Thread regarding CVS layoffs

Store manager bonus?

So Walgreens has completely eliminated the SM bonus, and now store managers are leaving Walgreens left and right. No bonus = no incentive to stay. Might cvs follow suit and do the same thing?

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Post ID: @OP+12jaqxEh

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Pharmacists without managers would be screwed. They Can't even complete quartery training with their techs. Sorry trolls but you have no ability to manage people.

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Post ID: @3ddt+12jaqxEh

Everyone quit feeding the troll. They are either a horrible person who thinks they are better than everyone else or someone that has nothing better to do than comment on a message board.

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Post ID: @3dcd+12jaqxEh

The only confirmed cuts for next year are for pharmacists. Yes, you may make a lot of money but as we know CVS wants to pay as little as possible. So keep feeling high and mighty. At least if I get laid off I can get another job very easily. Can’t say the same for pharmacists at the moment. I mean, obviously, you’re worried about it. Why else would you be on a layoff website?

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Post ID: @3jhd+12jaqxEh

Lol @ the pharmacists who make fun of store managers when they are the ones who weren't good enough to become doctors. -_-

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Post ID: @3tjt+12jaqxEh

Many years ago, being a store manager, was a well respected position. You were considered someone important and at the top of your profession. Sadly those days are over. Why? Well for starters blame the corporate culture of downsizing the importance of employees down to nothing. Also blame the constant budget cuts, (cutting hours down to nothing) for essentially making the store manager just another person to man the registers. Being a store manager is not an easy job, especially the way cvs expects it. But sadly, and I do mean sadly, if you can work 24/7/365, all hours of the day, and be willing to spend the majority of your time and week at the store, you can be a store manager at cvs. These days all cvs cares about is “open availability”. At cvs if you have open availability and I do mean OPEN, then you can go far in this company.

BUT, it shouldn’t be this way! Store manager is supposed to be someone who is respected as the boss, and leader of the store, not treated like a piece of dead meat with no life outside the company. Unfortunately, at cvs, Store management is not what it used to be.

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Post ID: @2evb+12jaqxEh

Maybe in some stores but my store has on average 25-35 employees in FS depending on season. The smallest store in my district has 14 employees. So I’m just a glorified cashier? That would be the pharmacist in the back who is by themselves most of the day and needs me to send my people so she can take a break - which I have no problem doing because we are a TEAM

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Post ID: @2svc+12jaqxEh

Store manager is just a name. You ring customers and stock merchandise all day. You don't really manage employees cause you are alone or with just one person per shift. The job requires no computer skills, no education, no skill set. It is essentially a job for a 16 year old that can be there 24/7, can take direction, and is dedicated. If you think I'm wrong your just lying to yourself

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Post ID: @2ibv+12jaqxEh

Some of you are clueless. Bonus is not going away. Store Managers are not being made hourly. That is strictly a California thing due to quirky labor laws there. Most managers in CA have been titled Store Leaders for a number of years now.

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Post ID: @2aoh+12jaqxEh

Store managers are punching bags. They get beat up too much over time and either quit or get fired. It is an unskilled position. They are tough to fill because smits quit after they realize a sm position is a joke then there is no bench and stores go months without a "manager". And if you think the salary of a sm pays so well you are living in the past. 50-70k a year is not a great salary. If you have a degree and a brain you should be over six figures and work 40hrs a week m-f. Good luck to you, enjoy the holidays at work ringing a register while the public has pitty on you Mr. STORE MANAGER aka cashier

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Post ID: @2cgv+12jaqxEh

Yes it is such an easy position. If it is so easy, why has my district and districts around me had a constant problem keeping managers? If it so easy, shouldn’t all these unskilled and dumb people love to have a job that pays so well? Maybe it’s not that easy? Maybe they will get rid of the SM position. I, for one, would love to see how that turns out. I don’t think it will go quite as smoothly as you think but will what do I know? I’m just a FS peasant.

Well I’m going back to my job that requires a third grader mindset. I can see from these posts there are some very miserable people on here. At the end of the day, we are all replaceable in CVS’s eyes. They have shown that.

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Post ID: @2zrj+12jaqxEh

Totally agree. Store Managers are mostly overpaid high school dropouts and the ones who have degrees failed to land a professional job. It's funny to watch them walk around all high and mighty. Most customers know a chimpanzee can do their job as well as them 😂😂

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Post ID: @2tsq+12jaqxEh

somebody’s salty 😂

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Post ID: @2mgz+12jaqxEh

Technically a shift supervisor at cvs is like a SM just without same level of access.

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Post ID: @2xrs+12jaqxEh

A cashier or a fifty cent over minimum wage supervisor with half a brain can do every single task a manager can do if they were allowed access. Schedule? Any fool can do it. Write a review? Any fool can do it. MSH? Any fool can do it. Hire people? Any fool can do it. Write someone up? Any fool can do it. IARs? A 3rd grader could do it. Take conference calls? Any human can do it. Inventory prep? Any fool can do it...
A store manager is essentially a cashier that is willing to work for the good of the company and ensure the store runs. Unskilled position!! Don't fool yourselves, replaceable because you do not need an education or skill set to do this job.
If you think I'm wrong please feel free to tell me what a manager can do that any 18 year old can't learn with a day of training????

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Post ID: @2loe+12jaqxEh

Walgreens got rid of their 401k match as well. Hopefully our dear leader does not do the same.

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Post ID: @1tmt+12jaqxEh

😂😂😂”Due to the evolved nature” ...only CVS can spin that
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Post ID: @1rbe+12jaqxEh

Just a stupid comment. I am sure your DL said this. While an SM may be cashiering, etc. the store manager functions still must be performed in addition. The other stuff is added work. Do you seriously think sm duties have decreased and only now cashier? Get real.

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Post ID: @1eeu+12jaqxEh

DL told us a few weeks back not to count on the bonus we typically get in March. He said to cut expenses they may do way with the bonus and just bring back the stock options. He also said outstanding performers MAY be entitled to the max of a 500 dollar lump sum in lue of the manager incentive bonus. Was told to us at a district meeting. Due to the evolved nature of the store manager position, store managers are basically cashiers and stock people and are doing non skilled labor and shouldn't get as bonus as they are doing the same work as cashiers

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Post ID: @1emo+12jaqxEh

Walgreens has been going in a complete opposite direction for 10 plus years. They are actually in pretty bad shape right now. They don’t have a PBM to fall back on and only small partnerships with care providers. They also have a massive legal problem brewing. CVS is in better (not great) shape and will probably keep the bonus program unless things take a considerable turn for the worst somewhere in the enterprise. But keep in mind, if they decide to make low volume store managers hourly the bonus is gone for them. It may not be across the board, but some may get screwed

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Post ID: @1tmv+12jaqxEh

The stuff will hit the fan if that happens. We already have a shortage of store managers!

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Post ID: @tei+12jaqxEh

This is old news. However, I can see CVS doing this in 2020 going forward.

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