The dynamic in pharmacy has changed considerably in the last 15 to 20 years.
Back then, the number of open positions far exceeded the number of pharmacists available to fill them.
Thus, salaries went up to attract new people to the company.
Today the opposite is true.
WalMart had an opportunity to treat their longtime staff with dignity and respect and adjust the wage offered across the board to reflect the new economic reality and let everybody make their own decision regarding their future with the company.
Nobody would like working for less, but it is simply supply and demand at work and they could make and own their choice at that point .
But instead, the company chose to axe their senior pharmacists who had served them so well for so long.
The company failed to recognize that the patrons of their pharmacies have formed a relationship with the individual pharmacists rather than the company and that many of them will leave when their pharmacist leaves.
Karma is hell.