Can any of you verify this? Jay Pee
I’m a frequent reader of your blog and want to pass on some new information I got.
I just gave a copy to Rite Aid in Northern California. After business, we discussed new happenings in Northern California and he said there are 2 more new pharmacy schools coming to California within next year or two.
He says Walgreens in San Francisco Bay Area is now (or will soon) be offering new graduates $40/hr, 30 hr weeks, with no benefits, that’s it. For me that’d be a $20/hr pay cut, the pharmacist said that for him that’s almost $30/hr pay cut, not to mention the No Benefits provision.
Just passing along this unverified info. It’s not good news for pharmacy, if true.
Tony in the Pacific Northwest
Not good for pharmacists, Tony. This is the rate for new graduate ROBO-DISPENSERS from schools like Touro. These newer for-profit pharmacy schools do not produce PHARMACISTS who know how to navigate the job, including compounding. Can we do anything? Is there value for Walgreens to want to hire a graduate of the University of Calif0rnia San Francisco Pharmacy School before a graduate of Touro in Vallejo? Probably not. It really kis our job to show WAG that they will get more bang form their bucks to hire a pharmacist rather than the robo-dispenser. Any ideas? Goose? Peon? Steve? Pharmacy Gal?