Walgreens Uncermoniously fired, mistreated and all without showing me proof
8766 Navajo Rd.
San Diego, CA 92119
I just cannot believe what happened to me Dec. 5, 2007. I had been working for walgreens for over three years. this day I was working in my dept. as a photo tech. it was very busy and I was stressed trying to get all the orders taken care of. Well, an individual came up to me and asked for the office door lock combination. I did not recognize the person and quickly asked, 'who are you?' He stated that he was the district manager. at that point I said Oh, and went over to the door and opened it for him. he did not say thank you, but just past me and into the office.
I could tell by his body language that perhaps his feelings were hurt simply because I did not recognize him. the loss prevention manager was in the office, a person I have known since being with the company and I had already greeted him at the start of my shift. The following events happened so fast that there is no question that I was being set up by the district manager. I was changing a four inch roll of paper when my store manger came up to me and said, when your are done with that, Dave needs to speak with you in the office. I asked him what for, did I do something wrong, and he said he did not know.
I went into the office and greeted the lost prevention mgr. he said to me that there was concerns that someone is stealing pm's. he said that they only had concerns and no one has made any formal complaints. he showed me no proof and he offered no proof. I am an honest person and was upset by the very fact that I was called into the office in the first place. By the way the questioning was going I felt he was accusing me of being the one stealing.
I inadvertantly brought up a situation that occured between another employee and I, namely the sims coordinator, who took in two photo orders. well I was already emotionally upset with her because of an argument that she and I had a couple of days earlier, and in the heat of the moment I did cancel those two orders and put them in my name. But as I explained that that is not stealing, because she had no right to take in the orders, since I was in the store and all she had to do was call me. But, again, he had no other proof whatsoever, but instead used that information that I inadvertantly shared with him and used that as a means to fire me. But, I am certain that this whole incident occured simply because the district manager was hurt because I did not recognize him.
el cajon, CA