I have been an intern at publix pharmacy for almost two years now and I was really excited at first. Now, what I see happening in Publix lets me know that I won't be working there for long besides a part time job while I find something else. 1) Publix doesn't care about the pharmacist. They are cutting hours and have pharmacist working in busy stores, with no technician help for half of the day. 2) Publix was suppose to be one of the more "relaxed" retail places to work but in reality, its getting to become just as bad as CVS and Walgreens. District Managers just walk in and start slamming you about FLU shots as if you are a salesman or something. I guess they want my pharmacist to just start stabbing people with needles and billing them, whether they want it or not. 3) When you ask them about your hours, they nicely tell you to shut up and just do your job. I am not even a pharmacist yet and I see what my future at Publix will be. I'm young in the profession and I just don't understand why the board isn't stepping in and implementing some ground rules for the retail environment. I am beginning to think the big corporate chains, the board, & pharmacy association are all in cahoots. I am not one of the debby downer posters, and I came into the profession very optimistic, but these are just my observations. On top of that, you have people that come up to the counter to ring up groceries and NOT picking up a prescription and if they complain, you get a call from your DM. There is just no respect in this retail setting anymore. My brother is a clinical pharmacist and he hates retail and now I get it. I just can't.