To everyone in SAN FRANCISCO!

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Oct 28, 2012
 

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Although I no longer work for WAG I am friends with alot of you.(clerks, MGTs, and Management alike). You would probably be very surprised if you knew who I was.

I hate to see how powerless you all feel.
Before thinking you have no power to act, let me explain how much power you actually have.

When I was an MGT I had much more knowledge about things that I should have. Upon realizing where WAG was heading, I wanted to know the security of my job. I made friends, and PACTS with managers above me who felt the same way. I had managers bringing recording devices to give me information on regional and district meetings. Afraid of LP with their surveillance tactics? Then use counter surveillance if your gutsy enough. Put a spy cam into your tie tack, put a microphone under your collar, plant recording devices into the office or whatever you have to do to stay on top of things.

I keep hearing about protesting, or strikes. This would be ineffective. What would be much more effective, would be to mess with their system. Example: Think about the impact ONE employee could have by sneaking into the recycle bins, and collecting every receipt you can, not to get free money....but to Rate your stores all zeros or 1. If you got ahold of 5 receipts every other day, or paid a homeless guy to collect them for you, can you imagine what 5-10servey results of 1s and 2s would do?

The point is not to get your store in trouble, but to make WAG question the validity of their own system.(or maybe you want to get back at your MGR who knows).

The power we all have is to open the doors and leak information. We cannot let secrets be secrets, information can be on our side if we let it. So go ahead, Name names. Let the shoplifters walk out the doors, If you find something fishy on the extranet then print it out, scan it and post it.

By blowing the lid off of things, we keep a certain amount of control. The less corporate and managers trust their own, the less productive they will be.

Now: for those asking on why MR. ING and Mrs. Chan, MRS Wong was let go is because of a Review of a community leader.(whether this was Melissa Mae, or Solar or someone else I have no idea.). This review was somehow obtained by Mr.Ing and the others. But stupidly sent around through the companies own email. There was another manager that I never met (I want to say his name was Cave' Or Cavite or something to that effect) In any case this MR.C told on everyone else (as the story goes) and was put on a suspension. Mr. ING And the rest denied any knowledge and was caught lying....so they were let go. All were called up to the district office and questioned.

I feel Bad for MR.ING because he was the only one I know of that could get away with carrying handcuffs and continue tackling thieves without being reprimanded for it at all.(long after corporate stopped this practice).

Now as for the rest of the info:
SFLs will be paid 13.50 and up depending on how long an MGT was working before accepting the new offer. The union is still debating over the semantics.

The new ASM position is still scheduled to happen in San francisco and I feel truly sorry for those who have slaved away for 7-12 years hoping to get your own store.

YOu guys in San Francisco have so much ways to grab your powerback.....if only you would start acting on it.
sfSNITCH

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Oct 28, 2012
 
wait. So they got fired for spreading a performance review? gossiping about someone's review?

the one that got suspended was KALFIN LAMB? he got suspended for spreading the email? Can you make your story more clear? I'm confused.
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Oct 28, 2012
 
San Francisco is a communist hellhole where they find new things to ban every year and still think they're being "progressive."
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Oct 28, 2012
 
You have to remember San Fran, West Virginia, and Parts of Illinois are the last great hope for the MGT. If the union makes these areas ASm-T/SFL fall it could mean a domino effect.

You have to remember in law. A ruling of a court can effect the application of law. So this union fight goes to court and the union wins. Other courts may view this as precedent. Effectively stopping it.

This is only a slim hope for those who stick with it.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
sfSNITCH wrote:
wait. So they got fired for spreading a performance review? gossiping about someone's review?
the one that got suspended was KALFIN LAMB? he got suspended for spreading the email? Can you make your story more clear? I'm confused.
Kalfin sounds correct. Kalfin was the one who spilled the beans about how the other two got ahold of the review. I know Mr.Ing has been overly vocal about the upcoming changes, and didn't pass up a chance to let upper management know. Upon being questioned, Kalfin admitted everything and got merely suspended while the other 2 lied and got canned.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
I thought only two big dogs got fired. Now you're naming THREE? Ing, Mrs. Ing (they're pretty much married), and Chan? Didn't know there was a third.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
Question: Is San Francisco any different than SoCal in terms of unions and the current culture?
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Oct 29, 2012
 
