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I was chilling in East LA and went to walgreens to get a beer. I noticed the door was broken in with looters all over . Took my low rider to CVS, same crap. Anyone else near or work at a CVS or Walgreens that got kicked in and basically closed for a month or so.
 
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A Rite Aid in downtown Sacramento (near Capitol Mall) got hit and set on fire

Think of the HIPAA notifications and DEA/BOP reporting if your pharmacy is hit. Nice
 
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A Rite Aid in downtown Sacramento (near Capitol Mall) got hit and set on fire

Think of the HIPAA notifications and DEA/BOP reporting if your pharmacy is hit. Nice
Sacramento midtown: PUCCI's pharmacy got broken in, and the pharmacy I part-time at was broken in too. They are targeting pharmacies. Broadway walgreens is closed, so as Natomas walgreens. I guess Walgreens next to the medi center should be closed too since that's the worst area of Sacramento
 

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Sacramento midtown: PUCCI's pharmacy got broken in, and the pharmacy I part-time at was broken in too. They are targeting pharmacies. Broadway walgreens is closed, so as Natomas walgreens. I guess Walgreens next to the medi center should be closed too since that's the worst area of Sacramento

What is going to happen? If you can’t work, will they still pay you?
 
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Sacramento midtown: PUCCI's pharmacy got broken in, and the pharmacy I part-time at was broken in too. They are targeting pharmacies. Broadway walgreens is closed, so as Natomas walgreens. I guess Walgreens next to the medi center should be closed too since that's the worst area of Sacramento

Seems like all of the "temporarily closed" Walgreens identified by Google maps search were affected. Includes Mack Rd (ghetto), Arden/Howe (proximity to ghetto) along with midtown Broadway and Natomas Wags (proximity to DHA) as you mentioned. National Guard rolled in yesterday and there's a curfew now.
 

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I know this forum likes to bash cvs/walgreens but this is just idiotic

Why is this idiotic? I am not bashing them, I am looking at it from a business standpoint. Many companies have laid off employees or even gone out of business due to Covid-19. Now stores are being looted and destroyed. They will not reopen overnight. Do you think Macy's and Cheesecake Factory will recover from this? Retail pharmacies are not immune to layoffs. $45-50/hr is the market rate for new hire pharmacists so this is a realistic scenario.

I would like to hear what you think will happen. Do you think CVS/Walgreens will continue to pay pharmacists who work in looted/destroyed stores?
 
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Chains might lay people off but they won't hire to replace those laid off specifically given that many locations affected might not be worth reopening.

In that case, what I said was idiotic to think that new pharmacists would get hired as replacements. Your scenario of not hiring any replacements at all is even more realistic.
 

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Why is this idiotic? I am not bashing them, I am looking at it from a business standpoint. Many companies have laid off employees or even gone out of business due to Covid-19. Now stores are being looted and destroyed. They will not reopen overnight. Do you think Macy's and Cheesecake Factory will recover from this? Retail pharmacies are not immune to layoffs. $45-50/hr is the market rate for new hire pharmacists so this is a realistic scenario.

I would like to hear what you think will happen. Do you think CVS/Walgreens will continue to pay pharmacists who work in looted/destroyed stores?
what you said is idiotic because they will not fire the old staff just to hire new ones, and yes they will pay if you are working (what kind of question is that?)
if you meant if they will still pay the employees when the stores are closed, I doubt it because too many stores are being affected nationally... if it was just a few then yes they may pay or they may relocate you to work at different stores
 

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what you said is idiotic because they will not fire the old staff just to hire new ones, and yes they will pay if you are working (what kind of question is that?)
if you meant if they will still pay the employees when the stores are closed, I doubt it because too many stores are being affected nationally... if it was just a few then yes they may pay or they may relocate you to work at different stores

I am talking about the stores that got looted/destroyed. They will not reopen immediately, it may take months or over a year. Or if they get burned down, they may not reopen at all. You think they will keep their employees that long? I never said they would fire employees, I said laid off - there is a difference. If a store is shut down or destroyed for several months, how long can other stores absorb their hours? The schedule is already cut down to the bone. They already planned to cut hours across the nation this month before the destruction and closures occured.
 

