Again. A Big Evil Summary Execution. “You Did A Good Job. Now, You Are Dead.” Is CVS an Iranian Company?

Jp Enlarged

So I’ve been reading your blog. I am wife to a pharmacist, daughter to a pharmacist, daughter-in-law to a pharmacist….and my husband, Pharm.D, twenty plus years just got canned from CVS-“It’s been wonderful working with you. Thank you for your years of service but we won’t be needing you anymore.” Shadowed him into the pharmacy to collect his personal items and sent him on his way-his final paycheck including accrued vacay hours came two days later….they replaced him with the intern he trained the year before. The girls in the pharmacy have been instructed to tell customers that he is on vacation. Balls.

We have little savings, a young son (started later in life), a $2,000 a month COBRA bill and a mortgage…..and no paycheck. He’s been working relief hours for an independent  for basically tech wages while he applies and interviews. This is a guy who learned the trade from his Dad and Uncles who owned their own very successful shops-back in the day when the Pharmacist was revered as the most respected profession-his customers love him because he cares about their needs-he treats them with dignity almost like they are actually PEOPLE….so counter to the attitude that the corporate oafs at CVS espouse.

He says he felt it coming-a couple years ago he got a $17,000.00 bonus-completely unexpected-but reward for increase in scripts-he’s a pharmacist with a following-I’m telling you, his customers love him. His DM told him that was a fluke and it will never happen again-his script numbers continue to increase yet no merit increases for 3 years, no more bonus…well, $4,000 this year and in spite of that $4,000 bonus they told him he wasn’t working hard enoough. A new district manager came into the picture and continually taunted my Rph with the threat of  ‘new graduates right around the corner that would love your job’.  He ignored the weight/glucose screening notices, opted to pay the $600 a year rather than let the corporates control his body too…and they needled him, broke him, picked and prodded until this man almost broke. I can’t tell you how many days he left the house saying he wasn’t going to the store he was going to drive off a bridge instead….so here we are , poor as church mice with a kid in private school and a tuition we can’t afford, in an economy that sucks in a city where independent pharmacies are being gobbled up like lays potato chips…and I have my husband back and he has his dignity and CVS can kiss my lilly white ass….and I still think that Pharmacists like my husband, like my dad and like my father-in-law are members of the most respected profession around….these new kids who don’t give a shit-they don’t get it and I don’t think they ever will if CVS is where they get their feet wet.

Thanks for your blog. For a couple of hours I was able to stop wringing the worry sponge so much. You made me feel good today. And tomorrow we start all over again!

I just checked the first three comments.  Great advice.  I am very proud of my blog, the forum we have here and the quality of the comments.  Attitudes have changed dramatically over the years.  You can look at the Archives and see when I started this.  You may want to click and read some of the comments from 8 years ago.  I do not see many whiners anymore.  That is all we got in the beginning, and for a few years after.  If I could pick a seminal time, it would be when we found out that CVS had fired the RPh with triplet boys.  That was really when “The Tribe” was becoming a reality.  Pharmacists dared to come away from the desert and to sneak into the thick forest where the predators were killing off our colleagues one by one.  20 years ago, CVS & Rite-Aid and Kroger could get away with this because it was practically in secret.  Don’t they know about the Internet?  We know what Big Evil and Big Stupid have done overnight if not sooner.  I do honestly believe that instant communication is Big Evil’s Achilles heel.  Because of the youngish pharmacist with triplets, a great deal of research was done.  We have names of attorneys.   There is a class-action lawsuit.  We have journalists who have written damning stories about CVS.  They are waiting for that big error, that big law-breaking-money-grabbing evidence so that can write a series that will get picked up by wire services.  It is far from over.  It is just beginning.  Stick together.  You are my tribe.  Do not disappoint me.  

 

28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. SeRPh  •  May 30, 2013 @12:36 pm

    First, if he has any documentation of those threats from his DM or any other information – gather it into a folder and keep it.

    Second, contact a lawyer. Are you in a right to work state? Could he have been discriminated against because of his age? Most lawyers will talk to you for free about your case up front – it doesnt hurt to ask.
    Thirdly – contact the firm of Bernabei & Wachtel:
    1775 T Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20009-7124
    tel.: (202) 745-1942 (ext. 252)
    fax: (202) 745-2627
    email: whelan@bernabeipllc.com

    They may be able to help you – or at the very least you can help them with another pharmacist who got screwed by CVS.