MGTSF wrote:
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Kalfin sounds correct. Kalfin was the one who spilled the beans about how the other two got ahold of the review. I know Mr.Ing has been overly vocal about the upcoming changes, and didn't pass up a chance to let upper management know. Upon being questioned, Kalfin admitted everything and got merely suspended while the other 2 lied and got canned.
who's review did they pass around? they passed out around to other stores managers using the mgr emails? was it a good or bad review?

and the person who was on the review found out and that's why they got fired?

all this time everyone said it was vendor kickbacks.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
ThrobbingWag wrote:
San Francisco is a communist hellhole where they find new things to ban every year and still think they're being "progressive."
Yes, SF sucks. I hear stories from my close friends there and I'm glad not to be part of it. They now charge customers 10cents for a bag and it's a city law. Customers have been moaning and groaning ever since.

They also say shoplifing is easy in SF stores. Cops won't bother to show up unless there's violence.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
MGTSF wrote:
I keep hearing about protesting, or strikes. This would be ineffective. What would be much more effective, would be to mess with their system. Example: Think about the impact ONE employee could have by sneaking into the recycle bins, and collecting every receipt you can, not to get free money....but to Rate your stores all zeros or 1. If you got ahold of 5 receipts every other day, or paid a homeless guy to collect them for you, can you imagine what 5-10servey results of 1s and 2s would do?
The point is not to get your store in trouble, but to make WAG question the validity of their own system.(or maybe you want to get back at your MGR who knows).
Do you really think bad reviews would do anything? I really doubt corporate even looks at the comments. Besides, can't they trace the IP addresses and see all the comments are coming from one computer? it's too much trouble to go through various hot spots around town.

And we all know customer comments go right back to the store manager. Corporate is a deaf ear. They only want to see good numbers. We all know if our stores get bad "delight" numbers, the DM gets on the stores case. It's NEVER corporates fault, the store's not working up to standard!

I know you're trying to help. And I appreciate the insider info. But I think we should follow your lead of finding another job. That would be a better long term solution for all of us.
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Oct 29, 2012
 
Wagexa, you are very right. Corporation doesn't give a shit about human issues. The Almighty buck is the only concern in their cushy lifestyle. Bastards.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
Bad reviews only reflect on the manager. We were a store with bad reviews which resulted in a call from the DM. It wasn't corporates fault, but the SM. I think a very large % of stores would have to have bad reviews for it to cause any alarm to corporate. Meanwhile, hurting my ability to get a raise when the time comes. I was told reviews directly influence my raise. Just my thoughts.
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Oct 29, 2012
 
Corporate should be alarmed. Whether they realize it or not, there is major hostility amongst employees. It is their fault to allow this to go on so long. They dangle raises like a carrot. You deserve a raise for your performance, not to mention the cost of living. Wishing you the very best!!! I'm going to be your voice at sh meeting.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
wagexa wrote:
I thought only two big dogs got fired. Now you're naming THREE? Ing, Mrs. Ing (they're pretty much married), and Chan? Didn't know there was a third.
2 were fired, one was put on suspension. As I said earlier Snitching allowed him a lighter punishment
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I am the trouble maker in AZ. I hold protests,have been on Fox news and sport "Boycott Walgreens" signs on my van, as well as have supporters in Tucson, Phoenix and flagstaff. Are we making a difference? Maybe not...but we sure get alot of honks and thumbs up in our travels. Walgreens isn't the friendly pharmacy anymore.

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Oct 29, 2012
 
If there were a few disgruntled employees that made their rounds once a week, and grabbed a handful of receipts from each recycle bin in front of a store (Stores in San Fransisco are a block or 2 over from each other in most cases) then took the time to log them in. There would be alot of head-scratching going on.
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Oct 30, 2012
 
