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Will district admins keep their jobs or are they being cut?

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I'm a scheduler and admin. Beginning this week, I will have two Districts to schedule and that will be a total of 30-35 stores. I have been concerned for years that my job could easily be taken away although I have been an outstanding employee for quite a few years with this company. I do not feel safe.

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I am Scheduler/Admin, and I have heard we will be budgeted 7 hours a week for Scheduling and 7 hours for Admin Duties. We might be able pick up another district with the same budget. Even though it will be more stores than we have now, we won't even have FT hours.

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The gentleman who had been with CVS for 14 years wrote a wonderful, and truthful piece on how you, as an individual contributor is viewed by this company.

I, as a Store Manager, having been in retail management over 40 years, and finally, for the last 5 years with CVS have just witnessed the destruction of over 300 District Manager positions being eliminated, and hours cut to almost nothing at my store, now known as a non-minimal hours store. No less tasks, just expecting me to pick up the hours. I was red lined by CVS, in my second year of management, however, when the budgets are so high, that no bonuses can be made, I ask myself each day why I remain. Standards will drop, customer service will wane, and the company will probably get the picture too late. Sad to see.

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They NEVER did! I am sure there are others but CVS is the most two faced corporate entity there is. They spin everything they do into something that benefits the world while everything they do has benefits to their bottom line that’s a bit less publicized. How much shrink has there been in the cigarette category since they got rid of them... hmmm? How much money has CVS made off of us since our Health Insurance was internalized?

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I heard that once they review "what's needed" yes cuts will happen to Admin/Schedulers. And if your lucky and make it this year you probably won't next year. So RUN and update your resume. CVS only cares about dollars not humans they don't care if you have a family to feed with your paycheck.

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I worked for CVS for the past 14 years. I had an arrogant Regional Manager visit right after the big snowstorms in New York at the beginning of the year. My SMIT was on register so the ignorant DM I had asked why. I told her the morning cashier lived on a road that had not been plowed yet but will be in as soon as she can. To that the Regional Manager said to the DM and Rx Sup, “ you were able to get to work, you were able to get to work, I’m here...What’s the problem!” My staff are some of the hardest working people I know and I was deeply hurt by how he just made a judgement without even knowing what that individual does for his company day after day. Of course I had to stay silent which tore me apart. He then proceeded to show how disconnected he is from reality ( you have all been through it so I will spare you the details). The reason I tell you this is because it was the day I had finally had enough of this nonsense and put in my notice. I retired earlier than I had planned and went through some issues, after all I had put my heart and soul into my work so the transition was difficult. I managed the store I was in for 10 years, how many managers get to be in the same store for ten years and build a business. Problem was my business was going backwards for no other reason than the decisions made that were out of my control. I was told on more than one occasion, that stupid concept they teach at DM school, “just control what you can control”.

The reason I wrote this is to tell each and every one of the Store Managers worried about what the future holds, it is a scary time but stop for a minute and think about what you have accomplished over the past few years. CVS has rolled out program on top of program which you had to learn, master and teach others. Sometimes they rolled out programs, beat us up about execution and then when they realized it didn’t work they either came up with a different one or just removed the focus. Each time you had to roll with the impact on your business.

The most competent individuals working at CVS are the Store Management Teams and while CVS doesn’t realize it or appreciate it you should be proud of your accomplishments. Keep your eyes and ears open for “opportunity”, you are excellent at what you do and whether it’s retail or not you will succeed at whatever YOU CHOOSE to do! CVS may never get what they deserve but you should make sure you do and that’s a job you are happy doing that rewards you and gives you time to be with and enjoy your family!

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don't worry...someday it will all come tumbling down

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I was a store years for CVS and left 3 years ago. I enjoyed my job up until 2008 when the economy

Crashed and CVS used that as an opportunity to cut hours. Within a few years I had lost over

Fifty percent of my staffing hours. The result was that I had to work 6 days a week 12 Hrs a day

and run around the store trying to keep it up to my standards. There is not much you can do

with only 2 employees in the store. Seeing these new round of cuts makes me so happy that

I left this company. So sad to see what has happened to a once well oiled machine.

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