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Walgreens Eliminating ASM & ASM-T for 2021

Walgreens had a secret conference call this week with it store managers. And by this I mean the store managers had to be at home on the call.

This call was to inform the Store managers that Walgreens will be eliminating the Assistant Store manager and Assistant store manager in training position in early 2021.

Current employees in this position will be given the option to take a demontion to Store leader (SFL) at its pay cap or accept a severance package to leave the company.

Walgreens has not made this information public as they do not want to disrupt its store's operation and sales for the upcoming holiday season.

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Post ID: @OP+17UjUNYn

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I just want to build one single house that is gold one ,I do in the business but it disappears.no one alive.

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Post ID: @7lcuw+17UjUNYn

Sorry I won’t build here. Is bad .I love to hear your music.

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Post ID: @7lkmp+17UjUNYn

No body can do it .they died

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Post ID: @7ltwm+17UjUNYn

They want the house is not real .I wish one day I build in my country.

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Post ID: @7lrle+17UjUNYn

We hate the stolen people and we don’t like these people in all our country ? We like to work as team as family and make the country nice look and rich include healthy .

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Post ID: @7ltuf+17UjUNYn

I want all the world country healthy ,safe , happy ,peaceful.

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Post ID: @7ljcy+17UjUNYn

The true .We need an job increase and rent price go down ?

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Post ID: @7lmkh+17UjUNYn

I don’t have money but I try to help the business.

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Post ID: @7lmdh+17UjUNYn

Why you are said the bottom line is wrong?

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Post ID: @7gmmd+17UjUNYn

That is bad for human ideas ,god will give them forever punishment as they destroy people life.

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Post ID: @6Ogtq+17UjUNYn

Tey laid off ASM's and now they can't hire anyone! Good luck at Chrstmas Walgreens!

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Post ID: @5lyds+17UjUNYn

I really think that Walgreens needs an a-s-whipping. They treat their people like cr-p!! New starting wages at $15.00 hourly. What about the dedicated and loyal employee that was with Riteaid/Walgreens for over 20 years....and makes $16.00 an hour? Craziest sh-t I have ever heard of! The Walgreen employees need a Union nationwide!

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Post ID: @5bwis+17UjUNYn

Most ASMs who were asked to leave were those who could not pass the PTCB certification. Now to be an ESM you have to be PTCB certified.

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Post ID: @4Hwjz+17UjUNYn

Severance came with signing your freedom of speech away. That was the agreement in order to receive severance pay. The severance contract was drafted by Walgreens lawyers therefore, it's one sided and unfair. No one should need to sign such agreement just to receive a weeks pay for every year worked if worked more than 3 years with the company.
If Walgreens were to recognize the hard work of the assistant managers, it should have rewarded the severance pay without conditions. Dedicating years of hard physical and mental work that often amounted to stress and discrimination should have been enough to receive severance pay. Walgreens failed to do that. Walgreens also failed to protect those who worked the most and gave the most contribution. But then again what's new?

You agreed not to say, write, post on social media or express anything damaging to Walgreens and that you have not been discriminated in any way. Take the evaluations for example. Evaluations are straight up discrimination because they all depend on store managers input which have the final say especially with those store managers that act like they're helping you but are instead stabbing you in the back. Some store managers do stand up for their assistants but unfortunately some don't. That's why some were transferred into the new role and some weren't.
Also, for some reason such type of discriminatory behavior keeps being rewarded. I am not sure whether it is because the leaders can't see when something is wrong or can't act because either there is no mechanism in place to deal with that or if it is it's not working well. No matter the reason, the bottom line is: It is wrong.
Furthermore, by signing the agreement, you agreed not to compete in the same type of business which even if ti is unlikely to do it is still unfair especially in a free market. These are only some of the things that came with the whole role refresh BS. There is a lot more to it and the way Walgreens is trying to do business.
The main reason for this move was to cut operational costs and most importantly to show that in the books, in front of the shareholders and stockholders. Cutting such costs was not only unfair due to the fact that Walgreens stores never closed during pandemic since they were considered essential businesses therefore probably still did good in sales and were not affected from Covid, but it's also, short lived because the company needs employees to do business so they have to hire again. Therefore they have to increase the operating cost again.
Stay tuned for more Walgreens behind the scenes.

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Post ID: @4ocih+17UjUNYn

I received my severance, I'm surprised they did the right thing, but they did.. Bye bye Walgreens, free at last, oh my god I'm free at last !!!!

