About the ads

NPR's Story On Pharmacist Surplus

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by poorguy, May 21, 2012.

  1. SDN is a nonprofit organization. Services are made possible through the generous support of SDN members and sponsors. Thank you.
  1. poorguy

    poorguy

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    16

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    While listening to NPR today, I was quite surprised to hear a story about pharmacy students and future pharmacist. Here's the link to the podcast and story.

    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/overdose-pharmacy-students
  2. confettiflyer

    confettiflyer Unicorn w/ dirty wings

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Messages:
    6,789
    Location:
    Republic of California
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    SEEE...lagging indicators. Where's that idiot that was arguing with me about the BLS stats in the other thread?
  3. Its Z

    Its Z Retired

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,750
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Wait wait don't tell me and click & clack are my favorite.
  4. rxlea

    rxlea Unicorn in training Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    13,186
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN Published Author NCPA hSDN Member hSDN Alumni SDN 5+ Year Member
    Me too! :D
  5. Its Z

    Its Z Retired

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,750
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member

    Click and clack are MIT grads.
  6. rph3664

    rph3664

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,848
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I saw a "live" performance of "This American Life" at a local theater a couple weeks ago. It was 2 hours long and worth every penny of the $18 admission fee.

    My favorite segment was the one where they interviewed a man who bought a storage locker and found over 100,000 photographic negatives, and put some of the pictures on Flickr just to see if anyone recognized people in the pictures, and not only was one of those people interviewed, user feedback told him that he had stumbled onto a person who was a genius.

    I also liked the one with Terry Gross as an action movie hero. I doubt if that one, titled "Fresh Air 2", will be aired on the radio because you have to watch it to appreciate it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTVFNZKuN-g
  7. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Removed

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    6,118
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    So the pharmacy profession is really fu*cked???????????? OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What should I do?

    (I have a very easy rotation right now at an insurance company, so I'll be on here a lot for the next 5 weeks! :D)
  8. Momus

    Momus

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,392
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    I know what you are thinking, marry a Mark Zuckenberg
  9. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Removed

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    6,118
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    You got that RIGHT!!!! :D I would marry that guy in a heartbeat! LOL...too bad he is already taken...god, that's one lucky bitch.

    She isn't very pretty at all though...I wonder what Mark was thinking...he could find someone that look like Kim Kardashian for what he is worth! :laugh:

    The weridest thing was me and like 3 of my friends friend request Mark Zuckenberg a few years ago on Facebook. He deny all my friends' friend requests, but he accepted my friend request on Facebook! LOL...I thought that was kinda funny.

    I was friends with Mark Zuckenberg on facebook for like a year or two. :) I just feel kind of special since I have heard that he denies most of his friend request on Facebook. He only has like 700 friends on Facebook.
  10. moose pharm

    moose pharm

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Messages:
    41
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
  11. mustang sally

    mustang sally

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,067
    Location:
    The middle of nowhere
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    I thought she was pretty attractive. Plus she's going to be a doctor and men seem to dig Asian women (good for you, right?).
  12. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Removed

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    6,118
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    R you serious? That girl looks hot to you? You gotta be kidding....

    Yes, hot Asian women get lots of attention and that's great LOL...but that chick is average looking AT BEST. Sorry.

    He is worth like 4 billion dollars...he can def do better. I don't know what he was thinking.
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
  13. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Staff Member Administrator SDN Senior Moderator Lifetime Donor Partner Organization

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Messages:
    22,691
    Location:
    Cube Farm
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Pharmacist SDN Partner SDN Published Author NCPA Kappa Psi SDN 7+ Year Member
    Here's a thought... maybe Mark Z loves his wife for her mind and personality and isn't as worried about looks. Although she is hardly unattractive. Geez...
  14. Momus

    Momus

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,392
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    X 4 of that is a closer estimate >_>;
  15. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Removed

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    6,118
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    Damn so that ugly chick gets 8 billion dollars if she gets a divorce? Do you know how many Louis Vuitton bags and Christian Louboutin heels I can buy with that????

    God, life is so unfair....but I think I still rather die than look like that. LOL....
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
  16. kcwang

    kcwang

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    475
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    There is no such thing as ugly chick...
    Welcome to the world of cosmetic and surgery
  17. GustavH

    GustavH

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    32
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    Jesus. Mark Zuckerberg is not exactly a winner himself. He's ugly and he's known for being one of the biggest douches on the planet. And I'm sure they had a pre-nup so if they divorce she gets nothing. I'd rather be poor and happy than be married to him.

