Pharmacy Models and Hiring

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by amgen, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. amgen

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am a bit confused about how pharmacy managers/associates are paid

    I was speaking to a pharm manager at Shoppers Drug Mart (guessing is a franchise model? but I've heard that the pharmacy managers do not own the store and are just contract workers like what walmart does) and he was talking about how it was much cheaper for him to take on free interns rather than techs. My confusion is how would this matter for the manager since aren't they just holding a contract position with a SET salary why could it matter if it costs the company more money?

    Anybody inside SDM know?

    thanks
     
    #1 amgen, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. patmcd

    patmcd Senior Member
    Pharmacist 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    6
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Because he no doubt gets bonuses for meeting/exceeding budget and sales goals
     
  4. 1ive2die

    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    Yep, although associate owners don't "own" the store they do share in the store's profits. Revenue - Expenses = Profit. So if they keep expenses down the more $$$ for them.

    This is actually a pretty common practice at most SDMs including the one I volunteered at before getting into pharm. They always had interns, either pharmacy students or tech students. In fact there was usually only a paid tech there during the day. In the evening and night the pharmacy was pretty much run by interns and one pharmacist.
     
  5. EmuPro

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    Free interns? I don't know if I'm missing something here but why would any intern work for free?
     
  6. owlegrad

    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine
    Staff Member Administrator Pharmacist 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    20,745
    Likes Received:
    5,006
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    APPE, among other reasons.
     

Share This Page