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

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#1306 Mar 10, 2012
No comment as I said they going to do what they want and I hope that we going to have changes from the top of the company to the bottom.
pop

East Northport, NY

#1307 Mar 10, 2012
what is happenign to district "leadership" eliminations cause they have no value?
anonymous

Carrollton, GA

#1308 Mar 10, 2012
hey super spy, you got any information on the asm position?
Altec Lansing

Houston, TX

#1309 Mar 10, 2012
super spy wrote:
STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES FUCKING MOUTH
In-Store Leadership Structure:
Every position will undergo a transition in order to deliver the new customer experience -- including all of our district, market and corporate operations leaders.
Included in this transition will be our in-store leadership structure.
Currently, our in-store structure is set up for our "7,000 by 2010" strategy, with a large number of management trainees to push into new stores that aren't being opened, leaving them sitting in the role for years.
Over time, we will transition to a new in-store leadership structure that includes:
One community leader or store manager per store
One assistant store manager per store
One pharmacy manager per store
Two hourly assistant store manager trainees per community
Two or more shift leads per store, based on store volume
This transition will occur over three years, but we want everyone to be aware of the plan so we all can prepare accordingly.
Your Role:
This new structure will affect you directly, as the MGT position code will be phased out over the course of the next three years.
However, that does not necessarily mean that you will be losing your job.
As an MGT, you will have many opportunities to apply or transition to new roles over the next two years.
A new assistant store manager trainee or ASM-T role will launch in early 2013, and current MGTs will be eligible to apply for the role.
The new ASM-T role will be a true management training position that involves participating in a two-year program designed to prepare participants for promotion into the ASM role.
In early 2013, current EXAs will be converted to ASMs at the same time we launch the ASM-T role.
Our plans call for having one ASM per store in the new model; however, we don't currently have one EXA per store (UHHHH WE DO IN MY DISTRICT... ONE STORE EVEN HAS TWO EXAS CUZ THERE IS NO WHERE FOR THE EXTRA ONE TO GO...). This means that thousands (YEAH RIGHT) of ASM-Ts hired in April 2013 will rapidly move through the ASM-T training program to fill ASM vacancies.
While I know that it can be scary to hear that your position code is going away, there is a great deal of opportunity coming up for MGTs to be promoted within the next two years -- much more opportunity than exists in our current structure.
For now, we expect you to keep doing a great job as an MGT.
HEY HOW ABOUT THIS, SUCK MY BALLS WAG!
Q: If I become a shift lead, will I keep the same pay?
A: it is possible but unlikely. Compensation for MGTs who step back to the shift lead position will be reassessed according to the pay rate defined for the shift lead role. One's tenure with Walgreens will also be taken into consideration before compensation is finalized. More details will be available once the shift lead position opens in March 2012.
Q: When will I know if I've been selected to the ASM-T program?(ASM-T = Assistant Manager Trainee)
A: This entire transformation process will continue for at least three years. The ASM-T position code is scheduled to open in April 2013. At that point it will become possible to submit an application. If you are not selected for the program in 2013, you will remain an MGT and can continue for<----(THIS IS NOT A TYPO THEY'RE JUST THAT FUCKING DUMB) apply to ASM-T openings as they become available.
Q: What do I do now?(Really? Go fuck yourself Walgreens.)
A: Take some time to think about all of this new information and decide what path you want your Walgreens career to take. If you are an MGT on a day shift and want to be an ASM-T, we can work together over the next year to develop your skills so you can be as strong a candidate as possible. If you are an MGT on an overnight schedule, within the next 12 months you will be asked to choose between moving to a daytime MGT position within your district or step down to become an overnight shift lead.
Thanks my friend. You win the award for the most useful posting in the history of Topix.
Altec Lansing

