Ever since I started work at Walgreens I have had nothing but problems there. Especially with this new employee. For the sake of privacy we will call her J.
Well J is for lack of a better term, an obnoxious ***. But me being the nice person that I am, I try to make the best of things and ignore her rather rude commentary as well as do my best to be nice to her.
J and I never really had a real fight per say but we have had disagreements. However, we are adults and I do my best to keep disagreements civil and professional.
These disagreements were always about work, such as, who is going to put the reshop away or how to do a certain task on the job. Also, disagreements about policies such as, can we buy out change from another register, and who is allowed to have our employee discount.
Though these were the disagreements we had, there were times where I have felt personally insulted or even harassed by J.
One incident happened about 2 months when J directly called me fat. I personally told J that I was offended by this in a calm manner saying, “That was really rude,” and she instead of apologizing, chose to try to justify her insult by saying, “I’m calling you healthy.”
I took this to management to get it resolved, and J and I both were spoken to by management. I felt more action needed to be done but accepted what was done and moved on.
I have severe anxiety disorders, which sometimes causes panic attacks in even my work environment as well as home. It is unknown what triggers my panic attacks as they seem, to me, to come out of nowhere.
However, I can always feel when one is about to come on, and I take action to try and calm myself so that I can move on with my day and finish out my shift.
About 1 month ago, I felt a panic attack coming on and I used my 15 minute break at work to listen to a relaxation tape made by Jonah Scott.
J was in the break room along with 2 of my other co-workers, and I had explained to everyone there that I was on the *** of a panic attack and that I would need to listen to this recording. I informed them that I unfortunately had forgotten my headphones and to please bear with me and they all nodded and said it was not a problem.
Halfway through the recording when I was finally starting to relax, I heard J tell one of my co-workers that it sounds as if I am preparing for sex.
I was appalled by this statement and it even hurt my feelings.
Once again, i took this to management and never heard if anything was actually done about it. But once again, I let it go and moved on.
Finally the big event happened. A couple of weeks ago, I caught J allowing her fiance to use her employee discount. Now I was told that fiance’s are not allowed to use the employee discount, as my mom’s fiance was refused it.
I figured maybe J just doesn’t know and maybe she misunderstood the policy. So I went to the manager on duty and informed her what I had witnessed and explained that maybe she just doesn’t know.
Next thing I know, J came to me at the register and blew up at me. She told me she would not speak to me except for work-related topics and that I need to stop acting like I’m all walgreens because I’m not.
Again this was taken to management, and again, I had not heard if anything had been done about it.
Well today I went in and discovered that J had accused me of following her home, when the truth is we just happened to be going in the same direction.
One night on Feb. 23rd I had asked to leave work an hour early before my shift ended. I wasn’t feeling well, my energy was leaving me from all the stress of home-life and work piled on me, so I just couldn’t do it anymore.
As I left the store I realized J was walking in the same direction where I was heading, which was to the hospital my mom works at to go start up her car and warm it up for us to ride home in.
I called out to J one time, she never turned around so I figured she didn’t hear me and I left it alone.
As we were walking I noticed J dropped her bags, I tried to catch up to help her pick them up, but she had gotten everything gathered before I reached her.
She turned down a different street from where I was going so I shrugged it all off and kept going to the hospital.
She told everyone that I had continued to follow her down her street, and that I made threatening remarks.
The remarks I had made were, “Hey I saw where you live the other night, and I saw you drop your bags and tried to catch up to help you out, but you got them all picked up before I got there.”
She also told everyone that she RAN AWAY from me. None of that was true.
Well because of her allegations, I am now fired from walgreens for "Workplace Violence." In no way was I ever violent towards this woman. I always took everything to management and avoided personal confrontations with her.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walgreens Manager.