anyone been offered severance pay

anyone been offered severance pay

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morals

Henderson, NV

#1 Mar 12, 2012
Now that most MGTS have spoken to there store manager and cl has severance pay been mentioned
Jkl123

Fenton, MO

#2 Mar 12, 2012
It should be. It's listed in our benefits.
ExActDate

Independence, MO

#3 Mar 12, 2012
morals wrote:
Now that most MGTS have spoken to there store manager and cl has severance pay been mentioned
In order to get severence pay you either have to be salaried or your store has to close.

Since: Feb 12

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#4 Mar 12, 2012
ExActDate wrote:
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In order to get severence pay you either have to be salaried or your store has to close.
Wrong...talk out your ass some more....
Altec Lansing

Houston, TX

#5 Mar 12, 2012
I think a lot of us are getting sick of the mis-information that's being put on this forum. NO !!!- Severance is just not for salaried people. Where did you get that information? Oh, I know. You freakin' heard it or read it somewhere (probably on this forum). Straight from the benefits area of storenet these are the positions that get at least some form of severance if the right criteria is met -- Full-Time Salaried; Full-Time Pharmacists; Part-Time Pharmacists; Full-Time Assistant Managers, Part-Time Salaried, Hourly Retail, Hourly Non-retail.

You are eligible for a severance benefit if:
•You have at least six months of continuous service; and
•You are actively at work, or on an approved disability leave, military leave or family medical leave; and
•Your position is eliminated due to a permanent reduction in force or the permanent closing of a unit, as determined by the Plan Administrator.(Fluctuation in hours, including no hours worked, does not automatically make you eligible for severance benefits.)

In addition, you must meet one of the following:
•You separate from the Company;
•Your position is eliminated and you are offered a job within the Walgreens family of companies, but you refuse the offer; or
•Your position is eliminated and you are offered a job with a Service Provider used by the Company, whether or not you accept the offer.

This Plan only provides assistance in these circumstances. It is not a general severance program covering all types of job losses.
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That being said, you ARE NOT going to hear anything about severance at least until the time comes that employees are forced into taking a lower paying position at a particular time or get laid off without any option.
Jkl123

Fenton, MO

#6 Mar 12, 2012
Go under benefits & policies/then employment policies/then severance pay. We qualify.
ExActDate

Independence, MO

#7 Mar 12, 2012
Wow. Thanks, I was actually talking out my SM's ass; thats who I heard it from. Figured they might have known the answer, I'll keep that in mind.
ljkhlholhliholin

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Mar 12, 2012
we all are entitled to severance pay but they rather have the majority be discourage enough and quit. I ask him what happens if the a mgt dont want to step down if he they going to be severe, I said you mean they will be offered severance pay then he says oh I don't know about that yet.
Jkl123

Dallas, TX

#9 Mar 12, 2012
My manager lied to me and said there was no severance pay..
mr pawn

Tarpon Springs, FL

#10 Mar 12, 2012
This is how I see it. Severance pay has not been discussed at the road show or any SM meetings regarding Edison because Walgreens(read: Wasson) doesn't want to pay severance pay. If you look at the policy in storenet, and I know policy can change, full time assistant managers qualify for 2 weeks pay for every year of tenure IF YOUR POSITION IS ELIMINATED. If you don't accept the SFL position and you are passed up for the ASMT position you SHOULD qualify for that severance pay after this 2-3 year period that they talk about. Policy is subject to change but that would be über shady of them if they changed the policy after announcing this "transformation" in management structure.
mgt frustrated

Gilbert, AZ

#11 Mar 15, 2012
Walgreens is profitable. No upfront severance will be offered. The 2-3 year program is really 10-12 months. Get financially squared away! The interviews this week are an attempt to find out who wants to stay and take a voluntary pay cut. "Night positions are going away,do you want to be on the short program or the long program? March of 2013, take a pay cut or quit. "On the short program you can go to day shift, a store within 30 miles of your home, and keep your present pay. No logic in this.... the MGT position is eliminated, 30 miles covers 3 districts, and you are voluntarilly giving up a stated benifit severance. To get the severance in 2013 you must certify a legal notice to the benefits plan administrator, you will need legal council. Do not volunteer for this program. Do not quit, you've earned the right to stay or be severed financially. Good Luck
LetsGetOurMoney

Mount Orab, OH

#12 Mar 15, 2012
There is NO way Walgreens can legally get away with not paying us severance. That's all there is to it. Our position IS BEING ELIMINATED. The way I see it, next March if we don't get the ASM-T position and our offered the SFL but decline, YOU SHOULD GET SEVERANCE NO QUESTIONS ASKED. THAT FALLS RIGHT UNDER THIS GUIDELINE:
In addition, you must meet one of the following:
•You separate from the Company;
•Your position is eliminated and you are offered a job within the Walgreens family of companies, but you refuse the offer;

Our position= eliminated, and we will decline the SFL position. I don't care if I have to get a lawyer, I WILL get severance. Don't let these FOOLISH store managers fool you into not getting your money. They are trying to encourage people to quit before next March so they don't have to pay us. GET YOUR MONEY PEOPLE. THAT'S THE LEAST THEY CAN DO FOR US.