    Lastly – it sounds as if your spouse made a name for themselves in the community. That is good – very good. Have you thought about opening up your own independent pharmacy? Most wholesalers will help you with a loan – there are several other frequent visitors of this blog who can give you more info on that than I. If his patients (yes, PATIENTS, not customers) have a good relationship with him they will follow him, especially if he can get a spot near his old CVS.

    Patient relationships mean EVERYTHING in the pharmacy business. The name he has built for himself will serve him well should he choose to capitalize on it. And were I him, I would tell every patient of mine I came across exactly what happened – none of this ‘vacation’ bullshit. CVS realizes that scuttling your husband will sour their customer base toward them. GET THE TRUTH OUT. At the very least, it will hurt CVS – at the most, it could enhance your business prospects.

    I know this is a tough time for you – because two years ago my family and I went through a similar event when CVS fired me. I was 36, with a wife a triplet boys who were only two years old at the time. It was rough for us – I pounded the pavement for a couple months before I cobbled together three part time jobs to pay the bills. I was hired full time at my current job 3 months later.

    Now I work at a local health clinic, where our business through the pharmacy has increased 20% year-over-year since I started. Most of it I took from where? My old CVS where I was PIC for 5 years. My patients followed me – and yours will follow you. CVS letting me go was the best thing to happen to my family and I. We are much happier and I have a lot less stress. I tell anyone who will listen what happened to me and why they should avoid CVS and other ‘big-box’ pharmacies. I refer all the business I can to local independents if a patient cannot use our pharmacy.

    Good luck and God bless – better times are coming.

  2. Pharmaciststeve  •  May 30, 2013 @1:53 pm

    You might consider talking to one of the competitors of your “old store”.. you have a following.. and it could prove to be very valuable to a competitor and get you hired on.. so that they could start advertising … your “good old CVS RPH” .. is now at OUR PHARMACY … they may perceive that you have enough value to give you a multi-year work contract… or a sizable sign on bonus.. without any claw-back provision… if you leave…for any reason… If your following is a good as you say.. you could put a serious dent in CVS’ business at the store you where at.. the longer you wait.. your value may depreciate… strike while the iron is hot …

    IMO..these chain stores want to depersonalize and turn their Rx dept into a faceless commodity.. named CVS.. or WALGREENS .. or RITE AID … etc…etc… They also want “fresh meat” that has these huge debts so that they can mold them into mindless servants…

    Having owned my own store for 20 yrs… I would like nothing more than see another indy come on line.. but.. with Obamacare on the horizon.. there are a lot of unknowns…

    According to NCPA >50% of the existing indys – some 22 K.. are in towns of < 20 K population…

    Explore your options… legal & working for a competitor..
    I know that there is a huge "shock" that you have to get resolved… but.. getting even.. will help that shock dissipate more quickly…

  3. anonymous  •  May 30, 2013 @2:16 pm

    Similar situation for me. When you said he had a feeling, it’s usually backed up by words, emails. I have a feeling the DM was putting this into play with a set of emails, possibly some meetings. For anyone out there, be prepared. Trust no one in the store. At a big chain, rphs are being moved around like musical chairs and no one knows why. It is the rphs who have been complained about and in their partners’ opinion should have been shown the door a long time ago. The good ones either left a long time ago or are being forced to work with these bad rphs. I would personally contact the lawyer.

  4. Whistleblower  •  May 30, 2013 @6:30 pm

    If we can be of any assistance please give us a call. Thanks SeRPH for relaying the firm contact info.

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  5. MSDEMEANOR  •  May 30, 2013 @7:01 pm

    The way you are treated is simply supply and demand. You work at a business.Their job is profits. Fairplay has nothing to do with it. I am not saying that is bad but that is the way
    things work.
    Move on. In the long run i you will thank CVS for canning your husband.
    Remember its business.

  6. broncofan7  •  May 30, 2013 @7:19 pm

    Terrible story and I certainly hope that the Pharmacist mentioned in this story lands on his feet (although no pharmacist that I know of will work for ~$15/hr (“basically tech wages” noted from the letter above)

