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03 April 2011 @ 06:47 am
5 Year Gift  
Until recently, I've known that employees got to choose their own gifts for their loyalty to CVS. Now, I found out just when I reached the 5 year mark, they decided to change it and send you whatever and not give you a choice. I'm pissed because I looked on a site last year and had my eye on a luggage set and I'm going to be so pissed if they send me a dumb pen or 5 year plaque. Wouldn't there be something against this such as being "grandfathered" in where it would not apply to me? - or CVS just screwed me out of a nice gift and I cannot do anything about it? Thoughts?
 
 
 
susannahfragilemacabre on April 3rd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
I hit my 5 year this year, and I'm pretty sure we have no choice. They're saving tons of money by switching companies for the presentation box/envelope thing (which they may be getting rid of altogether) and we only get a pin. The email said as of Jan 1st I think, so I doubt there is any way to get grandfathered in. It's a corporate thing and has pretty much nothing to do with store-level management who actually might want an employee to be happier.
lostgirl881lostgirl881 on April 3rd, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
thnx for answering
poop. this bites. I want freakin luggage lol not a lame pin. I would have left if I knew I was not going to get the luggage.
bunnyohare1bunnyohare1 on April 4th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
A pin? Bummer. I am so glad I got my silverware 2 years ago. One thing is for sure. I am never surprised by what this company does to cut corners.
Disgruntled English Major: Car vs. Dumpsterhachiemachie on April 5th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
I was thinking about the anniversary gifts the other day because this year (or possibly last year, I can't remember) would've been my 10-year and I was wondering if they would even still be doing gifts with all the cutbacks they've made. I chose a pretty nice Fossil watch for my 5th anniversary, but I never ended up wearing it because it was kinda clunky.

Funny story: when they sent me the catalog and certificate for my 5-year, I totally freaked out and had this Quarter-Life Crisis thing for like two weeks after because I'd never thought I'd work for CVS for that long. Hoo boy...