pharmacist layoffs
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jpkc

Leawood, KS

#1 Mar 2, 2012
Any pharmacist on this forum? If so, have any pharmacist being layoff in your regions?

Since: Jun 10

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#2 Mar 2, 2012
If there were going to be any, they will not be made public to employees until they happened. This is how most companies handle it. the only exception is when a store closes.
Pharmer

Far Rockaway, NY

#3 Mar 3, 2012
True. Trying not to worry until the axe falls but it sure is scary to have that axe dangling over our heads
totally unfair

Plainfield, IL

#4 Mar 3, 2012
Many pharmacists in my district got cut to 32 hours. Wasn't based on seniority or performance either which makes it very maddening.
jpkc

Leawood, KS

#5 Mar 3, 2012
The pharmacist that got cut to 32 hours were they floaters?

Since: Mar 12

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#6 Mar 3, 2012
32 hours at pharmacist pay isn't so bad. At least it's a living wage, unlike what getting cut to 32 would be for a SVC or even a tech.
Rph

Lenoir, NC

#7 Mar 4, 2012
wiggitywags wrote:
32 hours at pharmacist pay isn't so bad. At least it's a living wage, unlike what getting cut to 32 would be for a SVC or even a tech.
Why would it be different? I don't know what you're implying with "living wage" but as long as someone lives in the US there is no such thing as a non-livable wage. It all depends on your sense of entitlement. Food, clothing, and shelter is affordable on minimum wage. The problem lies in people who feel they are entitled to more and higher qualities of the basics. No you cant live in a 4 BR condo in NYC on minimum wage but that doesnt mean you cant find somewhere to live. Its absurd what some people define as "taking care of their families." Do I enjoy things that someone on minimum wage doesnt? Yes. Do I earn it? Yes. Am I overpaid? Obviously the people who pay me don't believe so. Could I live on 32 hours? Obviously, but not at the same standards I do now. If I were forced to cut back to 32 hours I would do 1 of 2 things: Work to find a full time position that maintains my standards or I would lower my standards. That simple yet people believe they deserve so much more. Your choices determine the outcome of your life 98% of the time. If Walgreen's cuts your pay and you feel you deserve more then find someone who pays you what you deserve. If youre not happy about Wasson's pay then work for someone who doesnt make as much. If you cant then you cant. Its no one elses fault. That's my philosophy. You can choose to agree or disagree but it makes sense.
Jeff

Hudson, FL

#8 Mar 4, 2012
Do you have any concept of what is happening in this country? There are countless workers who are deserving of a better hourly wage than Walgreens pays but can't find a better job. Take away hours from sub $10.00 per hour jobs they have and the employeed will struggle to pay for necessities. This reality has nothing to do with people living within their means, especially with the non-stop increases in basic costs. Maybe you've heard about the two-fold increase in gasoline prices? Health insurance ain't getting cheaper. Car and life insurance puts a dent in the 'ol budget. State Farm just increased my homeeowners insurance $220.00 per year, despite me NEVER filing a claim. My annual 2% yearly pay increase won't go far when it comes to propping up this giant company. Food? My local Dollar Store doesn't provide the foods I want to put in my body. Even if it did I have little left to spend after paying vehicle registration fees, mortgage and the required insurances: property, flood & windstorm. Crap, I almost forgot about property taxes and utilities. I could go on, but don't want to burn up more electricity responding further. Electricity is a luxury in my household. I'll save it to use in my continuing search for the better job my education and experience once entitled me to.(Apologies if this reponse posted twice. I don't usually post my comments on message boards)
Rph

Lenoir, NC

#9 Mar 4, 2012
Thanks for making my point. Mopeds dont use much gas or require insurance and has no tag fees in my state. Healthcare-Medicaid if your salary is so low. Renting doesnt require homeowners ins, propert taxes, There are so many ways to live cheaply but people believe theyre above certain cituations. Home ownership, while is or was a decent investment, is no promise for anyone. Food can be found cheap. Stay away from Publix and porter house steaks use farmers markets, etc. and if that still doesnt cut it try disconnecting your internet and computer you used to post here.
totally unfair

Plainfield, IL

#10 Mar 4, 2012
jpkc wrote:
The pharmacist that got cut to 32 hours were they floaters?
No, they were all staff pharmacists at 24 hour stores. Instead of reassigning them to other stores and bumping out people with less seniority when the budget cuts came through, they just had their hours cut.
gnn