    @ PharmacistSteve…..Here’s why ~50% of Indy’s are in towns of 20K people or less….it’s only b/c the loss leading grocers and big box retailers can’t legitimately make the business case for opening in towns of such relative small populations. And even the larger Chain Pharmacies generally don’t see these population #’s as worthy of opening a 10,000sq ft Drug store with ~78 hours of Pharmacy staffing needed per week (as they staff their metro stores). As a GENERAL rule, towns of at least 5000 can easily support a single pharmacy. Indy’s can compete in large metro areas but the Pharmacist owner either needs to have a financially disciplined partner to split RPh hours with or they need to be willing to work at least 60hrs/week themselves (9-7 M-F and 9-5 SAT are serviceable hours). Additionally Indy’s in a highly saturated by chain drug store areas have to differentiate their services…for example: FREE DELIVERY, FREE children’s vitamins (It costs me $0.37 cents per 30 ct), Have a diversified front end with a wide selection of candies (like the corner stores used to have)–it’s NOT that expensive folks. (http://www.oldtimecandy.com/), invest in DME like wheelchairs and diabetic shoes (IPCRX.com has a great program). Most importantly, Hire a local person to develop a nice web presence and create a Facebook page for FREE. Make sure to include a small area for NON sterile compounding(great source for $100/day of additional revenue) and *IMPORTANT*before you open and roughly every 6 months, DOCTOR DETAIL with pens, notepads magnets, etc to local doctors–it’s been my experience that they LOVE to help out Independent Pharmacies and will be helpful in driving patients to your store. The average GROSS margin on Rx’s in 2012 was $12.50; you only need 90-100 RX’s per day to break even and be your own boss (~$1000/day so RPH $550/day, Tech $130/day, Clerk $70/day, Rent on average $125/day ($3000/mo) and other overhead falls neatly in place). Indy’s will become more prominent (even in larger metropolitan areas)once these new grads (now 129 Pharmacy schools in the USA http://www.aacp.org/about/pages/vitalstats.aspx)come into the market and older RPh’s (like me who are 10-20 years into our careers) decide to parlay our knowledge, relationships and financial standing into ownership opportunities.I sincerely believe that RPh ownership is imperative for our profession to move in a positive direction. MTM (insurance companies ALLOWING US to perform clinical duties for a FEE)is fools gold. It’s been a popular talking point for at least 15 years inside the ivory towers of Pharmacy schools across the USA but don’t be fooled; OWNERSHIP is the key. If you don’t own the financials of your profession you’re just a “fireable” employee who happens to have a license.

  7. Pharmaciststeve  •  May 30, 2013 @7:37 pm

    @Msdemeanor… you are entirely correct.. and it is a good lesson to those RPH’s that still have a job… don’t break your ass for the company… don’t give them any “free time”.. don’t go above and beyond… it is just business… you are hired to do a job… do the job in a professional manner and leave at the end of your shift. If someone calls in… if you don’t really want to pull a extra shift.. don’t do it.. it is the corporation’s business.. let them figure out how to staff the Rx dept.. outside of your shift you have agreed to…. it is just business…

    Read the company’s Policy and procedures manual… follow it to the letter… along with your practice act.. The company P&P tells you that they don’t expect employees to break the laws for the company.. it is just business..

    document.. document.. document… everything where you are told, encouraged, mandated that you violate your ethics, morals, P&P and/or practice act.. and when they show you the door… sue their ass !

    “at will” state employment issues not with standing.. it is illegal to discharge an employee for refusing to not follow the laws and/or company’s P&P..

  8. broncofan7  •  May 30, 2013 @7:40 pm

    Mr. Plagakis….I’m not quite sure why my comment above is awaiting moderation. Please advise. Thank you..BF7

  9. broncofan7  •  May 30, 2013 @7:50 pm

    Another niche to drive foot traffic to your Independent Pharmacy in highly competitive markets is to offer $0.25 Cents for every RX to a local charity or a choice of local charities. On 100rxs it’s only $25 per day but it will go a LONG way for your pharmacy’s standing in the community.

  10. CJRPh.  •  May 30, 2013 @7:55 pm

    No luck here with lawyers for me. My state is a right to work state. In a right to work state they can fire you if they dont like your hair color. I am not sure where to turn at this point. I was only out of work for 4 weeks and lawyers tell me there are no monetary damages, so I Can’t really sue for lost wages. I was told I am not entitled to punitive damages either. But, I still think there is something to my story, because what happend to me was so wrong. I just havn’t found the right attorney or one that wants to go up against BIG Awfull!

