Pharmacist Lunch ?
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PharmDD

Delcambre, LA

#1 Jul 22, 2012
I just got off working a weekend shift with no tech . Is it too much to ask for a lunch break ? Every time I bring this up corp tells me because I am salary I don't get a lunch break. Strange .... store managers are salary and they get to sit down and have lunch without having customers watching u chew.

Since: Mar 12

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#2 Jul 22, 2012
PharmDD wrote:
I just got off working a weekend shift with no tech . Is it too much to ask for a lunch break ? Every time I bring this up corp tells me because I am salary I don't get a lunch break. Strange .... store managers are salary and they get to sit down and have lunch without having customers watching u chew.
Well if you guys didn't preach so much about how you care soooooooo much about the patient. The patient that is tweeking out for more pain pills, maybe you would get a lunch, so yeah actually it is too much to ask.$100,000 a year jobs should never get a lunch...earn y our money and stop whining....i know plenty of MGT that never get lunches and get paid waaaaay less then your whiny arse!
chip

Kansas City, KS

#3 Jul 22, 2012
PharmDD wrote:
I just got off working a weekend shift with no tech . Is it too much to ask for a lunch break ? Every time I bring this up corp tells me because I am salary I don't get a lunch break. Strange .... store managers are salary and they get to sit down and have lunch without having customers watching u chew.
Yep. No lunch. But our so called leaders (supervisors and sm) sure take their lunches. Hypocritical?
augur

United States

#4 Jul 22, 2012
I understand that their is no RPh overlap on Saturday and Sunday in a non-24 hour store,but during the week the pharmacists won't work so that each gets a break.Day shift wants to leave early and night shift wants to come in late,resulting in almost no overlap.Do you hate your job and are so desperate to leave that you won't take a lunch break? Even medical doctors take lunch breaks.Do any pharmacists in the company actually work their assigned 40 hours,because it seems like most don't?
MGTonsauce

Kelseyville, CA

#5 Jul 24, 2012
2 things it is a double whammy for you.

1. You are Salary.
2. You are a Medical professional, and therefor exempt from most state/federal work laws. 90% of states.

That being said I don't agree with it.
So it is

Arlington Heights, IL

#6 Jul 24, 2012
RickyFlair wrote:
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Well if you guys didn't preach so much about how you care soooooooo much about the patient. The patient that is tweeking out for more pain pills, maybe you would get a lunch, so yeah actually it is too much to ask.$100,000 a year jobs should never get a lunch...earn y our money and stop whining....i know plenty of MGT that never get lunches and get paid waaaaay less then your whiny arse!
Sounds like someone has some serious jealousy issues. You can get counseling for that.
Happyimretired

Menomonee Falls, WI

#7 Jul 24, 2012
If you check with employee relations, they will tell you that a sign can be posted saying that "a pharmacist is not on duty" and you can leave the pharmacy for 30 minutes for a unpaid lunch break. This is common practice in Walgreen stores in Chicago, where there are unions, and also with our competitors.

Since: Jul 12

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#8 Jul 24, 2012
Third shift RPh for 14 years. I loved it when a customer would say, "Wow you sure are lucky to get to eat while you work." Yep, I sure am. Get to grab a bite of something cold while I operate the entire department by myself.
WAG this

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Jul 24, 2012
So it is wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like someone has some serious jealousy issues. You can get counseling for that.
Agreed. This douche doesn't know when to shut it sometimes.
WAG this

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jul 24, 2012
Happyimretired wrote:
If you check with employee relations, they will tell you that a sign can be posted saying that "a pharmacist is not on duty" and you can leave the pharmacy for 30 minutes for a unpaid lunch break. This is common practice in Walgreen stores in Chicago, where there are unions, and also with our competitors.
this is not allowed in areas where there is no union.

Since: Mar 12

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#11 Jul 24, 2012
WAG this wrote:
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Agreed. This douche doesn't know when to shut it sometimes.
STFU.....You guys whine so damn much it is intolerable at times. You make money hand over fist and all you can do is complain about your lot in life....get over yourselves douchebags!
So it is

Arlington Heights, IL

#12 Jul 24, 2012
RickyFlair wrote:
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STFU.....You guys whine so damn much it is intolerable at times. You make money hand over fist and all you can do is complain about your lot in life....get over yourselves douchebags!
Yep. Definitely jealous.
KMGT

Chapel Hill, NC

#13 Jul 25, 2012
Just throwing it out there that as an MGT I haven't had a full lunch with out having to answer a call or deal with a customer in over a year. You guys aren't the only ones who get the short end. Eating while running a whole department and eating cold? Try running a whole store and grabbing bites between running to customers, vendors, employees, and RX IC3s. Or my personal favorite (sarcasm) not eating at all on a 10 hour shift.
KMGT

Chapel Hill, NC

#14 Jul 25, 2012
Just throwing it out there that as an MGT I haven't had a full lunch with out having to answer a call or deal with a customer in over a year. You guys aren't the only ones who get the short end. Eating while running a whole department and eating cold? Try running a whole store and grabbing bites between running to customers, vendors, employees, and RX IC3s. Or my personal favorite (sarcasm) not eating at all on a 10 hour shift.
mgt

United States

#15 Jul 25, 2012
Rickyflair y r u always angry? Not because someone makes a lot of money gives them the right to be taken advantage of. Pharmacist earned their pay by going to school for 7yrs...I'm an mgt and I think they earned their pay....stop hating ...u r just a bitter person on a whole.

Since: Mar 12

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#16 Jul 25, 2012
mgt wrote:
Rickyflair y r u always angry? Not because someone makes a lot of money gives them the right to be taken advantage of. Pharmacist earned their pay by going to school for 7yrs...I'm an mgt and I think they earned their pay....stop hating ...u r just a bitter person on a whole.
Not angry at all....just tired of people who are overpaid, bitching so much when guys like KMGT above us said it so well. You have MGT's and EXA's who make much less, work harder and longer hours and on top deal with Pharmacy as well.....yet the most complaining seems to come from Pharmacy......just putting reality in perspective for you.
Well screwed

United States

#17 Jul 25, 2012
Snack on your $130,000 a year.....
chip

Kansas City, KS

#18 Jul 25, 2012
RickyFlair wrote:
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Not angry at all....just tired of people who are overpaid, bitching so much when guys like KMGT above us said it so well. You have MGT's and EXA's who make much less, work harder and longer hours and on top deal with Pharmacy as well.....yet the most complaining seems to come from Pharmacy......just putting reality in perspective for you.
If it's easier and you are capable of running a pharmacy then you should do it. Oh wait, you couldn't.

Since: Mar 12

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#19 Jul 25, 2012
chip wrote:
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If it's easier and you are capable of running a pharmacy then you should do it. Oh wait, you couldn't.
Then you woke up, considering you REALLY do not know what i do in corporate.......chip said it best!
Not confused

United States

#20 Jul 25, 2012
Woooooooo

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