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I was wondering if there are any pharmacists on here that are doing the new work at home position for walgreens and if so do you like it? Right now I have the option of staying in a store or working at home but I would really like to know if any one has experienced it.
 

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I was wondering if there are any pharmacists on here that are doing the new work at home position for walgreens and if so do you like it? Right now I have the option of staying in a store or working at home but I would really like to know if any one has experienced it.
I've never heard of this. Does the pharmacist need to work a certain amount of hours in a day, or verify a certain quota of scripts? Do they always work at home, or split between home and in store? Is pay affected?
 

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basically you just review prescription orders from home and look at DURs. Sounds good but maybe boring and monotonous at the same time.....
 
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I have two friends who are doing this; both started a couple weeks ago and got the systems installed at home. From what I understood, it's launching in Florida, and then will be rolled out to the rest of the country.

One of them is doing it part time (she works full-time at an inpatient hospital); the other is doing it full-time in split shifts (i.e. 4 hours in the morning, then a break, then 4 hours in the evening).

I'll see them next week and ask them how it's going!
 

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Are they paid like normal pharmacist?
 

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I am a [email protected] person for walgreens cpo and its great... the pay is no different and its comfortable... sometimes though it can get lonely but if your not happy with it you can always go back to the facility with no problems...
 

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I am a [email protected] person for walgreens cpo and its great... the pay is no different and its comfortable... sometimes though it can get lonely but if your not happy with it you can always go back to the facility with no problems...
is it possible to work at cpo AND at home? just to alleviate the boredom once in awhile. also, how does POWER work for the 24 hr stores? are there overnight pharmacists at cpo?
 

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Simple question for cpo pharmacists and techs, how are the cpo's allowed to dump labels on the stores at the end of the night? I don't get it.

Here's the process at the store-level:
- about 1 hour to close, we finally start to get caught up with the work for the day. Hallelujah.
- 30 min to close... 40-60 labels pop out with tomorrows date on them. wtf.
- floater pharmacist flips out and tells the tech not to fill them.
- floater tech flips out too and says "no problem".
- morning pharmacist walks in to see 50 labels left on the printer.
- early bird patients come in and get pissed when the prescription they dropped off the day before still isn't filled.
- God forbid we don't have the medication in stock.

This isn't an isolated incident. It happens like clockwork every day 30 min to close. We've been keeping a record of it and sending it to the DM. But I just wanna know what's going on at your end when the decision is made to do that. Thank you in advance.
 

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**crickets**
What do you want us to say that hasn't been said 1000 times? Sucks to be a Walgreens pharmacist. I am sure they are to tired from running the cash register, the drive through (both lanes), the inwindow and answering the phones all day to come on here and comment.
 

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is it possible to work at cpo AND at home? just to alleviate the boredom once in awhile. also, how does POWER work for the 24 hr stores? are there overnight pharmacists at cpo?
yes.... you just have to let your team lead know.... and the CPO building is open 24 hours a day.... so you always have order entry people, resoultion specialists and rphs... there are so many shifts to choose from to.... if people would just try stuff and not be so hung up on their old ways and allow CHANGE in their life it will work and they will see the positive of things... but for some reason people view change as a bad thing... also one piece of advice or shall i say info... the customers that are entering their refills on the automatic refill system and say that it does not work or they have problems entering it and its the systems or computers fault is wrong.... How is it that my dear grandmother who has aged so beautifully has no problems entering her refill on the phone EVER!!!... some of the customers do not listen, that is the answer!!! so if they dont want to take a second to follow the prompts then they will just have to wait to be personally helped!
 

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yes.... you just have to let your team lead know.... and the CPO building is open 24 hours a day.... so you always have order entry people, resoultion specialists and rphs... there are so many shifts to choose from to.... if people would just try stuff and not be so hung up on their old ways and allow CHANGE in their life it will work and they will see the positive of things... but for some reason people view change as a bad thing... also one piece of advice or shall i say info... the customers that are entering their refills on the automatic refill system and say that it does not work or they have problems entering it and its the systems or computers fault is wrong.... How is it that my dear grandmother who has aged so beautifully has no problems entering her refill on the phone EVER!!!... some of the customers do not listen, that is the answer!!! so if they dont want to take a second to follow the prompts then they will just have to wait to be personally helped!
Again, I have to call bull---- on this one too. Of course customers and pharmacists alike hate this model, it makes absolutely no sense from an actual service standpoint. If Wag's were changing by adding MORE pharmacists and technicians to each store and implementing SAFER measures, would any of us be complaining about "CHANGE"? Seriously, people hate bad changes and welcome good changes -- saying that people just hate change is like me replacing your '09 Range Rover with a '92 Ford Tempo, then when you get pissed, telling you that you must just hate change because the Tempo gets better gas mileage and is therefore the better vehicle.
 

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If you're data reviewing at the CPO, have fun only doing one part of the prescription. There's days where I'm told you are verifying the patient's name on the script and that's the only part of the script you verify the whole shift.
 

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if people would just try stuff and not be so hung up on their old ways and allow CHANGE in their life it will work and they will see the positive of things... but for some reason people view change as a bad thing...


"Don't worry, my Hebrew friends...CHANGE is good! Trust me...you'll like life more...you get free star patches!"
 

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yes.... you just have to let your team lead know.... and the CPO building is open 24 hours a day.... so you always have order entry people, resoultion specialists and rphs... there are so many shifts to choose from to.... if people would just try stuff and not be so hung up on their old ways and allow CHANGE in their life it will work and they will see the positive of things... but for some reason people view change as a bad thing... also one piece of advice or shall i say info... the customers that are entering their refills on the automatic refill system and say that it does not work or they have problems entering it and its the systems or computers fault is wrong.... How is it that my dear grandmother who has aged so beautifully has no problems entering her refill on the phone EVER!!!... some of the customers do not listen, that is the answer!!! so if they dont want to take a second to follow the prompts then they will just have to wait to be personally helped!
You are an idiot. I proclaim you the Old Timer of Walgreens. Go somewhere else are spread your propaganda. If you had any clue about pharmacy you would know in 2 seconds how bad this program is.

POWER has one objective and one objective only. Increasing Walgreens bottom line by reducing labor dollars in the store. Everything else you have brought up is propaganda bull**** spewed out by Walgreens to cover up the real intention.
 
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Get out of the store! They fired about 60 techs in my area in 1 day. Yes count that, 60. And so that leaves most of the stores in the area one to one and a half techs per week (about 40 hours a week) to do the work of 3 to 5 people..
 
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when did you get hired for work at home, in comparison to when your store got power? do you have any more info on the at-home? wag really didn't tell us much. i've applied but haven't heard anything yet...
 
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Unearthing an old thread.

I am interested in seeing 2-3 years after this thread was initially created if there's any current CPO pharms here and their thoughts on the job, what it's like, etc

Thanks!.
 
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