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Lake Saint Louis, MO

#1 Dec 27, 2012
How many older workers in your store?
(40 years or older)
Demoted?
Hours Cut?
Fired?
PIP?

Since: Mar 12

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#2 Dec 27, 2012
I do not consider anyone older as workers....just taking up valuable space...we have an old rich chineese lady that works here because she is bored....sorry but i do not need people like that...i need people that ACTUALY need a job.....not a hobby.
Just four joys

United States

#3 Dec 27, 2012
Hey be nice to the elderly! If you had a choice between sitting all alone at home for no $, or sitting around at work with people for$ what would you choose? Lol

Since: Dec 12

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#4 Dec 27, 2012
RickyFlair wrote:
I do not consider anyone older as workers....just taking up valuable space...we have an old rich chineese lady that works here because she is bored....sorry but i do not need people like that...i need people that ACTUALY need a job.....not a hobby.
Depends if she actually do a good job right? Does any of those attributes matter if she does a good job? I've seen young broke people who take up valuable space too cuz they're lazu focks and just need a paycheck to cover their iphone data plan.

The most annoying thing about old people are they suck at computer usage. They forget the passwords every single time. They also won't learn anything new and are set in their ways. Plus most are slow as molasses and talk to much.
COSMIC MARGE

New York, NY

#5 Dec 27, 2012
it's very hard to tell if younger people even do more work than older workers because the fact is the younger ones never come to work .How can a S.M. even judge work performance for people that call off twice a week? Every person that called off at my store or where late for each shift were under 40.Every person that could not complete or follow basic tasks were under 40.The worst workers were the kids going to school that often did not care and left work areas a mess on a regular basis that others, often the older worker had to clean up.Walgreens hosts far toooo many slackers of all ages but at my store the waste of labor has to belong to the younger worker.

Since: Jan 12

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#6 Dec 27, 2012
Truth is you are going to see more older employees leave the company.

It's not about discrimination. It's about being able to adapt to change. The company is going through a complete restructuring plus a cultural change. And judging by these forums, Mark's blog, and what I've heard from others...it's unpopular among the majority of the long term employees.

Well the only way for these changes to be successful is to have employees who are buying into it and want to make it work. Those who are stuck in the past will be easily replaced by someone who knows nothing of that past.
COSMIC MARGE

New York, NY

#7 Dec 27, 2012
Thats true there will be many changes that are not going to suit those who are use to less demanding job requirements.But with that said these new changes will have the same results as the ESI debacle.It's great to seek cuts ,trim fat but in my opinion the biggest waste of money @ store level is mid management.The ones most resistance to change hard work at my former store were the managment staff that worked harder to shuffel work projects onto others or just left it a mess until there was no choice but to clean up for another one of the 123 corp visits. BIG PIPING IT is not fun stuff for the workers that did not create the mess but are the ones forced to stay late for hours working on tasks that the 50k a year replenishment expert was tooooo lazy to start let alone finish. The 50k a year Replenishment expert broke the sound barrier to get away from the store and actual work anytime there was another visit.The S.M. kept his banker hours despite threats of the PIP crunching his balls 24-7 he ran to. Seems to me people like that can't adapt to change.

Since: Jun 12

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#8 Dec 27, 2012
As an employee being employed with Walgreens a considerable amount of time, FOR ME, it's NOT about adapting to change at all. There's plenty they can do to cut costs besides cutting what we're paid.

It's about the blatant disrespect shown by throwing more and more work with less hours and less pay to do it. It can be said that it's about about wanting to get new blood in the store that will go along with anything because they need a job. BUT something can be said about long time workers, those of us (which are far and few between if these forums are any indication) who go in day and day out and bust our ass to get tasks done and please the customers and MGT.

Since: Mar 12

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#9 Dec 27, 2012
RetaiLifer wrote:
Truth is you are going to see more older employees leave the company.
It's not about discrimination. It's about being able to adapt to change. The company is going through a complete restructuring plus a cultural change. And judging by these forums, Mark's blog, and what I've heard from others...it's unpopular among the majority of the long term employees.
Well the only way for these changes to be successful is to have employees who are buying into it and want to make it work. Those who are stuck in the past will be easily replaced by someone who knows nothing of that past.
NO ONE is BUYING into anything......everyone knows this is a bad plan....it is bad for employees and it is certainly bad for customers....but go ahead and believe that change is always the best....you DO NOT change what has worked for a hundred years under the guise of times are a changing BS.......Nothing has changed from a customer perspective except for the fact they are getting hosed in the service side of this.
Wife

United States

#10 Dec 27, 2012
You can't win either way. 20 something year olds do not seem to have much of a work ethic cause they were given what they wanted without having to earn anything. Ever. They want to sit on their phones and text or google all day. A lot of 60-70 something's have no clue what to do with a computer or phone, but the in between have to pick up the slack and are overworked and underplayed with no hope for the future. Uuhhh...

