Anyone hearing about pharmacy layoffs happening today? It seems that some techs got axed - not sure how reliable the info is, chime in if you have any info...
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It’’s been 3 years
We should have been able to have a lawsuit against them.
From the Walmart layoff site:
CVS is going to close 900 stores, that is 1800+ more pharmacist out of a job. Isn’t time for 60+ pharmacy schools to close. They constantly pump out 1000’s of inept pharmacist each year over saturating the RPH job market.
Does anybody even look at this anymore
Just not quit sure how half the staff that was laid off was senior staff and there hasn’t been a lawsuit?
Exactly what happened to me. And I’m still devastated by it. I have moved on and have another job in another city but they really did a number on me. I was so shocked, don’t think I will ever be the same person. Hope you are doing ok and I check this blog weekly.
Two years ago today 6-25-2019, it was on Tuesday not a Friday, I was escorted to an office with 2 members of management. These 2 members of management told me I no longer met the vision for the future of the company. I was read a list of talking points and told on August 31, 2019 I would no longer be working for the company. I was devastated and have never really gotten over it. It was an extremely humiliating thing to have happen to you. These people are really villains of our profession. They should know their shame. They will have to deal with their conscience if they have one. But the one they will really have to deal with is their heavenly maker. I will be ok , but their eternal future is bleak.
Is anyone watching this post anymore other than me.
Is there any lower form of life than an MM or RM who works for this company?
Thank you for the post. I am glad you were able to get out on your terms at Walmart. I was not so lucky. I had to start all over very unexpectedly and now a 1&1/2 later I’m still struggling with the feeling of failure they left me with. I saw it coming with how they started treating me for a few years but I just took the assaults from them and kept on going. I loved my customers and people I worked and was just afraid of change. But boy did change come fast!! I should have known. I still struggle. It’s a loss I didn’t realize would affect me as it did. I really hate Walmart for it. And just pray I get over it one of these days. Best of luck with retirement. I have about 8 more years. And hope to do prn work also.
I am 64 1/2 years old. No thanks to Walmart and their pathetic, arrogant, greedy, immoral middle management goons I will be either retiring or at least semi-retiring in the very near future. I am still quite healthy and manage a very busy independent phamacy. We have been going full speed on Covid vaccinations at our pharmacy in addition to enjoying a very healthy pr-scrip-ion volume. Several of the people who came in for their vaccinations recognized me from my time working for the Evil Empire. When they told me I was very much missed at my former job, I was not shy about telling them that I was really being strong-armed out of my position by the company and that I would have been leaving soon under any circumstances. I told them I saw an opportunity to leave under my terms instead of theirs and I took it. I miss no opportunity to tell people how poorly Walmart treats their long-term employees. Anyway, even though I feel that I could continue working for several more years I am beginning to feel a bit guilty for holding a position when we employee and/or precept many young capable interns who are mostly having a difficult time finding employment in this tough job market. So I plan on stepping down and leaving my position to one of the more capable students we currently employ. Hopefully they'll want to keep me around for prn work. Walmart was once upon a time the best chain pharmacy to work for, but bow it is among the lowest of the bottom dwellers. I wish everybody good luck in their future and hope that everybody who found themselves on the outside of this company looking in through no fault of their own has found a better life (as I have) and wastes no time beating themselves up over something that was beyond their control.
Found out today by Rph still working there, techs will now be administering all vaccines. happy for the tech profession but I hope Walmart pays them LPN wage of 25+ an hour, you know they won’t. COVID has given the company ammunition to petition state and win in my state, to eliminate core RPH only duties. One part time pharmacist laughed, “yay, I don’t have to give shots”—- obviously not sharp enough to comprehend what that means to RPH hours, jobs, and future. Pandora’s Box has been opened, key duties have been transferred to Techs, I foresee stores being allowed to only staff one consultant RPh (DUR review and counseling) and allow tech check tech for all other duties. They already eliminated tech ratios in our state and our State BOP inspectors will be tech positions, no long will have RPH inspectors. It’s only a matter of time people 🤣🤣🤣, I feel our degree and profession is being greatly devalued.
