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What if my co-workers are pharmacists? Obviously I would have to work with a pharmacist in order for them to write me a LOR. Does anyone know if LORs from co-workers that are pharmacists are ok? I'm a little confused by this :confused:
 

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I think pharmacists are considered your "superiors", not your "co-workers" if you are a clerk or a tech. My boss wrote me a LOR and no schools complained. They are in the best position to evaluate with you if you work for them!
 

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Get those LORs from pharmacist. Those pull a lot of weight with the ADCOMs. Also as a another point, if you know a pharmacist that is an alumnus of the school you are applying to that would be great!
 

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It's recommended to have a LOR from a pharmacist and one of you science professors.

I'm getting one from a preceptor for my top choice. How friggin sweet is that?!
 
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thanks, I was sort of confused by that. My dilemma is I don't really have any professors that I feel could write a GOOD letter of rec for me. I've just had each professor for a semester. But on the other side, I have like 8 pharmacists to write me an LOR. I guess i'll just apply to the schools that don't require one from a professor. :cool:
 

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Get those LORs from pharmacist. Those pull a lot of weight with the ADCOMs. Also as a another point, if you know a pharmacist that is an alumnus of the school you are applying to that would be great!
Would the pharmacist need to work with you to have any effect? one of my cousins is a pharmacist and I'm thinking of having him write me a LOR
 

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Would the pharmacist need to work with you to have any effect? one of my cousins is a pharmacist and I'm thinking of having him write me a LOR
family members are not encouraged to write you a LOR. That's somewhat like cheating and they're bond to say something good. A family member isn't going to write you a bad LOR. I had two pharmacist write mine and it got me into pharmacy school.
 
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Actually sparta, yes. I had a friend who asked a professor he had for an entire year write him a LOR. He had gotten A's both semesters and felt he and the professor had a good relationship. The professor gave him the LOR and told him not to read it. Well, he read it, and it said awful things about him. It said he goofed around in class, and always showed up late. I don't know why the professor just didn't say "No". I don't think they would write anything like that about me, I just who I am.
 

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Actually sparta, yes. I had a friend who asked a professor he had for an entire year write him a LOR. He had gotten A's both semesters and felt he and the professor had a good relationship. The professor gave him the LOR and told him not to read it. Well, he read it, and it said awful things about him. It said he goofed around in class, and always showed up late. I don't know why the professor just didn't say "No". I don't think they would write anything like that about me, I just who I am.
Wow, that professor is an ***.

Now that I think about it, I hope my boss was in a good mood when he wrote mine. Hopefully he wrote it on one of his days off instead of like after 14 hours of hearing patient's bitching about medication prices.

My worst quality at work is probably that I am pretty much always 3-4 minutes late. Speaking of which, I better get going otherwise I am gonna be late.
 

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family members are not encouraged to write you a LOR. That's somewhat like cheating and they're bond to say something good. A family member isn't going to write you a bad LOR. I had two pharmacist write mine and it got me into pharmacy school.
Yeah but what if they never mention that they are family. Is it cool then?
 

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Yeah but what if they never mention that they are family. Is it cool then?
How would they say they know you, your work ethic, etc then? It makes much more sense to have someone that has actually worked with you. Otherwise, what do they say? "AngelaCL seems nice. She is probably nice to customers. She told me her grades and she seems smart too. I bet she is good at her job, though I don't really know."
 
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To have a family member write your LOR is very dishonest. If they clearly state no LORs from family members you shouldn't even consider it. Not only is it morally wrong, what if they did find out? My friends co-worker had a professor write his LOR that he never even took a class from. The addmissions office noticed it and withdrew his application for that year.
 

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Is it even possible to get a negative letter of recommendation? I mean, if you know you were going to get a negative LOR, why would you even ask that person for one?
Yeah, sometimes people will recommend someone "with reservations".