Can you work for CVS and Costco at the same time?

Mar 9, 2018
8
1
I'm working for CVS, but I am not getting enough hours. They promised me 30 per week, but I'm not even getting that much.

I sort of socially know the Costco manager. He said he's full, but he needs occasional help and says the staffing agencies are worthless. He said he could hire me to fill in for sick days or vacations.

Is it okay to work for CVS and CostCo at the same time? They aren't really in direct competition since Costco is a warehouse club that requires a paid membership.
 

zelman

10+ Year Member
Nov 27, 2009
3,680
3,442
Status (Visible)
  1. Pharmacist
I'm working for CVS, but I am not getting enough hours. They promised me 30 per week, but I'm not even getting that much.

I sort of socially know the Costco manager. He said he's full, but he needs occasional help and says the staffing agencies are worthless. He said he could hire me to fill in for sick days or vacations.

Is it okay to work for CVS and CostCo at the same time? They aren't really in direct competition since Costco is a warehouse club that requires a paid membership.
You can be fired for it (outside of California), so I wouldn't mention it to anyone.
 
About the Ads

Old Timer

10+ Year Member
May 16, 2007
4,384
1,513
Status (Visible)
  1. Pharmacist
Personally, I would do it so you get in the door with Costco..... Just don't get caught
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

johnpharm01

2+ Year Member
Feb 16, 2018
671
581
Status (Visible)
  1. Pharmacist
There was a middle aged pharmacist I used to work with that secretly worked part time at Costco. Then he up and left for them one day when a FT offer came his way. He managed to not get caught.

This what I would do. CVS offers you employment at 30 hours, doesn't keep that offer. Who the hell cares what CVS wants.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

Lnsean

10+ Year Member
May 26, 2009
2,367
1,617
Status (Visible)
  1. Medical Student
Just do it and not tell anyone...don't even care what CVS thinks...they don't even think about you.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

zelman

10+ Year Member
Nov 27, 2009
3,680
3,442
Status (Visible)
  1. Pharmacist
I'm in California. So they can't enforce a non-compete rule here???
Yes. But, while you can’t be fired for that reason, you can be fired for no reason. You should be prepared to litigate to come out ahead if you are fired for no reason.
 

BidingMyTime

Lost Shaker Of Salt
10+ Year Member
Oct 2, 2006
4,012
3,227
Illinois
Status (Visible)
  1. Pharmacist
Is it okay to work for CVS and CostCo at the same time? They aren't really in direct competition since Costco is a warehouse club that requires a paid membership.

FYI, legally (at least in my state, probably many others), the paid membership can not be required to use the pharmacy, so if non-members want to use Costco solely for the pharmacy, Costco legally has to let them. So, yes, they are (at least technically) in direct competition with CVS.)

As others have said, you could be fired if caught, for violating the non-compete clause (which I would think Costco also has....although the manger is apparently willing to ignore it for you.) Up to you, if you think the benefits are more than the risks....personally, I wouldn't risk the steady 20hr/week job for a PRN job.
 
Dec 8, 2017
91
72
Status (Visible)
  1. Pharmacist
Don't tell CVS. And hope your Dm isn't one of those that wander in to all the local pharmacies to check out the competition. They will fire you if you get caught.
 

zelman

10+ Year Member
Nov 27, 2009
3,680
3,442
Status (Visible)
  1. Pharmacist
FYI, legally (at least in my state, probably many others), the paid membership can not be required to use the pharmacy, so if non-members want to use Costco solely for the pharmacy, Costco legally has to let them. So, yes, they are (at least technically) in direct competition with CVS.)

As others have said, you could be fired if caught, for violating the non-compete clause (which I would think Costco also has....although the manger is apparently willing to ignore it for you.) Up to you, if you think the benefits are more than the risks....personally, I wouldn't risk the steady 20hr/week job for a PRN job.
Costco doesn’t have a non-compete because all (non-PIC) RPhs in most markets are per diem. CVS has a non-compete, but not in California. So in the case of OP, it should be fine to work for both.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Momus

10+ Year Member
Apr 2, 2008
4,151
2,494
Status (Visible)
  1. Pharmacist
I'm in CA. Know at least 3 ppl gone because working 2 jobs for per diem indies & per diem kaiser outpatient. Employment is at will. They really don't need a just reason to lay you off.
 
Last edited:
This thread is more than 2 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.
About the Ads