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Which is the best retail pharmacy to work for?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by freshbeatschris, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. freshbeatschris

    freshbeatschris New Phuture
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    All you pharm techs out there, who loves their job and why?

    Chris
     
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    The one that will hire you, and work around your school schedule.

    ...within a chain, non-24 hr stores are better, so you don't get stuck working on X-Mas or T-Day.
     
  3. npage148

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    Actually, im working for a 24 hours store and it works out very good. They are more flexiable when it comes to hours. I have class till 5-6 4 nights of the week. If the store closed at 9, id be getting maybe 2-3 hours as night at the job which is a waste IMO. I will work till 11 making the shift a 4-5 hours shift which is nice. Plus the night pharm will love you more than their significant other if you are willing to work to 11

    A 24 hour store by name has longer weekend hours so you can have more time to work then too. If the schedule maker doesnt hate you he/she will not make you work on holidays. I'm on rather good terms with mine and she gives me off pretty much anytime i need given i help her out when she needs it. Plus working x-mas night isnt that bad especially if you do all your celebrations in teh morning

    What will make a store best is who you work with. I like my store, but other people hate at the same chain will hate their store. Just avoid a drive through (they are the devil) and upper class suburban stores (bitchiest costomers IMO)
     
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  4. kevintech

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    Do you pharm-techs get paid extra for working on holidays?
     
  5. Carboxilic774

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    I like your questions!!!!
    I might be getting a job as a pharm tech but they have requested a credit check...do you think they wont't hire me if my credit is only fair.
    THANK YOU
     
  6. TyrannosaurusRx

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    A credit check!? How weird. Are you applying for educational assistance or something? I can't imagine not getting hired over something as silly as bad credit. They're giving you money, not loaning you money. If they don't hire you, try another pharmacy.
     
  7. julierx

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    I work in a hospital, and on certain holidays (thanksgiving, christmas, etc.) I get paid time and a half.
     
  8. Carboxilic774

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    At first they said it was going to be a "background check" which is fine, but the reading the disclosure form, it says they will do a "cosumer report".
    No they are not giving me anything... I wish they were... I am only planning to work there part time since they won't pay me much.
    Maybe I am just worrying too much, we will see...
    THANK YOU
     
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    I work in HR right now, so I can answer this. They aren't actually doing a credit check. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that paper you read be given to every person you run a background check on, whether it be criminal, motor vehicle, workers comp, credit, etc. They would only legally be allowed to run a credit check if they asked you beforehand and you knew that you were signing the authorization form knowing that they were running your credit.

    Geez, I hate HR. I need to get into Pharm school soon before I go crazy!
     
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  11. bananaface

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    A good store is generally defined by the manager in charge, not the name on the outside. I always look at what questions I am being asked in an interview. If I am being put through a rigorous selection process, I know that my manager has high standards for everyone on staff. The shortest interview I had was about 2 minutes long. I was asked if I had a licence and when I could start. I declined the position. They didn't even screen for criminal history or ask why I left my last job.
     
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  12. freshbeatschris

    freshbeatschris New Phuture
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    Totally off the subject, but your avatar really turned me upsidedown for a moment. That's pretty groovy!
     
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    :love: :love: Target :love: :love:

    I adore my job because it's not Eckerd...

    ...that and my PM is really awesome...
     
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    WALLY WORLD IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    TWO YEARS NOW, AND STILL ENJOYING IT.(for it to be retail)
     
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  16. freshbeatschris

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    A few questions...

    Do you have a drive thru?

    How many scripts would you say you do on an average day?

    Is your pharmacy 24 hours?

    Thanks in advance. I'm just really trying to get a feel for the different retail options out there.

    Chris
     
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