Houston, TX

#1310 Mar 10, 2012
super spy wrote:
STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES FUCKING MOUTH
In-Store Leadership Structure:
Every position will undergo a transition in order to deliver the new customer experience -- including all of our district, market and corporate operations leaders.
Included in this transition will be our in-store leadership structure.
Currently, our in-store structure is set up for our "7,000 by 2010" strategy, with a large number of management trainees to push into new stores that aren't being opened, leaving them sitting in the role for years.
Over time, we will transition to a new in-store leadership structure that includes:
One community leader or store manager per store
One assistant store manager per store
One pharmacy manager per store
Two hourly assistant store manager trainees per community
Two or more shift leads per store, based on store volume
This transition will occur over three years, but we want everyone to be aware of the plan so we all can prepare accordingly.
Your Role:
This new structure will affect you directly, as the MGT position code will be phased out over the course of the next three years.
However, that does not necessarily mean that you will be losing your job.
As an MGT, you will have many opportunities to apply or transition to new roles over the next two years.
A new assistant store manager trainee or ASM-T role will launch in early 2013, and current MGTs will be eligible to apply for the role.
The new ASM-T role will be a true management training position that involves participating in a two-year program designed to prepare participants for promotion into the ASM role.
In early 2013, current EXAs will be converted to ASMs at the same time we launch the ASM-T role.
Our plans call for having one ASM per store in the new model; however, we don't currently have one EXA per store (UHHHH WE DO IN MY DISTRICT... ONE STORE EVEN HAS TWO EXAS CUZ THERE IS NO WHERE FOR THE EXTRA ONE TO GO...). This means that thousands (YEAH RIGHT) of ASM-Ts hired in April 2013 will rapidly move through the ASM-T training program to fill ASM vacancies.
While I know that it can be scary to hear that your position code is going away, there is a great deal of opportunity coming up for MGTs to be promoted within the next two years -- much more opportunity than exists in our current structure.
For now, we expect you to keep doing a great job as an MGT.
HEY HOW ABOUT THIS, SUCK MY BALLS WAG!
Q: If I become a shift lead, will I keep the same pay?
A: it is possible but unlikely. Compensation for MGTs who step back to the shift lead position will be reassessed according to the pay rate defined for the shift lead role. One's tenure with Walgreens will also be taken into consideration before compensation is finalized. More details will be available once the shift lead position opens in March 2012.
Q: When will I know if I've been selected to the ASM-T program?(ASM-T = Assistant Manager Trainee)
A: This entire transformation process will continue for at least three years. The ASM-T position code is scheduled to open in April 2013. At that point it will become possible to submit an application. If you are not selected for the program in 2013, you will remain an MGT and can continue for<----(THIS IS NOT A TYPO THEY'RE JUST THAT FUCKING DUMB) apply to ASM-T openings as they become available.
Q: What do I do now?(Really? Go fuck yourself Walgreens.)
A: Take some time to think about all of this new information and decide what path you want your Walgreens career to take. If you are an MGT on a day shift and want to be an ASM-T, we can work together over the next year to develop your skills so you can be as strong a candidate as possible. If you are an MGT on an overnight schedule, within the next 12 months you will be asked to choose between moving to a daytime MGT position within your district or step down to become an overnight shift lead.
Thank you my friend. You win the award for the most useful posting on topix
dontpanic

Maryland Heights, MO

#1311 Mar 10, 2012
MGT2005 wrote:
How do I get off 3rd? There will be a flood of overnighters wanting to go to days. Wonder how that will work.
There will be a plan for this I believe

