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MGT4NOW

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SFL is Slave For Life wrote:
So much to say. More questions than answers. My best advice I can tell everyone is something I read on the blog months ago and the general idea is to TAKE IT ALL. Use every insurance benefit, dental rountine care that is covered 100%. Get scripts written such as antibiotics and pain relievers now before you can't get covered to go to the doctor for something mild. Also, take all your vacation, take your dang sick days. They will know what you are up to but WHO CARES!? In the case of natural disaster your first impulse is to grab your stuff and RUN. So do it, because this new plan is a disaster. Also, if you have enough credentials, you can get out before your next review. Take all your breaks. TAKE 'EM! Solely for the reason that the law protects you here. even if you WANT to work...how efficient will you be on an empty stomach? My fellow managers do NOT be afraid to lawyer up. Document everything that you are told and back it up with as much hard written info as possible. WE HAVE HELD this company down for a very very long time and with all of us combined we can BRING IT to its KNEES. WAG is nothing without its team members and managers and it is my belief that these changes will lead to its ultimate demise.
Rise like lions after slumber,
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shake your chains to earth like dew
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YE ARE MANY, THEY ARE FEW!
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Does this pass the 4 way test? I think not!!
MGT4NOW

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Mar 17, 2012
 
somuchforwags wrote:
Does this pass the 4 way test? I think not!!
LMFAO

Q. How can you tell Walgreens are lying to you?

A. They are not giving us any information in writing,

Seriously has anyone received anything about this in writing?
Geraldo

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Mar 17, 2012
 
MGT4NOW wrote:
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LMFAO
Q. How can you tell Walgreens are lying to you?
A. They are not giving us any information in writing,
Seriously has anyone received anything about this in writing?
If you go to the FAQs in "Field Transition" there's a very good reason why it's not in "writing". It's a work in progress. Just as I suspected, they're updating the FAQs and will continue to do so whenever the DMs inform them of problems (or potential problems) with the transition.
MGT4NOW

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#1613
Mar 17, 2012
 
My guess is that they are not providing us with any written information because what they are doing is bordering on the illegal and they don't want to let us have anything concrete that we can take to an attorney!

And before anyone cries "Oh but they have teams of attorneys, they know they can do it legally" I say yes i know they do, but they have a tendency to push their luck and just do what they want.

Why have we not been given any job descriptions - because there is very little difference between the old roles and the new. Very questionable legally i think!
MGT4NOW

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Mar 17, 2012
 
Geraldo wrote:
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If you go to the FAQs in "Field Transition" there's a very good reason why it's not in "writing". It's a work in progress. Just as I suspected, they're updating the FAQs and will continue to do so whenever the DMs inform them of problems (or potential problems) with the transition.
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I am sorry Geraldo, but if you believe that this is a "work in progress" you need to think again. Companies the size of Walgreens don't make massive changes like this without having researched costed everything. They don't just come up with a half-assed idea and try it out. This was all designed, researched, costed and approved long before implementation.
Geraldo

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Mar 17, 2012
 
MGT4NOW wrote:
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I am sorry Geraldo, but if you believe that this is a "work in progress" you need to think again. Companies the size of Walgreens don't make massive changes like this without having researched costed everything. They don't just come up with a half-assed idea and try it out. This was all designed, researched, costed and approved long before implementation.
I'm talking about the finer points such as the evaluation requirements - STLs now need a rating of 2.7 not 3 (like originally mentioned). The major structure in all of this has been set, no doubt. But they're running into some problems that they have to "tweak". And they'll probably continue to run into "minor" problems when some things do not go as according to plan.
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Geraldo wrote:
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I'm talking about the finer points such as the evaluation requirements - STLs now need a rating of 2.7 not 3 (like originally mentioned). The major structure in all of this has been set, no doubt. But they're running into some problems that they have to "tweak". And they'll probably continue to run into "minor" problems when some things do not go as according to plan.
Geraldo, I was talking about the new job descriptions which are highly noticeable by their absence. As I said, it seems to me that there is not a great deal of difference between the old roles and the new, and that could cost them dearly.

As for evaluation assessments, they are an insult frankly, and a joke. They will put whoever they want to keep in the places they want them and get rid of the rest, one way or another.
Geraldo

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Mar 17, 2012
 
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Geraldo, I was talking about the new job descriptions which are highly noticeable by their absence. As I said, it seems to me that there is not a great deal of difference between the old roles and the new, and that could cost them dearly.
As for evaluation assessments, they are an insult frankly, and a joke. They will put whoever they want to keep in the places they want them and get rid of the rest, one way or another.
I understand what you're saying about the job descriptions but I'm reminded of what Circuit City did years ago (MGTSF can tell you a lot more). They essentially got rid of everyone and everyone had to reapply and get hired back for the same type of job at much lower pay. They got away with it as far as I know in terms of legality.
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Geraldo wrote:
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I understand what you're saying about the job descriptions but I'm reminded of what Circuit City did years ago (MGTSF can tell you a lot more). They essentially got rid of everyone and everyone had to reapply and get hired back for the same type of job at much lower pay. They got away with it as far as I know in terms of legality.
But they closed alot of stores as well.
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Carlito wrote:
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His name is still listed as a store manager in Queens!!!
I got a phone call from an old friend who for some reason reads this rumor mill.
I must admit that I've checked this sight out, but now I know first hand that there is nothing but dribble here. Some nut decided to spread the rumor that I'm dead. Another dork reads, and beleives the rumor, and now I'm officially dead. Only problem is that I'm still very much alive. So please don't believe everything you read on this blog. Carlo Gitto, formerly of The Bronx, and presently happy and healthy in Queens NY.
Still kicking

