Realtalk

West Memphis, AR

#1 Jan 13, 2018
Do y’all store manager gets mad when u call out do to inclement weather( snow or ice)
Wags

United States

#2 Jan 13, 2018
Realtalk wrote:
Do y’all store manager gets mad when u call out do to inclement weather( snow or ice)
My motto is that if I can make it to work, so can you. A little snow is not a valid excuse to miss work.
How bad is the snow

New York, NY

#3 Jan 13, 2018
Realtalk wrote:
Do y’all store manager gets mad when u call out do to inclement weather( snow or ice)
It really depends on the storm. But mad .. not really. It is always expected that it will happen so we plan for it.

If the roads are plowed and customers and your peers are able to get to work, then the expectations are : come to work.

If there is a state of emergency, you rely on public transportation, and the bus / train isn't running, that could pose a problem. Or your young kids had school closure and there's no one to be with them...

I've had people call out just because they didn't feel like shoveling the snow to get their car out. Or their friend, family member didn't have to go in and they wanted to hang out at home.

Either way, most times a skeleton crew comes to work and the stores are a ghost town. Anyone who winds up working a double in compensated. There have been 2 times in my years where the mayor put out a travel ban and we wind up closing the stores to get people home.

The work always gets done. It always works out. I've never had an employee get hurt or anything like that while trying to get to work.

And I would rather be short handed on a really, really slow day than on a busy one. It still counts as one of your call outs. A team member doesn't have to provide a reason for a call out, just give proper notice to allow us to get coverage.
Hashslinging Slasher

Plattsburgh, NY

#4 Jan 13, 2018
How bad is the snow wrote:
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It really depends on the storm. But mad .. not really. It is always expected that it will happen so we plan for it.

If the roads are plowed and customers and your peers are able to get to work, then the expectations are : come to work.

If there is a state of emergency, you rely on public transportation, and the bus / train isn't running, that could pose a problem. Or your young kids had school closure and there's no one to be with them...

I've had people call out just because they didn't feel like shoveling the snow to get their car out. Or their friend, family member didn't have to go in and they wanted to hang out at home.

Either way, most times a skeleton crew comes to work and the stores are a ghost town. Anyone who winds up working a double in compensated. There have been 2 times in my years where the mayor put out a travel ban and we wind up closing the stores to get people home.

The work always gets done. It always works out. I've never had an employee get hurt or anything like that while trying to get to work.

And I would rather be short handed on a really, really slow day than on a busy one. It still counts as one of your call outs. A team member doesn't have to provide a reason for a call out, just give proper notice to allow us to get coverage.
But why is it that we, management, have to deal with getting to the store and running it by ourselves if no one else is coming in? The company is all about safety, so they say. Ladderless this, nurse triage that... yeah ok but when your employees are off the clock and off the property that’s when all that “care” goes out the window? And how “safe” is it to be in the store by yourself, or is that another one of Walgreens’ flexible policies? I’m agreeing with your statement, but asking your minimum wage paid staff to trek in a foot of snow and risk their lives and vehicles gettting to work to get to a store that’s gonna make no profit seems like a bit much to me. I understand the whole RX deal where a patient might need their meds, so for that reason I was happy that my only customers today walked out with only their prescriptions. Just sucks that the company is so strict on this.
Getshifty

Boston, MA

#5 Jan 25, 2018
Wags wrote:
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My motto is that if I can make it to work, so can you. A little snow is not a valid excuse to miss work.
You make it to work no problem. Your closing shift lead calls to tell you they cant make it because of the sbow and ice. You say I made it in no problem there is no excuse. T
Your shift lead then feels forced to go to work. On the way they hit ice because from when you left till when they had to leave 4 inches of snow and freezing rain has fallen. They go stright into a tree and die on impact. Thier death is now on your hands how would this make you feel?
Theborgman

Kendallville, IN

#6 Feb 3, 2018
Getshifty wrote:
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You make it to work no problem. Your closing shift lead calls to tell you they cant make it because of the sbow and ice. You say I made it in no problem there is no excuse. T
Your shift lead then feels forced to go to work. On the way they hit ice because from when you left till when they had to leave 4 inches of snow and freezing rain has fallen. They go stright into a tree and die on impact. Thier death is now on your hands how would this make you feel?
May be from a moral stand point, but not a legal one. I have actually drove a ATV into work one snow day. Opened and ran store by myself. This was until a employee down the street could make it in.
That Guy

Omaha, NE

#7 Feb 10, 2018
Getshifty wrote:
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You make it to work no problem. Your closing shift lead calls to tell you they cant make it because of the sbow and ice. You say I made it in no problem there is no excuse. T
Your shift lead then feels forced to go to work. On the way they hit ice because from when you left till when they had to leave 4 inches of snow and freezing rain has fallen. They go stright into a tree and die on impact. Thier death is now on your hands how would this make you feel?
Now imagine that person is you coming in to open the store because you know it can’t stay closed. Is it on Walgreens hands? How do you think corporate would feel? I’d say they won’t give a shit and nothing would change.
Waggingtoolong

New Berlin, WI

#8 Feb 16, 2018
Wow all this talk about people hitting trees and dying and how would Walgreens feel.....its snow. Use caution, it's a no-brainer. Get up a bit earlier, shovel if necessary, leave the house in plenty of time and drive carefully. Cars don't slide into a tree by themselves, people DRIVING the cars do. If you want to burn a PTO day and call in do it. I can see this happening more in the Northeast stores when they are dumped with 36" at a time. But everyone else....nah
Mackwalgreens

Reno, NV

#9 Mar 17, 2018
Getshifty wrote:
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You make it to work no problem. Your closing shift lead calls to tell you they cant make it because of the sbow and ice. You say I made it in no problem there is no excuse. T
Your shift lead then feels forced to go to work. On the way they hit ice because from when you left till when they had to leave 4 inches of snow and freezing rain has fallen. They go stright into a tree and die on impact. Thier death is now on your hands how would this make you feel?
Makes me feel like you expect me to teach them how to drive as well. We already have to teach them common sense and life skills. Why wouldn’t it be my responsibility to train them to drive defensively and carefully.

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