Potential class action suit regarding...
Mike P.

Indianapolis, IN

#62 Jan 1, 2013
EXAs must always remember that earning the promotion to SM is a very competitive thing. If there are 35 stores in your district and you are anything except the #1 EXA you will still be an EXA after the next promotion because only the top person gets the job.

Consistently going above and beyond should be expected of the #1 EXA in the district. And that includes doing more than the minimum of 44 hours.

Simply put, if you do the minimum of 44, that is acceptable to keep your current position. But don't be surprised when someone else in your district is rewarded for going above and beyond the minimum.

If you were the DM and you had to choose the next SM, wouldn't you also promote the EXA that consistently went above and beyond? Assuming all things are equal, I will pick the person that puts in extra time.

I have always told my EXAs that I will only schedule you 44, but if that's all you decide to do, you are willingly allowing someone else in the district to outwork you... And you will have to live the the consequences of that decision.
WaGEXA

Eugene, OR

#63 Jan 1, 2013
Current EXA wrote:
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my 6th day during the 6weeks before christmas is NOT voluntary
6 weeks before Christmas? Why would you be working 6 day weeks around November 13th?

As for the other weeks, both Store Managers and EXAs are compensated for those via extra paid vacation days.
WaGEXA

Eugene, OR

#64 Jan 1, 2013
[QUOTE who="Mike P."]EXAs must always remember that earning the promotion to SM is a very competitive thing. If there are 35 stores in your district and you are anything except the #1 EXA you will still be an EXA after the next promotion because only the top person gets the job.
Consistently going above and beyond should be expected of the #1 EXA in the district. And that includes doing more than the minimum of 44 hours.
Simply put, if you do the minimum of 44, that is acceptable to keep your current position. But don't be surprised when someone else in your district is rewarded for going above and beyond the minimum.
If you were the DM and you had to choose the next SM, wouldn't you also promote the EXA that consistently went above and beyond? Assuming all things are equal, I will pick the person that puts in extra time.
I have always told my EXAs that I will only schedule you 44, but if that's all you decide to do, you are willingly allowing someone else in the district to outwork you... And you will have to live the the consequences of that decision.[/QUOTE]

This is well-put, however I would argue that a Store Manager would be more impressed with an EXA that achieves the same level of success in 44 hours as an EXA that works 50+
Mike P

Indianapolis, IN

#65 Jan 2, 2013
WaGEXA wrote:
[QUOTE who="Mike P."]EXAs must always remember that earning the promotion to SM is a very competitive thing. If there are 35 stores in your district and you are anything except the #1 EXA you will still be an EXA after the next promotion because only the top person gets the job.
Consistently going above and beyond should be expected of the #1 EXA in the district. And that includes doing more than the minimum of 44 hours.
Simply put, if you do the minimum of 44, that is acceptable to keep your current position. But don't be surprised when someone else in your district is rewarded for going above and beyond the minimum.
If you were the DM and you had to choose the next SM, wouldn't you also promote the EXA that consistently went above and beyond? Assuming all things are equal, I will pick the person that puts in extra time.
I have always told my EXAs that I will only schedule you 44, but if that's all you decide to do, you are willingly allowing someone else in the district to outwork you... And you will have to live the the consequences of that decision. "

This is well-put, however I would argue that a Store Manager would be more impressed with an EXA that achieves the same level of success in 44 hours as an EXA that works 50+
I honestly disagree. Assuming both EXAs are talented to begin with. I will take the harder worker, even if he/she isn't as talented as the EXA who works only 44.

My reason is that in the long run, the harder worker will be there when needed and they will establish a culture of employees who are also willing to go above and beyond. They set an example of a good work ethic and others will buy in. Fundamentally, they aren't a minimum commitment person and I personally believe that minimum commitment EXAs turn in to minimum effort SMs.

The SM is a position required to make a lot of decisions. And if you are currently an EXA and you are competing against 34 other EXAs, you most important decision right now is the one that shows your DM that you should be the next promotion in your district. You have to show that you will go above and beyond expectations, and confirm that you will be the best SM out there. As of this point, your decision has been that "44 hours is plenty and your DM should recognize my skills."

And I am saying to you that the DM has 34 other EXAs that also want a promotion. And I will bet that some of them put in the extra time. So I question your decision making almost as much as I question your work ethic.