Greedy jerks. Seriously.
Tozai

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Mar 15, 2012
Woohoo! Severance! Give me a friggin break.
WagMGR

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 15, 2012
LetsGetOurMoney wrote:
There is NO way Walgreens can legally get away with not paying us severance. That's all there is to it. Our position IS BEING ELIMINATED. The way I see it, next March if we don't get the ASM-T position and our offered the SFL but decline, YOU SHOULD GET SEVERANCE NO QUESTIONS ASKED. THAT FALLS RIGHT UNDER THIS GUIDELINE:
In addition, you must meet one of the following:
•You separate from the Company;
•Your position is eliminated and you are offered a job within the Walgreens family of companies, but you refuse the offer;
Our position= eliminated, and we will decline the SFL position. I don't care if I have to get a lawyer, I WILL get severance. Don't let these FOOLISH store managers fool you into not getting your money. They are trying to encourage people to quit before next March so they don't have to pay us. GET YOUR MONEY PEOPLE. THAT'S THE LEAST THEY CAN DO FOR US.
Greedy jerks. Seriously.
The only problem with your logic is this... The severance policy states three things must happen and all three conditions must be met. You forgot the line of position being eliminated due to workforce reduction. Guess what, this is not a workforce reduction. Last I checked most stores will have more staff since most will have 3 sfl's. When you quote policy, maybe you should quote the whole policy. Also, I haven't asked any of my MGT's to leave. I've given them all the feedback and tools to succeed and get promoted. Best of luck with your severance plan. If I were you I'd look more into what you need to do to move ahead, stop looking for excuses to fail.
SadMGT

United States

#15 Mar 15, 2012
WagMGR wrote:
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I haven't asked any of my MGT's to leave. I've given them all the feedback and tools to succeed and get promoted. Best of luck with your severance plan. If I were you I'd look more into what you need to do to move ahead, stop looking for excuses to fail.
I wish I worked for you. My manager decided this week would be a good week to take a vacation and I still haven't had my "talk" yet. I know what I know from this site and finally Toolkit this past weekend. I'm actually at my store right now. Not getting too much done because I'm worried how I'm going to take care of my family. Thank you all who have shared what you know. Seems like my options are either bust my butt to maybe keep my current "rank" as a Management trainee or do just enough work not to get fired and wait until the end to either accept a future severance package or use those 90 days after my forced demotion to find a new job. Wow, this used to be a great place to work. We had record profits! What the hell happened?
WagMGR

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Mar 15, 2012
SadMGT wrote:
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I wish I worked for you. My manager decided this week would be a good week to take a vacation and I still haven't had my "talk" yet. I know what I know from this site and finally Toolkit this past weekend. I'm actually at my store right now. Not getting too much done because I'm worried how I'm going to take care of my family. Thank you all who have shared what you know. Seems like my options are either bust my butt to maybe keep my current "rank" as a Management trainee or do just enough work not to get fired and wait until the end to either accept a future severance package or use those 90 days after my forced demotion to find a new job. Wow, this used to be a great place to work. We had record profits! What the hell happened?
I'll give you some advice I gave my MGT's and others in my district. Try to take a more active role in your stores day to day operations. Ask to make the daily lists. Ask to walk the store with your manager and go over merchandising ideas. Know who your lower performing employees are and coach and train them. Basically show that you are more than an "overpaid stock boy" as some like to put it. If you do that, and as others either don't step up or quit, your opportunity will be there. I wish you well in whatever you choose to do.
Red

Carmichael, CA

#17 Mar 16, 2012
WagMGR wrote:
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I'll give you some advice I gave my MGT's and others in my district. Try to take a more active role in your stores day to day operations. Ask to make the daily lists. Ask to walk the store with your manager and go over merchandising ideas. Know who your lower performing employees are and coach and train them. Basically show that you are more than an "overpaid stock boy" as some like to put it. If you do that, and as others either don't step up or quit, your opportunity will be there. I wish you well in whatever you choose to do.
Doesn't matter if your store manager isn't the dm's pet. You won't be notice. Work your butt off, know everything a mgt shoul know, at the end the dm won't look twice at your application. Seem to me maybe just maybe you are the dm's pet. Lucky you.
WagMGR

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Mar 16, 2012
Red wrote:
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Doesn't matter if your store manager isn't the dm's pet. You won't be notice. Work your butt off, know everything a mgt shoul know, at the end the dm won't look twice at your application. Seem to me maybe just maybe you are the dm's pet. Lucky you.
Nope. I'm a store manager who has a good DM. I also have this thing missing from many employees today, work ethic. A little bit of that, goes a long way. Not every DMs are assholes as described by you. Just like not all MGTs are glorified stock boys as others say. Sounds like you're just looking for an excuse to fail. Don't. Why not prove you can do it and deserve it? You just might be surprised how it turns out!
PhotoPhanny

Charlestown, MA

#19 Mar 16, 2012
WagMGR wrote:
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I'll give you some advice I gave my MGT's and others in my district. Try to take a more active role in your stores day to day operations. Ask to make the daily lists. Ask to walk the store with your manager and go over merchandising ideas. Know who your lower performing employees are and coach and train them. Basically show that you are more than an "overpaid stock boy" as some like to put it. If you do that, and as others either don't step up or quit, your opportunity will be there. I wish you well in whatever you choose to do.
Ah, been there, been doing that...and passed over for the exa program twice...why? Discrimination. Your mantra is b.s. my friend, meant only to keep your big fat behind in the office chair and not having to actually do anything! Me? I'm getting out just as fast as I can, I only hope all mgts do the same!
PhotoPhanny

Charlestown, MA

#20 Mar 16, 2012
WagMGR wrote:
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Nope. I'm a store manager who has a good DM. I also have this thing missing from many employees today, work ethic. A little bit of that, goes a long way. Not every DMs are assholes as described by you. Just like not all MGTs are glorified stock boys as others say. Sounds like you're just looking for an excuse to fail. Don't. Why not prove you can do it and deserve it? You just might be surprised how it turns out!
Yep, but when the surprise is"congrats! For all the hard work, working like a slave for the last year, for killing yourself to make your store managers life easy, you get into the asmt program and you will only get your pay cut back to $18 an hour! Oh come on thats way better than the other 5 to 10mgts in your community who just got a$5 per hour cut!!!!"

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