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Walgreens / horrible job

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I use to work for walgreens and its really a bad company to work for. if you call in sick once you get in trouble, even if you break your arm, they still get mad. you cant take holdays off, you are required to work christmas or they might fire you. the company has been around for over 10o years and they have no clue what they are doing. you get an hour of overtime and its the end of the world. but the ceo is making his millions. i know many companies are like this, but people think walgreens is so great. ha!! I was a manager for many years and i dont recomend it. you pay a cashier $8 an hour to clean toliets. and clean up many other sick things.

Jo
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  • Ke
      18th of Mar, 2009
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    I work for walgreens now. I completely agree with you. Working there sucks. For holidays we were told by the managers that we got to volunteer for which holiday we'd prefer to work and we would only have to work one. (So if you worked thanksgiving you were supposed to get christmas off and if you didn't work thanksgiving then expect to work christmas). Well, everyone who worked thanksgiving was made to work christmas and new years as well. As for calling in sick: since it was my first job, I had worked there four months and had never missed a day and always came in early. This one day I was really sick, I had spent several hours in the bathroom throwing up and could barely move, there was no way I would've been able to come in. So I called in, four hours before my shift was due to start, giving them plenty of time to call someone in if they had to. I was reprimanded. They acted like I had committed some egregious sin, even though I had gone out of my way to make sure that they were not inconvenienced by my illness. When they learned that one of the pharmacists was going to be gone for awhile because he had fractured a bone in his leg and needed surgery the store manager and the shift supervisor [censor]ed about it in front of other employees and customers. In the end they simply fired him. And I would forget about taking paid sick days - to this day I still don't know how to go about getting that. Also, if you are having problems with a manager and call employee relations - it doesn't do anything. I have had four employees call about the same manager - nothing has ever been done. This same manager has also been responsible for the quitting of two other employees who were very vocal about exactly why they were quitting - again, nothing has ever been done. I could go on forever. They are an unfair employer who pays very little for a hell of a lot of work. As soon as I can afford to (though that day might never come considering just how little they pay me) I'm quitting.

  • Kn
      14th of Jul, 2009
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    I'm agreeing more with the first commenter than the original poster. It's sad, but true.

  • Ni
      14th of Aug, 2009
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    I have worked for Walgreens for 5 years. Im only 22 and I am an assistant manager. I agree to some point that some of the policies are strict, but in my five years I have seen the change in people and their work ethic. People will call in if they have a stuffy nose. This is also sad, but true. So no matter how good of a worker you are, if you call in sick it still leaves more work for the rest of the crew for your shift, and yea, that might piss some people off. However, I can understand if you never call in sick and show up early, and you call at a reasonable time for the managers to get someone to cover your shift, hey, everyone gets sick. That's fine. But all in all i think walgreens is a very flexible company to work for. Who else do you know that will let you go to college, and only work 1 day a month to keep you on payroll and then promise you a full time position when school is out?? I couldn't find many, I was grateful that when i was on summer break from school that i was able to have a guaranteed full time job when i came home. Also, I have been to 5 different stores now, and you will have the ### managers who don't know squat about what they are doing and all you can really do is ignore it. There is going to be one of those wherever you go. So i really don't see a point in putting Walgreens as a whole down, considering you would have to do it wherever else you would go because you would have the same problem anywhere else. And its a retail thing, the store manager gets pissed when something happens, because with you, or without you, they still need to run their store. Its not like some office job where you can call in sick and someone else can answer your calls or have them go to voicemail, when someone doesn't show up, for whatever reason, an entire department of the store is screwed. And with Walgreens being a convenient place to shop by it being so small, we don't need that many employees to run it. So its not like you can call 20 other people to see if someone can cover your shift like any other retailer (walmart, kmart, target). So unless you want to sit there and say that all retail jobs suck, you can't just nail walgreens. and if that's the case, you might as well look into another line of work.

  • Ps
      31st of Dec, 2010
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    I can't believe that you think Walgreens is flexible, especially for students. They put me through hell the first semester that I worked there. They never remembered the days I had class (only two days a week!) and would schedule me and then make me responsible for covering that shift. And like you said, there are not enough employees, either they work that same day, or they are at there hours. God forbid someone should work overtime to help someone else further their education, much less for any other good reason. Then come exam time, despite a month and a half notice, I was scheduled heavily before my exams when I REALLY needed to study to make up for everything I missed because of scheduling problems, AND I was scheduled during my actual exam time! They told me they were flexible when they hired me, but how can you say that when you know there are not enough employees to allow any flexibility?

  • As
      19th of May, 2014
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    Bunch of cry babies I've worked with pregnant women with walgreens who shown up to work until they popped without calling out. It's obvious the cry babies here are the lazy slackers with the company that's why have had some form of discipline. Stop crying and work a Damn tote for once!

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