    I agree with you, Pharmacy is still one of the most respected profesions. I had a following of patients too. I grew the business huge! My bonus’s were very good, my last one especially so…and I will say my increased business wasn’t from me pushing refills on customers that didnt need them or the metrics. It was from just plain good customer service. At my old store my collegues are told to tell my patients “She is no longer with the company” I want them to tell them the truth too. I see why they are instructed to tell them other wise. My customers were loyal. Big Awfull doesnt want them to know what they did to me. They want it to sound like it was someting I did. A few of my old customers have found me at my new job. I am already making relationships with my new patients. I was so devastated by the termination. unlike your husband I didnt see it coming. I had no clue. I was giving my heart and soul to my job. I was PIC and was so dedicated. The termination Blind sided me.
    It is true, fair play has nothing to do with it. Profits is their job, but if your husband was a Pharmacist with a following and was acheiving good bonus’s each year, that means he was making their coveted profits. (So was I). That being said, I cant figure out why they would terminate a quality pharmacist like your husband. Same as I cant understand why they would terminate me.??

    Jay Pee’s advice C.J……. Move to a civilized state. That is a serious and well thought-out admonition.

  11. pharmacyslave2000  •  May 30, 2013 @8:57 pm

    It seems that stories like this are becoming much more common. Says a lot about the state of the profession. Don’t ever forget that this is just a job. Don’t sacrifice ANYTHING for it. You owe your company nothing and you are not generating any good will by going “above and beyond”. Working yourself into the ground doesn’t prove anything. Good luck to all.

  12. Jim Plagakis  •  May 31, 2013 @10:16 am

    TO COMMENT ON BRONCO’S QUESTION ABOUT MODERATION. IF YOU USE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS (POSSIBLY URL) YOUR COMMENT WILL GO INTO THE MODERATION QUEUE. ALL WILL SAIL THRU ONCE I HAVE OKAYED TH FIRST ONE. JP

  13. Peter  •  May 31, 2013 @1:08 pm

    Same thing is happening up here in Canada. Our largest chains (Shoppers Drug Mart) is making it uncomfortable for older/experienced franchisees (associates) to stay on. They are shown the door, one way or another. We’ve had about 10 of these experienced (+ 10 years) pharmacists move on. Most of them have opened their own pharmacies. Quite often these pharmacies are RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET from where they used to work. They are all doing pretty well.

    If you have a following or can provide niche services, you’re golden. If you know how to talk to patients and doctors, you’re golden. The banks and wholesalers can float you the money. In the end, opening your own pharmacy is much less risky than signing up with another chain.

    I wouldn’t let Obamacare or any other Medicare changes scare you. We have fully government run health care. Pharmacy got cut quite badly last budget (generic rebates), but it is still very decent from a business standpoint, with about $12-15 gross profit per Rx.

    Take a chance on being happy and fulfilled. Because being well-paid and miserable doesn’t seem to work out in the long run.

  14. Goose  •  Jun 1, 2013 @2:06 pm

    First of all, this is a good positive discussion with valuable advice from people who have been there.
    I too have been let go from a job. The second time, because I had learned from the first time, I sent a very positive “Letter to the Editor” to both of the local newspapers explaining that I no longer worked at a local independent pharmacy that I had started and managed for 6 years. I took the high road, even thanking the owner for the chance to work in the community for the last few years. I also thanked all of my customers for their patronage.
    The response was fantastic and when I finally got back to the community in 6 months my old store’s business nose-dived. If you are in a small town, people love the personal touch.
    No way I could be sued for what I did and 15 years later, I still have people come up to me and talk about my old store.
    Independents can still make it, I remember when I got out school in 1977, the demise of the independent pharmacy was predicted by everyone, especially the chain people.
    Many indys have not closed because of business reasons, they have closed because older owners wanted to retire and there was nobody to sell to but CVS/Wags/RA.
    There are a few high-margin product lines that compliment a solid RX business. If you get a good greeting card line, that alone could net you a couple hundred bucks a day.
    The suits at CVS/Wags want you to think you have to work for them. A majority of pharmacists will. But I’ll tell you, the kids I’m mentoring now want no part of that shit and they’re hungry.
    Again, Good discussion.

