Pharmacists who were laid off or can't find a pharmacy job

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by crossurfingers, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. crossurfingers

    crossurfingers Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2004
    What other work are you doing until you land a pharmacist job? I'm trying to figure out my sh!t hits the fan plan but I don't have much backup for now so I need ideas. Did you go into loan deferment or forbearance? How does that affect your credit?
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  3. rph3664

    rph3664 7+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    My loans were long paid off, and I took a job at a call center because I got really bored. I quit that job after a week when I realized the place was nothing but a boiler room, and a lawyer I know who practices in that town told me that things at that place are worse than I could have imagined in just a week.

    I COULD NOT get a job doing anything else, because once they saw that pharmacy degree, I was pretty much told to GTFO and FOAD and not come back. :mad:
  4. Momus

    Momus 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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  5. Ackj

    Ackj 7+ Year Member

    Nov 25, 2008
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  6. Momus

    Momus 7+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  7. R xxx

    R xxx 5+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2011
    Have 6-12 months worth of living expenses stacked away just in case that happens. Easier said than done. Most people live from paycheck to paycheck. They know that it happens to other people and it MIGHT happen to them, but they don't ever think that it would.

    Defer your student loans if you need to.

    Get on unemployment if you got laid off. It won't be much, but better than nothing.

    Most importantly, do not spread yourself too thin by having a brand new car and a big mortgage.

    Move if needed for a job.

    I've had a number of odd jobs and I wouldn't mind doing them if needed to. Who knows...if I wasn't working for months, I might be really creative and open my own business. It won't be pharmacy related.
  8. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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  9. R xxx

    R xxx 5+ Year Member

    Jun 30, 2011
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    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

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  11. sap24

    sap24 2+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2009
    i was laid off in february and there are no jobs out there in nyc, nj or pa
    i am thinking of applying to mba programs to get out of this pharmacy rut
    please help me if you know anyone who is hiring?
  12. CYP3A4

    CYP3A4 P450 7+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2008
    Miami, FL
    Well, my scenario wasn't exactly being employed, I had a full time job immediately after school but i still wanted more experience so I spent almost a year trying to get a per diem hospital or retail position. So many doors closed in my face because I was a "newbie". Anyhoo, I ended up earning extra cash by using my BS degree. It was weird those few months because I felt like I was going "backwards" but I was still working in healthcare, just not as a pharmacist.
  13. LilBambuDancer

    LilBambuDancer 5+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Did you include your pharmacy education in the resume you submitted for your BS degree job? I also have a BS degree in something other than pharmacy. I do miss my old job (BS degree job) a little bit and want to do prn work, but I'm not sure what to put in my resume. I know they probably wonder what in the world a pharmacist is doing here, and probably won't give me the job for fear I wouldn't stay long due to the lower pay.
  14. Pharma7


    Mar 19, 2012

    Weis markets has a bunch of staff pharmacist and floater openings in pennsylvania if you look on their website.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  15. RoyalBean

    RoyalBean Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Madison, WI
    I was let go in December when the independent I was working at in Wisconsin closed with a two day notice. Despite being very well "networked" in the independent world, I was unable to find any work, eventually I just applied to any part time position I saw in a 30 mile radius of my house I just bought (I had to relocate to do take the previous job...). I actually got 3 Fill-in positions rather quickly. I only got rejected from one job. While I have nothing "scheduled" I have managed to average about 20-25 hrs a week and my summer is already booked at more than full time. I used to be a fanboy for the whole independent pharmacy world, but it is nice working for some bigger companies and finally cracking the $50 an hour rate, which the real world of pharmacy did more than a decade ago.

    I basically went three months without a paycheck, and I was able to survive on savings, since I was a student only 2 years ago, it was easy to go without buying stuff. I also paid my student loans ahead each month so my next payment wasn't due for a year, otherwise I would have had to defer them, since i had to pay my mortgage.

    If this happened to me again, I wish I would have just taken more of these fill-in type positions or per diem work right away instead of just sitting around looking for a full time job. I have pretty much stopped looking for a real job since I actually like the variety of going to different places every day, And for at least the next few months I have ~0.8 FTE worth of work lined up.

    I do miss playing on my laptop and watching TV during downtime at the independents I worked at though....
  16. fluorometholone

    fluorometholone 2+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    I know some stores in my chain hiring in PA if you want to live in the Philly suburbs. Managers aren't great but hey, it's a job.

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