    And I think she's pretty. Get a grip.
  18. mustang sally

    mustang sally

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,067
    Location:
    The middle of nowhere
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Well, she might not be a super model but she seems pretty enough to me. They make a cute couple :)
  19. rph3664

    rph3664

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,848
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    ITA! Bill Gates' wife is very attractive too, but certainly no supermodel. IMNSHO, her work with the Gates Foundation makes her a beautiful person in itself.

    People should get married because they love each other, not as an arm ornament or eye candy.
  20. tungsten87

    tungsten87

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    806
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    some of your posts really are despicable.
  21. gsRx

    gsRx

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    41
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    Girls are the pettiest of haters :D All the money in the world couldn't keep a materialist women satisfied.. you would need a new pair of Louboutin's after every wear, that cheap red crap on the bottom wears off the first time they hit pavement :cool:
  22. Yazdi990

    Yazdi990

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    69
    Location:
    On top of the world
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    "some people are so poor, that all they have is money"
  23. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,719
    Location:
    Texas
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Well, have to agree with SHC for once that Zuckerberg's wife is very so so looking. It's like asking an American where to get good Chinese food, or a Chinese about good burgers. Not that they need glasses, just a combo of different tastes and lack of experience. But whatever floats the boat for that person, just leave well enough alone.

    Also, I think any girl who can spot a winner while he's nobody and strick it out deserves half. Although, I grinned when found out Zuckerburg's wedding was the day after the IPO. The guy definitely didn't let love get in the way of prudence.
  24. Dr Wario

    Dr Wario Hey you! Want to try this pill?

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    308
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    People like you epitomize why American men like to date Asian women.
  25. Kleon280

    Kleon280

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Messages:
    11
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    I would say that you are a terrible person, but you say it so much more eloquently than I ever could.
  26. KARM12

    KARM12 Super Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,378
    Location:
    East
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    They met long before he had money. She completed med school and is starting residency.
  27. owlegrad

    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine Staff Member Administrator SDN Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    16,587
    Location:
    Locked in the basement
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Pharmacist SDN Published Author hSDN Member SDN 5+ Year Member
    How can that be true? He is rich, there is no need to finish med school. Maybe she is afraid that he will "trade up" so she is doing a residency as a backup? Only thing that makes any sense.
  28. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Staff Member Administrator SDN Senior Moderator Lifetime Donor Partner Organization

    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Messages:
    22,691
    Location:
    Cube Farm
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Pharmacist SDN Partner SDN Published Author NCPA Kappa Psi SDN 7+ Year Member
    SHC... you wonder why you have trouble with relationships and boys. You might consider whether you have your priorities out of whack. Looks are not everything. Long term, they probably aren't even important.
  29. BrightLight

    BrightLight

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Messages:
    297
    Location:
    depends on how drunk I am
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    So a thread about pharmacy surplus has turned into how ugly Mark Zuckerberg's wife looks :confused:
  30. rxlea

    rxlea Unicorn in training Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    13,186
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN Published Author NCPA hSDN Member hSDN Alumni SDN 5+ Year Member
    this is the pharmacy forum after all.
  31. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Removed

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    6,118
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    Compare to other Asian women she is at the bottom 25% at best.

    I am terrible b/c I don't find someone attractive? So in order for me to be a good person I must think everyone is hot? :laugh: I don't get the logical here. :rolleyes:
  32. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Removed

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    6,118
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    I wasn't hating I was just confused as to how 16 billion dollars could only buy that...If he was dating a supermodel than I would be like okay cool.

    That's why I always use this on my Louboutins....;)

    [​IMG]
  33. Its Z

    Its Z Retired

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,750
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Great.....high school lives on
  34. SHC1984

    SHC1984 Removed

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2007
    Messages:
    6,118
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    I have a book called "Hollywood is like High School with Money." I'll let you borrow it if you wanna read it. :)
  35. Its Z

    Its Z Retired

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,750
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    No plans to live in Hollywood.
    If physical beauty and money are what define your life, I hope you never age beyond 35.
  36. Its Z

