Walgreens Complaint - Transfer
I worked for Walgreens as a Phamacy Tech for about 1 & 1/2 years, I advanced to Senior Tech status during that time. Suddenly a family member took ill and needed me to be close by in Florida,( I was in Texas at the time). I put in for a transfer to Florida. I called the store manager to see if they needed any tech help in the Pharmacy and the store manager told me that he needed cerified tech's in the pharmacy and that he could use me full time. I told him that I would not be interested in moving to Florida and taking the position at his store I fit wasn't full-time. He told me no problem he really needed me.
So, I put in a transfer form Texas to take care of the family member in Florida. (due to the illness this family member could not be moved to Texas).
I needed to find living arrangements so I put money down on a house. I called the manager and told him prior to outing the money down that I was purchasing a home and that I need to make sure that he still will be needing me full time.
He said no problem.
I packed up my entire family and spent $5,000 dollars in moving expenses to move to the Walgreens in Fl.
My transfer had to go through district and everything was cleared and set. Before I put one box in the Moving Van I called to verify with the Walgreens Manager that he still had the position. He said no problem.
I worked at the Florida store for 5 weeks aprox, then he calls me in his office to let me know that he didn't have any hours for me. He said that the Corp Office is cutting back hours and his store is over budget by 100 hours per week.
And that there was nothing he could do.
I told him that non-certified pharmacy tech's is the company policy that they get laid off first, he told me that the company policy was last one in first one out.
This is the way Walgreens handles business. This manager that did not budget his store hours correctly and screwed up not only my life but, my family's life. By the way, I had to spend 5,000 to move back to Texas to find another job and lost the money I put down on the house!
So, I called the Corp office to get reimbursed for the moving expenses and they told me that they are on hard times right now. Are they for real?
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