While Milwaukee Public Schools and county courts closed due to inclement weather, Walgreens employee Kiwan Epps showed up for work. The South Side native said that although getting there in a snowstorm is a challenge, it is important that the store at Wisconsin Avenue and 16th Street stays open for customers.
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He should get HAZARD/HOLIDAY PAY (at LEAST double pay) for endangering his personal safety by showing up to work in the bitter cold – when he could have stayed home where he was safe & warm.
Does anyone know if he got over-time rates (time & one-half) if not better ?
Or is Walgreen’s too cheap to care about their employees risking their safety to work for them in such bitter cold weather ?
Kiwan E says
Honestly, they don’t give us holiday pay for us to show up for situations like this. I feel like it’s unfair that we have to suffer in this weather because of how cold it is. Walgreens doesn’t like to spend money on employees and it hurts sometimes. This honestly needs to change.
They do not care. We all have to show up. Damn city is closed yet all Walgreens are open.
Ann Stokman says
Seems as all retail makes one work the snow days….