Walmart will have to pay a hefty fine for their involvement in the o—id crisis. They’re partners Mallinckrodt and Mckesson were given a billion in fines. Go to 60 minutes and watch the news report. Walmart won’t get off. They may pay the fines and turn around and sell the pharmacy unit to pay the fines. If that happens the new owners would save millions a year by cutting RPH wages $20 an hour and starting over with only 1 week vacation for all the pharmacy associates
I just heard that they are looking for my fourth replacement in 17 months after I was given the shove of death. (More accurately known as the wake up call of life.) I was there for 9 years but now they can't find anybody willing to stay and put up with their sweatshop working conditions for more than a few months after deeming me unfit for service due to the still protected prejudice of ageism. My clientele loved me. My metrics were good. They didn't care.
I'm sure your job s—s @$$ these days Lacy. But keep on doing what you're doing and maybe Jimmy Q will keep on pimping you out until he gets the ultimate promotion to Satan's right hand executioner.
S—s to be you.
So glad I'm not a part of of misery any longer.
To the previous poster: Do not let this wh–ehouse of a company take away your joy of living. They are not worth it. I was able to get out before they walked me out the door, but in the meanwhile I was able to let my patients (they belonged to me and not the company after all) that I was leaving because I needed to leave. They got the message without me saying the words.
I too miss my people. I have a large stack of cards and presents from them that I still treasure. While I miss the people I do not miss the stress this c-aphole company puts on its people even one little bit. I still hear from my old colleagues, and it sounds as if it has done nothing but get worse. Wait until the clusterf$%k of this company rolling out Covid vaccines and be glad you do not have to endure the stress they are about to put their staff through.
Karma is real, They'll get theirs. Move on. Life is short, be happy!
Even though I had to move and I am working for another company. And I have a decent job, I am still dealing with the sadness of losing my job as pharmacy manager at a store I loved. I hope the pain and hurt eventually goes away. I still tear up over that dreadful day. They scarred me for life.😥
This thread needs to return to the top of the Active list.
I was being teed up for an unceremonious launch from the company at the hands of an egotistical, immoral, ladder-climbing, spineless scoundrel who worshipped his "god" at the altar of the almighty dollar. This was after many years of service to the company with an impeccable record and an unbroken history of great evaluations and reviews. My client base loved me (and I them) because of my attention to detail and dedication to service. Most of you know how hard it is to land a new job in this field even for those who are younger than the age of 35. The first digit of my age was a 6, but when the corporate reviews turned suddenly negative and the pseudo-coachings went from zero to 80 within a matter of weeks after a minor medical issue I could see how this thing was going to end. We have all seen it happen in this pathetic excuse of a company. Fortunately for me, I had created an outstanding professional reputation in the area and found another job in a matter of days when I floated my availability and left this living hell on my own terms in a very short period of time. I was one of the lucky ones. I was able to avoid the dreaded Walmart "walk of shame" where they escort you to the door like a common criminal. This was about a year and a half ago, My new employer is a local, niche independent pharmacy "chain" that understood the value I brought to the company from my first day on the job and, at the age of 64, was just this week promoted to be manager of their second busiest pharmacy just this past week. It is a pharmacy of a volume that would make the average Walmart pharmacy look like a business shut down by Covid.
Don't give up people. While this schlock corporation is now on their 3rd replacement for me in my old position, I am stealing my old patients from them and still moving forward with my career freed from the burden of the cancer that is Walmart. All at the age of 64. An age would be considered T-Rex status in the kingdom of the Bentonville incestuous gene pool.
Screw 'em! Get on with your life! If I can do it, you can do it.
And we all know that Walmart just plain s—s!
Update: so I got wrongfully terminated along with you guys on this thread. Luckily found a staff rph job at an indie within 5 weeks (one of the most stressful times of my life), and continued to keep an eye out for better opportunities. Got close to getting an offer from a closed door pharmacy then BOOM, Covid hit and the position got eliminated. Then came months of torture with barely any rph job postings, fear of contracting the virus at work, hours being cut at work, boss taking the extreme measure of forcing us to fill questionable CII scripts to help business stay afloat, etc.
Then a few weeks ago I got offered a wfh clinical pharmacist job at a pbm. We actually get treated like human beings by mgmt!