Either way, it's your career and your future. I wish you well. I hope your work ethic and commitment catch up to your talent.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#66 Jan 2, 2013
Mike P wrote:
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I honestly disagree. Assuming both EXAs are talented to begin with. I will take the harder worker, even if he/she isn't as talented as the EXA who works only 44.
My reason is that in the long run, the harder worker will be there when needed and they will establish a culture of employees who are also willing to go above and beyond. They set an example of a good work ethic and others will buy in. Fundamentally, they aren't a minimum commitment person and I personally believe that minimum commitment EXAs turn in to minimum effort SMs.
The SM is a position required to make a lot of decisions. And if you are currently an EXA and you are competing against 34 other EXAs, you most important decision right now is the one that shows your DM that you should be the next promotion in your district. You have to show that you will go above and beyond expectations, and confirm that you will be the best SM out there. As of this point, your decision has been that "44 hours is plenty and your DM should recognize my skills."
And I am saying to you that the DM has 34 other EXAs that also want a promotion. And I will bet that some of them put in the extra time. So I question your decision making almost as much as I question your work ethic.
Either way, it's your career and your future. I wish you well. I hope your work ethic and commitment catch up to your talent.
I would like to say that I am not in management but I respectfully disagree. If one EXA can achieve the same results in 44 hours that another EXA could achieve in 50 hours, for example, I would rather choose the EXA that can get more done in less time if they both have a strong work ethic and all other things are equal.

The EXA that can achieve results in 44 hours could teach other employees how to do the same thing and this EXA might be less likely to be burned out than other EXAs working more hours with no additional visible results.

As I told a previous boss, "I don't mind working harder but I would always prefer to work harder and smarter." There seem to be some things at every company that could be done better but no one is particularly interested in doing so. Walgreens is no exception.

But if time is money, saving labor hours saves money. If this company wants to waste money and people's time, they can just keep everything exactly the same.

Just my opinion.
i cared once

Springfield, NJ

#67 Jan 2, 2013
Why do you all think the best exa gets promoted
Its almost never.the best
Its the ass kisser best at taking credit for others work
.
And morr importantly best image and situation with current sm and community

Its all bs
Current EXA

Wilmington, NC

#68 Jan 2, 2013
wagslavefornow wrote:
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I would like to say that I am not in management but I respectfully disagree. If one EXA can achieve the same results in 44 hours that another EXA could achieve in 50 hours, for example, I would rather choose the EXA that can get more done in less time if they both have a strong work ethic and all other things are equal.
The EXA that can achieve results in 44 hours could teach other employees how to do the same thing and this EXA might be less likely to be burned out than other EXAs working more hours with no additional visible results.
As I told a previous boss, "I don't mind working harder but I would always prefer to work harder and smarter." There seem to be some things at every company that could be done better but no one is particularly interested in doing so. Walgreens is no exception.
But if time is money, saving labor hours saves money. If this company wants to waste money and people's time, they can just keep everything exactly the same.
Just my opinion.
I agree. You shouldn't have to stay just to say you are there. my last job was like that and they had a class action suit. It was not much but I got a $400 check in the mail from them and didn't have to do anything. If this company really goes after us Corp will settle just to keep it out of the courts and hopefully we will all get a surprise check like my last job.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#69 Jan 2, 2013
WaGEXA wrote:
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6 weeks before Christmas? Why would you be working 6 day weeks around November 13th?
As for the other weeks, both Store Managers and EXAs are compensated for those via extra paid vacation days.
We dont get extra paid vacation days for extra work during Christmas,we get comp days to make up for it.Basically the same thing but no extra days added to vacation.
tradin walgreens stories

Bronx, NY

#70 Jan 2, 2013
but how would you prove you work over 60 hours a week when the schedule says 44hrs a week?? the cameras only hold recorded video up to 90 days lol
idiot

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#71 Jan 3, 2013
Store mgrs aren't going nowhere.......stores that make little to no money might only have a strong ASM running them in the future. Anyone that things this position will be entirely eliminated is a FOOL!!! While it will change the position, it will never be fully eliminated. So some fool things if an ASM will be promoted to CL straight from the ASM position is going to be reality....man your stupid. In the future stores will have to provide the "income" to support the store mgr salary. If the store makes plenty of money, it will have a str mgr. If not they will put some ASM, or "monkey" to run it. Mark my words you panzy ass bitches!!!
Phenom

Vineland, NJ

#72 Jan 4, 2013
funny how that works wrote:
I am an asst. when they took away our 4 hrs a week ot. If I happend to go over 40 hrs, my hours were knocked down to exactly 40. I still have my printouts from the as400 before and after it was changed it.
Better than a disciplinary. That what you would receive from me if you can't manage your time.
super mgt

New York, NY

#73 Jan 5, 2013
You can write them up but you still have to pay them for the time worked if you allowed it to happen. as per policy.
Sideline Observer

United States

#75 Mar 2, 2013
Come on Walgreens, really? You strongly deny all allegations? You always say that, but lets just look at the history of lawsuits from your past..... Walgreens has never won a law suit in Walgreens Lawsuit history! Unless Walgreens considers settlements as wins.

