Welcome back, everyone. First off I just want to thank every single person who follows this blog. Your support has been outstanding and means more to me than you could ever imagine.
If you have not already read last week’s story about me being under investigation then I strongly urge you to click the link below and give it a read! Everything that follows comes directly from that investigation.
Now let’s get on to what you all came for! I was officially fired from CVS at 8:19 AM on Dec 09th. Yeah, so that sucks . . . Well, to be honest, it really doesn’t suck in fact quite the opposite. I am now comfortably enjoying my time off. Hell, I am even planning on spending the holidays here at home with my family where one should be during this time of year. I am no longer stressing about all the simple bullshit that the incompetent manager couldn’t seem to get done in the days before my arrival.
I am also really enjoying getting calls from now former coworkers asking me how to do tasks as simple as printing out an invoice! I am going to be a vindictive little asshole for the next couple of weeks, but let’s go ahead and talk about how I was actually fired.
I talked in depth about the termination on this week’s episode of the Retail Rant. Follow @The_Retail_Rant on Twitter and be sure to listen to his weekly podcast If you have not listened to the podcast the link is below.
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So if you read last week’s story then you already know that I was under investigation from the company.This was because an “anonymous” tip was called in regarding a raincheck I had used at another location, as well as the fact that I have been requesting rainchecks since my employment. Well, their “investigation” was thwarted when I unveiled the fact that their accusations of me signing my own name on a raincheck were false when I showed them that the name on the raincheck was clearly not mine, but instead, the signed name was that of a coworkers.
This was my downfall. The simple reasoning is because I had embarrassed the regional loss prevention manager in front of the man she was training. So talk about a way to get on someone’s shit list pretty damn fast.
After that, they moved onto to the fact that I had rainchecks and that I was stockpiling them like a doomsday prepper stockpiles canned corn and ammunition. I did this because they do not expire and are a great way to keep costs down well into the future. Call me smart, or a greedy asshole, either way here in a few years I am still getting my milk for $1.99 and my soda for $2.00 a 12-pack
Well, neither of these things could officially get me fired. I had not broken any company policy, or law for that matter and made that very clear during our three and a half hour long interrogation, err I mean meeting.
After I the meeting had concluded they immediately began going back looking at every transaction I had made, or sold since my employment. They had to go back months to finally find something they could can me over. What do ya know it was a fucking raincheck. How befitting!
So months ago (September I believe) a sale in the paper allowed someone to buy store brand teeth whitening kits for $6.29 and get $10 back) essentially you would get “paid” to buy the item and try it out. Since we were out at our store I had a cashier write me up a raincheck.
Apparently, the sale in the newspaper was incorrect and not supposed to include that item. A coworker said that he had told me a few days after I got the raincheck. I really don’t remember but I agreed that it was possible he told me.
Two months go by, and I go to another store (one that is closer to my home) and used that raincheck. Since it was a mistake in the sales ad, and I had maybe been told I was fired. Seriously two fucking months go by. How in the hell am I supposed to know that I was not supposed to use that one!
Now when my district manager came to the store on the 9th to fire me and inform me of all of this I still proclaimed innocence. I had officially done nothing wrong. I had not broken any policies or laws, and therefore according to their own policy I could not be fired or even written up. Well, the pudgy little bastard informed me otherwise.
He proceeded to pull out a couple of documents and on PAGE 25 of the employee code of conduct the following is said:
If there is no written CVS Health Policy specifically addressing a type of behavior or situation, you are always expected to act in a way that is consistent with the company’s Code of Conduct, including its Purpose, Strategy, and Values which represent the guiding principles of CVS health.
Hot Damn I kind of feel proud of myself. The fucker actually had to dig through the book and go all the way to page 25 to find something to fire me for!
Officially I was fired for a “lack of integrity” which according to the company is “delivering on our promises; doing what we say and what is right” You know if I really wanted to be a salty asshole I could easily fight that the cause of termination is too vague and open to interpretation. However, I am really not that concerned. This is because the publicity stemming from my termination is more than enough revenge for one job. Not only that but the fact that tasks are not getting completed, and customers are upset over my firing is more than making me jolly this December.
I also want to show you all that the company official policy about rainchecks states nothing against what I had done. So below is the company’s official operation manual for rainchecks, Enjoy!
On a more positive note, I have already found another job. I had previously been contacted by a few other companies recruiting offices, and today I made a decision. I will be taking a significant pay raise as well as better benefits and a more glamorous job title. I will still be enjoying the holidays off and will go back to work in early to mid-January. Thank you all for your support and as always, keep sharing the retail stories.
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