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#1620
Mar 17, 2012
 
I am also very sorry for misspelling the word site.
Waggin2

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#1621
Mar 17, 2012
 
I just had an epiphany. After reading all of the posts and the field transmission it has become clear now. In the field transmission the new structure is something like this(from memory)
DM______ CL
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SL Associates

If a company is going to make deep cuts,where do you make them? Start with lower mngmt then top mngmt. First you get rid of MGT's then SM then DM. When the STL position was created I knew the end was near for MGT(doing our job + More) The new ASM will have SM responsibilities (SM to do more in the community-yeah right) The CL will visit store more and have DM responsibilities (this one makes sense) SO... The CL will basically be the store manager over 5+ stores the ASM will make schedules assign tasks EOM etc. And guess what ? COMPASS will take the place of needing a SM in EVERY store. CL will make sure ASM is up to task. It's in the field transmission...
DM--SM--SL
CL--ASM--Associates
After SL's are trained it only makes sense.
Mickey

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Mar 17, 2012
 
Still kicking wrote:
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I got a phone call from an old friend who for some reason reads this rumor mill.
I must admit that I've checked this sight out, but now I know first hand that there is nothing but dribble here. Some nut decided to spread the rumor that I'm dead. Another dork reads, and beleives the rumor, and now I'm officially dead. Only problem is that I'm still very much alive. So please don't believe everything you read on this blog. Carlo Gitto, formerly of The Bronx, and presently happy and healthy in Queens NY.
Mr gitto, we are all happy that you are alive and well. I live 2000 miles from ny but am so glad that you're still alive and kicking! Lol
Waggin2

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#1623
Mar 17, 2012
 
My graph did not transmit right but I hope you get the idea. Anyway,just go to Learn then bottom right corner Field Transmission and look at the new structure.
Geraldo

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Waggin2 wrote:
I just had an epiphany. After reading all of the posts and the field transmission it has become clear now. In the field transmission the new structure is something like this(from memory)
DM______ CL
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SM ASM
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SL Associates
If a company is going to make deep cuts,where do you make them? Start with lower mngmt then top mngmt. First you get rid of MGT's then SM then DM. When the STL position was created I knew the end was near for MGT(doing our job + More) The new ASM will have SM responsibilities (SM to do more in the community-yeah right) The CL will visit store more and have DM responsibilities (this one makes sense) SO... The CL will basically be the store manager over 5+ stores the ASM will make schedules assign tasks EOM etc. And guess what ? COMPASS will take the place of needing a SM in EVERY store. CL will make sure ASM is up to task. It's in the field transmission...
DM--SM--SL
CL--ASM--Associates
After SL's are trained it only makes sense.
Actually a number of us have made this point. The SM position will become obsolete. The CL and the ASM will take over the majority of their responsibities in the very near future. They're going to be squeezed from both the top (CL) and the bottom (ASM). SMs have better prepare on trying to make themselves relevant but I'm afraid (because I do like a lot of them) the writing's on the wall.

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Geraldo wrote:
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Actually a number of us have made this point. The SM position will become obsolete. The CL and the ASM will take over the majority of their responsibities in the very near future. They're going to be squeezed from both the top (CL) and the bottom (ASM). SMs have better prepare on trying to make themselves relevant but I'm afraid (because I do like a lot of them) the writing's on the wall.
Or a bunch of you are just paranoid! Did you check under your bed or your closet for a monster too?

Show me ONE retailer that does not have a store manager, then I'll say maybe you have a point. What retailer manages its stores with only one ASM in the store and a CL running five stores?

This deal sucks for the MGTs, but don't just make stuff up
Still kicking

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Mar 17, 2012
 
Mickey wrote:
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Mr gitto, we are all happy that you are alive and well. I live 2000 miles from ny but am so glad that you're still alive and kicking! Lol
Thank you. One of my daughters lives in Dallas. Beautiful state, nice friendly people.
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Or a bunch of you are just paranoid! Did you check under your bed or your closet for a monster too?
Show me ONE retailer that does not have a store manager, then I'll say maybe you have a point. What retailer manages its stores with only one ASM in the store and a CL running five stores?
This deal sucks for the MGTs, but don't just make stuff up
Hancock fabrics has this model.
Geraldo

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Wager wrote:
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Or a bunch of you are just paranoid! Did you check under your bed or your closet for a monster too?
Show me ONE retailer that does not have a store manager, then I'll say maybe you have a point. What retailer manages its stores with only one ASM in the store and a CL running five stores?
This deal sucks for the MGTs, but don't just make stuff up
Wow, did we hit a nerve or something? I wasn't making anything up. I was simply speculating based on what I've read on Storenet -- not here but Storenet. I don't care what other retailers are or aren't doing. I'm looking at what Corporate says will be the role of the store manager and I'm making some assumptions about the future -- that's all. Look at the FAQ and the question about what a SM's role will be. It's rather vague.

Store Manager Role

Q: Is your role as the store manager changing?

A: Yes. Store managers will be asked to focus their time on planning, team member engagement and performance management. For instance, managers will focus on planning the daily/weekly store activities, delegating operational tasks across their team on a daily basis, while focusing on coaching and modeling an extraordinary customer experience. They will focus their attention on their direct reports: the RXM, ASM, ASM-T (in select locations) and SFLs, and will model good leadership behaviors to help build overall team engagement.

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