Thread regarding Walmart layoffs

Walmart Pharmacy Layoffs Today (June 2019)

Anyone hearing about pharmacy layoffs happening today? It seems that some techs got axed - not sure how reliable the info is, chime in if you have any info...

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5

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Oh here comes the central fill. One of my friends said people are flying in from corporate to have meetings. What kind of bad news they bringing now? The stress of working for them had to be so crazy now. Good Riddens China mart.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1obhb

Am in Southeast Fla, an hourly rph, but am receiving next to nothing now. I used to average around 20 hrs a week.Trying to pick up any posted hours but my bids are constantly rejected. Am guessing they just want hourlies to go away?

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1ogoz

Evil empire running the company on tax payer subsidies. All the execs put money in their pockets with the tax break. Cut the workers and keep the fat management. The execs are getting fatter paychecks while the workers can barely put good on the table. I’m not shopping at Walmart ever again.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1ntsg

The transition number told me the severence will b direct deposit 10/3. I secured a job with a pbm as a senior quality analyst. Omg so much less pressure. No games just straight forward. I took a 40 k paycut but I don’t live in fear every day. I work Monday thru Friday 8 to 430. I go to lunch in a beautiful cafeteria and I don’t have anyone screaming in my face. No stress for me.when u work at Walmart u live in constant fear of loosing ur job. My health is getting better every day.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1nnbw

I feel so relieved not to be at Walmart anymore. What a hellish working environment. Being away from there has shown me that I should have left earlier. There are far better places to work for.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1nvhz

Called the transition team and was told severance should be available on the 19th or early october. To those who got jobs already congrats! To those of us still looking, what are your plans? Staying in pharmacy? changing career? Going back to school?

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1nsxf

Does anyone know when we get severance after paperwork is signed? I was able to secure a job starting Monday. It’s not retail bc the stress level too high. I took a pay cut but at least I am working.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1ivov

I am a also a pharmacist laid off in June. I was offered 2 months of pay plus one week of pto, Did anyone else received additional compensation.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1ibma

So what’s gonna happen in January when Caremark and Walmart do not sign a new contract? They barely signed last January. The will cut into their business. However the reimbursement is awful. IMHO Walmart should have bought their own pbm. Cvs now has edge on them.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1gzlq

I got my last paycheck on 9/5 with 5 days PTO added in. I also received via email info about severance which i already signed. I say check with your mhwd. It could be an error.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1ckwk

I'm partially confused. I was told a month ago via Walmart's severance line that the final paycheck would be on 9/5 which would include the 5 day PTO payout. Last week my DM told me I had to come to the cash office to collect my final paycheck. When I got my paycheck I saw it was only a weeks worth of pay so I assumed it was just the PTO payout and they would direct deposit my last 2 weeks of August in my bank account. On 9/5 I did not have anything deposited into my bank account. I did finally get the FedEx-ed severance papers delivered on my front doorstep yesterday. Check your mailbox or front door/door step for that or email. I still don't know how we're being paid for the last 2 weeks of August though. If anyone knows, let me know.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1cdza

Oh I was on them like ants at a picnic about my final paycheck. I live in a state where the labor law requires payout if terminated. Let’s just say I was relentless. I really don’t care about their problems anymore. Pay up. Bye. Also wait till u see the bs 9 pages of severence. They are going out of their way to say it’s not age. I have no idea what their parameters are but I’m glad I’m gone. By the way, my feeling we were the first round. I’m not so sure the next group will be given 2 months with pay and then severence. Good bye china mart!!

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1csma

I didn’t get my last paycheck either or my PTO payout. I called 1-800-622-3989. You have to give them your email and then they email your severance package. They told me it was up to the MHWD to fix the final paycheck (so contact them). They had my final paycheck deposited today after I got on my MHWD but I’m still waiting for my PTO payout. She told me if the MHWD couldn’t help me with the final paycheck to let her know!

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1caay

I did not get my last paycheck today (before severance) which is direct deposit. Anyone else have this happen? Maybe since after Aug 30th since we are not employee's anymore it will come in the mail? Anyone else in this situation?

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1bqhj

You need to watch Tucker Carlson’s segment on Walmart

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1bvny

My papers were emailed.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1bgba

I see that some folks here have already gotten their severance papers in the mail. I have not, is anyone else also still waiting? Did anyone get documents e-mailed to them?

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1bscz

Just found out I have to have a hearing for unemployment. I’m wondering why.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1aono

"We should post at least the state we were in and general geographic area"

I would say that I'm in a state of shock and am currently residing up shyte creek, but the truth is that as time goes on and the initial stress wears off I am surprised to find myself in a state of relief and closing in on Paradise.

They steal your job, but don't let the company take your sense of humor from you.

As Ceelo Green would say, "Forget them".

