rx1983

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Does anyone know what is happening to pharmacy floaters who currently work 80 hours per pay period with the drastic hour cut? My home store is 24 hours and is going to be open 8-midnight M-F 9-6 Sa 10-6 Su starting 9/21. We're 19 days before that and I haven't been told anything! Has anyone in a similar situation been told anything?
 

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When CVS did it two years ago, they all got reduced to 30 hours with the exception of the floaters that are really good at their jobs. If I had to guess, there is no direction from corporate and they are letting the DMs/RMs take the heat.
From what I've heard through the rumor mill it sounds like floaters who stay on will get 24 hours per week, 6 shifts per pay period, and might be able to pick up shifts above that. It's just incredible the short notice... I have a 3 month old at home and a wife who isn't quite back to work from maternity leave.
 
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Be a fast, nice and helpful pharmacist when you float to other stores. Ask other pharmacists' phone number. In a month you will probably have a great number of connections within Walgreens. Tell the other pharmacist to text you when they need a day off or need a two-day pharmacists. If you are good, when opening comes, Rph managers will ask for you. Our new schedulers turn down our PTO requests and we are struggling to find Rph to switch shifts or cover us.
 
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Your first mistake is to think that they give a single damn about any of us. We are a means to an end for them. If you work for a large pharmacy corporation, your job is not secure. Period.


Yeah, my friend spoke to a corporate lawyer once. The lawyer basically told my friend that corporate could give two sh!ts about us. They don't even view us as people, just a number... sometimes even less than that. We are just an obstacle/problem that's preventing them from making more money. Basically we should expect things to get worse.
 
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Our new schedulers turn down our PTO requests and we are struggling to find Rph to switch shifts or cover us.


They do that as leverage...not because they don't have anyone.

Source: Been with the company for 7 years and through 4 schedulers.
 
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