The Pharmacy Chick

Flying the coup in retail

Have’s and Have nots..a brief commentary

Filed under: Uncategorized — pharmacychick at 8:40 am on Saturday, November 24, 2012

I found this interesting, given the fact its Thanksgiving weekend.  When PC went to work for the company, the pharmacy closed 7 days each year, on the major holidays and the STORE closed 2 days each year: Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Over the years, the company directors have whittled those away to the point where   the store is open 365, with Thanksgiving and Christmas being the latest casualty in the ” 24-7″ mentality that has infused our business world.

Recently however, the arrogance of the corporates has hit a new level.  In the email sent to everybody a few weeks ago where they announced that the store will be open normal business hours on Thanksgiving , the very next paragraph stated ” the corporate offices will be closed BOTH Thanksgiving day and the day after”.

How interesting that in the same bit of correspondence that they both deny their employees the opportunity to spend time with their family, they then grant themselves not ONLY the holiday off, but the day after as well.

I am not sure when BLACK Friday was determined to be a holiday, but I guess profits must be so good after they cut hours, benefits and the like , that they can actually ADD holidays to their calendars while reducing holidays to OURS.

Nice going suits.


Comment by Crazy RxMan

November 24, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

It is amazing to me that these same mucky-mucks also make policy and procedure changes that indicate none of them have ever even stepped into a pharmacy.

At my company, three years ago we were told in a conference call that the company’s funding of our retirement accounts would be cut in half, temporarily, because you know, times are tough, and we all have to tighten our belts. Three years later the company has plenty of money to refurbish the pharmacies and hand out $30 gift cards for transfers but apparently there’s still no money for the retirement accounts or more tech hours.

And I’ll bet no one’s retirement was cut at the corporate level.

Comment by Mike

November 24, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

You cant cut benefits at the corporate level… They might quit…

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