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Keller, TX

#233 Mar 28, 2013
Each plantiff will walk away with 28k? The lawyers will take 50 percent off the top. And the remaining will be distributed across the plaintiffs less taxes. Iam hoping this causes a policy change. But iam not joining due to the fact a friend who is a lawyer said the only people that will make money are the litigators, so why blackball yourself?
And people claiming these big judgements, who told you that? I spoke with josh sanford, they cant legally promise anything.
WagExa

Courtland, AL

#234 Mar 28, 2013
what's the fallout for an EXA who signs up with suit? anybody heard?
smammy

Keller, TX

#235 Mar 28, 2013
WagExa wrote:
what's the fallout for an EXA who signs up with suit? anybody heard?
They say we would be protected by federal law. But the law link they via email is the heart of the law suit. Are we protected employees or not. So i am not sure. I know for sure, that your reputation is gone. As far as being fired for it..it could be protected by federal law, says the lawyers..

they will give you a letter that you have to send to your dm that states you are in this law suit and "Law X" (whatever it was) protects you from retaliation and if they fail to heed that warning they will be sued under federal court
Well no

Dallas, TX

#236 Mar 28, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
If the case is won why wouldn't they have to pay out all exas a settlement? I know I have gotton random settlements in the mail before from banks.
EXA's that do not sign up will not be paid. Yes this a class action suit, but due to the potential payout amount of the suit for each plaintiff you must sign on as a plaintiff. I too have heard that the possible payout will be substantial. The person that posted "math" is pretty close. Just estimate all the hours that you have worked and haven't been paid for and that number will be a pretty accurate.
Really

Dallas, TX

#237 Mar 29, 2013
wag anonymous wrote:
<quoted text> I have a 4 year degree ... So your read on me being not educated would be incorrect.. Go to glassdoor on the net and look up store manager average salary for rite aid STORE MANAGER and see that it is 48k, clearly below exa starting rate in some areas and then look up big box stores such as walmart asm salaries and you will see that you make on par or higher than someone with way more responsibility and volume. Its clear as day! Yes if you had a corporate job you could be making maybe 100k if you were a lucky one... As far as having an MBA and working for Wags, whos fault was that? Get a dose of reality!
Yes it us my fault. I'm the one that stayed all these years in this job that I absolutely hate, hoping to get promoted to a SM basically doing the same job that I already absolutely hate. Walgreens SM's came to my University's job fair and painted this beautiful picture of Walgreens. I was young, inexperienced and gullible. Anyone that says they love their Walgreens management job is lying! I wish I would have left years ago, but then I wouldn't have had the opportunity to be involved in this lawsuit. You better believe I'm part of this lawsuit. Fact is I just want to get paid for the hours upon hours that I have put into this company and have never been compensated. After I get my payback I'm out of here! Selfish? Is us really selfish to be treated and compensated properly?
Joe

Janesville, WI

#238 Mar 29, 2013
Yes the lawyers may take half of whatever is paid but the fees for the lawyer is tax deductable since the fees were to recover wages.
Educatedalso

Dallas, TX

#239 Mar 29, 2013
My experience was the opposite. I too have my MBA. I interviewed with a Walgreens SM that also painted a pretty picture for me. Once hired they placed me with a SM that only had his HS diploma. He told me very early on that my MBA meant nothing to him. I went to college for 6.5 years, worked hard, studied hard and earned an MBA, only to have my first Walgreens boss tell me my degree was worthless. I later went on to work for 4 other SM's that had no formal education either. My 5th SM, I finally worked for a guy that had a bachelors degree and we got along great. The job itself has always been horrible. I hate it, but it's hard to leave after so many years. I'm completely in with this suit. I'm not worried about retaliation, because once I get paid for the years of free labor I'm gone too. The Walgreens Culture for treatment of employees is horrible. Just looks at all the current lawsuits against Walgreens. Walgreens has be operating so unethically for so long! It's just Karma, time to pay up Walgreens!
Educatedalso

