I do think that if you started up your own independent pharmacy that you'd be developing a heck of a lot more transferrable business skills than if you were a staff, floater or even PIC of a major retail chain. For the latter, you are simply a cog in the wheel that only sees part of the picture and will never get the opportunity to solve meaningful problems. What is the split between independent vs chain/grocery store pharmacists though? 10% vs 90%?This is entirely untrue. A good PIC of a successful pharmacy has shown themselves to be incredible business managers, managers of people, and resilient beyond belief. This is a great skill set to have and something to be proud of.
Now - I may agree that the weasel fill in rph who does everything to avoid accountability may be worthless.. but that is about as far as I would go
One of the greatest challenges I have ever taken on in my life was to build a successful retail pharmacy.