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Worker Zombie

Cleveland, OH

#1 Sep 17, 2012
I was looking at my pay stub and my my schedule and noticed I was missing nearly 7 hours on my check. When I mentioned it to my manager she recognized that I was missing the hours and told me she would have to add them to my next check. However I was told by a former Assistant that she technically should pay me out of the safe for my missing hours. Seven hours doesn't add up to much, but its money that I was expecting to have.

Does the store manager have to pay me out or do I have to wait?
walgemp

United States

#2 Sep 17, 2012
It can be added to your next check, or it can be paid out to you from the safe or the til. Most store managers hate giving cash payouts and won't even offer it or tell you that option is available, but it is. If you can't wait for next paycheck then request a payout and don't take no for an answer. It's your money, you earned it, and they can't keep it from you.
thespaz

Clearlake, CA

#3 Sep 17, 2012
In general it is up to the store manager. Be polite and explain your situation to your manager.
Worker Zombie

Cleveland, OH

#4 Sep 17, 2012
walgemp wrote:
It can be added to your next check, or it can be paid out to you from the safe or the til. Most store managers hate giving cash payouts and won't even offer it or tell you that option is available, but it is. If you can't wait for next paycheck then request a payout and don't take no for an answer. It's your money, you earned it, and they can't keep it from you.
My Store Manager isn't the nicest of people. My fear is that I'm going to ask after her for it and shes going to mess with my hours or stick me on overnights.
walgemp

United States

#5 Sep 17, 2012
thespaz wrote:
In general it is up to the store manager. Be polite and explain your situation to your manager.
I agree about being polite but whatever your situation is (aside from not being paid what you should have been paid) is none of the manager's business. All the manager needs to know is that you should have been paid for 7 hours but you weren't. And it is not up to the store manager whether you have to wait for the money the company owes you or not. I have accepted unpaid hours and vacation time on my following paycheck before but the times I needed it sooner I requested a payout, and got it. Luckily these types of problems are rare.
walgemp

United States

#6 Sep 17, 2012
Worker Zombie wrote:
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My Store Manager isn't the nicest of people. My fear is that I'm going to ask after her for it and shes going to mess with my hours or stick me on overnights.
Oh I see, you have one of THOSE managers, the really childish kind that plays games. Any such issues can be reported to the DM, but many Walgreen store managers are notorious for being childish unfortunately. I'm just really glad that mine isn't!(I've had ones in the past though as well as a few MGTs and EXAs like that).
thespaz

Clearlake, CA

#7 Sep 17, 2012
Store Managers hate to because it goes against the monthly expense limit that a DM sets. No mater if it is reasonable most DMs like to jump down Store Managers backs fro going over that set number. You just need a SM strong enough to take the small tongue lashing.
walgemp

United States

#8 Sep 17, 2012
Yea its all a bunch of BS. All the stress and pressure put on the DMs they feel the need to take out on SMs, who in turn feel the need to take out on their employees. You get pounced on for all kinds of stupid s--t in this company. Very irrational.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#9 Sep 17, 2012
You should always receive a payout...no questions asked. If you are working for a douche that does this too you it is wrong and in many states is against the law. You are to be paid for services rendered in a timely manner so you can pay your bills, not when a dumbass SM feels like it.
thespaz

Clearlake, CA

#10 Sep 17, 2012
There is no law that states unpaid time has to be immediate. I did a search on every state. The law says reasonable time. From court cases a month is reasonable. That being said it is wrong to do that.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#11 Sep 17, 2012
thespaz wrote:
There is no law that states unpaid time has to be immediate. I did a search on every state. The law says reasonable time. From court cases a month is reasonable. That being said it is wrong to do that.
Read again.......also read what i said....timely manner, i never gave a timeframe. However money should NEVER be held hostage because of a mistake some dumbass made doing payroll.....i mean seriously the small amount of employees one store has should mean a mistake should NEVER happen on the store level. If you are that inept of a manager to make such an error you should either stay home or be serving my milkshake at DQ.
screwedwag

Milwaukee, WI

#12 Sep 17, 2012
thespaz wrote:
Store Managers hate to because it goes against the monthly expense limit that a DM sets. No mater if it is reasonable most DMs like to jump down Store Managers backs fro going over that set number. You just need a SM strong enough to take the small tongue lashing.
I know she said it wasnt alot of money, but when they put it on the next paycheck, like they did with mine in July when I had some vacation days missing, I get taxed higher on it,but apparently doing a payout for an RPH isnt an option.
Someone

Plymouth, MA

#13 Sep 17, 2012
What if the employee failed to punch? And has a habit of failing to punch. Is the SM a jerk then?
mylifeforthewaaa ag

Clearlake, CA

#14 Sep 17, 2012
If the manager knew the person worked and out of spite didn,t pay then that manager broke the law.
walgemp

United States

#15 Sep 17, 2012
Someone wrote:
What if the employee failed to punch? And has a habit of failing to punch. Is the SM a jerk then?
No but it is the responsibility of the manager to make sure their employees are punching, and to add them in manually when punches are missed. A missed punch once in a while is going to happen for everyone (especially if the clock is down when employees need to make a punch), but if it is excessive, if too many are being missed, and you have already addressed this issue with the employee, then formal discipline is in order. If you haven't addressed this with the employee and let them slide every time, nobody is to blame but yourself. Just my opinion I am not a manager but if I was a manager this would certainly be my line of thinking on that particular matter.

Does your store have a missed punch log?
mylifeforthewaaa ag

Clearlake, CA

#16 Sep 17, 2012
I agree , but it is still illegal to not modify out of spite.
walgemp

United States

#17 Sep 17, 2012
mylifeforthewaaaag wrote:
I agree , but it is still illegal to not modify out of spite.
Fully agree. Illegal, dishonest, and shows zero integrity. Any managers doing such a thing should be fully ashamed of themselves, and written up if not fired.
indyEXA

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Sep 18, 2012
Not punching the clock correctly and regularly is a training issue. It is one of the most basic parts of having a job at Walgreens. If the time clock is down and not working correctly them the manager is responsible for making sure the employees are being punched correctly. If you have an employer consistently missing punches and it has been discussed with said employee and then situation isn't rectified, then discipline may be necessary. Punching the clock when you come and go to work and go and come from your lunches is not rocket science folks...

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#19 Sep 18, 2012
indyEXA wrote:
Not punching the clock correctly and regularly is a training issue. It is one of the most basic parts of having a job at Walgreens. If the time clock is down and not working correctly them the manager is responsible for making sure the employees are being punched correctly. If you have an employer consistently missing punches and it has been discussed with said employee and then situation isn't rectified, then discipline may be necessary. Punching the clock when you come and go to work and go and come from your lunches is not rocket science folks...
clearly it is rocket science and a very hard task to complete, since we employ idiots across the board.
Get Over It

Oak Brook, IL

#20 Sep 18, 2012
Employees should be paid immediately for missing time. I don't care what any law says. Tell your SM to quit being a douchebag and pay you your money. In most cases, It's their fault for not reviewing the time cards before submitting payroll. Mistakes happen but it should be corrected right away.

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