Many of you have figured out where I work two days a week. I am not going to publish that information yet. When the sale of one of our two houses closes, we will be gone. For weeks, I will be a Florida retired guy. I will wear shorts and get my hair cut when I want to. Good coffee in the morning with the papers. A scotch whiskey in the evening with Victoria. My Kindle, a table in the shade at the pool I like the most in the afternoon. I’ll take a bucket of ice and a jumbo Diet Coke. That is all I am going to do for weeks. My ambitions and a project will wait.
The company I have worked for treats their people very well, I believe. I am only in one spot, but I watched as a marginal, very slow older pharmacist was coached multiple times. I believed that he was a lost cause, but, the last I heard, he was still working. A pharmacy manager in his early 30s, was a lost cause. Really incompetent as a manager and not that good as a robo-dispenser. After 4 years of coaching and correcting, he was asked to step down. As far as I know, he is still working.
Then we have Big Evil, Big Stupid and here comes Wal-Mart.
I was a female Pharmacy manager, just turned 52, who was just recently
fired from Wal-Mart for a “Policy violation”. I worked in Flint MI. at
a Sam’s club for 7 years as the PIC. I Built the business on strong
trusting customer relationships. I was always there for my patients,
and my business grew.
I took pride in the customer service I gave. I was happy, loved my
job. Loved my co-workers. I would have done anything for Sam’s. I
literally would bend over backwards to help out my company.
Then, Feb 20th 2013, at 7pm right after my shift… My Pharmacy DM
showed up, with someone I had never seen before, he said, after you
close the pharmacy, you need to come and talk about a previous issue
in the pharmacy.. I said OK….then at 7pm I closed and I was taken
into the Office by my Pharmacy Supervisor, and the stranger from loss
prevention… and told I was terminated. Stone faced, inhuman,
uncaring, no explanation except for a “you left the Pharmacy from
5:38pm to 6:30 pm on 1/23/2013″. I said that doesn’t sound like me. I
would never just leave and go out in the store and waste time….
Where did I go? I am aware I am on 27 billion cameras within the club.
They would not answer me. I tried think back. Why would I do this?
Well, while I was sitting there stunned and blind sided .. I said to
them, I must have been doing CBL’s, in this very office.. It was
coming back to me. …It was a very cold sub zero week in Michigan
during January. I used the time of quiet to go do a learning module
that was late. I left my Tech in the pharmacy while I kept running
next door to click through the modules. I remember I kept coming out
and checking on her, She kept saying she was fine, no customers. Don’t
worry, all is fine. so I finished my modules. Little did I know, I was
putting the Death Nail in my Career with Sam’s. I thought I was using
my time wisely, getting things done, being efficient, as I NEVER have
time to get these Learning modules done. The modules don’t run on the
Pharmacy PC’s. So I have to do them on a different computer.
(by the way, these modules talk so much on discrimination, for age,
race, gender, etc.) How Ironic! I’m Female, and 52! The Male Rphs do
the same thing with no repercussions! The “Policy” has never been
enforced in my entire career with Wal-Mart as far as I know.. My male
co-worker were shocked. one told me he is shaking…physically shaking
right now ….because he leaves the pharmacy too!. and he hoped they
were not watching the cameras on him!
I had no Idea I was doing anything wrong..
So, I was in oblivion about the over supply of Rphs and how
frustrating the RPh job search can be… I am now trying to find
employment. I just have a BS in Pharmacy, no Pharm D…
I stumbled across your web-site because I was looking for Pharmacist’s
fired from Wal-mart, and looking to see if I had a discrimination
case. I have been learning so much about Pharmacist’s my age being
The thing is in my district area, Wal-Mart doesn’t fire the older men.
I was the oldest female they had.. as far as I know…..It is quite
fishy, as Wal-Mart called me and told me I am rehire able, but must
wait a year. they also admitted to me in a phone conversation, they
know my “Intent” was not bad..and they did not want to let me go. ???
They also admitted they took this up as far at the Wal-mart Vice
president of operations, and the Sam’s Vice president of operations…
both divisions…so strange….