5 employees fired from my district fo...

5 employees fired from my district for spilling beans on here!!

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Melinda

Columbia, SC

#1 Sep 7, 2012
Hi all, I usually come on here just to read up on whats been going on and never post. I had a friend tell me about this site cause was getting sick of Walgreens BS as well. Today she got fired. I got off the phone with her a bit ago and apparently loss prevention and regional VP been nosing on this site. Looks like Loss Prevention has friends in high places and are able to get I.P. addresses. Looks like this is legal because if it came from a store email and its spread on a public website ( on bottom of email it clearly states its confindential) So my freind, an EXA and a few regular employees were let go today. Just wanted to give a heads up it looks like Store managers will be getting emails soon about this over here in the South area Georgia/Alabama and Tennesse ( my regional area) SO it might quickly spread out like it does. Have a great weekend everyone!
ale

Reelsville, IN

#2 Sep 7, 2012
Melinda wrote:
Hi all, I usually come on here just to read up on whats been going on and never post. I had a friend tell me about this site cause was getting sick of Walgreens BS as well. Today she got fired. I got off the phone with her a bit ago and apparently loss prevention and regional VP been nosing on this site. Looks like Loss Prevention has friends in high places and are able to get I.P. addresses. Looks like this is legal because if it came from a store email and its spread on a public website ( on bottom of email it clearly states its confindential) So my freind, an EXA and a few regular employees were let go today. Just wanted to give a heads up it looks like Store managers will be getting emails soon about this over here in the South area Georgia/Alabama and Tennesse ( my regional area) SO it might quickly spread out like it does. Have a great weekend everyone!
They were asking for what they received if they used store email...seriously?!?!
Melinda

Columbia, SC

#3 Sep 7, 2012
They didn't copy it word for word... With all the changes going on with mgt positions and so on ( that basically the whole company knows about) To them it is supposed to stay on walgreens and not in the open like facebook, here, Twitter, blogs or whatever. I am just glad I am giving my two weeks notice soon and be a full time navy wife.
wagggever

Franklin, OH

#4 Sep 7, 2012
I say come and get me........really though that's sounds like a bunch of bull. I post from phone.. some times under different names.....like currently tonight my location is Florida....but I am many miles away.....still in the south though......Well see though....I get fired....I'm spilling all the beans....calling out all the wanker managers and DM from my district currently and other states I've worked in before.......Two can play that came....in meantime don't be afraid....post away
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#6 Sep 8, 2012
Topix can be sued for releasing the information and Walgreens can be sued for using the information. It violates privacy acts in the US.
Altec Lansing

United States

#7 Sep 8, 2012
If this is true (the firings) and that's a big "if" then much more than likely it's a facebook thing.

“The Papers said I was Truant”

Since: Nov 11

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#8 Sep 8, 2012
thespaz wrote:
Topix can be sued for releasing the information and Walgreens can be sued for using the information. It violates privacy acts in the US.
Anybody can post anything. It's not an official release; Topix allows anonymous posting. No reason for Topix to be sued bc someone typed some stuff and clicked post.

And if the multi-billion dollar corp Walgreens decides to do anything, remember, it was info released through WAG, for WAG only.

OP never mentions what type of info was leaked, just that 'people' were 'fired'. Fishy as long john silvers....

so hungry...
MGTonsauce

Kelseyville, CA

#9 Sep 8, 2012
The op said IP address. If topix released ip address with out court order then yes both could be sued. I can identify you with ip address or your burn in address.

Since: Mar 12

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#10 Sep 8, 2012
I would have to agree that it is probably facebook.
Of course, if you write enough on this forum to identify yourself or the people you work with, even without an IP address, there will be repercussions - even if they can't prove anything.

What seems strange to me is that 5 employees were fired. Would seem awfully lucky to be able to identify 5 employees from the same store on this forum if they are posting anonymously.

I would guess somebody had access to the emails and then there was talk about it - either at work or outside of work.

