pharmacist layoffs
manager

Beverly Hills, CA

#107 Mar 19, 2012
True wrote:
Who will pharmacists be reporting to then?
phamacists will report to pharmacy managers who report to store managers. Floaters will each be assigned to a pharmacy manager. Hiring and training, and disciplining is done at store level. RXS will have input in the running of pharmacy and evaluations but it's the store managers who will do the evaluation of the pharmacy managers. They have influence power only. Is that real management authority? They see a pharmacy manager at best once per month or two months or every quarter. Yet they have been evaluating our pharmacy managers like they know them. A lack of understanding is there, and it's just not fair to the pharmacy managers.
Lighten Up

Scott Depot, WV

#108 Mar 19, 2012
In most plaes there are opportunities to regain full time 40 hour per week jobs by just keeping those ears open and developing a relationship with the competition whose business has grown due to the fact that they still service Express Scripts customers. Every pharmacist has from time to time learned a new system and adapted when a previous employer could no long keep up. It's the guys at the top who have their feet in cement.
Rph wrote:
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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.
fucwag

Watsonville, CA

#109 Mar 19, 2012
FormerMgr wrote:
The store manager had always been in charge of the pharmacy. If you are lucky (like I was) then your Rxm and yourself are more of a team than advesaries. I had the final say in matters, but my Rxm always knew he could state his case and I would listen (and usually side with him because he was the expert in pharmacy). However, Walgreens is a business and I had to run my store as one, which I have found most pharmacists don't understand. So get over your indignation of reporting to the store manager, because you always should have been.
Lmfao this guy thinks he is important cuz is got a high school diploma and a gold name tag
Altec Lansing

United States

#110 Mar 19, 2012
fucwag wrote:
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Lmfao this guy thinks he is important cuz is got a high school diploma and a gold name tag
No, actually, he's right on the money and you're a freakin' idiot.

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#111 Mar 19, 2012
Altec Lansing wrote:
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No, actually, he's right on the money and you're a freakin' idiot.
You are Right. However some SM are idiots themselves. I have seen registered SMS that have no inclination to come help in the rx even when there is a tech call off. I've even seen SM not help when we had an rxm callin sick and leave 1 rph from 8 to 10 at a store that did over 500 rxs a day at the time. SM would send the photo person to help when we asked for help (who was not certified and did not know how to do anything but ring the register)
pharmacist

Oak Park, IL

#112 Mar 19, 2012
Anyone have any updates on layoffs or decreases in hours? Over here the schedule is not up for March 28 yet. Hmmmm....
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#113 Mar 19, 2012
The layoffs started today with a number of pharmacist being let go in Milwaukee, WI. It was said to be happening nationwide.
pharmacist

Oak Park, IL

#114 Mar 19, 2012
Wisconsin, how did these pharmacists find out? A phone call? An e-mail? Did the district supervisor actually go meet these rph's in person?

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#115 Mar 19, 2012
True wrote:
Who will pharmacists be reporting to then?
Reporting to the unemployment office maybe? Just sayin.....
Pharmacist Mom

Tinley Park, IL

#116 Mar 19, 2012
My daughter is or should say was a pharmacist in Milwaukee, was called at work on Friday to report to I believe district office this morning. Was laid off was told it was being done be seniority.
Lighten Up

Scott Depot, WV

#117 Mar 19, 2012
Leave the little fella alone. It's what you put in the bank that counts. If he wants to wave a swagger stick then let it go. We know that any "businessman" does not operate under the thumb and can weigh in with their own capitol. Let them live on with this imaginary power trip and feel important. The company has dealt them enough grief and just count yourself lucky to have made better choices in life.
fucwag wrote:
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Lmfao this guy thinks he is important cuz is got a high school diploma and a gold name tag
gointocvs

United States

#118 Mar 19, 2012
Here, we got an email with 37 names to report to district office between certain times on certain dates. No specific appointments. If several arrived at the same time, we were told that was no big deal. Most got reduced to 32 hours. Some laid off. I am not sure what happened when the ones laid off were with others. All of were mid shifts or floaters and most have been around twenty or so years.
pop

East Northport, NY

#119 Mar 19, 2012
eliminate districts that overlap, no reason to have so many useless same positions in one state

Since: Feb 12

United States

#120 Mar 19, 2012
fucwag wrote:
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Lmfao this guy thinks he is important cuz is got a high school diploma and a gold name tag
Nope college graduate and never thought I was any more important than my employees, I actually think the pharmacy techs and clerks are the most important people, unlike some of the indignant PharmDs posting here.

Since: Feb 12

United States

#121 Mar 19, 2012
Lighten Up wrote:
Leave the little fella alone. It's what you put in the bank that counts. If he wants to wave a swagger stick then let it go. We know that any "businessman" does not operate under the thumb and can weigh in with their own capitol. Let them live on with this imaginary power trip and feel important. The company has dealt them enough grief and just count yourself lucky to have made better choices in life. <quoted text>
Lmao, with that logic the man that is taking your hours counts the mos (Wasson), so why are ya'll upset? Also shouldn't you be in research or a hospital setting if you are so proud of a PharmD, instead of typing scripts and counting pills without tech help because the man who counts the most is taking a stand against ESI and we all have to give a little. I feel sorry for you if you measure a man's worth by his bank account.

Since: Feb 12

United States

#122 Mar 19, 2012
WAG slave wrote:
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You are Right. However some SM are idiots themselves. I have seen registered SMS that have no inclination to come help in the rx even when there is a tech call off. I've even seen SM not help when we had an rxm callin sick and leave 1 rph from 8 to 10 at a store that did over 500 rxs a day at the time. SM would send the photo person to help when we asked for help (who was not certified and did not know how to do anything but ring the register)
Unfortunately, this is true also.
Lighten Up

Scott Depot, WV

#123 Mar 19, 2012
BE WELL
FormerMgr wrote:
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Unfortunately, this is true also.
Wally

Waukesha, WI

#124 Mar 19, 2012
This morning started with a phone call to our staff pharmacist who was asked to go to district office later in the afternoon. After she got back to the pharmacy she told us that she was being moved to another location as we were losing several of her hours. She also said that pharmacists were exiting district office with "pink slips" in hand and lots of tears! So unless you have more than 5 years with the company, you risk being "pinked" Take care and Be Well!
Lighten Up

Scott Depot, WV

#125 Mar 19, 2012
Is Walgreens the ONLY pharmacy employer in her community? That's unusual indeed.
Wally wrote:
This morning started with a phone call to our staff pharmacist who was asked to go to district office later in the afternoon. After she got back to the pharmacy she told us that she was being moved to another location as we were losing several of her hours. She also said that pharmacists were exiting district office with "pink slips" in hand and lots of tears! So unless you have more than 5 years with the company, you risk being "pinked" Take care and Be Well!

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#126 Mar 19, 2012
manager wrote:
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phamacists will report to pharmacy managers who report to store managers. Floaters will each be assigned to a pharmacy manager. Hiring and training, and disciplining is done at store level. RXS will have input in the running of pharmacy and evaluations but it's the store managers who will do the evaluation of the pharmacy managers. They have influence power only. Is that real management authority? They see a pharmacy manager at best once per month or two months or every quarter. Yet they have been evaluating our pharmacy managers like they know them. A lack of understanding is there, and it's just not fair to the pharmacy managers.
That its why I make it a point to have daily chats and 5 minute meetings every other day.

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