  15. Peon  •  Jun 2, 2013 @7:06 am

    In Los Angeles, the school board election was won by a candidate that questioned the over reliance on test results in evaluating teachers. In Atlanta, the superintendent that supposedly boosted student test scores at all costs, has been indicted in a massive cheating scandal. Bill Gates, who has spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting high-stakes, test-driven teacher evaluation, did an about-face and urged a kinder, gentler approach. And parents in New York State staged a rebellion, telling their kids not to take a new and untested achievement exam. A new study, by the Economic Policy Institute’s Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, has quantified the negative effects of this test-driven education reform in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago. In these cities, schools whose achievement scores didn’t improve quickly enough to satisfy top officials were shuttered, teachers and principals were fired in droves, and charter schools proliferated. The result, since the much-touted reforms were implemented: Since the supposed reforms, students in those cities have fared worse than those in other urban districts.
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    None of this should come as a shocker. Educational reforms need teachers’ buy-in, trust, and cooperation to succeed. Reforms that kick teachers in the teeth are never going to succeed. “A massive study of Chicago’s schools, Organizing Schools for Improvement, arrives at the same conclusion—trust, inside a school and with parents as well as teachers, sets effective schools apart from the pack.”
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    The big push in schools for teacher accountability and the measuring of every little thing has not improved the school systems, but made them worse. We are seeing the same type phenomenon in pharmacy where pharmacists/techs are measured down to the most minute detail. And, as I read this forum and hear all the CVS stories where ‘trust’ has totally broken down in the pharmacy, I can see a clear analogy to the school system. The story on this blog about the good pharmacist that was fired is an example of ‘accountability, measuring, and cost cutting’ gone awry. If CVS thinks these tactics will build their company, they are totally wrong. These chains are on the path to ruin because they will eventually alienate their pharmacists and their customer base. Be it a company, a society, or a country, it cannot remain viable without ‘trust’.

  16. anonymous  •  Jun 2, 2013 @10:44 am

    Peon is correct. But it is not really about cost cutting per se. There are countless long term employees at all chains who should have been shown the door. It is IMO, the DM who makes that choice to let someone go. There is no trust in the pharmacy. I have seen it deteriorate to almost nil since the recession started in 2007. Don’t be fooled by the stock market, Anyone can manipulate numbers but I do believe CVS is making massive amounts of money. I know of rphs who do half the work of others who get promotions while those who slave away and work extra (beware of working for free) get canned for no good reason. There is no good or sure fire advice to keep your job but you should be careful what you say in the pharmacy and outside.

  17. Pharmacist Bob  •  Jun 3, 2013 @10:04 am

    I have to wonder what metric this RPh failed on. Speed of filling, dur checking, what was it and I assume he was warned 2 or 3 times. Was he the worst in the entire chain on this issue, otherwise the ones below him should be fired also.

  18. Pharmacist Bob  •  Jun 3, 2013 @9:46 pm

    If true about telling customers that the pharmacist is on vacation, it shows the type of deceit they are capable of. Pathetic

  19. Pharmaciststeve  •  Jun 3, 2013 @9:55 pm

    @Bob… the chains wants the Rx to be considered a commodity and the staff to be nothing more than nameless/faceless “clerks”..

    IMO.. any RPH that develops a “following” with pts… is contrary to anyone other than the chain name 1s of any importance…

    It is basically against the company’s philosophy and business plan !

  20. Pharmacist Bob  •  Jun 5, 2013 @7:03 am

    I think the pharmacist should counter-sue for being expected to do more work than is humanly possible, therefor like a pyramid scheme you are set up for failure in the end.

  21. Pharmacist Bob  •  Jun 5, 2013 @9:21 am

    Discarding humans like trash, put them in the no-see bag.

  22. Pharmacist's Wife  •  Jun 6, 2013 @12:50 am

    Answers to a couple of these questions. I am not sure about the exact metrics. He had a low score one month. But I really don’t think it was about the metrics. IMO and in my husband’s, those are Sisyphean tasks, like pushing a boulder up a flippin’ hill. I think the metrics were used as a an excuse to get a 49 yr old out of the way for a bitchy little hungry intern who was willing to take less pay. She probably used the letter of recommendation that he wrote for her….the thought of that burns me toosh like you wouldn’t believe.

