Jun 5, 2013
Propoxyphene? Can you even find one tablet of propoxyphene in any Walgreens store? Until now, I did not publish the name Walgreens. I worked for them until early April. It was a great job. The Houston division took the high road. I was treated very well. My observation was that the PDMs were exceptionally tolerant and patient with marginal and outright incompetent pharmacy staff and managers. That was Houston. I have heard stories from other areas that make my experience cringe. How can they be so different? I do not know of any pharmacists being fired and there are two who should have been run out the front door months ago. Perhaps you guys can give this writer some advice. I just cannot wrap my head around propoxyphene unless the writer had an old Rx in the medicine cabinet. What do you guys think of this? This writer has been played, intimidated and left hanging. I wonder if the WAG loss prevention people realized a mistake and are just hoping that it will go away. Propoxyphene?
Oh. Stop being a frikkin’ victim. If you did no wrong, stand up for yourself. Jay Pee
Long time reader, first time writer. I joined the Pharmacy Alliance probably about 6 months to a year ago now. Little did I know then how pertinent it would become to my situation, or how quickly the whole bag of crap would descend on my head.
Let me explain. I have been corresponding with XXX and XXX and XXXX for about 2 months. I had a random drug screen done on March 18. I was called and notified that it was positive for propoxyphene. I did not take propoxyphene. On Monday April 1, there was a pharmacist getting out of the car in the parking lot and 2 expensive cars with suits getting out of them. I was not fired, but coerced into signing a last chance agreement. Then I was told to follow the instructions on my copy of the paper, that I would be paid for 4 hours that day, and to ”have a good day”.
That is the last time I talked to anybody at Walgreens , aside from my pharmacy manager, who told me I could call him as a ”friend” at his home, but not at the store. I have not called him, but when he calls me I give him limited info, for his protection and mine. As a friend (his words) he said that I should contact a lawyer. I contacted an employment attorney in Ft Wayne, IN, who, after some screwing around and not getting back with me, finally said he could not help me .
Steve suggested I contact you to see if you could help me in getting in contact with legal counsel for TPA. I have left a voice mail at his office twice, and e mailed him twice with no response.
I have purchased a house near Indianapolis and am in the process of moving in. When my house sells I will be heading down there.
XXXX mentioned, and I am afraid she may be right, that Walgreens may not even let me come back. I have finished my requirements for drug and alcohol rehab and got the ok to return to work, ALL BUT THE FINAL DRUG SCREEN, WHICH I HAD DONE LAST WEEK. I was told by Sedgewick Disability that my disability has been extended another week, and that my first day back will be Friday. I work Friday and then have a week’s vacation.
Goose, Goose, he’s our man. If he can’t do it….. Take the time to click on comments and scroll down to Goose’s succinct, to the point and critical comment. You MUST follow his advice. If you have questions as to procedure, look above and click on the page to buy books from Jay Pee. There is a $10 pamphlet that will guide you well and protect your ass. Now polygraphs are not required to buy the pamphlet. I have no doubt that copies have found the way to the desks of a few managers who have not put their feet on a pharmacy floor for many years, but they think they know all about it and they are dedicated to make you disposable, like toilet paper. Use it, throw it away and buy fresh. Use a pharmacist up and hire a new one, from the new minted glut. Anyway, do not think that they do not know what you are doing. The good news is that they can’t stop you. If only 2,000 RPhs did this, Goose’s advice squared, the game would be over for them. How can you NOT take every advantage you can? Is this some kind of professional Stockholm Syndrome? Jay Pee 6/7/13