Since: Aug 11

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#11 Mar 4, 2012
Jeff wrote:
Do you have any concept of what is happening in this country? There are countless workers who are deserving of a better hourly wage than Walgreens pays but can't find a better job. Take away hours from sub $10.00 per hour jobs they have and the employeed will struggle to pay for necessities. This reality has nothing to do with people living within their means, especially with the non-stop increases in basic costs. Maybe you've heard about the two-fold increase in gasoline prices? Health insurance ain't getting cheaper. Car and life insurance puts a dent in the 'ol budget. State Farm just increased my homeeowners insurance $220.00 per year, despite me NEVER filing a claim. My annual 2% yearly pay increase won't go far when it comes to propping up this giant company. Food? My local Dollar Store doesn't provide the foods I want to put in my body. Even if it did I have little left to spend after paying vehicle registration fees, mortgage and the required insurances: property, flood & windstorm. Crap, I almost forgot about property taxes and utilities. I could go on, but don't want to burn up more electricity responding further. Electricity is a luxury in my household. I'll save it to use in my continuing search for the better job my education and experience once entitled me to.(Apologies if this reponse posted twice. I don't usually post my comments on message boards)
You are so right some people are out of touch with the real world. They take for granted what they have and I do not want them to lose what they have but boy how would they react if they did...and still have to pay back their college loans.
Jeff

Hudson, FL

#12 Mar 4, 2012
Thanks for the laughs. I happen to drive a 150cc scooter to save gas and cash. It's the 4th motorbike I've owned in the past decade. I own a four-wheel vehicle, but only drive it if I have to. I originally purchased the vehicle for business purposes and to haul my two pre-driving age youngsters to school and the other things kids get involved with during their youthful years. At the time I figured it was a necessity. Unfortunately I still have to own this vehicle because I'm not comfortable driving a scooter on busy roads and my local Interstate routes. You might be surprised to learn that me and my 10 year old vehicle ain't living the high life together, despite the fact we're still REQUIRED BY LAW to support the insurance industry.

I also want you to know that steak is a luxury in our household. Occasionally my wife will find a few high end products on sale but we've lived sale and non-brand names items for the past 20 years. In short, I offer no apologies to you or anyone that thinks they have the right to suggest that everyone intentionally lives above their means. The bottom line is you are clueless as to what is happening with a lot of Americans. You're nothing more than an uneducated judgmental jerk. Enjoy your Dollar Store canned goods.
RPh

Tuskegee, AL

#13 Mar 4, 2012
Name calling. Nice.
notaceo

Thibodaux, LA

#14 Mar 4, 2012
RPh wrote:
Name calling. Nice.
Is this Wasson or Wagner????
jpkc

Leawood, KS

#15 Mar 4, 2012
totally unfair wrote:
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No, they were all staff pharmacists at 24 hour stores. Instead of reassigning them to other stores and bumping out people with less seniority when the budget cuts came through, they just had their hours cut.
Did these 24 hour stores get pharmacy hours changed to 8 to 10pm? Were the rphs who got cut to 32 hours the rphs who covered the midshifts and the 2 days off a week for the staff rphs at those stores?
RPh

Tuskegee, AL

#16 Mar 4, 2012
jpkc wrote:
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Did these 24 hour stores get pharmacy hours changed to 8 to 10pm? Were the rphs who got cut to 32 hours the rphs who covered the midshifts and the 2 days off a week for the staff rphs at those stores?
My store went 8-10. As the overnight rph i was given 30 hrs at the store and will be floated out for 10. Depending on the floater saturation of your district that may not be the case. Im assuming if your store is going to be cut youd know by now. Only 2 of the twelve 24 hr pharms in my district were cut
They suck

Saint Louis, MO

#17 Mar 4, 2012
Is that you Angela?
If so, don't order any more vials-we have enough.
RphL

United States

#18 Mar 5, 2012
I would just be thrilled to know what is going to happen. Waiting is frustrating for everyone!!!!
Dissapointed wag empl

Douglasville, GA

#19 Mar 5, 2012
I know the Walgreens family is turning flips in thier graves.....So sad because this use to be a some-what ok company. Too many money hungry exec's
WagHag

Gretna, LA

#20 Mar 6, 2012
My district- all daytime staff rphs at 24 hour stores cut to 32 hours. Overnight rphs stay the same as do rxm. No store hour changes. No news yet on non-24 hour rphs. We were one of the top 10 stores in the company a year ago, now down 35% in rx volume. Still gonna suck to do 800 on a mon with 2 day and 1 night rph.

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