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Walgreens / discrimination

United States, Illinois, Elgin Review updated:
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815 Summit
Phone: 847-695-5745
I am an Assistant Manager at store #2986. I have worked with the company for almost 8 years and truly enjoy my job. But about 1 year ago I was transfered to the Summit store where Mr. Mike Hill is the manager. I am a black female and has worked my way up in the company and am very proud of my accomplkishments. Since being at this store, Mr. Hill has on several occasions complained and not been satisified with anything that I do. He has written me up several times for things that the other managers have done and they have not been written up at all. Today I was written up for being sick and for not calling him specifically. At the time that I was sick, he was on vacation in Texas and I was sure not to disturb him on his vacation. Several months ago my car broke down on the highway, no fault of my own and was stranded with no way to call him and he wrote me up then, even though I did call the store and talked to the manager in charge.
I have documentatiom for all of my accusations and plan to consult an attorney if necessary.
Mr. Hill has no reason to be treating me in this manner and I will not continue to allow it. I am from Dist. 292 where Stella Napoli is the DM and I also plan to call her about this matter tomorrow.
Please accept my complaint and know that something has to be done with store managers who show discrimination to their employees. This man has not hired a black person in our srore since I can remember and there a lot of people like me who are talented and willing to work hard and be committed to your company.
I hope to here from you soon. Paula Portis [protected]


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N  1st of Apr, 2009 by 
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you should not post all that information here, cause your store manager and or district manager might get a copy and fire you for something stupid. most retails jobs your an employee by will and can get fired for pretty much anything. you should speak with them directly and let them know how u feel.
D  28th of Apr, 2009 by 
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Let me see here, you found double standards at walgreens...SHOCKING!!!

Actually, the only thing shocking about this is that you seem to think it has anything to do with you being black or a woman. I hate to break it to you lady but there are double standards EVERYWHERE...don't even get me started on some of the ones at my store. Actually I won't post any details about my store because I want to keep my job for a while. (hint hint)

The fact is that most of these things happen because a manager is too lazy to enforce equitable standards. Other employees that get away with stuff while others are punished for the same things tend to do so because they have done something to garner some consideration from their manager. Often this is nothing more than showing up for work every day for a long time. Seniority is the most common excuse for what people get away with...you'd be surprised.

Also, I'd like to know what kinds of horrors the cashiers, photo techs and cosmetics folks at your store are subjected to. Of course, being the self-serving person you seem to be there is no mention of double standards that apply to them, though there most likely are several serious instances in a store that is run by a manager like yours. I don't see you even acknowledging this fact, meaning that you are either oblivous (and therefore part of the problem) or you only care about yourself. Honestly, I wouldn't be this offended if you hadn't tried to play the race/gender card, and your lack of concern for your subordinates tells me that you lack the moral fortitude to be a good manager. There are people in walgreens who have to put up with MUCH worse than what you claim to and they have no one sticking up for them.

And finally, to whom is your post directed? Do you think this site is owned by walgreens or something? Obtain a clue please. You make my comment in another post about clueless managers more valid than it should be.
N  15th of Jul, 2009 by 
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I'm sorry but I agree with Aaron. I'm also a manager with Walgreens and I have an assistant who regularly steals time (going to lunch without clocking out, ect.), never does anything in the store unless the store manager is present, and is basically useless but she's still there day after day. I found that the safe was $50 dollars over after taking it from her and found that one register was short $50, so I fixed the problem and got my final written and a 3 day suspesion because as my store manager put it, it looked like I was hiding a cash handling error. It wasn't even my error. So there are a LOT of injustices going on now in Walgreens, especially when they put a hiring freeze on all assistant manager positions.
A  20th of Jun, 2010 by 
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