Policy on Sick Time
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bobbyjo

Jersey City, NJ

#1 May 3, 2011
What is policy? Can we use 'em if we got 'em?
MWM

Plano, TX

#2 May 4, 2011
You have got to be kidding me. Get a grip..those days are for when your sick, to hurt to work.. not for you to take a vacation days!!
bobbyjo

Jersey City, NJ

#3 May 4, 2011
MWM wrote:
You have got to be kidding me. Get a grip..those days are for when your sick, to hurt to work.. not for you to take a vacation days!!
Why use vacation days when most requests are denied? If I were to leave the company tomorrow, I'd lose 30 days, correct?
bobbyjo

Jersey City, NJ

#4 May 4, 2011
MWM wrote:
You have got to be kidding me. Get a grip..those days are for when your sick, to hurt to work.. not for you to take a vacation days!!
Also, how many people do you know are really "sick" on their sick day?
wag sad

Summerville, SC

#5 May 4, 2011
I have 36 sick days and only have taken 4 hrs in 7 yrs the co. does not reward you for it and any ways they are going to take them away soon.
Diane

Tucson, AZ

#6 May 4, 2011
wag sad wrote:
I have 36 sick days and only have taken 4 hrs in 7 yrs the co. does not reward you for it and any ways they are going to take them away soon.
No wonder you are sad. Take your sick days before you lose them.
Billysh

Houston, TX

#7 May 4, 2011
Sick days are meant as a form of "insurance". Like, wag sad, I have something like 30 sick days (haven't had to call in in 4 years). The original poster's sentiments about "sick days" is certainly not unique and is an example of the declining work ethic in the western world. If someone's vacation days are denied it's usually due to the fact that others before them have asked for those days off or they are around holiday time and are blocked to begin with.
wag sad

Summerville, SC

#8 May 4, 2011
I would have to be on a death bed before I will take a sick day but I was ready to pass out when I took my 4 hours off and went to the emergency room and was taken into the office by the sm and asked was I really sick and that was after being with Walgreens 5 years with out taking one sick day. and I waited for the mid shift manager to come in first not to leave the sm alone he hates that.

Since: Jun 10

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#9 May 4, 2011
Billysh wrote:
Sick days are meant as a form of "insurance". Like, wag sad, I have something like 30 sick days (haven't had to call in in 4 years). The original poster's sentiments about "sick days" is certainly not unique and is an example of the declining work ethic in the western world. If someone's vacation days are denied it's usually due to the fact that others before them have asked for those days off or they are around holiday time and are blocked to begin with.
You are totally correct about the decline of work ethic. Everyone wants to know max benefits they can squeeze out.

It does not help that our company's lawyer tells us that if they've got sick hours, pay them without question. Within policy (2days max w/o doc's note) of course.

Society is moving away from doing the "right thing" and moving towards doing "what's legal" or what they can get away with. It's not always one in the same.
wag sad

Summerville, SC

#10 May 4, 2011
I do not feel that way when it comes to employees just to the customers LoneWolf_EXA_CPh T
WAG is a Drag

Columbia, SC

#11 May 4, 2011
I think people are becoming apathetic due to the new Walgreens' I could give a crap about you model. I'm sure you're gonna say my attitude should not depend on others but come on!!! How much more of a beating do I take before I hit back?
Geraldo

Houston, TX

#12 May 4, 2011
WAG is a Drag wrote:
I think people are becoming apathetic due to the new Walgreens' I could give a crap about you model. I'm sure you're gonna say my attitude should not depend on others but come on!!! How much more of a beating do I take before I hit back?
A thing I've learned is that a good number of employees will use just about any excuse to justify their lack of a work ethic.
WAG is a Drag

Columbia, SC

#13 May 4, 2011
I've learned that not everyone is willing (or stupid in some opinions) to go down with the sinking ship. If there is a lifeboat nearby I will be on it. If having good work ethic means bending over and taking it from walgreens then you might want to go by aisle 3 and pick up some lube : )
wag sad

Summerville, SC

#14 May 4, 2011
I will always do the best I can in everything I do in all parts of my life I will give 100% its on them if not doing their best my I do have ethics to myself.
MWM

Plano, TX

#15 May 4, 2011
bobbyjo wrote:
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Also, how many people do you know are really "sick" on their sick day?
Well, me for one. In fact was just off a week ...very sick. Like everything in life, there are those who abuse it.
MWM

Plano, TX

#16 May 4, 2011
Good God... sometimes i wonder if we all really work for the same place ! In all my years I have never been denied vacation, have never even been asked for a sick slip excuse.
Having said that, i am not management either.And i kept it that way on purpose.I may not make as much, or get bonuses, but when I leave for the day, it stays there. When I am really sick, I stay home.
Wag could not pay me enough to be a manager.
I really feel bad for some of you. To hear you talk I can't imagine, even still working for WAG - of course you do what you gotta do.
Wagscorpame

Chicago, IL

#17 May 6, 2011
I lost three personal days when Walgreens bought our company. Also I would have 4 weeks vacation at 10 years now have to wait 15 years thanks to cheapo Walgreens. I rarely call in sick , work 50 hours a week but Walgreens makes you feel like drek. I dont blame people if they call in sick
COS-MIC MARGE

AOL

#18 May 7, 2011
MWM wrote:
Good God... sometimes i wonder if we all really work for the same place ! In all my years I have never been denied vacation, have never even been asked for a sick slip excuse.
Having said that, i am not management either.And i kept it that way on purpose.I may not make as much, or get bonuses, but when I leave for the day, it stays there. When I am really sick, I stay home.
Wag could not pay me enough to be a manager.
I really feel bad for some of you. To hear you talk I can't imagine, even still working for WAG - of course you do what you gotta do.
- Agree-with you It is sad to read about how bad some of these people have it- I know when I have the flu- I sure hate to pass it on to my co-workers. I had no choice but to miss 3 days this past winter-plus had to leave half way into a shift at my other job.That flu kicked my butt for at least a week- it was awful.But to work like a zombiee- med head lump would have been not worth it.
HappyNow

Florence, AL

#19 Jul 11, 2011
Walgreens treats their employees very badly. I can't believe their aren't more lawsuits!!
Anonymous

Courtland, AL

#20 Jul 11, 2011
HappyNow wrote:
Walgreens treats their employees very badly. I can't believe their aren't more lawsuits!!
Awwwww, you mean they pay you to do a job and that is all they really "owe" you?

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