    Its Z Retired

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    4,750
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    And Zuckerbergs wife is a Harvard grad who just graduated from UCSF Med school. She is a pleasant looking girl and a brain to surpass most. She can probably carry on a conversation with zuckerberg. Much rather see this than see him with a fake gold digging bimbo with bought breasts and spray on tan.
  37. ancienbon

    ancienbon

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    233
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    So true and inspiring. Some folks are just jealous.They have to know he had met her before becoming a multibillionaire. She may not be the best looking girl, but she has a brain.
  38. rph3664

    rph3664

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,848
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Like the wife of Phar-Mor's CEO? That company was worse than CVS.
  39. browneyes021

    browneyes021

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    275
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    And brains should always win over beauty. Beauty fades but intelligence is forever. And anyway with women who are beautiful but have no substance, they'll get cheated on when the man opts for an average looking woman with substance and the same goes for the other way. But Zuckerberg's wife is pretty to me especially since she is still continuing her education and not relying on his money.
  40. xXRAYNEXx

    xXRAYNEXx

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    SoCal
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    NCPA SDN 2+ Year Member
    She's far from ugly. Her intelligence makes her quite hot to me. She probably has good personality too.

    Sent from my PC36100
  41. 124bbb

    124bbb

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    60
    Location:
    dirty south
    Status:
    MD/PhD Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Agreed! Shiny and pretty are only entertaining for so long, but the sweet ones that are interesting keep me around. Also, SHC1984, sometimes the hottest women are the ones who know they're hot but usually like to pretend they haven't noticed. ;) Especially when they know they got us beat, but tell us how great we look anyway. :D
  42. rxlea

    rxlea Unicorn in training Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    13,186
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    SDN Published Author NCPA hSDN Member hSDN Alumni SDN 5+ Year Member
    I think Sparda and SHC should go out on a date. I'd pay for their steak dinners just to see what happens :smuggrin:
  43. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl brr

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    2,227
    Location:
    in an igloo
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    That would be awesome.
  44. mustang sally

    mustang sally

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,067
    Location:
    The middle of nowhere
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Sparda doesn't seem to be around much these days. I wonder if he is busy driving taxis or just studying for boards...
  45. Rockinacoustic

    Rockinacoustic

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    699
    Location:
    Charm City
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    I'd pay for the wine to make sure something does happen...
  46. Pharmacy Kid

    Pharmacy Kid LT Smash

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    524
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    Public Health Service SDN 5+ Year Member
    I shudder at the thought of them having kids.
  47. Pharmacy Kid

    Pharmacy Kid LT Smash

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    524
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    Public Health Service SDN 5+ Year Member
    Your offer, from the prospective of a guy like me, is plain and simple a
    crappy business deal. Here's why. Cutting through all the B.S., what you
    suggest is a simple trade: you bring your looks to the party and I bring
    my money. Fine, simple. But here's the rub, your looks will fade and my
    money will likely continue into perpetuity...in fact, it is very likely
    that my income increases but it is an absolute certainty that you won't
    be getting any more beautiful!

    So, in economic terms you are a depreciating asset and I am an earning
    asset. Not only are you a depreciating asset, your depreciation
    accelerates! Let me explain, you're 25 now and will likely stay pretty
    hot for the next 5 years, but less so each year. Then the fade begins in
    earnest. By 35 stick a fork in you!

    So in Wall Street terms, we would call you a trading position, not a buy
    and hold...hence the rub...marriage. It doesn't make good business sense
    to "buy you" (which is what you're asking) so I'd rather lease. In case
    you think I'm being cruel, I would say the following. If my money were
    to go away, so would you, so when your beauty fades I need an out. It's
    as simple as that. So a deal that makes sense is dating, not marriage.

    Separately, I was taught early in my career about efficient markets. So,
    I wonder why a girl as "articulate, classy and spectacularly beautiful"
    as you has been unable to find your sugar daddy. I find it hard to
    believe that if you are as gorgeous as you say you are that the $500K
    hasn't found you, if not only for a tryout.

    By the way, you could always find a way to make your own money and then
    we wouldn't need to have this difficult conversation.

    With all that said, I must say you're going about it the right way.
    Classic "pump and dump."
    I hope this is helpful, and if you want to enter into some sort of
    lease, let me know.
  48. SpirivaSunrise

    SpirivaSunrise Go Gators! Lifetime Donor

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    4,309
    Location:
    Off the coast of somewhere beautiful
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Pharmacist SDN Published Author SDN 7+ Year Member
    Luckily, not all women agree with said mentality.
  49. browneyes021

    browneyes021

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2007
    Messages:
    275
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    Never heard dating or marrying for money explained in that way and that's so true that a beautiful woman would be a depreciating item over time. But is SHC looking for an ideal mate who'll stay with her through the hard times or just pay for the materiastic things she desires?
  50. Momus

    Momus

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,392
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    Nice copy & paste Pharmacy Kid

Share This Page


About the ads