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El Rio

Palatine, IL

#1 Jun 29, 2012
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/06...

The author apparently hasn't been in a store lately or talked to employees. Walgreens "putting America back to work"? Yeah, sure, give me a break.
Nick

Cleveland, OH

#2 Jun 29, 2012
I just read this article before it was posted on here. Wag is most definitely paying for feel good stories. No way Wag is doing anything this article says. Putting Americans back to work in different places of employment. How can anyone point to one store opening and say Wag is keeping unemployment down? What about the 7500-8000 mgts they let go? What about all the hour cuts which led to people losing jobs? This article is simply not correct.
El Rio

Palatine, IL

#3 Jun 29, 2012
Nick wrote:
I just read this article before it was posted on here. Wag is most definitely paying for feel good stories. No way Wag is doing anything this article says. Putting Americans back to work in different places of employment. How can anyone point to one store opening and say Wag is keeping unemployment down? What about the 7500-8000 mgts they let go? What about all the hour cuts which led to people losing jobs? This article is simply not correct.
yep, I even posted a comment on the site about it
upsidedownhorses hoe

Maryland Heights, MO

#4 Jun 29, 2012
I posted too, man what a joke of a story and Wasson is a bigger joke.
Outsourced Accountant

United States

#5 Jun 29, 2012
El Rio wrote:
http://www.fool.com/investing/ general/2012/06/29/this-is-1-i ncredible-ceo.aspx
The author apparently hasn't been in a store lately or talked to employees. Walgreens "putting America back to work"? Yeah, sure, give me a break.
I'm living proof that Wasson has no interest in putting America back to work.
Nick

Pinckney, MI

#6 Jun 29, 2012
Outsourced Accountant wrote:
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I'm living proof that Wasson has no interest in putting America back to work.
Me too. I actually look at it as a good thing now. I was let go when they cut RX hours a couple months ago. The same day Wag let me go, I went to Walmart and got hired. I'm not considered full time but I get more hours (33 avg) then at Wag. I get every other weekend off and have only worked 1 Sunday in the 2 months of working at Walmart. They will actually schedule me 3 long days (9-7) but I get 3 days off in a row plus the 4th day I work is a short shift. The RX closes at 7 so no more 10 pm shifts. They started me at the same pay as when Wag let me go. I never knew how far behind Wag is in terms of technology until I started working at Walmart. It makes my job a lot easier and less stressful.

Anyway, that article is misleading to say the least. I'm glad Wag let me go.
Nick

Pinckney, MI

#7 Jul 5, 2012
I guess those 144 stores Wag just purchased will create more jobs. Way to go Wag!!!
Mabel

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Jul 5, 2012
Wasson got to where he is by using smoke and mirrors. He's just using the same ploy in the media to cover all the BS he's done wrong. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain...it's all an illusion.
Nicodemus

New York, NY

#9 Jul 5, 2012
I think he's playing a game of chess, with express scripts being the pawn. Granted this did some damage. But with the recent activities ie boots, USA and Riteaid still a plausible move.
This may turn out to be best moves he has made.
Your thots.
normal

Austin, TX

#10 Jul 5, 2012
Nicodemus wrote:
I think he's playing a game of chess, with express scripts being the pawn. Granted this did some damage. But with the recent activities ie boots, USA and Riteaid still a plausible move.
This may turn out to be best moves he has made.
Your thots.
Spending $ we don't have is never a good move.
It'd be like me moving out of affordable housing because they raised my rent and I wanted to show the landlord where he could shove the rent increase. Then, I move into the country club, spend more money than I would have spent with the rent increase at the affordable housing. But, then drive by the old place with my country club parking sticker so that the old landlord can see what he missed out on. Maybe not the best analogy, but the point is spending more money than we have will eventually catch up to us!
one n only

North Las Vegas, NV

#11 Jul 5, 2012
whats really funny is that despite declining sales,esi,etc.. wags continues to be profitable, and thus you realize wall st(the people eho really matter) think wasson is doi g a great job. sadly if you got fired or quit, and invested everything you had in walgreens stock then within 2 years you will have at least doubled your money. wasson is doing his job which is the same as yours. generate profit for shareholders. you stock shelves. the board has to decide where they can generate profit you really dont matter deal with it. you dont have to like it but there are millions of americans who will work harder than you for lesz money deal with it
Mabel

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Jul 6, 2012
wASSon is the George W Bush of Walgreens. And just in case you don't understand the comparison, it's not a compliment.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#13 Jul 6, 2012
Mabel wrote:
wASSon is the George W Bush of Walgreens. And just in case you don't understand the comparison, it's not a compliment.
More like Obummer....spending money that is not his and giving it too his buddies like solyndra......im soooo friggin tired of the blame Bush cliche bullcrap......
Outsourced Accountant

United States

#14 Jul 6, 2012
one n only wrote:
sadly if you got fired or quit, and invested everything you had in walgreens stock then within 2 years you will have at least doubled your money.
Two years ago the stock was at $28 a share, now it's at $29. Last I checked, 29 wasn't at least double of 28.
upsidedownhorses hoe

Maryland Heights, MO

#15 Jul 7, 2012
Mabel wrote:
wASSon is the George W Bush of Walgreens. And just in case you don't understand the comparison, it's not a compliment.
This could be true but facts are facts. wASSon is a big time Obama guy. Obama has sent his wife, the Sectary of Health, Rahm has come to our stores for photo shots. Back in the 90's Clinton would come to Walgreens for photo shots. So Walgreens and wASSon have been big time Democrats for a while. I think we lobby trick Dick Durbin with the most dollars. So truth is wASSon is a Obama guy. Sorry to tell you.
WaGEXA

Eugene, OR

#16 Jul 7, 2012
Outsourced Accountant wrote:
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Two years ago the stock was at $28 a share, now it's at $29. Last I checked, 29 wasn't at least double of 28.
What you aren't taking into account is that the reason to own Walgreens stock isnt necessarily for stock price gain. Sure if it goes up in price, you arent going to complain, but the regular dividend that is paid out is what makes it a profitable investment.
Mabel

Las Vegas, NV

#17 Jul 7, 2012
upsidedownhorseshoe wrote:
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This could be true but facts are facts. wASSon is a big time Obama guy. Obama has sent his wife, the Sectary of Health, Rahm has come to our stores for photo shots. Back in the 90's Clinton would come to Walgreens for photo shots. So Walgreens and wASSon have been big time Democrats for a while. I think we lobby trick Dick Durbin with the most dollars. So truth is wASSon is a Obama guy. Sorry to tell you.
Um sorry, but my quote has nothing to do with Wasson's political choices. It is based on someone's extremely lucky rise to the top and his continually poor performance there. That is the only comparison.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#18 Jul 7, 2012
Mabel wrote:
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Um sorry, but my quote has nothing to do with Wasson's political choices. It is based on someone's extremely lucky rise to the top and his continually poor performance there. That is the only comparison.
Actually without you knowing it, it has EVERYTHING to do with it. Left wingers are always getting LUCKY as you would say. It is not luck at all but political manuevering to justify Obamacare and rake in the rewards off of hard working middle class people.
U need do whats right

Dallas, TX

#19 Jul 29, 2012
Why dont you go to few stores in portland or area see what your workers do let them know how good there doing stop f.ing them over

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