From what I remember, Walgreens does have a policy about social networking. It couldn't hurt to review it.
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#11 Sep 8, 2012
The plans fr field transformation are considered public knowledge. This is due to an investor brief released by wags.

You are correct the possibility of 5 people being found out is unlikely.
joes mama

United States

#12 Sep 8, 2012
I think you are nuts. May have been Facebook. Not here though. And since your quitting, what is district, who are employees fired. And specifically what was released. You leave much out. Another corporate troller. And the email stuff with the disclaimers-most of this garbage is stuff if released to public nobody could care less about. This company leaves its employee in such a smokescreen with bad or misguided communication.
Melinda

Columbia, SC

#13 Sep 8, 2012
Yup stand my ground 5 people all knew each other. Area was big ATL metro area. I called her back since everyone insisting on what it was and one was Slander of a few SMs they didn't give a real name but outed the one of their nicknames the SM is known by. All she could think of was this older woman she knows that is not too computer savvy on the internet and does not know how to hide her IP address. And ratted out the others as well because she was marked off the schedule the next 4 weeks when she got their before she got fired. So there you go because someone was stupid and careless on here. Now everyone can rest in peace since I got all the info now. Happy posting, bitching, venting and good luck to everyone in the company with all the crazy shit going on!
Geraldo

United States

#14 Sep 8, 2012
Melinda wrote:
Yup stand my ground 5 people all knew each other. Area was big ATL metro area. I called her back since everyone insisting on what it was and one was Slander of a few SMs they didn't give a real name but outed the one of their nicknames the SM is known by. All she could think of was this older woman she knows that is not too computer savvy on the internet and does not know how to hide her IP address. And ratted out the others as well because she was marked off the schedule the next 4 weeks when she got their before she got fired. So there you go because someone was stupid and careless on here. Now everyone can rest in peace since I got all the info now. Happy posting, bitching, venting and good luck to everyone in the company with all the crazy shit going on!
First you state it was because a store's email was spread via the internet (i.e. here on this blog). Now you're saying it was, at least partially, due to slander.

Since: Jun 12

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#15 Sep 8, 2012
too much flip flopping for this story to be believable.......

topix would have to be under court order to release any ip address of anyone posting here........I'd say just because you don't have a sign in doesn't leave you exempt of an ip trace.
wagggever

Franklin, OH

#16 Sep 8, 2012
yeah reallycnot believable now......sounds as though there was some shady stuff going on.....someone got busted..... having nothing to do with this site....rather probably having everything to do with something shady.....and that person decided if she is going down.....shell take some more with her.....you know some people just don't want to be embarrased for what they really got fired for.....so they make something up to look all innocent......but if it is true....which store in Atlanta....I work with a guy that wants to get down there to be closer with daughter seems like they might be scrambling for help.....

Since: Sep 12

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#17 Sep 8, 2012
Re reading what Melinda put she said that "one" was because of slander. Apparently there is more than just that topic. I have heard of people getting fired over senseless acts like this as well.

Since: Aug 12

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#18 Sep 8, 2012
Anyone that believes this nonsense is just dumb
Wagthedog

Vancouver, WA

#20 Sep 8, 2012
Dumb, gullible and probably an Obama supporter.
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#21 Sep 9, 2012
It is funny our IT department is barely functional. I am not talking about the DTR grunts who tend to be very nice and very good at what they do. I am talking about the top guys. Specifically the people who handle Cisco routing and VPN management. They sent the entire router config for our store in Fix it. in a unencrypted text file. As you know you can jump on any computer and access that info with out logging in.

Since: Feb 12

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#22 Sep 9, 2012
thespaz wrote:
It is funny our IT department is barely functional. I am not talking about the DTR grunts who tend to be very nice and very good at what they do. I am talking about the top guys. Specifically the people who handle Cisco routing and VPN management. They sent the entire router config for our store in Fix it. in a unencrypted text file. As you know you can jump on any computer and access that info with out logging in.
How exactly?

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