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17 January 2011 @ 01:02 am
I watched another episode of Undercover Boss tonight.  Wouldn't it be great if the CEO of CVS did this?  Maybe he'd realize
how hard his employees work their a__' s off for little or no appreciation.  Someone at our store went home sick yesterday and
was not coming in to work today - that is until he couldn't find anyone to fill in for him.  So, with a fever of 104 he had to work his
shift because there are too few employees left to fill in when something like this comes up. (The supervisor on duty would have had to
work a nine hour shift by herself.) I knew all this cutting hours would catch
up with reality sooner or later.

Also, we've had some big items walk out the door unpaid for because there are too few associates to keep an eye on suspicious customers.
The money CVS is losing because of this would be enough to give some hours back to that former full time employee they dropped to part time.

But what the heck do I know.  I'm just a lowly cashier.
what we have here is a dreamer...theridesover on January 17th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
i'm a former cvs employee...and i agree with you.
i had to call in sick once and my boss was calling me every hour (no joke) to see if i was "any better" and if i could come in cause no one else could. seriously angered me.

the way the stores are run is ridiculous.
Disgruntled English Major: Car vs. Dumpsterhachiemachie on January 18th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
The sad thing is that Tom Ryan started out as a retail pharmacist, so he at least used to know what it's like working at store level. A six figure salary will erase those memories fairly quickly though.

And I can understand that management might be stretched to the max with hours being cut, but making someone work with a temperature that high is a definite liability. I recently had a temp. of a little over 103 and I could barely remain upright. If that poor guy had passed out and hurt himself, I'm pretty sure corporate wouldn't have been too happy with a lawsuit.

Edited at 2011-01-18 01:29 am (UTC)