BLAME THEM. no one forced you to work at walgreens. You chose to stay as long as you did cause you are a drama queen and its sad that you think that this company fears you in anyway. In reality that are laughing at you.
ps. i dont like cream cheese. so you know what i do about it? i dont put it on my god damn bagels. I'm not gonna cry to the whole world because cream cheese mistreats my taste buds.

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Since: Nov 11

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#3 Nov 24, 2013
My biggest concern? The fact that Walgreen is now just another Corporate conglomeration, of greed and mis trust They may have a higher stock value, but they are losing the trust and confidence of the people who make them the damn money!

And just for the record- Good Lord ..she was here long before you were and will probably be here when your -gone!
Diane

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Nov 24, 2013
Good lord...you will see my name alot more. Get used to it : D And BE WELL .

Since: Mar 11

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#5 Nov 24, 2013
good lord sounds like a JB lacky? outside of philly is where morristown is right?
cmon

Candler, NC

#6 Nov 24, 2013
Thank you Diane for the opportunity to present fair information and represent everyones' interests. We need loud, clear voices so that shareholders truly see what is happening in stores so that change can happen! I do not have the opportunity to travel and share my concerns, so I am hopeful that you may be my voice. Again, thank you for sharing all of our concerns as we are not brave enough to speak on our own.

My first concern. We are a company of leniency. Walgreens gives too many chances to employees before we can terminate. Walgreens cares too much for everyone.

Second. Walgreens actually contributes money to help employees pay for insurance. Shouldn't this money be used for other things like matching our profit sharing?... Oh wait, they do that, too.

Third. Many states don't require workday breaks, so why does Walgreens require me to give them?! Lost work!

Fourth. Why must Walgreens give us so much vacation and sick time? Lost productivity!

Fifth. We need to dissolve the employee discount. My store loses gross on these sales.

Sixth. When you have that one, crazy, entitled, self-centered, lazy crybaby who just feels like she never gets her way, who tries to start trouble either for financial gain, for a band of Oh-poor-me followers, or just because of a personal vendetta that consumes her ever waking moments and dreams, please, please, please let me fire her a$$ without red tape so that her poison doesn't affect my store's performance. There are WAY too many people who want a job (where they work and keep personal feelings in check) so that they can put food on the table for there families.

I have so much more, but unfortunatelyi have run out of time. I hope that I have given you enough to make an impact on this way-too-forgiving company. The way they throw benefits at employees, give them numerous chances to grow, and make us go through hoops to fire the toxic complainers really hurts my feelings and makes me feel oppressed. I wish that I, too, could go to this meeting, stand by your side, cry and whine, and just feel terrible. And we could show the world how utterly miserable we are. We can tell them how our experiences made us physically sick and how the managers treated us horribly and scared us to death when they had to sit down to talk with us cause we did something wrong. And then we could join an anti-workplace-bullying group and tell of our horrific experiences. We could even phone Dr. Phil and see if he would have us on his show so that America can see just how loony-tunes we really are!

Again, thank you for reaching out so that you can use your voice to present all of our concerns fairly. Topix and Facebook gives us such opportunity to feel big and important. I'm sure that all of your loyal followers, who encourage others to speak out, would have no reason to not give their names and locations to prove their loyalty to your amazing cause. Because we all know, Topix and Facebook friends can be counted on. If you can't make friends in real life, there's always Internet sites!

Good luck and please pass my concerns along! You are my voice!
Cold Store

Lawrence, KS

#7 Nov 24, 2013
I just worked a weekend shift in a store that was below 50 degrees with Cold 18 degree winds blowing in thru the door each time it opened.....No Heat...Why??? Heat is no longer controlled in store.....Why didn't somebody in corporate turn up our heat before they left for the weekend???? suppose they did not watch the weather channel.
Be Well..... Customers not the Employees......
Wow

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Nov 24, 2013
I didnt know WAG was this bad in other places. Our district is great. Constant promotions and morale is high. Sad to hear the company has done this to some of its workers.
SUNDAY

Maple Valley, WA

#9 Nov 24, 2013
My biggest concern, that a person like good lord exist in Walgreens. Lord have mercy on the souls at Walgreens, you brainless sheep
Bam

