The Slide Show above is from our friend Peon. Peon has gone above and beyond to support you in a professional life on the job. He deserves our gratitude.
Rite-Aid has made a significant tactical error with the 15 minute guarantee program. I suspect that the designers of this project are not pharmacists. I also suspect that the mid-management pharmacists acted as “Yes Men” because they fear for their jobs even more than the pharmacists in the stores worry. Rite-Aid could fire every single middle-manager, but they could not fire pharmacists and get away with it.
At this very moment: Rite-Aid stock shares sell for $1.03 That has got to tell you something. What kind of company would purposely alienate its most important employees by bullying them? Actually, that is easy to answer. The kind of company whose stock shares have sold for less than a 20 ounce soda for over a year.
Unwittingly, Rite-Aid has created the conditions that are ripe for “Rebellion”. I use that word “Rebelliion” because it fits. Not a violent “Rebellion”, but a very quiet “Rebellion”.
Get this: Every single time you step away from the “Prescription Mill” and engage in an independent professional activity, YOU ARE ENGAGING IN A PROFOUND REVOLUTIONARY ACT. You are stepping away from the strict piece-work role where Rite-Aid wants you to stay and you are acting as a medical professional. The key word is ”independent”. You are a professional. You can act independently. You have that discretion. Remember, you have the law on your side.
It can be as simple as this. You leave the “Prescription Mill” and you walk over to the register. Mrs. Wisacki, an elderly widow, is there.
“Mrs. Wisacki, I notice that it has been 50 days since you last got your Avapro and it is a 30 day supply. Are you taking it every day like you are supposed to.?”
Mrs. Wisacki looks at her hands and mutters, “Every other day. I’m in the donut hole.”
“I’ll tell you what I’m going to do. I’ll call your doctor and see if we can switch to Losartan. It’s generic. It will be less expensive.”