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A new associate had no people management skills. I blame the the company for not giving any training. All the pharmacy staff were very unhappy and looking elsewhere for new jobs. I stuck it out for 1 year believing that things would improve after the new associate "settled in". Unfortunately we lost most of our contracts. I was also given only evening and weekend shifts as the associate declared she would not work any of these. I could not even go to the annual pharmacist conference which I had attended for 10 years. Head office should have a program for all new associates which teaches them how to be respectful of employees. A "wait and observe approach" initially would have been so much better. She questioned everything we did, how and why we did it and felt compelled to change everything, i.e. even placement of the garbage can, stapler, etc. It was pretty much chaos for months as she kept changing her mind and we struggled to catch up. She did not value our input or opinions. This was her first store so the head office people that chose her should have been more involved and given her proper guidance and training.


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Terrible work environment and unequal treatment towards employees

Answered - Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) - Campbell River, BC hilchey rd

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Too much negativity

Answered - Cash Manager (Current Employee) - Toronto, ON

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Because there is no focus on the individuals, the employees, they don't seem to care if you are not happy with your hours been cut, so they can accommodate another p/t employee. they don't care if you have work for them for a long time, senority doesn't seem to matter to them.... that's why they have so much turnover.

Answered - p/t cosmetics (Former Employee) - Westbank, BC

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I needed more hours and a better wage

Answered - Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) - Peterborough, ON

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Found a full-time job in my field

Answered - Sales Clerk/Cashier (Former Employee) - Niagara Falls, ON

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I had a health scare and was unable to come in to work for a while and felt they needed someone better to rely on. I was also unhappy with the lack of customers, it made my days very long and slow, and i often felt very bored, i enjoy to stay fairly busy.

Answered - Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) - Fredericton, NB

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Poor working environment, looking for a change.

Answered - Cosmetics Manager (Current Employee) - 86 Elm Street

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I was never good enough for them no matter how hard I tried.

Answered - Merchandiser (Former Employee) - Toronto, ON

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Got let go as job was seasonal

Answered - Merchandiser (Former Employee) - Oakville, ON

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