Thread regarding Walmart Pharmacy layoffs

No Job... In a Saturated Market!

I am not a young pharmacist, have been doing this for 20+ years. This industry has taken a toll on my body- standing for 12 hrs a day, with less breaks than are legally mandated, all have contributed to knee/back/joint problems.

Each year it becomes harder and harder for me to work multiple back to back 11 and 12 hr shifts. I go home and am almost completely useless to my children, because I'm completely exhausted. And the constant stress of having to ingratiate myself to angry customers, remain calm in the face of being blatantly disrespected as a human being on a daily basis? Don't even get me started on what that does to your spirit.

But then it happens again...from my employer. So now I'm a not young pharmacist, single parent of kids. And no job. In a saturated market. I think I'm going to have to sell my house, and most of the things in it.

This has dramatically impacted me and my children. I have no illusions that I will find another job anytime soon, or that we will even have a home to live in. Devastated. Good luck to anyone else out there, because I know I'm not the only one.

Sending prayers for peace of mind, and that instead of just trying to survive, that we all can somehow thrive.

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This person >>>>>> Also, if you took less breaks than legally mandated, you broke the law and should be prosecuted. It is not something you should be posting on a public forum.

HAS NO CLUE what goes on inside of Walmart!!! None whatsoever!!! I have seen 18 year olds come and within 3 months, be elevated to a DM position, all because they are young. And what do they do? They continue to play on their phones and goof off and NOTHING happens. Yet, you have this pharmacist above, who IS a hard worker and this person gets kicked to the curb for doing their job.

Walmart. No clue. Greedy b–tards. The New KMart.

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Post ID: @3eaiu+104rynzX

Thanks for sharing this. I'm not a pharmacist, but I have often heard that being a pharmacist comes with job security as there is an alleged shortage of pharmacists. From your comments I see that it is the same as my profession (software engineer). When you're young and cheap you are in demand, but that changes as you get older.

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Post ID: @2Godk+104rynzX

sell the house, budget like a pauper and restart yourself … reflect back on how you would do things different in everything and that's a start.

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Post ID: @1Qnaw+104rynzX

It may be hard to see from where you are right now, but things mostly happen for a reason and things turn out mostly for the best in the end.

I wasn't laid off, but was on the Walmart "coaching for id–tic trivial reasons after years of an impeccable work record" death spiral. Kind of my reward for many years of dedicated service to the company. It forced me to look for alternatives to my current work situation. What I found was a much better job with immeasurably less stress. Sure. I took a pay cut in the process, but what I gained in the status my mental and physical health is without measure.

Go out and find "yours". After 20 years with this dreg of a company you have most certainly earned it. Just as I had.

God be with you!

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Post ID: @cwca+104rynzX

My heart breaks for you. Blessings and prayers for your family.

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Post ID: @2lxl+104rynzX

I think the previous comments are very insensitive and cruel. I was cut to half time after 10 years and thank God I was able to survive working 60 hours a week flexing up and traveling everywhere. But then the second round was coming and it was all for none. I empathize with anyone who has dedicated years to trying help customers who are fighting illnesses every day, and now are being treated as if they are useless and not appreciated. It all comes down to profit and younger professionals can be duped into lower pay which is why this company discriminates against the senior pharmacists. Must be nice to be a billion dollar business and profit from folks who commit themselves to making money for you and then leave them out in the cold! Even new pharmacists will eventually feel the strain of expecting to do additional job tasks w/o any additional help or salary increase. More for less!! then bye bye! Word from the wise avoid this company at all costs, and do not mortgage a house, there are no guarantees here.

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Post ID: @1iah+104rynzX

Also, if you took less breaks than legally mandated, you broke the law and should be prosecuted. It is not something you should be posting on a public forum.

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