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If you were to leave Walgreens, what would be the reason?

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I left because they were not giving me all the pills the Dr. prescribed. If the pills were worth a lot on the streets, I would later realize those were the ones they were shorting me on the quantity. I had to pour the Rx on the counter and count them before I left, because If I called them from home saying only 1/2 my prescription was in the bottle.they would say "TO BAD" The pharmacyst was later released from one of our Grand Prairie stores. I had this same problem at 2 different stores. I will NEVER set foot in one of their stores again !!!

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Being mis treated

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Age,death in the family,not a good enviorment

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I have only been working at Walgreens for a month. There have been several times I became so frustrated I almost walked out. The training is awful. You spend 2 days in front of a computer for training and 90% of that is common sense. Then they put you with another employee for an hour on the register who has no business training new staff. I have worked several shifts where it was only me and a lead person in the store for 6 hours. Basic ringing out of customers go smooth but, anything out of the basic transaction and you have to call for help. The lead person who has a huge list of tasks can take 5 minutes to come help while your line grows longer and longer. Then the lead just takes care of problem without teaching you the solution. You are given a list of 30 tasks to complete while cashiering..Told to.not leave front but, required to go straighten merchandise on aisle. Constantly running back and forth. Assist. managers and leads do not take time to.train. They leave training to other part time clerks who have no desire to see that you are properly trained. The only break you get is 30 minutes, unpaid for meals. I have worked 6 hours with no break. You are required to answer the phone. Most if the time calls are asking questions that I can't answer while I have a line of frustrated customers. This week I found out that my schedule had been changed only because I looked at it to make sure I had copied it down right. It was Wed when I noticed and no one had bothered to inform me that changes were made. This was after I had made arrangements to cover child care for the next 2 weeks. This was annoying to my child care provider too. One week I was scheduled for 29 hours. The next week 11. I am retired and took this job for extra income and for some enjoyment. The stress is awful and cleaning bathrooms at 10:30 PM was not what I was told I would be doing. Oh, and told to vacuum is fine but, the vacuum should have been thrown away years ago. It literally throws out more dirt than it picks up. I pointed this out to Asst. Manager and was just given a dirty look. Employees are rude! I doubt seriously I will stay there much longer. Being older with a good work ethic I'm not the type to quit a job but, the environment is stressful so, I am struggling. I have much to offer as a team member but, they only seem to care about getting the bare minimums done and God forbid you ask for a 10.minute break.

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Maybe age,

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Underpaid ,understaffed,with the amount of work that they assign you it becomes impossible to take any breaks ,very stressful work conditions.

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This company literally makes me contemplate my life at times. Sh¡tty pay, sh¡tty people, just a shitass employer.

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Under paid. No proper training. Upper management always looking to fire you and hold grudges against you. Lack of promotions. Underqualified people getting promoted with minimal experience than you if you worked there for years. Favoritism such as managment giving you minimum raise while they raise their favorites. Task that are impossible to complete in an eight hour shift but your held accountable. Poor working conditions.

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The upper management. You can do a lot of things right but because 1-2 metrics are not correct they will harp on you.. The bonus keep getting cut more and more , it’s difficult to hire team members, the lack of understand from upper management about how difficult it is to keep up with the expectations with the constant payroll cuts, the lack of people applying for jobs and more things they toss in our laps. The stress level is so high for every store manager... most are looking and applying else where, but chances are Walgreens created this environment to shed us high paid store managers and save more on payroll with a replacement they can pay less

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Job uncertainty
Lack of training
Management can be rough at times.

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