El Cajon, CA

#10 Nov 24, 2013
cmon wrote:
Thank you Diane for the opportunity to present fair information and represent everyones' interests. We need loud, clear voices so that shareholders truly see what is happening in stores so that change can happen! I do not have the opportunity to travel and share my concerns, so I am hopeful that you may be my voice. Again, thank you for sharing all of our concerns as we are not brave enough to speak on our own.
My first concern. We are a company of leniency. Walgreens gives too many chances to employees before we can terminate. Walgreens cares too much for everyone.
Second. Walgreens actually contributes money to help employees pay for insurance. Shouldn't this money be used for other things like matching our profit sharing?... Oh wait, they do that, too.
Third. Many states don't require workday breaks, so why does Walgreens require me to give them?! Lost work!
Fourth. Why must Walgreens give us so much vacation and sick time? Lost productivity!
Fifth. We need to dissolve the employee discount. My store loses gross on these sales.
Sixth. When you have that one, crazy, entitled, self-centered, lazy crybaby who just feels like she never gets her way, who tries to start trouble either for financial gain, for a band of Oh-poor-me followers, or just because of a personal vendetta that consumes her ever waking moments and dreams, please, please, please let me fire her a$$ without red tape so that her poison doesn't affect my store's performance. There are WAY too many people who want a job (where they work and keep personal feelings in check) so that they can put food on the table for there families.
I have so much more, but unfortunatelyi have run out of time. I hope that I have given you enough to make an impact on this way-too-forgiving company. The way they throw benefits at employees, give them numerous chances to grow, and make us go through hoops to fire the toxic complainers really hurts my feelings and makes me feel oppressed. I wish that I, too, could go to this meeting, stand by your side, cry and whine, and just feel terrible. And we could show the world how utterly miserable we are. We can tell them how our experiences made us physically sick and how the managers treated us horribly and scared us to death when they had to sit down to talk with us cause we did something wrong. And then we could join an anti-workplace-bullying group and tell of our horrific experiences. We could even phone Dr. Phil and see if he would have us on his show so that America can see just how loony-tunes we really are!
Again, thank you for reaching out so that you can use your voice to present all of our concerns fairly. Topix and Facebook gives us such opportunity to feel big and important. I'm sure that all of your loyal followers, who encourage others to speak out, would have no reason to not give their names and locations to prove their loyalty to your amazing cause. Because we all know, Topix and Facebook friends can be counted on. If you can't make friends in real life, there's always Internet sites!
Good luck and please pass my concerns along! You are my voice!
hahahaha your great. Yes wag screws us over sometimes but they have been very generous the last 100 years with a bunch of stuff.
Bam

El Cajon, CA

#11 Nov 24, 2013
Cold Store wrote:
I just worked a weekend shift in a store that was below 50 degrees with Cold 18 degree winds blowing in thru the door each time it opened.....No Heat...Why??? Heat is no longer controlled in store.....Why didn't somebody in corporate turn up our heat before they left for the weekend???? suppose they did not watch the weather channel.
Be Well..... Customers not the Employees......
I wish they would turn the a/c up in Cali!
Diane

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Nov 25, 2013
cmon....you are so welcome. I will be sure to mention you to Greg and Mark. They will be happy to know there are still hardworking and loyal little minions like you making them TONS of money. Be well.
cmon

Greenville, SC

#13 Nov 25, 2013
Diane wrote:
cmon....you are so welcome. I will be sure to mention you to Greg and Mark. They will be happy to know there are still hardworking and loyal little minions like you making them TONS of money. Be well.
I'm sure that Mr. Wasson and Mr. Wagner will be waiting in line to speak with someone so important to the Walgreen Co. such as yourself! What an honor for them to experience guidance from someone so popular on Topix and Facebook. Thank you for taking a stand. I look forward to all the change that someone of your caliber will make. I know how influential you will be as a minimal shareholding non-employee. Please keep us informed of the progress you make on your mission. I'm sure it will be substantial!
MNbum