    Initial hire agreement was that he would work M-F adding every third weekend. Within 6 months he was working every other weekend- he was very discouraged. He was commuting 40min each way, every other weekend became off saturday, on sunday, rarely to never 2 days off in a row, he was PIC, techs and staff pharmacist called or texted constantly on his day off or vacation days. His DM told him he would find a position closer to home but that he might have step down to staff-and work more nights-that was ok. Within a month or so a new DM comes in, Rph asks about the staff transfer and he was told, if you don’t want to be a PIC, I don’t want you as staff.” Discouragement-started seeking new job, one month of low score and written up-he finished the following month at 98 (again, not sure which one this was but it exceeded the expectation in the write up and in all email communications with the DM.) He was also told the Phcy was messy-the whole effing store is a cesspool. He begged for months to get the public restroom in the store fixed so that shit didn’t pile up in the bowl-he took the toilet apart himself and fixed it when they refused and he got tired of plunging it. He’s not a neat freak but he’s not messy and I’m sorry, but the whole store is a dilapidated filthy building, from parking lot to restroom….anways… He was supposed to have a follow-up meeting 30 days from write up-it never happened-60 days later he gets a final write up (AFTER a bonus check is cut and all scores improved beyond the expectation of the initial write-up.) This final write up was delivered by yet another new DM on March 22 (that’s 3 DMs in 6 months). He was supposed to have another meeting in 30 days. He contacted HR, no reply. He asked for copies of his employee file, no reply….numbers and scores continue to increase. He falsely thought he might have flew under the radar. His action plans were due on Tuesday, he couldn’t access the system until the Friday before. Halfway through the system shut down and he couldn’t finish. He had Saturday off, worked alone on Sunday, Monday the busiest day of the week with techs on split shifts-sent home during the lulls and he is left alone to catch up-there was no time to finish the reports before the end of the day-off on tues-but went in anyways to get the report done-system shut down again-called his DM left a message explaining the situation…fired on Thursday. It is true that the girls had been told to say that he was on vacation. He’s still pissed and so am I but I can say this-he is better off not being there. That place was going to kill him. He worked hard. He loved his staff and he loved his customers-but that system and that pushing the boulder uphill all day became very demeaning-slowly over 4 years I lost my husband-it happened so slowly that I didn’t really see it for what it really was. I thought he was being a baby and I wasn’t as supportive as I should have been-but these last few weeks, seeing the sparkle in his eyes again-he’s lighter, his head doesn’t hang. He smiles-still unemployed but he’s not wilted anymore. It’s a horrible place for a person to work. I don’t know that we have any recourse. We would certainly be happy to share our story if it will help any cause, action or lawsuit. I am still a little overwhelmed and not sure where it would start. I would love to see this place sink-take a hit-get the message. I want my husband to be vindicated. I want my Dad looking down from Pharmacy Heaven proudly on his son in law. I want my father-in-law, a pharmacist as well to look at his son and see a man who honored the profession. sigh

    I don’t know what these stores are like in the rest of the world but there is one around the corner from my house. It is reported that the district office is housed in this store as well…it too is a dirty filthy mess from stem to stern. They should all be fired. I think I’ll write a letter to corporate about what a filthy store it is….see what kind of score the DM gets. Azzhole.

  23. Pharmacist Bob  •  Jun 6, 2013 @10:31 pm

    Does not sound like a good company to work for. What is the location of this hell hole?

  24. Pharmacist Bob  •  Jun 7, 2013 @7:03 am

    A perfect case of why pharmacists need to unionize. Not enough help to cover what is expected, and here they expect more than is humanly possible given the budget, workload and evidently crappy computer systems that crash too often. Looks like they change their DM’s like light bulbs! Sue, sue, sue, good luck. Looks like they are competing with Walgreens to the top of the who sucks the most list!

  25. Wise in nj  •  Jun 7, 2013 @12:30 pm

    When they don’t want you, they don’t want you.
    He could have had a cape& flew around the store.
    The NJ Turnpike is paved with dozens of RPh’s who have been systematically canned since ’08 when it started here.
    As for suing, I would like nothing better than seeing Big Evil get what they deserve.
    May they rot in Hell.

  26. Pharmaciststeve  •  Jun 7, 2013 @8:48 pm

    Does the local/state health dept have some jurisdiction over these drug stores.. since they now stock a lot of food products?

    Doesn’t the BOP.. care how “dirty” these stores are?

    If they are that “dirty” most likely… there are a lot of out of date products on the shelf…

    Isn’t offering to sell out of date products – AGAINST THE LAW ? Maybe the AG’s office would be interested … there may be some non-profit group(s) interested in pursuing publicity on this matter

  27. Pharmacist Bob  •  Jun 8, 2013 @6:39 am

    The way these stinking companies work is to blame the employees for all that is wrong, out- of dates, not clean, but it is corporate who owns all that is wrong due to their faulty and greedy labor model that has less labor than what is required to do the job that the employees would not mind doing if they actually had the time for the 50 million BS tasks that are required. Now that is one long bad sentence, please correct.

  28. Pharmaciststeve  •  Jun 8, 2013 @12:04 pm

    @Bob..the bureaucrats will not hold the employees responsible when they find out of date products on the shelf.. they will hold the company responsible.. and fine the company for it happening…

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