New Assistant Manager
PJA

United States

#1 Jan 30, 2011
I don't understand all of the complaining on this site. I was hired as an assistant manager a few months ago and can't believe how much I get paid for what I have to do: stock shelves, count money, make to do lists for employees, open the store, and close the store. It's not very hard.
WaGEXA

Eugene, OR

#2 Jan 31, 2011
Working as a manager at Walgreens can be stressful at times, but as you mentioned the compensation is pretty good considering the work involved.
MWM

Plano, TX

#3 Jan 31, 2011
Different stores, different areas ..and different DM'S...
All stores are not the same-
cos girl mom

Summerville, SC

#4 Jan 31, 2011
Some stores are very easy to work in.,and others are so busy and stressfull with the envirment of the store changing at night with how customers treat the staff. Then there is staff turn overs whether they quit or get fired which means constant training in a store that is already busy. Add in short handed staff call outs less hrs.in the store and RX in a already busy RX and you are always back there and you have to get the store notes done and when the sm. comes in the next day and ask you why every thing was not done to the T and says there is no exscuse. You add all the rumors of cuts and the economics of the country and the turn arounds so some of us need a little outlet with our fellow employees who understand and most of you all have been encouraging and understanding we all are living in stressful times.
MGT Dave

Renton, WA

#5 Jan 31, 2011
It is easy if you're in a quiet suburban store, but the busy inner-city stores are a totally different story. At mine, we had shots fired in the parking lot, muggings, constant theft, and gangs. Almost every customer was on food stamps, and I was threatened just because I happen to be white. I doubt you see a lot of that kind of stuff in Omaha, PJA.
PJA

United States

#6 Feb 1, 2011
MGT Dave wrote:
It is easy if you're in a quiet suburban store, but the busy inner-city stores are a totally different story. At mine, we had shots fired in the parking lot, muggings, constant theft, and gangs. Almost every customer was on food stamps, and I was threatened just because I happen to be white. I doubt you see a lot of that kind of stuff in Omaha, PJA.
LOL. My store is not on a farm. I am at a busy 24 hour store. Two weeks ago, I had a police officer request video of a shooting that happened in our parking lot. Last night, and many other nights, I had someone walk out with an arm full of merchandise. I get cursed out by drunk people on the overnight shift repeatedly. I could go on and on. A month ago, someone urinated on our floor. Yet, I still think it's an easy job. It's all in your attitude.
MWM

Plano, TX

#7 Feb 1, 2011
Well,I must say PJA.. you must have a great attitude,because most folks could not handle that mess on a regular basis. Glad it is not like that whee i am at.
James Brown

Houston, TX

#8 Feb 1, 2011
Totally agree PJA. Those kinds of things are part of the job, and you can choose to let them, or not let them, affect you.

Keep up the good work. Even though the job seems easy, don't become complacent. Challenge yourself to be the best you can be, and take on more responsibility as you become able. Good things will happen for you, I'm sure of it.
Coolmaster

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 2, 2011
Once they send you to a bad store, you will realize that it's not fun.

Also, if your employees don't listen to you.

I work in Accounting now.
mgt

Austin, TX

#10 Feb 2, 2011
I agree- the work is not too bad, depends on your boss. After all my years I would have to say the hardest part of the job comes from your co-workers. If you have sassy co-workers and lazy mgts, the job can really get to you. But if you are lucky enough to work in a store that runs like a well oiled machine (they do exist) it's a breeze and totally worth it. Totally agree with James Brown- don;t be complacent (however for me always striving for more- usually caused my own amount of self made stress- LOL)
cos girl mom

Summerville, SC

#11 Feb 2, 2011
All management staff gets paid the same in a easy store or the worst store. But you are only learning the basics from what you said.So pay seems pretty good to you right now. But management that works in dangerous stores worry for their lives and the lives of their staff and custmers which is priceless. Some management have to travel many miles to get to work and that can cut into pay with the gas prices and maintance of the car and a relialbe car at that.
MGT Dave

Renton, WA

#12 Feb 3, 2011
That's true, cos girl mom. I just got transferred to a store that's almost thirty miles from my home.
EJCMGT

United States

#13 Feb 7, 2011
PJA wrote:
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LOL. My store is not on a farm. I am at a busy 24 hour store. Two weeks ago, I had a police officer request video of a shooting that happened in our parking lot. Last night, and many other nights, I had someone walk out with an arm full of merchandise. I get cursed out by drunk people on the overnight shift repeatedly. I could go on and on. A month ago, someone urinated on our floor. Yet, I still think it's an easy job. It's all in your attitude.
PJA I hope you can keep this great attitude of yours I had that once. Then I came to Walgreens with promises of great benefits, " Guaranteed minimum of 4hrs of over time a week, and the opportunity for advancement. With the way this company is being run now none of these promises are being fulfilled. My 3.5 years have beaten my great attitude out of me. It is hard to keep it up over time especially when the company makes it clear that they don't give a rats ass about you, your coworkers or the families we all are trying to support! Good luck!

Since: Oct 10

Birmingham, AL

#14 Feb 16, 2011
MWM wrote:
Different stores, different areas ..and different DM'S...
All stores are not the same-
amen!
new to walgreens

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#15 Feb 21, 2011
I stated working about 5 miles from my home, now 30 it is like a pay cut because it costs more to drive there- I like all the stores i have been in-
but a extra couple hours a week or mothn would certainly help. My spouse just got laid off.......
fellow manager

Lakeland, FL

#16 Mar 10, 2011
PJA wrote:
I don't understand all of the complaining on this site. I was hired as an assistant manager a few months ago and can't believe how much I get paid for what I have to do: stock shelves, count money, make to do lists for employees, open the store, and close the store. It's not very hard.
Well my friend, if that is all you do then go ahead and do your coworkers a favor and quit. You are a burden to your store and your fellow employees. I have worked with many assistant managers over the years and I can't stand ones who cant keep up with me or ones who feel that what you mentioned above is the only job duties of a manager. Remember an average assistant leads by example, asks for more tasks, and goes above and beyond basic everyday job duties.

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