Cottage Grove, WI

#14 Nov 25, 2013
Age discrimination.
Getting rid of experienced employees.
Forcing employees to attend/run/engage in charity events on their days off.
Low pay.
Too few employees in the store at the same time to offer customer service and be safe.
cmon

Candler, NC

#15 Nov 25, 2013
MNbum wrote:
Age discrimination.
Getting rid of experienced employees.
Forcing employees to attend/run/engage in charity events on their days off.
Low pay.
Too few employees in the store at the same time to offer customer service and be safe.
1. Age Discrimination. One off. Take it to your District LP.
2. Getting rid of experienced employees. Experience doesn't matter if performance isn't worth the pay.
3. Forcing employees to attend/run/engage in charity events on their days off. Wouldn't want you to give one day in your life for someone in need. Besides.... You're not forced to participate, just encouraged.
4. Low pay. Why did you accept the job? Work your way up and pay gets much better.
5. Too few employees in the store at the same time to offer customer service and be safe. I do agree with the first part. The second part is weak. Convenience stores open all night have one employee and they still do it.
Wow

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Nov 25, 2013
Seriously, if you don't like the way Walgreens is, than why are you still here? It's not hard to quit a job, ya know? Bullying and low pay and discrimination take place in every company. Get a life. This company is just fine, with or without you douche bags.

Since: Nov 11

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#17 Nov 25, 2013
cmon wrote:
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1. Age Discrimination. One off. Take it to your District LP.
2. Getting rid of experienced employees. Experience doesn't matter if performance isn't worth the pay.
3. Forcing employees to attend/run/engage in charity events on their days off. Wouldn't want you to give one day in your life for someone in need. Besides.... You're not forced to participate, just encouraged.
4. Low pay. Why did you accept the job? Work your way up and pay gets much better.
5. Too few employees in the store at the same time to offer customer service and be safe. I do agree with the first part. The second part is weak. Convenience stores open all night have one employee and they still do it.
Um, are you perhaps on the wrong site? Granted there are still some positive things at this company...however, not all stores are created equal. People come here to "bitch or vent" over many things, it is a stress relief. And you are on here? Because? You seem satisfied with the way things are, so why would you waste your time reading about gripes from other people?
Maybe you thought this was the corporate home page?
cmon

Candler, NC

#18 Nov 25, 2013
TexasOutlaw wrote:
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Um, are you perhaps on the wrong site? Granted there are still some positive things at this company...however, not all stores are created equal. People come here to "bitch or vent" over many things, it is a stress relief. And you are on here? Because? You seem satisfied with the way things are, so why would you waste your time reading about gripes from other people?
Maybe you thought this was the corporate home page?
My apologies! I did not realize that "Walgreen Forum" was only for "bitching and venting." And there are MANY positive things in this company! There are rough edges like any company, but as you say, all stores are not created equal.... so for example, people should not say "age discrimination" cause it's a one off and doesn't represent the whole company. And the "bitching and venting" of others allows me the opportunity to inform everyone that there are great stores and districts out there. I believe that's fair. Always two sides.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#19 Nov 25, 2013
cmon wrote:
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1. Age Discrimination. One off. Take it to your District LP.
2. Getting rid of experienced employees. Experience doesn't matter if performance isn't worth the pay.
3. Forcing employees to attend/run/engage in charity events on their days off. Wouldn't want you to give one day in your life for someone in need. Besides.... You're not forced to participate, just encouraged.
4. Low pay. Why did you accept the job? Work your way up and pay gets much better.
5. Too few employees in the store at the same time to offer customer service and be safe. I do agree with the first part. The second part is weak. Convenience stores open all night have one employee and they still do it.
3. I was docked on my review for no community service. Sounds mandatory to me.
WagWhat

Houston, TX

#20 Nov 25, 2013
WAGwilly wrote:
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3. I was docked on my review for no community service. Sounds mandatory to me.
Docked or just not given the highest grade possible? It's been my experience that most people who think they are 5's are 3's. Coming in and doing your job is an average employee, a 3. Doing the extra stuff like community events is how you get 5's. Read your competencies and adjust. You don't start on a 5 and get docked for anything. You start out a 0 and then EARN the rest.

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