I have received a number of emails at my private email address (the one published here) from pharmacists (at least they claim to be pharmacists) who want to know why I allow pharmacists to camp out in the “Comments” and whine and complain. They tell me that the whiners and complainers should be doing something about it rather than just visiting sites where they can basically spend too much time metaphorically digitally jerking off .
I had one woman tell me that she would commit suicide rather than humiliate herself in such a manner. I asked and she told… She is the PIC of a pharmacy in a very small grocery chain in the middle of nowhere. The map shows that her town is almost 200 miles from the closest town with a chain drug store. I accused her of being insensitive. I told her that she needed to spend just one Monday morning, from 8:00 AM to 12:Noon, with the Lead Technician out sick, in your shoes. She wrote back that she had been a pharmacist for 12 years and, from experience, she knows that it cannot possibly be what you guys describe. I asked her why she did not express her feelings with a response in a comment here. She told me that she would not lower herself. She is a dignified woman who is professional in her work.
Poor girl. She just might commit suicide if she had to make her living at Big Evil or Big Stupid.
My knee-jerk was to just tell her to “Eat Me”, but I behaved. What I told her was this.
The pharmacists who write comments here are strong and decent people who see injustice and want to change it. They can’t help it that, right now, they are swimming in the rapids and barely know which end is up. Working conditions are one thing, but now they are seeing their brothers and sisters being killed off. They are being taken out back and being shot in the head. Damn good, veteran pharmacists are being fired simply because they are veterans. They are being fired because they are women. They are being let go because they have earned too much vacation, because the metrics suffer while they are counseling.
These pharmacists are good men and women who did absolutely nothing wrong. They are being treated like galley slaves, factory-floor piece-work workers. They are decent human beings who want to help people, but all the MBA Masters of the Universe see are “The numbers”.
So, I ended up advising that she Eat Me. I suggested that if she pay attention to the comments that some of you may want to explain further.
“Whistleblower” continues to offer his help with employment law. Why aren’t you contacting him if you have been terminated unfairly? Is it because you do not know how to contact him?
I found this message in the comments. Paul Garbarini is a Boston Lawyer on the faculty at Northeastern College of Pharmacy. (I believe that is current) He has been Legal Counsel for The Pharmacy Alliance since the beginning.
Contact me at 413-727-8191 regarding your desire to file a complaint with a BOP.
Paul Garbarini, R.Ph, Esq.
It is all out there, you guys. What was the quote from revolutionary times? We either all hang together or we will certainly hang separately. Jay Pee