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#1312 Mar 10, 2012
super spy wrote:
STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES FUCKING MOUTH
In-Store Leadership Structure:
Every position will undergo a transition in order to deliver the new customer experience -- including all of our district, market and corporate operations leaders.
Included in this transition will be our in-store leadership structure.
Currently, our in-store structure is set up for our "7,000 by 2010" strategy, with a large number of management trainees to push into new stores that aren't being opened, leaving them sitting in the role for years.
Over time, we will transition to a new in-store leadership structure that includes:
One community leader or store manager per store
One assistant store manager per store
One pharmacy manager per store
Two hourly assistant store manager trainees per community
Two or more shift leads per store, based on store volume
This transition will occur over three years, but we want everyone to be aware of the plan so we all can prepare accordingly.
Your Role:
This new structure will affect you directly, as the MGT position code will be phased out over the course of the next three years.
However, that does not necessarily mean that you will be losing your job.
As an MGT, you will have many opportunities to apply or transition to new roles over the next two years.
A new assistant store manager trainee or ASM-T role will launch in early 2013, and current MGTs will be eligible to apply for the role.
The new ASM-T role will be a true management training position that involves participating in a two-year program designed to prepare participants for promotion into the ASM role.
In early 2013, current EXAs will be converted to ASMs at the same time we launch the ASM-T role.
Our plans call for having one ASM per store in the new model; however, we don't currently have one EXA per store (UHHHH WE DO IN MY DISTRICT... ONE STORE EVEN HAS TWO EXAS CUZ THERE IS NO WHERE FOR THE EXTRA ONE TO GO...). This means that thousands (YEAH RIGHT) of ASM-Ts hired in April 2013 will rapidly move through the ASM-T training program to fill ASM vacancies.
While I know that it can be scary to hear that your position code is going away, there is a great deal of opportunity coming up for MGTs to be promoted within the next two years -- much more opportunity than exists in our current structure.
For now, we expect you to keep doing a great job as an MGT.
HEY HOW ABOUT THIS, SUCK MY BALLS WAG!
Q: If I become a shift lead, will I keep the same pay?
A: it is possible but unlikely. Compensation for MGTs who step back to the shift lead position will be reassessed according to the pay rate defined for the shift lead role. One's tenure with Walgreens will also be taken into consideration before compensation is finalized. More details will be available once the shift lead position opens in March 2012.
Q: When will I know if I've been selected to the ASM-T program?(ASM-T = Assistant Manager Trainee)
A: This entire transformation process will continue for at least three years. The ASM-T position code is scheduled to open in April 2013. At that point it will become possible to submit an application. If you are not selected for the program in 2013, you will remain an MGT and can continue for<----(THIS IS NOT A TYPO THEY'RE JUST THAT FUCKING DUMB) apply to ASM-T openings as they become available.
Q: What do I do now?(Really? Go fuck yourself Walgreens.)
A: Take some time to think about all of this new information and decide what path you want your Walgreens career to take. If you are an MGT on a day shift and want to be an ASM-T, we can work together over the next year to develop your skills so you can be as strong a candidate as possible. If you are an MGT on an overnight schedule, within the next 12 months you will be asked to choose between moving to a daytime MGT position within your district or step down to become an overnight shift lead.
Hey SuperSpy,
How much will the overnight shift lead make?

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#1313 Mar 10, 2012
I do not understand why you guys think this is so bad? We have 3 years to get into either the ASMT or ASM position. Can someone please explain to me why I am being chastized because I think it not that bad?

My district is short 5 EXA's and a lot of MGT's. We've been that way since the hiring freeze. So please explain to me why I, a good MGT with good reviews needs to worry? It seems to me that a lot of good MGTs will move into ASM or ASMT in my district.

I dont blame someone for being worried if you are way over staffed.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#1314 Mar 10, 2012
You know,almost all this has been posted already but no one wanted to believe the person posting it.I will try to answer a few questions raised here.

Mr.Pawn-you can stay an mgt for the 2 years but dont wait and hope for a severance package or I think you will be disappointed.

Overnights-They want a SFL in that spot since the overnight MGT is not managing anyone.Sounds harsh but it is the truth.They will be the first to get affected.It will go like this.

As a daytime spot opens up by attrition,the overnight mgt with the most seniority in the district will be given a couple options.

1-Transfer to that spot as an MGT.If they refuse that -go to option 2.

2-Stay where you are but become a shift leader instead of MGT.You will go to whatever that max pay scale is for that position for your market.

3-If you refuse that,you will be let go by the company.Dont count on severance pay here either.

After all the overnight mgt's are replaced by shift leads then stores will slowly start changing over as needed to the new mgmt roles.

Qualified MGT's and Shift Leads will be able to apply for the new ASM-T role when it opens next April.If not selected at first,you can apply again as spots open.

At the end of the conversion process --IF you are still a MGT you will have tom be converted to SFL(IF Offered) or be separated.

One last thing-if you go to the SFL position you will keep your MGT pay for 90 days before you start at the new rate.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#1315 Mar 10, 2012
MGT2005 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey SuperSpy,
How much will the overnight shift lead make?
Depends on your market,it is not in the talking points he has a copy of.Your manager should know what it is and can share this info with you on Monday