Wagexa- you need an injunction to trace an IP address. Real life isn't Hollywood, it's damn near impossible to do it without a court order, and even if you could, what could you do about it? I know that some websites get IP info from ISP's but even the webmaster isn't allowed to trace it. Also, if you use a router, just reset your modem and get a new IP address every time. Then, contact your ISP and let them know you are concerned about your privacy and they can offer you an IP blocker that won't allow websites to trace IP addresses. Last, use Firefox browser and you can disable sharing of your info to other sites.
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Having worked at walgreens eons ago, I am sad to see all these negative comments about the company from employees and it seems even "MGT". If your not happy with the company then leave. If you have the skills/education then find yourself another job.It's a simple as that.
that being said MGTSF, it sounds like to me that your blaming corporate for firing those 2 mgrs and suspending the other. did those mgrs not understand that reviews, salaries and anything of that nature is confidential? that's everywhere across the board in any company. This is not High school and your sneaking into the principal's office to look at someone's records. If that was my record that they were looking at and posted through company email, I'd wanna have them fired and kick their asses too. and on top of that they LIED, really lying, regardless of how much Walgreens has become a cestpool, they are MGRs..supposed to have some moral and integrity, now they are just acting like any common thief.
Do you wonder why all of most americans think so little of Walgreens employees Cuz it's managers like them who don't help elevate their employees but at like the kids in high school and their cliques. AND really a mgr with handcuffs, and you thought that was cool in a freaking retail drug store? seriously, it's a store that sells drugs, candies, and diapers,you are not Genetech, or Roche. Save the drama for your mama.
AND if you blame the company for the immoral way those 3 people acted and you think it's okay, then I'm sorry for you but now I see why our society is going to the dogs.

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SNgnoc wrote:
Having worked at walgreens eons ago, I am sad to see all these negative comments about the company from employees and it seems even "MGT". If your not happy with the company then leave. If you have the skills/education then find yourself another job.It's a simple as that.
that being said MGTSF, it sounds like to me that your blaming corporate for firing those 2 mgrs and suspending the other. did those mgrs not understand that reviews, salaries and anything of that nature is confidential? that's everywhere across the board in any company. This is not High school and your sneaking into the principal's office to look at someone's records. If that was my record that they were looking at and posted through company email, I'd wanna have them fired and kick their asses too. and on top of that they LIED, really lying, regardless of how much Walgreens has become a cestpool, they are MGRs..supposed to have some moral and integrity, now they are just acting like any common thief.
Do you wonder why all of most americans think so little of Walgreens employees Cuz it's managers like them who don't help elevate their employees but at like the kids in high school and their cliques. AND really a mgr with handcuffs, and you thought that was cool in a freaking retail drug store? seriously, it's a store that sells drugs, candies, and diapers,you are not Genetech, or Roche. Save the drama for your mama.
AND if you blame the company for the immoral way those 3 people acted and you think it's okay, then I'm sorry for you but now I see why our society is going to the dogs.
This isn't the same company you worked for eons ago. They don't value MGTs anymore or any employees with brain.
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Nov 8, 2012
 
i don't think he was making excuses for them or blaming the company. he's just sharing info.

those managers handled their stores very well. Ing was even complimented by the RVP in the condition of his super busy store. it was the number 1 SS sales store in SF.

I really don't know why he did what he did if the story is true. but rules are rules.
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Having worked at walgreens eons ago, I am sad to see all these negative comments about the company from employees and it seems even "MGT". If your not happy with the company then leave. If you have the skills/education then find yourself another job.It's a simple as that.
that being said MGTSF, it sounds like to me that your blaming corporate for firing those 2 mgrs and suspending the other. did those mgrs not understand that reviews, salaries and anything of that nature is confidential? that's everywhere across the board in any company. This is not High school and your sneaking into the principal's office to look at someone's records. If that was my record that they were looking at and posted through company email, I'd wanna have them fired and kick their asses too. and on top of that they LIED, really lying, regardless of how much Walgreens has become a cestpool, they are MGRs..supposed to have some moral and integrity, now they are just acting like any common thief.
Do you wonder why all of most americans think so little of Walgreens employees Cuz it's managers like them who don't help elevate their employees but at like the kids in high school and their cliques. AND really a mgr with handcuffs, and you thought that was cool in a freaking retail drug store? seriously, it's a store that sells drugs, candies, and diapers,you are not Genetech, or Roche. Save the drama for your mama.
AND if you blame the company for the immoral way those 3 people acted and you think it's okay, then I'm sorry for you but now I see why our society is going to the dogs.

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