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Post ID: @3Ivsg+17UjUNYn

Walgreens has affected so many ASM’s lives with this role refresh garbage. I’m one of those employees. I was told that there would be 3 ESM’s in my area. Well guess what- I was eliminated the ESM’s that was chosen over me has been an ASM for 3 months. I understood that the decision was based upon evaluations and tenure. Well I have to say this they’re last 2 evaluations were graded on SFL and ASMT. My evaluations was based solely on ASM performance. I think that they didn’t think this out. It’s basically the same position with less pay in my opinion because they’re salaried, no weekends, holidays or nights. I also understand it’s no touch freight or totes when the truck or vendors come. They are to sit in the office and delegate task to the employees. What a waste! I was very hands on with my team members this included working truck and resets as they came down weekly. I’m very disappointed in this company for the disruption of dedicated employees lives. ASM’s ran the store and still got kicked in the a-s for doing their job. I’m currently on my way out and I’ll never recommend this company for employment.

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Post ID: @3jgps+17UjUNYn

After you get rid of the only employees in the place who have dedication and great work ethics these id--ts will soon learn that saving a few shillings is not worth it to let their stores go to he-l in a hand basket. But I suppose they will have to learn the hard way. I can see the quarterly report now, Due to insurance tightening their co-pays we are continuing to struggle.. Lying is a second language for Walgreens !

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Post ID: @3gpox+17UjUNYn

If you work for Walgreens, get out.. If they pull this on me, you are next !!! Get out

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Post ID: @35pzc+17UjUNYn

These heartless scumbags have dragged this out for 7 months, who does that ? They told me my job ends at the end of may and these pigs scheduled me for June 1 and 2... Oh he-l no ! You set the date, not turning back as-----s !

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Post ID: @35ugr+17UjUNYn

My fiance has worked for Walgreens or 9 years and still isn't a manager yet she is an amazing in in my opinion overly dedicated employee. They simply move her from cr---y store to cr---y store where she does the manager's work gets the stores numbers up and then they move her again. She just got the title change and new position as well since she can no longer be a asm. And they put her on salary and is now making about $300 less a week and only working about 8 hours less. I have been trying to talk her into looking for another job since we have been together because I hate the way they unappreciate and treat her.

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Post ID: @32ttm+17UjUNYn

I began working for Way in 06. All these " new" roles are the same they had then under different title.. We had cashier's, MGT, EXM, and SM back then for front of store. As well as a Sims coordinator. Now many years later they are refreshing those roles as SFL, ESM, and SM as well as a IS inventory specialist.. it's all the same roles under different name and for about 2/3 the pay
No surprise. No one seems to have any new ideas lately.

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Post ID: @2Vufy+17UjUNYn

I love this. Already in my district they are having problems in the stores since most of the ASM's have already left. How in the he–l do they plan to run this company when they let the most dedicated employees go ? I'm taking severance and going for unemployment, go ahead Walgreens and fight me, I'll expose more of your fraud !

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Post ID: @2Csuk+17UjUNYn

Walgreens is changing the name ASM to ESM in order to say your position is eliminated! It's the same exact position!
Reach out to your attorney today!

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Post ID: @2qksd+17UjUNYn

https://www.asmlawyers.com/walgreens-investigations/

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Post ID: @2hdsp+17UjUNYn

Walgreens has changed the name of the assistant manager position from ASM to ESM. Any attorney will see that its exactly the same position in disguise in order to get rid o hghly paid ASM'S! If you are a victim of this treacherous act, reach out to your attoey now!

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Post ID: @2cpbv+17UjUNYn

You have been hearing of the disloyalty and uncaring for many years. Don't be afraid to leave as soon as you get another job. The only people staying are scared to go. There is NO FUTURE FOR ANYONE AT WALGREENS. Run!!!.

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Post ID: @2bvib+17UjUNYn

They offered a handful of us an hourly "esm" position which is basically the same as ASM except there will be only a few in each district...... Most of the ones in my district who got it were the newly force promoted ASMs... They based their decison primarily on last 2 years ratings. The ASMs who got the ESM jobs had never even been rated on the manager rating scale but their previous ratings as shift leads were measured against ours as assistant managers. Of course their ratings were the top in the district . They were the same ratings that got them into the ASM trainee position in the first place... They had an enormous advantage despite being less qualified. The behaviors that earn a 4 on the individual contributor model....will only earn a 3 on the manager model but we were compared as though the performance was equal.... Basically just to keeping the ones making the least money

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Post ID: @29plk+17UjUNYn

From what I understand the max is 16 weeks of severance. They are doing their best to screw us out of unemployment, be smart, be wise.. These criminals will do all they can to screw you.. Remember, this company sold d–gs like gangsters in Florida !