Dallas, TX

#240 Mar 29, 2013
Educatedalso wrote:
My experience was the opposite. I too have my MBA. I interviewed with a Walgreens SM that also painted a pretty picture for me. Once hired they placed me with a SM that only had his HS diploma. He told me very early on that my MBA meant nothing to him. I went to college for 6.5 years, worked hard, studied hard and earned an MBA, only to have my first Walgreens boss tell me my degree was worthless. I later went on to work for 4 other SM's that had no formal education either. My 5th SM, I finally worked for a guy that had a bachelors degree and we got along great. The job itself has always been horrible. I hate it, but it's hard to leave after so many years. I'm completely in with this suit. I'm not worried about retaliation, because once I get paid for the years of free labor I'm gone too. The Walgreens Culture for treatment of employees is horrible. Just looks at all the current lawsuits against Walgreens. Walgreens has be operating so unethically for so long! It's just Karma, time to pay up Walgreens!
I have talked to the law firm, the payout could be anywhere from 50k to 200k. Of course the firm cannot promise anything yet at this point. These are real numbers, talk to the attorney yourself. The original plaintiffs, I believe there are three of them, have documented and had such strong evidence against Walgreens this suit will never go to trial. There is much time left to sign up, so if you are not decided yet, decide now, or your only option will be to read about the brave EXA's that stood up against Walgreens received justice.
smammy

Keller, TX

#241 Mar 29, 2013
Educatedalso wrote:
<quoted text>
I have talked to the law firm, the payout could be anywhere from 50k to 200k. Of course the firm cannot promise anything yet at this point. These are real numbers, talk to the attorney yourself. The original plaintiffs, I believe there are three of them, have documented and had such strong evidence against Walgreens this suit will never go to trial. There is much time left to sign up, so if you are not decided yet, decide now, or your only option will be to read about the brave EXA's that stood up against Walgreens received justice.
You really think that you will get 200k payout for 3years of being overworked?? That is unrealistic for sure.

I do hope yall are paid fairly, I am an exa and also get overworked. I am suspicious of the judgement and doesnt seem worth the risk..but i wouldnt hope for big money
Please

Dallas, TX

#242 Mar 29, 2013
smammy wrote:
<quoted text> You really think that you will get 200k payout for 3years of being overworked?? That is unrealistic for sure.
I do hope yall are paid fairly, I am an exa and also get overworked. I am suspicious of the judgement and doesnt seem worth the risk..but i wouldnt hope for big money
Please people call the law firm! I know everyone is interested in how much money they can make and yes it is important, but it's also about holding this company accountable. Call the law firm!
Window

Dallas, TX

#243 Mar 29, 2013
Please wrote:
<quoted text>
Please people call the law firm! I know everyone is interested in how much money they can make and yes it is important, but it's also about holding this company accountable. Call the law firm!
The window to join this lawsuit is almost closed. If you are interested or want more informant act now, or just read about the payout for the EXA's that have joined a year from now.
Skeptical

Dallas, TX

#244 Mar 29, 2013
smammy wrote:
<quoted text> You really think that you will get 200k payout for 3years of being overworked?? That is unrealistic for sure.
I do hope yall are paid fairly, I am an exa and also get overworked. I am suspicious of the judgement and doesnt seem worth the risk..but i wouldnt hope for big money
Uncompensated loss wages, interest, pain and suffering, labor law violations. Easily over 50k.
being abused

Muskego, WI

#245 Mar 29, 2013
I have been told that I need to work 6 and 7 days because we have a realy hard to run intercity store. It's realy hard to find good
employees for this store. So it falls on the EXA to pick up the slack. But I have refused to work these exrta days because I am driving two hour round tip to get to work. I was not give a choose on being moved to this store an hour from home they just put me there because I am big enough to be there security. Now that I am unwilling to work these hours I am getting written up for things that I was not tained on or responsible for.
wag

