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

Fort Worth, TX

#264 Jan 31, 2012
comiskeybum wrote:
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I said changes at store level have been implemented via attrition not district or corporate.
pharmacy techs were shown the door 2 years ago
Ldybgphnx

Weaverville, NC

#265 Jan 31, 2012
Oh god I'm so nervous. I can hardly sleep. We need this information now. Meh!
shermy

Fort Worth, TX

#266 Jan 31, 2012
notmyname wrote:
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pharmacy techs were shown the door 2 years ago
Not until recently have store level employees been let go. What little history there is shows that it wasn't done by attrition as you say. Pharmacy techs were given the choice of working at the front end (some even became STLs) or leaving the company. Most chose to leave.
Cork

New York, NY

#267 Jan 31, 2012
Unless you are a store manager or higher, with 20 or more years of service, over the age of 50, there is no severance package. The rest of us lower level rugrats are sunk.
shermy

Fort Worth, TX

#268 Jan 31, 2012
Cork wrote:
Unless you are a store manager or higher, with 20 or more years of service, over the age of 50, there is no severance package. The rest of us lower level rugrats are sunk.
get lost
Cork

New York, NY

#269 Jan 31, 2012
At the rate that this company is dying, they cannot wait for 3 years. Attrition will quickly turn into firing. Look for 1/2 the DMs to be the first casualties. Couldn't happen to a bigger bunch of wastes. They don't do crap anyway. Everything we need to know comes down through compass, and the CLs oversee that.
Bo Luke

United States

#270 Jan 31, 2012
I would wager that stl and mgt will be offered some very modest severence package which some will take. The rest have to reinterview which will lead some to quit. Then there will be some who treat this process as a joke and will be terminated. The ones who don't but have been a royal p.i.t.a. will be terminated. For the rest which is the vast majority worklife will go on much the same possibly slightly worse in a few cases. I've been there done it and seen this.

Since: Jan 12

Waterford, MI

#271 Jan 31, 2012
-Yikes-
Anon

Dallas, TX

#272 Jan 31, 2012
You have no idea what u are talking about !
Anon

Dallas, TX

#273 Jan 31, 2012
Cork wrote:
At the rate that this company is dying, they cannot wait for 3 years. Attrition will quickly turn into firing. Look for 1/2 the DMs to be the first casualties. Couldn't happen to a bigger bunch of wastes. They don't do crap anyway. Everything we need to know comes down through compass, and the CLs oversee that.
. If you think everything u need comes through Compass than you are the "waste"

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#274 Jan 31, 2012
EVERYTHING IS SPECULATION AT THIS POINT

Going to a MGR/CO-MGR/2 STL system? SPECULATION

EXAs/MGTs having to re-interview to keep their job? SPECULATION

Management being downsized through attrition? SPECULATION

DMs being replaced by CLs? SPECULATION

SMs being replaced by CLs? SPECULATION

We are all speculating. Our jobs have been threatened with no hints of what it going on, just a time frame of when it's going down. So obviously we're going to speculate. I think most people can put enough of the situation together to come up with an EDUCATED SPECULATION...but in the end, none of us know despite what you've heard from your DM, CL, SM, or Jimmy Jo Bob down at store 11293. They're all just speculating too.

No need to sit here and argue about speculation. We're all just giving our thoughts and saying what we've heard so we can try to piece this altogether. If you can't handle the rumors and speculation, then ignore these boards and Mark's blog.
New STL

Philadelphia, PA

#275 Jan 31, 2012
Wagmgr wrote:
I personally think that if the company decides to reduce thier amount of management staff it could be a way of weeding out those who have been dragging the company down... I think those of us that do our jobs well have nothing to worry about. Well at least in my district anyway. This might be the way to finally rid ourselves of exas and mgts that have been working far under the company standard. That is my hope anyway.
This is exactly what my Cl told me two weeks ago, but I'm still not 100% sold on it.
New STL

