Do most students work at their retail store on the weekends during rotations?

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I've been working at CVS for nearly 2 and a half years and I'm in my 5th year. I know for a fact that retail is not my goal after I graduate so any time spent working here is mainly for extra spending money.

With that being said, I don't mind working once a week during the school year (which is what I'm doing now), but when rotations begin next year in May I kind of want to stop working at CVS altogether and focus on my APPEs and applying for jobs in managed care after I graduate.

Should I continue to work at CVS once a week up until graduation or would I be able to essentially quit working after 5th year ends and still be able to get my license with no problems?
 

Sugoi Travis

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If I were you, I'd continue working for CVS and have it as a back up option in case if you don't happen to get a job in managed care.
 

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Why wouldn't you be able to get your license if you stopped working at cvs? Does your state require experiential hours? Have you satisfied this requirement?


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Even if you have no intention of working at CVS it'd still be nice to have the potential job offer in my opinion. It's be a good fall-back and a continuous internship is probably one of the most valueable components of a CV/resume... even if it isn't in the setting that you are aiming for.
 
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Even if you have no intention of working at CVS it'd still be nice to have the potential job offer in my opinion. It's be a good fall-back and a continuous internship is probably one of the most valueable components of a CV/resume... even if it isn't in the setting that you are aiming for.
I see, that is true. If I quit CVS at the start of my rotations I wouldn't have the opportunity to get a job offer from them. I should probably continue so that I can get that job offer as a back up.

The only reason you wouldn't get licensed is if you're from one of those states that required experiential hours outside of APPEs (PA comes to mind).
I am in PA, I need a certain amount of intern hours, from what I understand the process is not examined very closely, so I could tell my preceptor to say that I worked the amount of hours even if I didn't. My preceptor would do that for me since she is very lax, but if I just up and quit I won't have the luxury and would probably be left with incomplete hours.

I'm thinking I should just stick around until the end, do once a week on the weekend, even during rotations. I can make some money and I know of several others who do similar schedules so it's probably not that big of a deal.