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Open door policy

The ODP applies to conversations with the SM, RXS, DM, etc. As the other poster said, do not expect a convo with a SFL/MGT to be held in confidence. Neither should you expect to have a convo under the ODP to not be held against you in the future. No matter what is said, in my >20 yrs. with this company, you can definitely gain a reputation as a complainer. And eyes will roll when you come back for more!  (Jul 9, 2012 | post #3)

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Other WAG employee forums

Read my first post again - most that I have seen are discussions of drug-related stuff, mostly by interns like yourself. I am looking for other forums exclusive to WAG folks - like this one - that talk about the company and everyday life & gripes of working for wASSon. I never said I would "want to read a bunch of CVS talk". Hope this clarifies where I am "going" my young friend.  (Jul 9, 2012 | post #5)

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Are RXM's being told to be tough on performance reviews?

I wasn't told anything either ahead of time, but I did receive a call (during my vaction nonetheless) from my RXS wanting to know why 2 of my RPhs were scored a 3.6 and 4. The RXS said he was "hoping" for something less. This was the first time in 20+ yrs. of doing staff evaluations that I have ever been questioned. Makes me wonder why now? Hmmmmmmmmm  (Jul 9, 2012 | post #8)

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Kiosk/robot to replace pharmacists

Seeing as we are the greatest liability to the company as far as payroll goes, you can bet your a$$ that all resources are going toward this type of technology and clearing all the legal hurdles in each state in order to get it done ASAP.  (Jul 8, 2012 | post #4)

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Other WAG employee forums

This is the only bookmark that I have on the computer I'm on now: http://forums.stud entdoctor.net/foru mdisplay.php?f=121 It's for RPhs in general (and students), but usually is a lot of CVS talk....  (Jul 8, 2012 | post #3)

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Are RXM's being told to be tough on performance reviews?

Agree on all.  (Jul 8, 2012 | post #4)

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Real reason for management restructuring

Yes they are, in my opinion. A lower-pay-rated ASM + team of SFLs overseen by a CL can easily do the job of a SM + EXA + MGTs. Rocket science this is not!  (Jul 7, 2012 | post #24)

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Travel pay

Niiiiiiiiice. Who is the DM? K.K. or A.H.?  (Jul 7, 2012 | post #13)

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Other WAG employee forums

Hey folks - I know of forums for retail RPhs ... but I don't want to discuss pharmacy stuff - I live that crap @ WAG every day! How about you other favorite forums for WAG employees or WAG company/business discussion? Anyone have any? Message a link to me if you want to don't want it to be seen by others ;-) Thx  (Jul 7, 2012 | post #1)

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The master rewire plan (field transformation guide)

That was what Greg told us himself at the kick-off meeting for the W.E. conversion. The key part of the Duane Reade influence was the Healthy Guide position. Man, what a total waste of time and money that position has turned out to be. And at that same meeting, Nimesh Jhaveri told us we would get 45 more hours of tech help per store after the conversion. That turned out to be a bold-faced lie. We went from having 10-20 labels to fill at a time to 50+ due to all of the image-taking and other extra steps that are a part of the workflow. The customers hate us more than ever now and the complaints coming through the system are up big time as a result! All I hear is "we loved your service so much more before you changed all the sh*t around".  (Jul 7, 2012 | post #195)

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The master rewire plan (field transformation guide)

RXM's will be fully in charge of the pharmacy. The SM will be repsonsible for sales, etc. of the pharmacy, but the RXM takes over roles that the SM used to fulfill concerning the rx staff. The new training of the RXM's revolves around the basics of disciplining employees, conflict resolution, etc....tasks the SM used to do.  (Jul 6, 2012 | post #192)

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The master rewire plan (field transformation guide)

True dat, bro. Well Experience was supposed to expand at the rate of 1,000 stores per year. That has been drastically cut back due to the high, unanticipated costs during our pilot transition last year. Like I said earlier, if you had all seen the waste of resources during that transition, it would make your head spin! The whole W.E. concept was a (wet) dream of Greg's based on what Duane Reade was doing. The dumpsters were backed up to the door and all of our former systems and infrastructure soon filled them. We are left with (among amny other things) overpaid Health Guides who are grossly unmotivated and underworked, 80-85 degree stores and a rarely used immunization room gathering dust. Nice going Greg. You built it but they are unimpressed and still not coming ...  (Jul 6, 2012 | post #191)

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The master rewire plan (field transformation guide)

I said this a long time ago. You speak the truth.  (Jul 6, 2012 | post #190)

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The master rewire plan (field transformation guide)

I am a RXM at one of the very first Wellness stores. To clarify: The rxs are verifed through a computer terminal out at our desk, not via an iPad. The iPads are really still useless now nearly one year after conversion. Verification does include Workload Balancing, but it is among stores and not technically "off site". Central verification or verification from home(at 80% of salary and with a hefty quoita) have been ideas thrown around for 10-15 years and have gone nowhere. And the call centers? Do not even get me started on those idiots. They are the most poorly trained, unexperienced (in retail) techs and pharmacists that you can imagine. Instead of taking calls off our hands, they send them through to us just so they do not have to deal with the situations. That fact includes central pharmacists who do not know the laws of our state and refuse to take phone rxs for the sorriest of reasons. They are lazy and unexperienced. And worst of all, the customers hate dealing with them! All in all, WAG has hurried this concept through and done a sh*t job of preparing and training. Imagine that! As far as the costs, you would NOT believe the $ that were spent on our transition. It is nothing short of pure insanity. After 25+ years with this company, I have never been more disgusted with how my company spends money during this economical situation (for the nation as a whole and for the company during the ESI crisis).  (Jul 6, 2012 | post #189)