No More Overtime For MGT!!!
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#81 Jul 7, 2009

I wanted to b a bit more diplomatic, but I can't stop laughing!

Truth is funny
New Store Manager

Las Vegas, NV

#82 Jul 19, 2009
Assistant managers received a huge raise sometime around two years ago. I don't know specifically how much it was, but I think it was at least 10%. I kind of think corporate regretted that, especially in light of the current economic environment, and the no-OT mandate is its way of taking it back.

There is a deep recession going on. These are not ordinary times and the economy has not been this bad since the Great Depression. While all of us have been affected at an individual level, as a company, Walgreens mercilessly has been getting battered around for the last few years with no end in sight.

Unless you are financially independent or have solid long term job prospects on the horizon, I think all of us Walgreens employees, managers included, have to get into survival mode and try to build value in our stores and ourselves. Work hard, work smart, praise and recognize your people when they do good work for you, and appreciate the fact we are all in the same boat together, trying to stay afloat.

I did not work my tail off for 50+ hours a week for several years, most of which was physical labor, to become a store manager who continues to work 50+ hours a week in the same manner. However, in these times I know I will have to tough it out, no matter how long it takes in order to survive these difficult times, and run a solid Walgreens store in the meantime. I hope my employees will recognize that and do likewise to the best of their ability.

United States

#83 Jul 21, 2009
c'mon, is that u john spina?

The problem isnt the bad economy, but that walgreens is saying that they dont need me or want me (as an mgt) to "survive" this with them.

Since: Jul 09

Deland, FL

#84 Jul 27, 2009
mgt wrote:
65 Million is the number coming from corporate, but I think they are allowing most districts to keep the hours for lower paid employees. In our district they will be made up by techs working some floor hours,(techs also had hours cut yesterday.) This alone knocks 40% off that savings. Much more if you figure that not all MGT's were working all four hours every week and the techs will be. So if we are only talking about a 40 Mil savings in a 50 bil budget can that be justified by the customer service hit. Mishandled complaints at the store level, especially with the introduction of service clerks doing refunds soon, will cost more than that in lost sales. This is what happens when you hire VP's who have no appreciation of Walgreens culture or even the bottom line of the retail industry, return customers.
Service clerks will soon be handling refunds, exchanges etc..?? What about SIMS taking the new lead (key holder positon)? Wow, sounds like they are tapering down on MGT's big time.

Since: Jul 09

Deland, FL

#85 Jul 27, 2009
Wagmgr no1w8s wrote:
Our district had a meeting today about them phasing out 1 mgt from each store and phasing out the simc position over the course of the next 18 months. They said they are relying on the natural turnover rate for mgt's to eliminate the excess. In my district I have been there for 6 years and have not seen near that many mgt's just leave the company. I think they mean they are going to use the next 18 months to force out the ones they dont want to be around in 18 months.
This is exactly what is going to happen. I agree.
Illinois EXA

Peoria, IL

#86 Jul 31, 2009
mgt wrote:
I've lost all respect in the leadership of walgreens. To royaly screw over the people who take care of their customers daily just doesn't make good business sense. Service will understandably go down. I work with 3 other assistants and all have degrees. All 3 have interviews for other jobs next week. The quality of wag people is going to go way down.
I agree.Good MGT's are the backbone of this company.Luckily for me,I was promoted to EXA literally days before the no OT took effect...but it is still bullshit.

Since: Jul 09

Orange City, FL

#87 Jul 31, 2009
How much in the way of salary does an EXA make?

Cliffside Park, NJ

#88 Aug 2, 2009
If they really wanted to save money, eliminate the pharmacy supervisor position. Lets see, maybe 200 supervisors that don't do anything times 125k per year -- Lot of money
Illinois EXA

Peoria, IL

#89 Aug 5, 2009
Ms Ross wrote:
How much in the way of salary does an EXA make?
I can only speak for myself and it is $900.00 weekly.However I am slightly above the average, because I commute 98 miles .

Since: Jul 12

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#91 May 17, 2013
Salary starting with company: 40,500

Salary upon leaving company: 38,400

What a difference four years makes.

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