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#1316 Mar 10, 2012
xvef wrote:
You know,almost all this has been posted already but no one wanted to believe the person posting it.I will try to answer a few questions raised here.
Mr.Pawn-you can stay an mgt for the 2 years but dont wait and hope for a severance package or I think you will be disappointed.
Overnights-They want a SFL in that spot since the overnight MGT is not managing anyone.Sounds harsh but it is the truth.They will be the first to get affected.It will go like this.
As a daytime spot opens up by attrition,the overnight mgt with the most seniority in the district will be given a couple options.
1-Transfer to that spot as an MGT.If they refuse that -go to option 2.
2-Stay where you are but become a shift leader instead of MGT.You will go to whatever that max pay scale is for that position for your market.
3-If you refuse that,you will be let go by the company.Dont count on severance pay here either.
After all the overnight mgt's are replaced by shift leads then stores will slowly start changing over as needed to the new mgmt roles.
Qualified MGT's and Shift Leads will be able to apply for the new ASM-T role when it opens next April.If not selected at first,you can apply again as spots open.
At the end of the conversion process --IF you are still a MGT you will have tom be converted to SFL(IF Offered) or be separated.
One last thing-if you go to the SFL position you will keep your MGT pay for 90 days before you start at the new rate.
You hit it right on the head. This is exactly what I was told as well. So why is everyone so damn worried? YOU HAVE 3 YEARS. Most districts are short managers, this makes it easier to get a new ASMT or ASM spot.
Geraldo

Houston, TX

#1317 Mar 10, 2012
comiskeybum wrote:
I do not understand why you guys think this is so bad? We have 3 years to get into either the ASMT or ASM position. Can someone please explain to me why I am being chastized because I think it not that bad?
My district is short 5 EXA's and a lot of MGT's. We've been that way since the hiring freeze. So please explain to me why I, a good MGT with good reviews needs to worry? It seems to me that a lot of good MGTs will move into ASM or ASMT in my district.
I dont blame someone for being worried if you are way over staffed.
Actually, for MGTs, I think this is one of the better case scenarios. At least it's not abrupt and we can make plans for our future. That's all I really wanted -- time. One has to wonder however if they really would want the ASM position. Being put in charge of minimally paid Shift Leaders who will not see WAG as a career but simply a job to do until they finish school or find something else. As someone else put it, the revolving door will be going around quite fast when it comes to SLs.
Geraldo

Houston, TX

#1318 Mar 10, 2012
xvef wrote:
You know,almost all this has been posted already but no one wanted to believe the person posting it.I will try to answer a few questions raised here.
Mr.Pawn-you can stay an mgt for the 2 years but dont wait and hope for a severance package or I think you will be disappointed.
Overnights-They want a SFL in that spot since the overnight MGT is not managing anyone.Sounds harsh but it is the truth.They will be the first to get affected.It will go like this.
As a daytime spot opens up by attrition,the overnight mgt with the most seniority in the district will be given a couple options.
1-Transfer to that spot as an MGT.If they refuse that -go to option 2.
2-Stay where you are but become a shift leader instead of MGT.You will go to whatever that max pay scale is for that position for your market.
3-If you refuse that,you will be let go by the company.Dont count on severance pay here either.
After all the overnight mgt's are replaced by shift leads then stores will slowly start changing over as needed to the new mgmt roles.
Qualified MGT's and Shift Leads will be able to apply for the new ASM-T role when it opens next April.If not selected at first,you can apply again as spots open.
At the end of the conversion process --IF you are still a MGT you will have tom be converted to SFL(IF Offered) or be separated.
One last thing-if you go to the SFL position you will keep your MGT pay for 90 days before you start at the new rate.
You have to wonder how many "volunteers" they will get for doing the overnight position at a SL's pay.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#1319 Mar 10, 2012
comiskeybum wrote:
<quoted text>
You hit it right on the head. This is exactly what I was told as well. So why is everyone so damn worried? YOU HAVE 3 YEARS. Most districts are short managers, this makes it easier to get a new ASMT or ASM spot.
It does depend on your market,we have about 75 MGT's and there will be where only be about 12 ASM-T spots.We are also short about 3-4 for the ASM spot so a lot of competition.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#1320 Mar 10, 2012
Geraldo wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, for MGTs, I think this is one of the better case scenarios. At least it's not abrupt and we can make plans for our future. That's all I really wanted -- time. One has to wonder however if they really would want the ASM position. Being put in charge of minimally paid Shift Leaders who will not see WAG as a career but simply a job to do until they finish school or find something else. As someone else put it, the revolving door will be going around quite fast when it comes to SLs.
Yep-Good shift Leads that want to stay will be worth their weight in gold to the stores.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#1321 Mar 10, 2012
Geraldo wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, for MGTs, I think this is one of the better case scenarios. At least it's not abrupt and we can make plans for our future. That's all I really wanted -- time. One has to wonder however if they really would want the ASM position. Being put in charge of minimally paid Shift Leaders who will not see WAG as a career but simply a job to do until they finish school or find something else. As someone else put it, the revolving door will be going around quite fast when it comes to SLs.
Sure I can see that point about having not so great shift leaders. But yanno what I would rather do that than look for a new job. ASM almost certainly will make more money than I make now, so that is what im shooting for.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#1322 Mar 10, 2012
it seems like the asm will essentially do what the sm is doing now for much less money. Only this would worse due to the fact they will be in charge of shift leaders instead of tenured mgt's. alot of mgt's will be leaving leaving walgreens soon. most of us actual have a degree and know we can make more than $12 an hour. most mgt's that dont become asm will be gone. what will said store manager be doing now that asm will be in control of store?