United States

#246 Mar 29, 2013
As a one time EXA who worked the 50+ hour weeks to get moved up aren't y'all worried bout the outcome of signing on? Yes, they won't fire you but don't you think they'll know you are one of the ones that signed and possibly be more likely not to promote you or if like me a newly promoted SM possibly get shipped to rough store and left there? As EXA's we knew what the job was and were not forced to do it, you knew if you wanted to move up you needed to do what it took for that to happen.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#247 Mar 29, 2013
So will anyone know if you put your name in for this? I saw previously that you have to forward your DM a letter starting that you're part of the law suit now. Any truth to this? My DM is less than friendly and even though there's a no retaliation policy, I'm 100% sure that this will pretty much blacklist me in his eyes.
voteyestosue

Arden, NC

#248 Mar 29, 2013
SellWAG wrote:
I just have to say, these posts are mainly by EXA's and SM's and I am appalled. You people have the worst grammar and sentence structure I have witnessed in a long time. You people have horrible work ethic and it shows in your posts. According to the TN board of labor(my current state), regardless of salary or position, all hours worked must be logged and maintained accurately. The problem with this is, Kronos doesn't log punches for SM's, EXA's, and RPH's. that means, the hours worked aren't being logged. That means, legally, Walgreens can be thrown in the shitter(not quite a legal term).
I read this, and you're a dumbass and an idiot. First of all, "you people" is not grammatically correct, as it should read "all you people." Also, "regardless of salary or position" should not be between commas. It should be at the end of the sentence. Another mistake is "That means, legally,". No, you stupid moron. It should read, "Legally, that means..." If you're going to call someone out on their mistakes, you had make damn sure you're right in all areas of your critique.
Conflicted

Surprise, AZ

#249 Mar 30, 2013
I am no closer to making a decision than I was when I first started reading this thread. All in all, my time spent as an EXA at Walgreens wasn't horrible. I was lucky enough to have store managers that didn't want me to work crazy hours. I am just generally scared for the future of our company. That being said, good luck to all of you signing on to the suit.
ThrobbingWag

Sevierville, TN

#250 Mar 31, 2013
wag wrote:
As a one time EXA who worked the 50+ hour weeks to get moved up aren't y'all worried bout the outcome of signing on? Yes, they won't fire you but don't you think they'll know you are one of the ones that signed and possibly be more likely not to promote you or if like me a newly promoted SM possibly get shipped to rough store and left there? As EXA's we knew what the job was and were not forced to do it, you knew if you wanted to move up you needed to do what it took for that to happen.
Who gives a shi_t about ever becoming a Store Manager for this shit_hole company? Rumors are circulating all around about the Store Manager position getting tied into the ASM position anyway. Congratulations, you're disposable and a complete fool for allowing Walgreens to violate labor laws and use you just so you could gain a "posh position" or whatever the f_
uck you all are saying now.
xxy

Cheney, WA

#251 Mar 31, 2013
http://www.flsa.com/coverage.html

Read this!! ASM position is a true exempt position without question...EXA might not be!!!! Look at how a store manager is paid and how an EXA is paid. Look at your true duties. Call this law firm to get extra info sent to you THEN do your research. After requesting extra info from law firm and after reading their extra info, make a decision before June 20, 2013. Please do your homework even if you do not sign up and post on this blog. Get your information from the source (law firm) and keep it for your records either way - as a store manager you need all sides of the story to form an opinion. Get the facts from the source...there is bite to this case....

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#252 Mar 31, 2013
Read the job description. If you were performing the duties of an EXA, which involves planning, managing, hiring, training and disciplining employees you would see you are exempt and not entitles to any of this back pay. Many chose to be grunts and not put the effort into managing and developing their staff. This is a failure on your part and always results in having to put in more time to stay caught up. So the way I see it, you are all looking for an easy payout, because you either werent doing your job, or you werent aware of what your job actually entails.

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