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pharm vs. family

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by new2pharm, May 28, 2008.

  1. new2pharm

    new2pharm 2+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    as a pharm with a family, do you find it hard to balance the two? do you ever have to miss any soccer games etc. because of work or is it pretty easy to maneuver your work schedule around?
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  3. SexyPlexi

    SexyPlexi 2+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    To answer both of your posts, a large reason why there are (on average) more female pharmacy students than male students these days is because of the flexibility of the career. With any job that is open on evenings and weekends there are sure to be some conflicts with things like soccer games. But probably, for the most part, you will be able to still be active in your kids' lives. Lots of pharmacists work part time because it allows them to still make decent money and also be a mom and wife, etc.
  4. RxWildcat

    RxWildcat Julius Randle BEASTMODE! Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    You have to balance work and family with any job, but pharmacy is more flexible with scheduling as compared to most professions.
  5. soyroger

    soyroger New Member 5+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    First child was 6 weeks old when I started last year and it wasn't too hard to balance both, but since the wife stays home with her I figure my situation isn't much different than being a father with a day job. Now if I was a mother with a baby I seriously have no idea how I'd do things. Kudos to those who manage that successfully
  6. vardenafil

    vardenafil 10+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    it depends on where you work. i used to work at walgreens and they were a 24 hour store. i felt like i missed the first three years of my sons life. i worked 3 christmas in a row, i missed birthdays, holidays, ect... now i work at another chain pharmacy that is actually closed on holidays so its not so bad. but i do find that i still miss out on a lot. definatley not a 9 to 5 lifestyle. but not as bad as many other professions
  7. bananaface

    bananaface Pharmacy Supernerd Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    gone to seed
    Whether you get what you want will really depend on what situation you choose to work in, what your employer can actually do for you, and how reasonable and numerous your requests are.

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