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#1323 Mar 10, 2012
comiskeybum wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure I can see that point about having not so great shift leaders. But yanno what I would rather do that than look for a new job. ASM almost certainly will make more money than I make now, so that is what im shooting for.
i wouldnt be so sure about the asm making more until the pay rates drop.
reality

Tell City, IN

#1324 Mar 10, 2012
EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO CHECK OUT THE POLL----HOW MANY OF US AGREE NO PURCHASES ON 4-1-2012.TELL YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY. GET THE WORD OUT LETS DO IT!
hopingfor the best

Milwaukee, WI

#1325 Mar 10, 2012
super spy wrote:
STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES FUCKING MOUTH
In-Store Leadership Structure:
Every position will undergo a transition in order to deliver the new customer experience -- including all of our district, market and corporate operations leaders.
Included in this transition will be our in-store leadership structure.
Currently, our in-store structure is set up for our "7,000 by 2010" strategy, with a large number of management trainees to push into new stores that aren't being opened, leaving them sitting in the role for years.
Over time, we will transition to a new in-store leadership structure that includes:
One community leader or store manager per store
One assistant store manager per store
One pharmacy manager per store
Two hourly assistant store manager trainees per community
Two or more shift leads per store, based on store volume
This transition will occur over three years, but we want everyone to be aware of the plan so we all can prepare accordingly.
Your Role:
This new structure will affect you directly, as the MGT position code will be phased out over the course of the next three years.
However, that does not necessarily mean that you will be losing your job.
As an MGT, you will have many opportunities to apply or transition to new roles over the next two years.
A new assistant store manager trainee or ASM-T role will launch in early 2013, and current MGTs will be eligible to apply for the role.
The new ASM-T role will be a true management training position that involves participating in a two-year program designed to prepare participants for promotion into the ASM role.
In early 2013, current EXAs will be converted to ASMs at the same time we launch the ASM-T role.
Our plans call for having one ASM per store in the new model; however, we don't currently have one EXA per store (UHHHH WE DO IN MY DISTRICT... ONE STORE EVEN HAS TWO EXAS CUZ THERE IS NO WHERE FOR THE EXTRA ONE TO GO...). This means that thousands (YEAH RIGHT) of ASM-Ts hired in April 2013 will rapidly move through the ASM-T training program to fill ASM vacancies.
While I know that it can be scary to hear that your position code is going away, there is a great deal of opportunity coming up for MGTs to be promoted within the next two years -- much more opportunity than exists in our current structure.
For now, we expect you to keep doing a great job as an MGT.
HEY HOW ABOUT THIS, SUCK MY BALLS WAG!
Q: If I become a shift lead, will I keep the same pay?
A: it is possible but unlikely. Compensation for MGTs who step back to the shift lead position will be reassessed according to the pay rate defined for the shift lead role. One's tenure with Walgreens will also be taken into consideration before compensation is finalized. More details will be available once the shift lead position opens in March 2012.
Q: When will I know if I've been selected to the ASM-T program?(ASM-T = Assistant Manager Trainee)
A: This entire transformation process will continue for at least three years. The ASM-T position code is scheduled to open in April 2013. At that point it will become possible to submit an application. If you are not selected for the program in 2013, you will remain an MGT and can continue for<----(THIS IS NOT A TYPO THEY'RE JUST THAT FUCKING DUMB) apply to ASM-T openings as they become available.
Q: What do I do now?(Really? Go fuck yourself Walgreens.)
A: Take some time to think about all of this new information and decide what path you want your Walgreens career to take. If you are an MGT on a day shift and want to be an ASM-T, we can work together over the next year to develop your skills so you can be as strong a candidate as possible. If you are an MGT on an overnight schedule, within the next 12 months you will be asked to choose between moving to a daytime MGT position within your district or step down to become an overnight shift lead.
What about pharmacy?

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