I've been studying Walgreens lawsuits for sometime now and Walgreens has settled on cases that have had less validity than this EXA class action lawsuit. Being someone who studies retail lawsuits, all I can say is this; There are going to be some EXA's cashing in on some long overdue compensations, and if you are an EXA that isn't participating, well, there is no honor in not getting compensated.
exa

Auburn, WA

#77 Mar 2, 2013
I was told by my DM that she would not promote any exa that could not get their work done in the allotted 44 hours. Because it shows a lack of time management skills and delegation. I've never been asked to work more except during the holidays. You have to have a work/life balance.
yep

Haslet, TX

#78 Mar 2, 2013
exa wrote:
I was told by my DM that she would not promote any exa that could not get their work done in the allotted 44 hours. Because it shows a lack of time management skills and delegation. I've never been asked to work more except during the holidays. You have to have a work/life balance.
Mine says the same thing. Except the regional vp will ask why you are not working more if your sales are down.
Santiago

Van Nuys, CA

#80 Mar 2, 2013
GWB1 wrote:
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That's why California stores I've been to look like crap.
they really do look like crap
thespaz

Kelseyville, CA

#81 Mar 3, 2013
Average cost of a lawsuit not including pr impact is around 2 to 3 million for midrange lawsuits to 4 to 6 k for small claims. You can see why it is a tactical move to sometimes settles.
You are the idiot

Dallas, TX

#82 Mar 3, 2013
idiot wrote:
Store mgrs aren't going nowhere.......stores that make little to no money might only have a strong ASM running them in the future. Anyone that things this position will be entirely eliminated is a FOOL!!! While it will change the position, it will never be fully eliminated. So some fool things if an ASM will be promoted to CL straight from the ASM position is going to be reality....man your stupid. In the future stores will have to provide the "income" to support the store mgr salary. If the store makes plenty of money, it will have a str mgr. If not they will put some ASM, or "monkey" to run it. Mark my words you panzy ass bitches!!!
This idiot is calling everyone else fools and idiots, good lord look at all the spelling and grammatical errors. Embarrassing to know this person is a store manager.
Lots of Money

Dallas, TX

#83 Mar 3, 2013
thespaz wrote:
Average cost of a lawsuit not including pr impact is around 2 to 3 million for midrange lawsuits to 4 to 6 k for small claims. You can see why it is a tactical move to sometimes settles.
I can not wait to see the outcome to this lawsuit and I don't even work for Walgreens. Walgreens will settle for millions as they always do, but if by some chance they decide to fight they will lose even more millions. Everyone knows that some of the most labor law abused victims in this country are retail workers, especially retail management.

I'm proud of these EXA's that have enough courage to expose Walgreens for the labor law violators they are. Good luck to all the EXA's that are fighting this good fight. To the EXA's that are too timid to be heard, you will all benefit from your stronger counterparts' actions too. They will improve your working conditions.
ArkansasOklahoma

Dallas, TX

#84 Mar 3, 2013
Brad Ulrich wrote:
True confession. I'm a Walgreens District Manager that is getting sued for racial discrimination. All I did was not promote a few minorities that had higher education, better work performance and were with the company longer than their white counter parts. I had to lower some of these minorities high score performance evaluations and increase the scores of some of the less qualified white counter parts' evaluations to justify my promotion practice, but it sucked that these minorities found out I did this and actually have proof that I did. Oh we'll, it won't hurt me to much, I have a Store Manager (initials) B.O.X. that I'll use as my scapegoat. He's slow witted, uneducated and has already been accused of being racist in the past already. Besides, he owes me for getting him out of those previous racial allegations and sexual misconduct complaints.
This posting may sound like a joke or a character slandering statement, but all the EXA's and SM's in the Arkansas/Oklahoma area are talking about this and it is an actual case that is in progress. Most cases of this nature are always he said/she said, but from the talks circulating, there are some hard evidence/proof to support the discrimination complaints. This will be an interesting case to follow.

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