A Pharmacist’s 5 Year Anniversary

My job lately has been kind of a roller coaster.

My team has tripled in the last year, and it makes me feel nostalgic.

It took me a few years to get my puny pharmacy under control.

To build a high-performing team and culture that cares about people.

Five years later, I’ve strategically built a pipeline of business owners at the store level.

We’re making a name for ourselves, but that’s not enough for me. Continue reading “A Pharmacist’s 5 Year Anniversary”

How Pharmacists Beat Micromanagement

Your district manager texts, “I emailed you this morning; did you read it?”

The morning was chaos as usual, so no time for electronic pleasantries.

You pick up the next pharmacy call on hold, and it’s your boss.

“Why was I on hold for so long?” The interrogation begins.

“Your promise time metrics aren’t being met, and now I can see why.”

Calling all Pharmacy Managers: we have a DM who is a Class-3 Micromanager. Continue reading “How Pharmacists Beat Micromanagement”

Chained and Whipped: Pavlov’s Pharmacists

You’ll see pharmacists on Reddit using the term “three letter chain,” fearing the wrath of CVS like Harry Potter for Voldemort.

You’ll see pharmacists on Twitter preface their tweets with “all thoughts are my own” as if it protects them for all the terrible things they have to say about their own company.

“Stay away from retail pharmacy if you want to love your job and patients.”

Do you ever wonder why pharmacists are so quick to snap at the limbs when talking about the company they work for?

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