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  • negfeedback2000 negfeedback2000 Jun 8, 2004 4:37 PM Flag

    Walgreens Increases Benefits

    Walgreens Increases Benefits for Employees Called to Active Military Duty

    This is a good thing. Anyone got any idea of how many people Wag has that benifit from this?
    Or is it irrelevant because they have few but makes good press to make such an announcment.

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    • I have been following this thread, and I must say negfeedback, that you come off as not only unamerican, but also quite clueless.

      If you hate America so much, why don't you move to Iraq. Our troops could probably use the target practice.

      Congrats to Walgreens as being the only company so far to extend additional benefits to our sons and daughters overseas.

    • <First of all, don't assume that all family members of vets are literate.>

      You make a statement like that and you have the balls to infer that I'm anti-American.
      You are a pompus a$$.

    • Hey Negfeedback. I know of a way to enlighten you. Just post your address and some of my National Guard friends will be more than happy to come over to your house and explain things to you.

    • Don't pay any attention to those sick bastards criticizing this effort. They have already demonstrated their tunnelvision mentality. They are unable to think outside the realm of their own well-being.

    • I applaud this effort by Walgreens and hope many more companies will come aboard.

    • Don't bother, hacktrainer. Trust me, you're not making a dent. He's obviously got some kind of learning disability.

    • Although this does not seem to be sinking in, it bears repeating. Nearly all American companies support our troops. The topic that sellthisdog criticized was the press release explaining the increase in benefits for those that are particularly hard hit by the absence of their loved ones. The basis of sellthisdog's criticism was that this was not a unique situation, and that there were hundreds of other companies also doing this. When asked for proof that he was not making this up, he failed to provide any. If the issue is "supporting our troops", then yes, you can add Walgreens along with just about every other company to this list. If the issue is "providing increased benefits", which is what was being discussed, then I believe you will be hard pressed to find any other company currently doing this. And as far as blowing their own horn, how rare is that? How many press releases can you find on each company's profile about donating to this or that charity?........or providing funds for this or that scholarship? That's what the companies that have their act together do. There's nothing wrong with it. It lets people know that it not all about just making money. I'm sorry if you don't see it that way. I also agree with whoever said that this may provide an impetus for other companies to join the ranks in this extended effort. To go above and beyond what is required of them, and to do the right thing.

    • <One of the posters claimed to have knowledge of a list of companies doing the same thing Walgreens is doing. He was challenged to provide evidence of this list. I'm not sure how you extrapolated this list to your list, but it's not what was being discussed.>

      He did not claim to have knowledge, he only said, like you, that many companies support our troops. He was challanged by the pharmster to supply a list based on specific criteria, an almost impossible task to perform on demand. Now the pharmster boasts about that failure and draws the conclusion that Wag is the only company in the country that is increasing benifits. I usually don't take the pharmster too seriously because of the ignorance he often displays in his posts. I didn't on this occasion as well, instead my focus was on supporting the point that sellthisdog made that many companies support our troops without fanfare. Again sorry my submission was not to your liking.

    • I have to step in here as well. Just about every company in America either supports or sponsors vets, and that's great. That's a whole other subject though. The topic that was discussed here was the extending of pay for Iraqi troops. One of the posters claimed to have knowledge of a list of companies doing the same thing Walgreens is doing. He was challenged to provide evidence of this list. I'm not sure how you extrapolated this list to your list, but it's not what was being discussed.

    • That's good. Those are actual thimble companies and not insurance companies. You need to share your technique with sellthisdog/negfeedback. He is kind of fuzzy on the whole "list" thing.

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