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-1akli

Let’s get severance before we put ourselves out in public then it’s fair game,

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-19swl

We should post at least the state we were in and general geographic area

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-19udo

So on the documents that I received today there is a paragraph that you are signing your rights away to sue based on age. The cut off age is 40. So they consider 40 an issue with age. Does anyone know if the DM gave corporate names to focus on? There are people older than myself that are still there. I was given a bogus bad annual review after zero coaching and all the review said was I needed to increase the business. So considering I floated 70 percent of the time I felt this was bogus. This is what makes me think I was being set up.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-19ens

To the queries regarding the DMs eliminating those they didn’t like, are there any who had recent write ups (within the past year), that did not merit these? Are any laid off that had coachings, or disagreements with the DMs? My DM claimed that an email was sent that morning and did not admit to any foreknowledge, but I have learned not to trust them.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-19knv

To the poster below, age had a lot to do with it. But the market directors also got rid of who they didn’t like

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-19uko

Just had my severance paperwork mailed to me. I have 15 days to sign it. Also filed unemployment although I did find a temporary job. Moving along.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-19zag

Watch David Pakman on utube. Walmart got billions in tax cuts now laying off workers. What an all American nice company.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18xpi

For all of those laid off, do u feel like it was because you were making more than others? Does anyone believe the DM’s had a role in choosing?

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18mqu

If u are not getting a regular paycheck with 5 days pto, be on them like ants at a picnic. That’s what u are owed. I called the dm and told them that’s what is owed to me period end of story. If they don’t do it get a store payout. I did.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18ldl

I want to put this on linked in after I get severance. Yes

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18lcp

Truly, how has this entire process not made national news? How can we elevate this to get more attention? I’ve seen a few articles, but it’s not enough. I don’t get it. The remaining staff is spread so thin, mistakes will happen. Those that were let go, it sounds like things are in place to limit what is paid out by corporate. Thoughts?

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18otf

This is what they owe you. I live in a state that is a payout state meaning the last day employed 8/30 they owe u everything. This includes paycheck with pay period ending on 8/30. Then 5 days pto which I had 4 weeks saved. Then we will get mailed a package which we have to sign and after they get it back- about in 6 weeks severance money. Not sure if mailed or direct deposit.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18xhk

I am one of the pharmacists affected by the layoffs In June. I just checked my paystub and nothing yet for the pay period ended in 9/5/19. I was under the understanding this was our last paycheck right? Usually it updates on Sunday, so it has me wondering... I also haven’t received anything on a severance package. Has anyone else?

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18ufy

Our last paycheck will be deposited on 9/5 and if you have PTO it will also be posted on that check. If you are hourly you will get a full payout of your PTO but if you are salary you only get 5 days pay out (example if you are salary at 80 hours they only pay you 40 hours so like half of your salary hours). I am a displaced pharmacist in the Houston area, yes displaced by a PCSM. Supposedly it was “random” but it wasnt. Why doesnt walmart get rid of the lazy pharmacists instead?! And throughout this whole time NO ONE NO ONE has reached out to me. The only msg I received was on 8/30 from my DM asking if I found a position within the company. And of course, how the heck do you find another position when there’s nothing posted? Why would I settle for a position with only 48 hours when I was at 80 hours? How does that make any sense? I was told you qualify for severance if its due to “restructuring” which is what I’m pretty sure was told to the majority of us that was displaced in June. Screw Wal-mart, I will no longer shop at Wal-mart and have nothing to do with the company. They spend all this money on this Moments of Care class (which is to boost customer service sorta have like having a Disneyland attitude), but for what? Waste of money especially since you only target pharmacy and vision because the customer service still s—s outside elsewhere.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18lig

Everyone check their paystub for last pay period! Looks like I was just paid for the 5 days of PTO. That’s right no regular pay for pay period 8-17 to 8-30. I just txt former DM for clarification. Then see what happens

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-18luu

I understand your frustration. Same thing happened to me, not even the pharmacy manager whom I worked with for many years never offered any kind words. I just accepted the fact that they’re just selfish people (who were just glad it wasn’t them) with no heart that karma will take care of. It seems like a lot of folks here displaced have been very caring toward one another, makes me wonder what kind of people Walmart decided to keep.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-17mnl

Do you know what bothers me? Is that none of my fellow pharmacist in my district have reached out to me. Shame on them. Do other people feel the same way? Have you had the same experience?

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-17tts

Wal-Mart's management has no soul. If they contact you either ignore them or borrow a line from Jack Nicholson from the movie "As Good as it Gets".

"Wal-Mart Pharmacy: Don't sell crazy here, we're all stocked up!"

Based on truth and has a better ring to it than "Save Money. Live Better." .

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-16oxj

Don’t let them mess with you. We are all better than this. I went in to get my last check yesterday and said bye to my techs and cashier. They looked so miserable. No one smiles they had the look of dreaded Walmart stress. If you go back imagine they will do this again and next time no severance package. I’m gonna take the money and run.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-16ylg

Absolutely. That is horrible what happened to the poster below. This company is trying to screw us out of the severance package by luring us in with “offers” of employment. We’ll get the last laugh if we are silent.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-16tgk

I wouldn’t even reply to any market directors or anyone else from the company who reaches out. We don’t owe these slime balls anything.

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Post ID: @ZIIsPn5-16jpc

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