The "Co-Manager" Position and EXA/MGT...

The "Co-Manager" Position and EXA/MGT Layoffs

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Mr Pawn

Tarpon Springs, FL

#1 Jan 6, 2012
Ive been hearing occasional rumors for a while but yesterday I heard in much more detail what the plan is and how it is all going to go down. Granted, this is all still hearsay at this point but things are falling into place much to nicely this time.
Introducing the Co-manager Position. The co-manager is a new salaried position that will take the place of EXA/MGT's in the store. All EXA/MGT's will be reinterviewed for their jobs. The new store structure will be MGR/Co-MGR/2STL. I dont know what will happen with the EXA/MGT's who are not retained as management.
Maybe some of you have heard more and can fill in the blanks. Brace yourself, folks.
COS MIC MARGE

AOL

#2 Jan 6, 2012
I have no clue- I'am on the edge of my seat for the awful but refuse to let any corp re-wire situation stop my determination to make do at Walgreens or any other job I may have to work.Because it's a waste of time to fret over things you can not change.I plan on unleashing my adapt or die work ethic no matter what happens.
Anon

Lincolnton, NC

#3 Jan 6, 2012
There are no specifics out yet but the town hall Q&A confirmed changes are coming "Market and district leaders will hear more about plans to improve operational structure in late January/early February. All store managers will learn specific details of any changes in early March." If your SM is close with the DM, you will know specifics early next month.
Geraldo

United States

#4 Jan 6, 2012
Anon wrote:
There are no specifics out yet but the town hall Q&A confirmed changes are coming "Market and district leaders will hear more about plans to improve operational structure in late January/early February. All store managers will learn specific details of any changes in early March." If your SM is close with the DM, you will know specifics early next month.
If the DM is smart they will keep their mouths shut or risk losing their job. About 9 years ago a brand new DM of mine was let go for "letting the cat out of the bag" early --- and it was over a minor issue. Usually however not even the DM really knows. You have to get to the level of Market VP.
Mr Pawn

Tarpon Springs, FL

#5 Jan 6, 2012
People talk. I don't think we'll have to wait till March to hear what is actually happening here. The information I heard is too specific to not be close to the actual plan. People over hear things they aren't supposed to hear. DMs sometimes say more tuan they mean to. There are DM's that are close to their VPs and SMs that are close to those DMs and on down the line it goes.
Mike

Auburn, WA

#6 Jan 6, 2012
"Co-Manager"

What a bunch of baloney. Typical WAG nonsense.
MGT

Louisville, KY

#7 Jan 7, 2012
The management structure will be more similar to what CVS and Rite-Aid do. Realistically, I think it will be difficult for MGT's to get the co-manager position in most districts. Most EXA's will probably receive those positions.

I think, in districts that have a LOT of management, only those with the best evaluations will be interviewed.

You also have to wonder what will happen to current STL's who are not retained as management.

Since: Jan 12

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#8 Jan 7, 2012
MGT wrote:
The management structure will be more similar to what CVS and Rite-Aid do. Realistically, I think it will be difficult for MGT's to get the co-manager position in most districts. Most EXA's will probably receive those positions.
I think, in districts that have a LOT of management, only those with the best evaluations will be interviewed.
You also have to wonder what will happen to current STL's who are not retained as management.
What are CVS and Rite-Aid structures?
MGT

Louisville, KY

#9 Jan 7, 2012
Store manager / Co-manager / keyholders (if needed)

Sometimes it's just an SM and keyholders.

If you're a Rite-Aid SM and your third shift keyholder calls in sick, guess who gets to cover the shift?:p
Anon

Lincolnton, NC

#10 Jan 7, 2012
If they do rid the company of RMT's there will have to be some sort of balance in pay between the STL and RMT positions to compensate for the extra workload as well as to keep most of the current RMT's...

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#11 Jan 7, 2012
Anon wrote:
If they do rid the company of RMT's there will have to be some sort of balance in pay between the STL and RMT positions to compensate for the extra workload as well as to keep most of the current RMT's...
What is the RMT position? Haven't heard that one before.
Anon

Lincolnton, NC

#12 Jan 7, 2012
On2it wrote:
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What is the RMT position? Haven't heard that one before.
Assistant managers is what you more than likely call them but, on the application you fill out its called a Retail Management Trainee (RMT).
Mike

Auburn, WA

#13 Jan 7, 2012
I've never heard of any "RMT" position code. The assistant managers in my area are officially MGT's in the system. Maybe it's different in other parts of the country.

Since: Jan 12

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#14 Jan 9, 2012
I really hope that this isnt true. But if it is, what would the pay rates be for co-manager and STL?

STL would have to make more than the current $10/hour.

Since: Jan 12

Bartlesville, OK

#15 Jan 9, 2012
I think Mr Pawn nailed it...the 18 month to 2 year timeframe means that we hope to accomplish the restructuring in large part thru attrition. I actually think the company would like to do this as painlessly as possible. As a SM, I would gladly split my bonus 50/50 with an EXA or Co-Manager. As for SM's working more nights and weekends, I do that anyway. Do I like the fact that in the future I will probably be EXPECTED to do that on a regular basis? No, I liked the fact that I did it on my own and therefore had the ultimate say-so as to what I wanted to work on during that time...but the fact that I already do it will give me an advantage over those who do not.

Since: Jan 12

Bartlesville, OK

#16 Jan 9, 2012
In some districts, half the stores already don't have EXA's. Boom! That means half their MGTs are gonna get promoted right off the bat. Then we may have at least 18 months for attrition to take care of the other half. And everytime attrition occurs at the SM or co-manager positions, another MGT gets promoted. When you look at it like that, its not near as scary.
MGT

Louisville, KY

#17 Jan 10, 2012
Attrition can vary considerably among districts. In my area, we lose very few MGT's and EXA's. It's been over a year since a SM has quit or been fired.

I really don't think anyone at corporate is out to screw 10,000+ MGT's. I think they will try to handle things as painlessly as possible but I do think there will be people who are demoted or terminated.

If we really go to an SM/Co-MGR/STL setup there just aren't enough positions to keep everyone at the same pay rate.
Corey

Amherst, MA

#18 Jan 10, 2012
comiskeybum wrote:
I really hope that this isnt true. But if it is, what would the pay rates be for co-manager and STL?
STL would have to make more than the current $10/hour.
If they do raise the STL pay, it won't be near the MGT pay. The whole point of the STL was to have MGTs with lower pay doing most of the same work.

Since: Jan 12

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#19 Jan 10, 2012
I asked my store manager if she knew anything and she said its all up in the air right now. She said there is indeed a DM meeting coming up where many things will be discussed. She said the last time they did this they used attrition and it actually worked smoothly.

Hopefully they will just stop hiring MGT'S and over the course of a couple years it will take care of itself. If they still have EXA class this year I was hoping to get in.

I just cant see the company drastically saying "screw all the MGT'S" and lets fire half of them, does not make sense when you think about running a store/company.

Sadly, nothing would surprise me at this point. This company no longer cares about it's people
littlewalgreens

Kingsport, TN

#20 Jan 10, 2012
I heard stl would make a dollar more and pay scale is going to be more like cvs. the highest paid person there starts out at around 12 or 13, and their store manager makes around what our exas make now. So yes Walgreens is more than likely to let go a whole lot of people.

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