The day started just like any other, an uphill battle against pharmacy budget cuts.
But we’re boasting twenty percent script growth over budget.
Let me say this another way: corporate only gives us enough tech payroll to meet script budget, not exceed it.
As any responsible business owner, I schedule to this budget, knowing I will probably need to flex up.
That’s because no one truly knows what the real time demand will be.
And I know better than to blindly follow a silly paper budget. Continue reading “First Draft Thoughts On Talent”
Dear Corporate PharmD,
Today, you proved to me how committed you are to the walk of greatness.
You don’t hesitate for one second to volunteer your time for the sake of learning.
You show up on time, dressed for success, and carry yourself in a way that screams, “I take business and healthcare seriously.” Continue reading “Letters To A Corporate PharmD – Part 4”
I can’t shake the relentless whispers that haunt me when I look at my white coat.
These collective whispers linger long after and have created a beast that is tearing the pharmacy profession apart.
If we don’t do something about this now, our profession will slowly die from the inside out. Continue reading “Retail Pharmacy Warfare”
Talking to them will drain you, turn your heart black, and twist your mind.
Usually, that mind is on fire, ready for the next achievement, the fame, the glory.
But right now, someone’s in your way. Continue reading “Letters to a Corporate PharmD – Part 3”
When they visit the pharmacy, people see the Pharmacist hiding behind the computer screen all day.
The technicians run from Drop Off to Pick Up to Production in a circle of never-ending chaos.
Sometimes, the world needs a reminder of the greatness underneath this white coat.
I’m not just another pretty face behind the counter.
Continue reading “Pharmacists – A White Coat And A Pretty Face”
Dear Corporate PharmD,
I am writing to you today because I fear for your longevity and well-being.
You are in great danger. Continue reading “Letters To A Corporate PharmD – Part 2”
Seven pages left, warehouse order and PSE needing to be shelved, and an onslaught of waiters still coming in.
Doom and gloom normally permeates the air during the last hour of any retail pharmacy before closing. Continue reading “Pharmacy’s Final Hour Of Hell”
Work became a living nightmare, and I was on the verge of quitting.
I desperately needed to hire an A-Player Pharmacy Technician ASAP.
Continue reading “Why Pharmacy Managers Should Hire Newbies”