Job itself is not bad. I would not mind being a pharmacist for a couple of months but doing this for YEARS? I work over the counter so my experience is limited but I see the pharmacists doing almost the exact same thing every single day and they can easily be confused with the technicians. Of course, I expected this but it was not until I experienced it that I began to realize how unfulfilling this must be. Pharmacy is more of a job than a career. The 9-5 mentality is strong and it shows with most of the pharmacists I worked with; none of them actually want to be there. I used to only think about how I would be helping people. Turns out that I do not like being around the old, sick, fragile and frail. These people require a special level of sensitivity that I simply lack. Just by stocking the shelves, I became aware of some of the common problems that people suffer from, things that I never thought twice about (e.g, breathing problems, joint pain from arthritis that is so bad that they need special caps to open the bottle, adult diapers, etc..). Being constantly reminded of death, disease and surgeries can take its toll after a while. I suppose this is true of any health care professional except what difference does a pharmacist really make? They are a safety net and they tell you how to take your medication but that seems to be about all they can really do. The emphasis usually seems to be on speed and technicalities (e.g, how long will it take? does my insurance cover it?). Much like working in a McDonald's, Pharmacists just do what they are told with very little choice and virtually no autonomy. I can see why the profession is well suited for women; it is a job for people who would much rather follow than lead.