• Report: #477000

Complaint Review: Walgreens

  • Submitted: Thu, August 06, 2009
  • Updated: Sun, August 09, 2009

  • Reported By:Indianapolis Indiana
Walgreens
www.walgreens.com Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A.

Walgreens Wrongful Termination Indianapolis Indiana

*Consumer Comment: OH SO RIGHT PEOPLE!

* : Not to pile on...

*UPDATE Employee: You knew it was wrong

*Consumer Suggestion: at-will state

*Consumer Suggestion: at-will state

*Consumer Suggestion: at-will state

*Consumer Suggestion: at-will state

*Consumer Comment: Huh?

*Consumer Suggestion: So....

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On July 9th and July 10th, 2009. Four young African American females were wrongfully terminated from Walgreen's. We were accused of using a VALID Walgreen in store coupon more than once. On the coupon it states one per customer, however it does not say one time use only. The coupon was retrieved from an Entertainment coupon book that expired December 31, 2009 and yes it was from a purchased book. The coupon was not clear on if employees could not use the coupon, nor did it say one time use only or share the coupon with others. This coupon was different from other coupons. It was an in store coupon that was similar to the store ad coupons and the easy saver coupons that sonly became discontinued. Meaning it could be reused just like those coupons. A manufacturer coupon is something that is only supposed to be used one time and turned in to be able to submit in to get reimburse lost profit on merchandise. So the four employees used this in store (valid) coupon for a while on Iceland Pure water (retail price .99). We were told when we got fired that we committed theft over this $.99 water coupon. In our understanding of the coupon it did not state that it was one time use only and employees could not use coupon. Then after we were fired they changed their story stating that we were fired because we punched in the four digit numbers. Our store manager said it was okay to punch in the four digit numbers for any in-store, as well as this Iceland water, because it's also an in-store coupon. A lady from employee relations said we could have used the coupon as many times as we want, it just needed to be scanned. However, we were not warned about this situation prior to our termination. Not only this situation, but after doing research there have been other situations on the same matter in other states with Walgreens. We just want justice to be served. For us to be terminated for a legit coupon is wrong.

Anonymous
Indianapolis, Indiana
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

OH SO RIGHT PEOPLE!

AUTHOR: A.J. - (United States of America)

All of these people are right!!! So I'll just add one thing.  Don't tell people you are black and then admit to stealing, people in this country already think that most crime is commited by the black population. They are gonna read your story and say " well there you go".

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Not to pile on...

AUTHOR: Wagmgr - (U.S.A.)

Not to pile on, but the coupon was to be turned in after each use.  If you are saying that you and your employees were buying the entertainment books and then using the coupons from them, then that is a different story, but that is not what we are tlaking about is it?  You and your ex-employees either bought ONE entertainment book and re-used the coupons repeatedly, took coupons customers had been using for your own gain, or had been manually entering in the coupon code without a physical copy.

Regardless of which of the three scenarios above took place, fraud/theft still occurred.  Walgreens is well within their rights to discharge you from the company.

When in doubt, use the 4-way test...it never fails to guide you towards making better decisions.

1.  Is it the truth?
2.  Is it fair to all concerned?
3.  Will it build goodwill and friendship?
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


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#3 UPDATE Employee

You knew it was wrong

AUTHOR: Star0709 - (U.S.A.)

Number one being at walgreens we know there ARE certain coupons we have to turn in....like gee the Buy 4 get the 5th pepsi free coupons that are yes in our ad but we have to turn it in?? Sound familar?? Or the 5 off your 25 purchase?? Even though the plu doesn't change you still turn in it. In what world honestly did you think you could get a coupon for something free and use it as many times as you want. For you to use the coupon for a while as you said atleast a case of this had to have shown up as being sold with no profit. Or do you not know that a lot of times when an item goes on sale we sell it at cost or less?? This was not a race issue. Ask the other person who posted almost the same story who claims only those who had benifits got fired.
Seriously...you knew you were ripping the company off and if you didn't you should have realized a free coupon doesn't mean forever. Try going to mcd,s with a free coupon. They will take it!! I am sorry you got fired but in the end after the first use...you stole.
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#4 Consumer Suggestion

at-will state

AUTHOR: Nancy - (U.S.A.)

Indiana is an at-will state. You can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all. And why play the race card? YOU tried to scam the system. Does not amtter what color you are or anything else, YOU can be fired. Learn your lesson.
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

at-will state

AUTHOR: Nancy - (U.S.A.)

Indiana is an at-will state. You can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all. And why play the race card? YOU tried to scam the system. Does not amtter what color you are or anything else, YOU can be fired. Learn your lesson.
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

at-will state

AUTHOR: Nancy - (U.S.A.)

Indiana is an at-will state. You can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all. And why play the race card? YOU tried to scam the system. Does not amtter what color you are or anything else, YOU can be fired. Learn your lesson.
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#7 Consumer Suggestion

at-will state

AUTHOR: Nancy - (U.S.A.)

Indiana is an at-will state. You can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all. And why play the race card? YOU tried to scam the system. Does not amtter what color you are or anything else, YOU can be fired. Learn your lesson.
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#8 Consumer Comment

Huh?

AUTHOR: Ashley - (U.S.A.)

In what universe do you think *1* coupon for a free water means yuo can have as many free waters as you want?

Common sense dictates: 1 coupon = 1 free bottle of water.

Not 1 coupon = 1 free bottle of water for every person you know.


You committed coupon fraud and got fired for it. Nothing wrong here.
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#9 Consumer Suggestion

So....

AUTHOR: Sylver8248 - (U.S.A.)

"The coupon was retrieved from an Entertainment coupon book that expired December 31, 2009 and yes it was from a purchased book."

So..who purchased the book? One person, I'm assuming. Were employees even allowed to purchase those books? Therefore the other 3 employees would not have been allowed to also use the coupon. It was the employees' responsibility to make sure that they were not breaking any rules, by using a coupon that was meant for a customer.
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