Since: Feb 12

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#11 Dec 27, 2012
RickyFlair wrote:
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NO ONE is BUYING into anything......everyone knows this is a bad plan....it is bad for employees and it is certainly bad for customers....but go ahead and believe that change is always the best....you DO NOT change what has worked for a hundred years under the guise of times are a changing BS.......Nothing has changed from a customer perspective except for the fact they are getting hosed in the service side of this.
Totally agree, and have been here over a decade. Here's a woooooooooooo for the flair.
mmhae

Cottage Grove, WI

#12 Dec 27, 2012
Older people are not tech savy? Seriously. Many that I work with are very techy and can handle the change. Problem is that wags doesn't want to pay them a decent wage, doesn't want to give them health benefits and want younger uneducated underpaid bodies. I wonder if they even care if the work does get done.
Texas Outlaw

Plano, TX

#13 Dec 27, 2012
Young or older, makes no real difference. It is the person their self that can make the difference ..good or bad. Been there a long time, an am older. Have had many managers, and employees even comment on my ability, to get the job do fast. However so far, I have been blessed with good health and that makes difference.I am very computer knowledgeable.
It is the TYPE of changes that are so hard to swallow,not changes itself.

Since: Nov 12

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#14 Dec 27, 2012
You'll find folks like Ric Flair in the dustbin of history. Personally, I'm enjoying the change. Life's easy for me lately. 2 days after xmas and we're 100% reconstructed, minus the valentines aisle, which the merchandise hasn't arrive yet. The toughest choice I had today was which clearance consumable to snack on.

Since: Mar 12

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#15 Dec 27, 2012
disgovernment wrote:
You'll find folks like Ric Flair in the dustbin of history. Personally, I'm enjoying the change. Life's easy for me lately. 2 days after xmas and we're 100% reconstructed, minus the valentines aisle, which the merchandise hasn't arrive yet. The toughest choice I had today was which clearance consumable to snack on.
Because you probably actually work as a door greeter for Wal-Mart....anything and everything you say is unbelievable.....you are a TROLL.....nothing else and lend NO REAL advice or common sense comments to ANY conversation...but thanks for stopping by.
nobueno

Fairfax, VA

#16 Dec 27, 2012
Should older workers be required to unload a truck just like all the younger workers? In my store they don't, it is always 20 something year olds and teens unloading and doing all the other physical work. Is that fair or not to you? I don't think it's fair that employees have different expectations
COSMIC MARGE

New York, NY

#17 Dec 27, 2012
nobueno wrote:
Should older workers be required to unload a truck just like all the younger workers? In my store they don't, it is always 20 something year olds and teens unloading and doing all the other physical work. Is that fair or not to you? I don't think it's fair that employees have different expectations
I have finished the entire truck for Cos each week with little or no help for over four years ,@age 40. AGE had nothing to do with jerks calling off every truck day at my former store.6667
Wife

Metairie, LA

#18 Dec 27, 2012
RickyFlair wrote:
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Because you probably actually work as a door greeter for Wal-Mart....anything and everything you say is unbelievable.....you are a TROLL.....nothing else and lend NO REAL advice or common sense comments to ANY conversation...but thanks for stopping by.
I stand my my druken remarks about him a month or so ago...you should remember, Joey?
Wife

Metairie, LA

#19 Dec 27, 2012
COSMIC MARGE wrote:
<quoted text> I have finished the entire truck for Cos each week with little or no help for over four years ,@age 40. AGE had nothing to do with jerks calling off every truck day at my former store.6667
I forgot to add that 20 somethings don't like to go to work even when they might get paid to text on their phone or google. On the plus side 60-70 year olds might be more punctual. Gotta pick your battles.

Since: Jan 12

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#20 Dec 28, 2012
RickyFlair wrote:
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NO ONE is BUYING into anything......everyone knows this is a bad plan....it is bad for employees and it is certainly bad for customers....but go ahead and believe that change is always the best....you DO NOT change what has worked for a hundred years under the guise of times are a changing BS.......Nothing has changed from a customer perspective except for the fact they are getting hosed in the service side of this.
Don't get me wrong, I'd much rather have a minimum of three assistant managers in every store, overtime for MGTs, more payroll in general, etc. It'd make my life alot easier.

But the idea we're going to collapse under the new strategy is dramatic. It's the strategy that CVS uses and they're doing fine. I've worked at another retailer that has a similar store structure and actually handles more customers than we do with the same payroll and in this area they're one of the most respected stores in customer service. It takes more work from management, and it puts a high emphasis on making smart hiring decisions and getting rid of those who aren't pulling their weight, but it is possible.

When I first started at Walgreens, we had a larger management group than a big box store I previously worked at that was about ten times bigger than Walgreens and produced more sales. We were going way above and beyond what was necessary here.

We're going status quo now, and that does suck. When I started working at Walgreens, I felt they were THE place to work in retail because of how well they staffed stores, how well they paid their people, and how much they just seemed to care in general. Now we're transitioning into being just another retailer which sucks, but most likely the company will continue to thrive and I'm already here so I'm going to make it work unless I can find a company that's doing what Walgreens did ten years ago. But in today's economy, that's highly unlikely.

I've said it before on here, I completely understand why some are very unhappy and want to move on. I hope those people find what they're looking for out there. But I'm just not joining the "doom and gloom" bandwagon that everyone is on.

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