I'm so grateful and am finally starting to let go of my grudge against my former DM and store mgr at Walmart. Maybe this was all a bliss in disguise.
The other day I heard our former RM by the name of Ami got let go. Perhaps Karma is real after all.
Don't lose faith!
They're still at it. Check out what happened to George on the thread about about Walmart actively terminating long term employees. It should be right under this one for a while in the "Active" post section of this site.
What a slimy, morally bankrupt company!
I am right there with you. Haven’t stepped foot in a Walmart since this S happened last year. Hope the PBMs continue to crush Walmart
I will NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER forget how I was treated. You cannot understand the embarrassment, humiliation and shame I utterly feel every day. I check this everyday hoping that the perpetrators will have greater shame , embarrassment and humiliation heaped on them. I cannot get over being treated worse than a nasty used piece of gum that they have sc-aped off their shoe. I just wonder how many others feel the same way.
I think they will hold off until flu season is over. Also heard remote 4 pointing is being piloted in some regions
Heard through the market director gossip grapevine that more layoffs are still coming but no specifics. What all have you heard?
As Forrest Gump said in the movie, "And then God showed up!"!
• Health & Wellness – Sean Slovenski, Senior Vice President and President, Health & Wellness – Walmart U.S.
He was just fired after 2 years at Walmart
They're at it again. I hope they nuke some pharmacy MM's and RM's. The slugs have it coming to them.
Well gang, we've made it a year! Take a moment to congratulate yourself. Have an adult beverage. Play Elton John's "I'm Still Standing". I was lucky enough to find employment immediately after the company committed treason to the profession and stabbed their long-term employees in the back. The same employees who worked holidays, weekends, and evenings and missed their kid's ballgames and family get-togethers to make the pharmacy run and help the company meet their performance goals.
And now, by all appearances, it sounds as if they are getting ready to screw another bunch of those who were fortunate (?) enough to make it through last year's carnage. Karma is hell. They will get theirs.
Screw 'em! You've made it a year now, so you can make it the rest of your days without being an indentured servant to the Evil Empire.
Keep on moving and never look back!
I still have days where I feel down about being let go with no other options presented (like reducing my hours or floating or both). I wonder when I'll get over this. I did not expect to completely lose my job ever! It really does have an emotional impact.
Heard from a market director there will be another “corporate restricting” come August. This thread is about to blow up again. Godspeed to any about to be “displaced”
Have there been any updates to reduction in force of market directors?
Straight to the point.
Gets us back on top of the Active list where we belong.
Many of those in our ranks are still suffering because of their greed.
HHS Statements on Authorizing Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests
Earlier today, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health issued new guidance under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests that the U.S. Food and D–g Administration has authorized.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement:
"Giving pharmacists the authorization to order and administer COVID-19 tests to their patients means easier access to testing for Americans who need it. Pharmacists play a vital role in delivering convenient access to important public health services and information. The Trump Administration is pleased to give pharmacists the chance to play a bigger role in the COVID-19 response, alongside all of America's heroic healthcare workers."
HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Brett P. Giroir, M.D. issued the following statement:
"In an effort to expand testing capabilities, we are authorizing licensed pharmacists to order and administer COVID-19 tests to their patients. The accessibility and distribution of retail and independent community-based pharmacies make pharmacists the first point of contact with a healthcare professional for many Americans. This will further expand testing for Americans, particularly our healthcare workers and first responders who are working around the clock to provide care, compassion and safety to others."
OASH's Guidance for Licensed Pharmacists, COVID-19 Testing, and Immunity under the PREP Act is available here.
FDA's Emergency Use Authorizations for diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices to diagnose and respond to public health emergencies is available here.
Priorities for testing patients with suspected COVID-19 infection are available here.
It won't be long and they'll have the poor s—ers left working in their war zone pharmacies performing COVID-19 tests. Knowing this c-ap company, they will have a quota on not only how many tests they will need to perform, but also on how many of those tests need to come out positive. Then they can advertise what a great and benevolent thing they have done and how great they are for America. They can also browbeat the pharmacists to get a million new pr-scrip-ions and perform at least that many immunizations and MTM services.
As they cut their tech hours.
Lord! I am soooooo glad that I am out from under that stress!!!!!