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I have been an employee at walgreens for 3 months. Most of the employees are black. I am the only white male there. The only other guy is a homosexual black guy who is offended at anything I say. During the first two months there I was very thankful for my job and proud of everyone there. I viewwed everyone as intelligent successful people with goals and such. A black girl there decided to file a complaint against me because I said I was "superior." Darryl and Charmaine were in the breakroom talking about life and I am just walking in acting silly trying to get to know them. I am a goofy silly person and I like myself and I was in a good mood so I said i was a superior individual i dont remember why probably because i felt that i was capable of making accomplishments but i was no means comparing myself to them, however, they felt different. We did not even know each other. So one day I am called into the office with this black girl charmaine. she is scared to come in the room. im surprised im like why is she acting funny? so she finally comes in. im like are you ok charmaine? she just looks so hurt. so i feel bad about that . but then the manager is like go ahead charmaine. so charmaine starts spewing out a bag full of lies like didnt you say you were superior to black people, didnt you say you like that movie hancock because you said he would be a good role bodel for black people, and you are always rude to the customers, and it really hurts that you have been making fun of the way i walk. wow when i saw that i was shocked- here i was looking up to her she is a student at tsu ready to graduate she is engaged, holds a full time job 4 years at walgreens, ive looked up to her as a role model-UNTIL NOW-they actually wrote me up for harassment. the manager said darryl the other guy was there and heard it and kevia the black manager also said that i admitted it. ofcourse i admitted it!-i did not mean anything rude! kevia the black manager frequently tells me to get to work and reminds me to straighten things up and put tags up and to stock the shelves. i never slack at work i stay busy and never take breaks i have never missed a day of work never clocked in late nothing. yet kevia consistently harrasses me for being a bad worker. i was promoted to pharmacy technician and when i am back there kevia is back there my first day counting the controlled prescription pills. i felt harrassed i was hurt. everyone in the pharmacy is a female most of the techs are black the only senior tech is black. during my training i was taught that if i had a question dont hesitate to ask anyone especially the senior tech. however they do not go by the rules the senior tech kept saying what i dont understand you, and "i need my space" and the techs back there spent most of the time making fun of the patients (customers of pharmacy). The own pharmacist lina kept complaining and harrassing customers only to take breaks to call herself superior to the customers. i was in awe. my whole reason to go in the pharamcy was to go around good people-good role models-people i could learn from on how to be successful. this was when lina the pharmacist has just finished reading financial peace by dave ramsey. the other pharmacist consistently reminded me that i need to do my work myself and stop asking questions. they made me nervous. so the senior tech larisa said i was too nervous so i was demoted back to front cash register. i could not go to photo because darryl and charmaine were back there. i try to make peace with charmaine however she just grunts and says whatever, you need to do your job. darryl the gay black guy i saw in the break room and im complimenting him trying to make peace and so we go back out to work, and hes criticizing me in front of customers and putting me down. i compliment him again and he says whatever and raises his voice and puts me down some more. so the next day darryl is over in cosmetics talking to two other black girls bree and aja. they are just back there talking for like 30 mins. im shocked how im always being reminded to stay busy even when im already working hard. so i take a lunch and tell a manager to remind them to get to work and tell another manager that i was having trouble getting along with darryl. i also had told the manager that they always had their cell phones on them. so the next day the three black people darryl aja and bree are back in cosmetics talking, on the job just talking for hours, when someone needs photo help i have to page darryl to go to photo. black girl bree leaves the store only to give me an evil dirty loook on the way out which later i learned was because she was questioned about having a cell phone. so i go to the black girl aja and say can i have a 4 minute break i just have ro run to the restroom. she gives me a dirty look and says NO i have to finish these boxes in 45 minutes which would have been 5:30. i felt bad and expected her to act like that. i was too scared to ask darryl for a break. so after helping a customer darryl came back to cosmetics to talk with aja again and i had to pee real bad so i went back to cosmetics and asked darryl for 4 minute break he said go ahead. i went to pee and came back and saw darryl AND aja ringing out customers at the front register where i was. immediately they started being confrontational saying you should know not to leave the front register. and aja said "when these customers leave we are going to have a talk" -immediately i was hurt by her wickedness and stupidity-darryls too and their sheer lack of the ability to respect someone who is not black-i mean jesus. i never have trouble accepting black people-yet there are like 5 black workers at that walgreens who would rather talk to another black person-not white-any day. the black people there support each other and joke and talk together with disgust for me and make fun of me. im the only white guy there. i mean jesus im not even racist. so now with these black peopl meaner than hell to me im too scared to file a complaint-because stupid walgreens policy is if an employee files a complaint and the second employee files a complaint at the first employee it is a felony and considered retaliation. -first off i never did anything for them to file a complaint now it looks like i have to put up with their unethical dishonest low life practices and not able to complain. THANK YOU WALGREENS


  • Aw
    A. Walker Feb 08, 2012
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    All I have to say is if they have security cameras, go file a suit for discrimination AFTER you file your complaint. You're going to have to in order to get you dignity back. If they terminate you based on there backward policy on retaliation then involve a lawyer and have them subpoena security footage to prove your work ethics against theirs and definitely just in case they deny unemployment make sure you get unemployment agency involved by notifying of your legal actions with a lawyer and labor board. I'm just saying this as a black female. That crap isn't right at all! ORRRRRRR Just find another job. I think this last suggestion is the less stressful and really, the better idea. GOOD LUCK!

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