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Rite Aid

rite aid manager shots himself

Sorry, i dont believe you...  (Sep 20, 2014 | post #26)

Rite Aid

rite aid manager shots himself

Been there done that!! What a familiar story, lol… Sounds like my DM. We also have those crazy dishonest coupon people. I’m not knocking people who use coupons because they do save money and if done right my company will get reimbursed. I’m knocking the ones who try to get over and use fraudulent coupons and if you don’t take them they will call corporate and LIE to ensure the DM will force you to take the coupon. I especially love those customers who try to bully us into taking the coupon and use threats like; other stores do it, I know someone in corporate and I can have you fired, and my all-time favorite is; my husband is a judge and I can have you arrested, LOL!!!! Because of this the dishonest customers have learned all they need to do is call corporate and lie and we will be forced to take the coupon and that undermines us as managers and makes the company look bad, but I guess that’s ok because we have managed to save a dishonest customer. Working in retail I am sure you are familiar with the CIC, they send emails to companies alerting them to fraudulent coupons and they work with the federal trade commission to stop and convict people who accept and pass bad coupons. Your identity is confidential so no one will know who called and reported them. The Coupon Information Center (CIC) http://www.couponi nformationcenter.c om/ The DMs’ need to take a step back and remember we are there and we see the coupon and know the customer is trying to commit fraud, they need to trust our judgment and stop thinking the customer is always right and we are always lying. The DMs’ are forcing us to commit fraud and even though they do not come out and say it we all know if we don’t follow the DMs’ orders and take the bad coupon we will be fired.  (Mar 14, 2014 | post #24)

Rite Aid

rite aid manager shots himself

Oh, one last thing… For me it is about the money and at least I am honest enough to admit that, I don’t see any of our happy customers offering to pay my bills nor do I see rite aid giving bonuses to the employees who make and keep happy customers, rite aid keeps the money. And before you say money is not all that’s important, as you said it’s personal… Keeping that in mind, put your money where your mouth is and make it personal and all about the customer and work for free… If not then it is about the money and people who say it’s not make me sick because none of them would work there for free. Just saying…  (Nov 19, 2013 | post #18)

Rite Aid

rite aid manager shots himself

Being a regular employee is not hard with rite aid nor are you responsible for anything except showing up for work so of course you don’t feel the sting that the managers feel. Also it sounds like you are one of the few lucky ones who have a good team, others are not as lucky. I also have a good team but I have been in the business for over 13 years and know what I am talking about. Rite aid does not care about you and if you think they do then you are very mistaken. Just wait until you get one of those managers who has no life outside of work and feels you should not have one either then you will be changing your tune. They hire part timers so the high turnover rate does not affect them and they go through as many people as it takes to find the right person who won’t complain and take their shit. The DM’s are no different, they also do nothing if you report something straight to them. I personally was part of that scenario, if you know someone is stealing DO NOT tell the DM, call the bad apple hot line because if the DM likes the person you reported they will cover it up. Two months after I reported it a few other employees in the store called the bad apple hotline on her (not the DM) and she was fired right away…Kind of makes you wonder… Here’s a good example of just how much they care about you. A coworker had a family emergency and she had to leave state, her son overdosed and was in critical care and was not expected to live. Her manager was so mad because she needed to do what every other mother on the face of the earth would do and that was go to her son. Upon her return the manager punished her by cutting her hors in half and when she reported that to HR they said there was nothing they could do, the hours were the discretion of the manager and it was a he said she said situation. Yes maybe it was but it sure looked suspicious and the manager was also caught telling another employee the next time someone needs to leave on an emergency lasting longer than 3 days the person better be dead, which was reported the same time and also nothing was done. I have many more stories but I won’t bore you, lol.  (Nov 19, 2013 | post #17)

Walgreens

store manager phase out?

Now as far as the topic of this thread.. I have heard this for a few years now. Anyone remember the shitty trick they did on the assistants concerning the 5 hrs overtime they were allowed to get each week?? at 5pm on a friday there was an email sent saying effective now, the 5 hrs overtime was no longer allowed for the assistants. Thats about when i starting hearing about the SM positions possibly fading out. The rumors started again when they phased out one ASM in each store and then when the CL position was in place. Honestly if the SM's dont get out of the offices their position is really not necessary because the ASM's and the EXA's follow and complete the walk notes from the DM, CL, and LP anyway. They also pretty much run the store and are trained as an SM... I am not the only one who feels this way, and i am sure if a low store employee can see this then corporate does as well and when it comes to money wags does NOT play... If they can save that money they will and a SM makes a huge pay...  (Apr 30, 2013 | post #190)

Walgreens

store manager phase out?

I can tell you that a SM is not suppose to be in the office unless they are doing something that can only be done in there. I know this for a fact because a DM friend told me, and also when the DM or company is coming into your store watch how fast that lazy SM makes it to the sales floor, lol... Lighting speed, lol... I had to leave wags for health reasons but i did put my time in and was exa for 6 years, stepped down to asm then had to leave all together and i have worked with a few sm's and most of them do spend their day in the office and i do not think that is right. Personally how can you manage a store that you only see when you walk in and out of and never work the sales floor. But i cant say this is the norm for all sm's. I worked with 2 in my 9 years total with wags that were AWESOME and busted their butts with us on the floor and actually cared about more than just the pay check, sadly they both have left the company for better jobs with less stress.  (Apr 30, 2013 | post #189)

Walgreens

The "Co-Manager" Position and EXA/MGT Layoffs

Well, well, well, lol... it looks like someone finally found out the truth about the exa overtime pay or should i say the lack of it... wags is currently being sued for violating the federal overtime pay for salaried employees and i am involved... I guess i can say i told you so wags... I got the papers from the lawyer last week and yes I AM OPTING IN!!!  (Apr 30, 2013 | post #2103)

Walgreens

Finally got my store manager to talk

I know a lot of store managers that will tell you what you want to know because they feel its fair. This is a seriously sneaky company and that's BAD business. One thing I would never do though is post what I have been told because i have been told in confidence unless the manager said he or she didnt care. In the Delaware region the STL position was no secret, we all knew before it was in place. I have so many secrets about managers that i could get half the region fired but its not my place to tell, unlike some people I can be trusted. So dont think it is strange that some people know things before others, thats just how it is.  (Mar 5, 2012 | post #179)

Walgreens

The "Co-Manager" Position and EXA/MGT Layoffs

The best option is to just don't say anything... Trust me i went through it, if you do speak up you will become a target. The open door policy is a joke and always has been. Its a job and its money, just show up and do your work and look for another job. I was told that they can work you up to 55 hours a week and not have to compensate but over 55 hours they do have to pay overtime. I am a full time college student and i called HR about the excessive hours and my DM responded with "are you saying you can't handle the job, and do you want a job"? well then.... That's when i stepped down on my own.  (Mar 5, 2012 | post #1139)

Ocean City, MD

Gay Marriage - Ocean City, MD

I don't think it is my place or my business to tell other people what they can or can't do just because its not my personal choice...and no i'm not gay so don't think i am supporting because of that. There's more important things to worry about...  (Mar 5, 2012 | post #12)

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