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I am talking about the stores that got looted/destroyed. They will not reopen immediately, it may take months or over a year. Or if they get burned down, they may not reopen at all. You think they will keep their employees that long? I never said they would fire employees, I said laid off - there is a difference. If a store is shut down or destroyed for several months, how long can other stores absorb their hours? The schedule is already cut down to the bone. They already planned to cut hours across the nation this month before the destruction and closures occured.

no it will not take that long to reopen unless the protests last that long, but if it actually last that long then we have whole other problems to deal with

what you initially said was they will just reopen with new grads, if you want to add in any other stipulations then of course it may change what may happen
 
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no it will not take that long to reopen unless the protests last that long, but if it actually last that long then we have whole other problems to deal with

what you initially said was they will just reopen with new grads, if you want to add in any other stipulations then of course it may change what may happen

How do you know how long it will take to reopen? If a store is burned down, how long will that take to reopen?
 

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How do you know how long it will take to reopen? If a store is burned down, how long will that take to reopen?

I can ask you the same question lol

one of the stores in my district was broken in to and they are talking about possibly reopening soon... where did you get your information that it will take over a year if the protests doesn't last that long?

and like I said if you want to add in more details and stipulations then of course things will change but it doesn't change the fact your original comment was stupid
 

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Why are people targeting pharmacies?

Uh because they have drugs....much better than a towel set from Target. My friend in San Fran had a sister store at Wags get looted. They trashed the whole place and forced the control safe open and stole all the fun meds out of the store. I saw pics....place is totally wrecked.
 
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where did you get your information that it will take over a year if the protests doesn't last that long?

Remember the one in Baltimore that was destroyed? That one took 11 months.

 

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LoL we are on a pharmacy forum, do we really have to explain? There is hundreds of thousands of dollars of inventory back there. I hear the yellow pills have a street value of $5-10/pill. Or they just wanna use the drugs themselves.
It’s an interesting discussion to have nevertheless. If it’s about CII, then perhaps destroying the stock would help?
 
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They go after much more than CIIs. You got your benzos, tramadol, Tylenol #3, muscle relaxers, "purple drank", gabapentin/Lyrica, clonidine, even Tussin.

It's a real shame if a pharmacy burns down and people can't get their diabetes and the like meds. I'm just thinking that getting rid of meds that are sought after by looters may perhaps help the situation. Perhaps not
 

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It's a real shame if a pharmacy burns down and people can't get their diabetes and the like meds. I'm just thinking that getting rid of meds that are sought after by looters may perhaps help the situation. Perhaps not

Where would they put them? It's not like you can legally just take them out of the store to hide somewhere.
 
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Someone here got called while on duty to shut the gate for his 24hr store. You think he had time to send back drugs before closing the gate? UPS is not going to drive through a riot to make a pickup.

Obviously this has to be done in advance. Target by me boarded up even though we have had no looting in our area. A doc I know owns a gun store and he has to remove his stock every time there is a hurricane coming. It would make financial sense for chains to prevent looting vs rebuild the stores.
 
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Obviously this has to be done in advance. Target by me boarded up even though we have had no protests in our area. Small business owners are removing their stock from stores. It would make financial sense for chains to prevent looting vs rebuild the stores.

You can't predict when looting will occur. But these menaces are looting cheesecake and toilet paper so pharmacies will be hit regardless. My local news showed a local eye exam center that was destroyed. No business is safe.
 
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Why is this idiotic? I am not bashing them, I am looking at it from a business standpoint. Many companies have laid off employees or even gone out of business due to Covid-19. Now stores are being looted and destroyed. They will not reopen overnight. Do you think Macy's and Cheesecake Factory will recover from this? Retail pharmacies are not immune to layoffs. $45-50/hr is the market rate for new hire pharmacists so this is a realistic scenario.

I would like to hear what you think will happen. Do you think CVS/Walgreens will continue to pay pharmacists who work in looted/destroyed stores?
Don't stores have insurance for this?
 

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It's a real shame if a pharmacy burns down and people can't get their diabetes and the like meds. I'm just thinking that getting rid of meds that are sought after by looters may perhaps help the situation. Perhaps not

The looters will just tear apart the whole pharmacy looking for the fun drugs if they find the safe empty.
 
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