A low GPA and no prospects in NJ

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  1. BozoPharmD

    BozoPharmD

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    Where can I go? I'm dying for a job. Willing to travel anywhere in the country.
     
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  3. psychoandy

    psychoandy Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    "bozo pharmd" lives up to his name. have you considered the great state of Alaska?
     
  4. Momus

    Momus 7+ Year Member

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    Announce yourself at craiglist "willing to work for $30/hour" I am sure some cheap ass indy will hire you lol
     
  5. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    Geisinger in Danville or Wilkes-Barre, PA was hiring as of about 2 weeks ago. You should check if they're still hiring. The job seems good, just in the middle of nowhere. Also you can try Rite Aid in South Jersey (like Ocean City/Cape May area) or Eastern Shore MD or Vermont.
     
  6. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Wilkes-Barre, PA isn't exactly the middle of nowhere.
     
  7. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    It is compared to Philly/NYC, and I was more referring to Danville. But I think the job that they called me about actually is in WB, so that's not so bad.
     
  8. Caverject

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  9. LovelyGirl98

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    What exactly is your GPA?
     
  10. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Oh yeah, compared to NYC, it's nothing. I like it though, its a college town. My aunt and uncle live there. Uncle is a big wig over at their VA.
     
  11. Lnsean

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  12. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    Oh, if he's a pharmacist (or married to one) I may have met him. They make a really big deal in that place about people who know the applicant not being able to participate in any part of the application process for that applicant. I know one of their current residents and he told me that they didnt want him to participate in the interview, and the other resident showed me everything from the resident's perspective (and I guess evaluated me).

    If you're still looking for a job, I believe Geisinger is a clinical/staff hybrid. If you like Wilkes-Barre, it's worth checking out.
     
  13. homeslice

    homeslice 7+ Year Member

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    Does this carry the usual "town greater than 250,000 people" caveat?
     
  14. wtpharm81

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    If you are OK with an area less than 200,000, I know of a few cities hiring.

    Are you looking for retail or hospital?
     
  15. StevePerry

    StevePerry Banned 2+ Year Member

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    I like the way you think... keep sending all the new grads to Alaska, one way tickets of course
     
  16. rxlea

    rxlea Almost a unicorn Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Free igloo?
     
  17. StevePerry

    StevePerry Banned 2+ Year Member

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    lol!
     
  18. mustang sally

    mustang sally 10+ Year Member

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    The middle of nowhere
    The title of this thread seems to beg the question of the other thread (Does GPA matter).

    No job prospects are one thing, but GPA shouldn't matter too much, I would think.

    To the OP, I wish you best of luck on your job search. :luck: I know it is not a fun situation to be in.
     
  19. ACE Rx

    ACE Rx Super Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    GPA should matter to some extent. We don't want people out in the field and being in the media for incompetence and making everyone else look bad.

    On another note, I heard Alaska is hiring. If not, I also heard from a reliable source that Mexico is also hiring. No Pharm. D and 200k debt required. ;)
     
  20. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Nah, he's Chief of Staff.
     
  21. wtpharm81

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  22. BozoPharmD

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    The size of the town/population doesn't matter to me. As most of your are aware, there aren't many opportunities for work in the Northeast, unless you have the grades to do a residency, or a Pharm. D + years of experience. I'm not concerned with salary, I'm concerned with getting my foot in the door. I'd work at any hospital in any town, or take a retail position as long as it's full time.

    And to those that suggest I stuff myself in a box and ship it towards some mexican beach, where I can be an alternative controlled substance distributor, no thanks. I'd try stripping first. And yes, I'm a male.
     

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