Philadelphia, PA

#276 Jan 31, 2012
wpbexa wrote:
I think Wagmgr ur right or at least hope ur right....Our DM told SMs not to worry abt it. Bonus structure is going to be different and nobody is gonna lose their job except for under-performing individuals. In any case, somebody is going to lose their job, and its bad.
My Cl told me that every little thing wrong done on the part of any member of management will now be held with a stricter hand than before, and that goes for all members of management from the STL's all the way to the Cl's.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#277 Jan 31, 2012
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--

The Walgreen Company payroll rewiring program is planning on removing 16,000 assistant managers in 2012 and 2013 using constructive dismissal tactics. Then promote cashiers to key carriers, remove 2,000 EXA's and remove 2,000 store managers. The savings target is one billion dollars.
Walgreens executive population has never taken a pay cut or reduction in numbers in over 100 years of business.
Store Community Leaders will manage a number of stores to be determined. The executive and govermental divisions of Walgreens will continue to expand. Walgreens has a very solid sales and profit growth. Expansion has slowed in many metro markets; similar to what happened at four corner gas stations.
Mgt gddss

Maitland, FL

#278 Jan 31, 2012
idkwag wrote:
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--
The Walgreen Company payroll rewiring program is planning on removing 16,000 assistant managers in 2012 and 2013 using constructive dismissal tactics. Then promote cashiers to key carriers, remove 2,000 EXA's and remove 2,000 store managers. The savings target is one billion dollars.
Walgreens executive population has never taken a pay cut or reduction in numbers in over 100 years of business.
Store Community Leaders will manage a number of stores to be determined. The executive and govermental divisions of Walgreens will continue to expand. Walgreens has a very solid sales and profit growth. Expansion has slowed in many metro markets; similar to what happened at four corner gas stations.
And where are your sources?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#279 Jan 31, 2012
shermy wrote:
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Not until recently have store level employees been let go. What little history there is shows that it wasn't done by attrition as you say. Pharmacy techs were given the choice of working at the front end (some even became STLs) or leaving the company. Most chose to leave.
In instances I was familiar with, pharmacy technicians were not given the opportunity to transfer to the front end though some had asked, as the pay differential for a certified technician versus that of a regular employee was far too great. Where I was working a couple of years ago many technicians were laid off with no notice, though some were given the option to transfer to busier pharmacies with no guarantee of hours.

I'm not certain if you were intending to correct "not my name" or expand upon their statement. I simply wanted to clarify the experiences some have had.
Mickey

Detroit, MI

#280 Jan 31, 2012
idkwag wrote:
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--
The Walgreen Company payroll rewiring program is planning on removing 16,000 assistant managers in 2012 and 2013 using constructive dismissal tactics. Then promote cashiers to key carriers, remove 2,000 EXA's and remove 2,000 store managers. The savings target is one billion dollars.
Walgreens executive population has never taken a pay cut or reduction in numbers in over 100 years of business.
Store Community Leaders will manage a number of stores to be determined. The executive and govermental divisions of Walgreens will continue to expand. Walgreens has a very solid sales and profit growth. Expansion has slowed in many metro markets; similar to what happened at four corner gas stations.
And who is making the cuts? Sm only bc dm has told them to? What would be sm incentive to suddenly start cutting mgts?
15yrEXA

Kearney, MO

#281 Jan 31, 2012
In my district we have already started going to an MGR,EXA,STL,STL format. We had an MGT quit from the number one store thus shifting the whole district around. Attrition was the plan after rewire and is still incorporated in the management system today. When an MGT leaves, their position is not filled by another MGT, instead the hole is filled by EXAs and MGRs working more hours with the option of an additional STL. Essentially the management structure will eventually consist of MGR,EXA,STL,STL. Voluntary separation packages will be offered to MGT's at a rate of 2 weeks pay for each year of service. The involuntary separation will follow if there aren't enough MGT's that accept the voluntary plan.
Pissed

United States

#282 Feb 1, 2012
ipad wrote:
"an mgt got fired for incorrectly entering a cash report!!!" might that be for falsifying a cash report -- as in deliberate????
Nope. Simply for entering it wrong. 13 years w/ wag -gone
Pissed

United States

#283 Feb 1, 2012
I feel very sorry for lp, they probably have a quota of mgt snd exa to fire

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