I work in a hospital. So I have many jobs/positions/shifts. Some staffing. Some floor based. One satellite based. One ER shift I fill in PRN.
I don't love my job, because I don't like all the positions. And there are unreasonable metrics, ie: readmissions and HCAHPS that we are "responsible" for that pharmacy cannot in any way effect and get nasty emails about. But I know I am very fortunate to have a day shift (some evenings) job, one out of every 4 weekends, 6 weeks of PTO/vacation, and I have no residency. I definitely don't make what some make in community/retail practice. Reading the pay thread made me feel inadequate (that thread is the equivalent to a teenage male penis measuring competition).
But I still think that I make good money, without having to prostitute myself to the hell of CVS. I have a good life.
I like my job most of the time but dislike having no time for a life. I travel about 50% of the time but even when I was home a couple weeks ago my kids asked my wife if I was on a business trip because they hadn't seen me all week. I am up before they wake up, home after they are in bed. Not sure if I can do it much longer. But the actual work is interesting and usually enjoyable.
The best job I had was making ice cream and cakes all summer long when I was working at Coldstone Creamery. That honestly was the best job I ever had. Candy, ice cream, shakes, cakes, cool people to work with, no issues, no complaints. I was making $6.50/hr. F* pharmacy and all other jobs.
It's OK, not the best not the worst. I like my job security and benefits, dislike working every other weekend (hard to have a life that way) and being understaffed. I've been looking around for other jobs for ages, but unfortunately many jobs with openings have something wrong with them (bad hours, on call, low pay, etc...). Now I pretty much gave up trying to get another one.
Yes and no. My job is way better than those of retail chain pharmacists and it pays my bills. However, my dream is to design video games, I'm not so sure why I ended up being a pharmacist. I don't let any creative juices flow in the pharmacy field.