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Post ID: @26igp+17UjUNYn

I have worked my way up in the Company

  • started 2006 as overnight cashier, Mgt in 9 months, EXA/ASM 12 uears.. busted my a– just to watch everyone in the "favorite club" get promoted to SM by doing nothing and us ASMs and Shift Leads busted butt
  • I Finally got promoted 18 months ago and I work all my hours plus days off to support store/Rx, Rhey changed start pay for SM before I got promoted so I am making half of some SMs and I do understand and have worked for bad managers but please dont put all of us in that category.. Alot still care and bust butt, work 60 to 70 hrs to support understaffed Store and over half SMs are riding that gravy train.. I hate to be grouped with Brown noses who never paid thier dues...

Sorry for this rant but all I see is rhe SMs are sh–,leavw early, and go to lunch

  • I dont even take a "lunch" break, I cover my staffs breaks..
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Post ID: @1Xego+17UjUNYn

I love how they don't want to disrupt sales but it's ok to disrupt the lives of so many loyal employees. How much did they give to the new CEO again? This is wrong on so many levels. I suppose they will require the employees to do even more work than they do now just to pick up the slack. Don't be surprised when their loyal employees go to the competitor.

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Post ID: @1Xmbu+17UjUNYn

I used to work for walgreens for 14 years and they were straight up a–holes then. This has been going on for years, so yes people, join the band wagon and get the hell out of there as soon as you can cause you know karma is gonna hit. Walgreens has gotten so greedy it no longer cares about people. All they give a ah-t about is the money and it's going to cause them to go under.

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Post ID: @1Tixp+17UjUNYn

Walgreens screws people over more each year. I was an exa for 15 years then the new transformation of Walgreens. They changed my position to Service clerk and cut my pay 65%.
I had to take it for the insurance. Then after being a cashier for 5 years I began to have problems with my legs and developed lymphadema, From standing at register 8 hours a day. Now I had to leave the company and go on disability. Walgreens is a very sh–ty company to work for nowadays and I suggest a career change for all from cashiers to management.

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Post ID: @1Roha+17UjUNYn

It’s really funny because the asm runs the business. So what exactly is there plan going to be when they eliminate the asm ? This poorly planned business strategy is exactly why no one wants to work for anymore. I give them 6 months until they convert it back to the way it was as there stores will crumble.

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Post ID: @1Maou+17UjUNYn

This plan was set to terminate the existing ‘RiteAid’ Store Managers who were acquired during the merger. They will promote the Walgreens ASM’s to a SM position for a lower wage. Saving the company millions of dollars. I was part of that secret call and I saw this coming. Right up until my termination as SM today. And I for one worked my a– off every day, on the floor with my staff. I did way more than read emails. No one ever did a single job that I didn’t do myself, including cleaning bathrooms. This company just sets you up for failure in so many ways.

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Post ID: @1Fafb+17UjUNYn

I was an ASM for 8 years. This really pisses me off. You have us working random shifts and busting our asses off without breaks and lunch. The audacity of Walgreens. Store managers don’t do anything but come in and look at their emails and then leave to go out and eat with their community managers. While ASM’s run the entire operation, manage the employees, deal with continuous customer service issues, vendor check ins, scan outs, packing, unloading the warehouse and the list goes on. Walgreens now have police in stores because they cannot control theft. It’s been a prevalent issue where I felt the need to chase customers so my inventory would be correct. Now they’re cutting ASMs to probably pay for a cop to sit there and intimidate people. People will still steal. I hope you are reading this!!! And this is outrageous. You cut loyal people who’ve been working for an employer for years without warning to become a shift lead. That’s f—in ridiculous an out of my pay grade to downgrade to a position where my experience and level of competency and skills is way more advance. F— Walgreens take the cut, go on EDD, take a vacation. Spend time with your family and leave the sh– hole. And if you have proof of not taking breaks or lunches. File a lawsuit first. F— WALGREENS

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Post ID: @1Fhkf+17UjUNYn

I’ll definitely avoid Walgreens now for good reason. 👎👎

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Post ID: @1zyuy+17UjUNYn

Karma will catch up with Walgreens, they’re going to loose a lot of good employees

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Post ID: @1ydfo+17UjUNYn

I think everyone should write to our new ceo Roz Brewer , maybe she can change it back .

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Post ID: @1trza+17UjUNYn

Does anyone know when this goes into play?

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