Pharmacist Interns Are Not Free Labor

Pharmacy students put on the dress shirt or blouse and show up early, ready to learn the glorious work of the corporate pharmacist. They bring the resume, their laptop, and notepad primed and eager to learn how to lead, manage, and save lives.

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Burn Out or Burn with Passion

All across the country, it is widely accepted that retail pharmacists don’t get proper lunch breaks. Let’s forget the 15 minute breaks to rest, recharge, and refocus.

Regrettably, it has become the norm to skip lunches and forgo even the thought of paid breaks for our technician colleagues. In doing so, we succumb to this dangerous phenomenon called verify fatigue

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The Grass Is Always Greener

They will call us overpaid “bean counters,” the pill pushers who have sold their souls to big corporations.

The masses will squawk how we are mindless automatons who don’t stand up for ourselves or our profession.

They will say that we are not true clinicians because we rely on DUR checks and protocols.

The beaten and downtrodden cry out how we are obsolete and soon to be replaced by machines.

They will say […..]

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Let Me Talk To Your Manager

“Who’s the manager here? I’d like to speak to them, right now.”

“That’s me. How can I help?” (smile)

“I want to talk to the manager of this pharmacy.”

“I am the one responsible for the operations of this pharmacy and business.”

Over the years, I’ve been overlooked as a manager so many times; most likely, because people expect someone 10 or 20 years older.

When I was a new pharmacy manager, I would laugh secretly at these customers.

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