What you need to know about Walgreens

4 Mar

An american company that believed in american values departed our shores with the departure of Jeff Rein former CEO of Walgreens. Since his forced retirement in 2008 and under the leadership of Greg Wasson the company has seemed to embrace more communistic values. Greg and his goons that include Mark Wagner, Kevin Schmidt, and many more have adopted a harassment culture that includes threatening their employees of termination should they not agree with corporate policies. The recent decision by corporate to layoff thousands of assistant manager positions in over 8000 retail drugstore is the latest of the desperate efforts by corporate to cover up revenue losses caused by the incompetence of their CEO and the bad decisions by the higher management that include an estimated $5B loss in revenue over ESI account. However pharmacy staff is held accountable for the loss of business, according to Mr Wasson losing Express Scripts business is not an acceptable answer. Upper management is in complete denial refusing to accept the responsibility for their decisions that have impacted the business. Share prices have dropped almost $11 since Wasson took control of the company. Employee morale is at an all time low and why wont it be when a district manager for district 302 of western NY Ted Avramov has stooped to an all time low by holding a conference call with his store managers and try to sell them a story full of lies about Disney stating that after talking to the Disney employees he found out that the reason for Disney’s exceptional service is that employees are afraid that their jobs are in jeopardy if they dont provide outstanding service. This is the latest of the scare tactics used by current managent to squeeze the smployees a little more. Mr Avramov completely downplayed the popular notion of extensive training and employee empowerment implimented by Disney and twisted the facts to relay his own message of threats to his managers. I strongly believe that time is now for labor unions to intervene and protect these defenseless employees from the gestapo tactics of Walgreens managent. Walgreens higher management has openly opposed to the idea of unionised stores so they can do whatever they want whenever they want in their stores. The above mentioned district 302 under the leadership of Mr Avramov has become incresingly less diverce. This district does not have any ethnic store managers. Nor does it have any non-white Executive Assistants. There are only three non-white assistant managers still employed in that district who have been with the company for over 9 years on average and have been denied promotions to the EXA positions severl times over less experience white candidates. These inequalities coupled with threats have drained the motivation out of hard working employees bring the service levels down to an all time low.


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