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... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Walmart Pharmacy
I too was told that my RxM position was no longer needed. Conicidence that I was hired 11 plus years ago and the new RPh's are being hired at a much lower wage? I think that the computer program (S3G) that figures out how many RPh's are needed per... — read more
Market director layoffs would be a great start, but if we're going to fix all the ills, we certainly can't stop there. Regionals and VP's need to answer for the fubar this company's pharmacy division has become. They made all the decisions that... — read more
The retail pharmacy business is experiencing little growth. The script count is declining because of script abandonment on higher cost d–gs, the decline in o—id prescribing, and the increase in 90 days scripts. In our store, if the 90 days scripts... — read more
Walmart pharmacy is a sinking ship. They’re too much of a reactive company, hiring these past executives from CVS and Walgreens. They need to be proactive in health care instead of responding to what everyone else does 2 years late. Reimbursement... — read more
Sounds crazy but have you looked for Rph job opportunities- slim to none. Is there any merit to this idea of going to your DM and volunteering to have salary decreased. Do you think it would offer protection from future layoffs? — read more
Why only Pharmacy? What I don’t understand is why didn’t they cut off in the Vision Centers also? They sit around all day long staring at customers as they walk by. The vision center could cut half of their staff and customers wouldn’t even... — read more
Anyone has more info?
I really don’t care what happens anymore. I just want all of this to end. Is there any way we can find out when will this situation be over realistically?
Did the market directors have any say in who was cut? I know in the past associates are ranked before a layoff from top to bottom by their managers at least at higher levels. — read more
I did a little digging on this site, and what I found scared me. The situation seems to be the same across the entire industry - just look at CVS for example. This means that those who were laid off and those of us who are still not safe have very... — read more
We have Full time and Part time job openings in Illinois OR Wisconsin for Pharmacy (Pharmacist, Pharmacy Tech, Pharmacy leadership, etc) . Please visit https://jobs.advocatehealth.com/ for Advocate Health Care in Illinois Please visit... — read more
Sorry to hear they got to you guys, we went through this last year at Kroger but nothing as harsh whereas no firings but hours cut ft 32 and pt 20 mgr 40 . And no tech cuts . Actually to any techs that got cut or let go in western Wa. Hit up Fred... — read more
What do you think - More Rph layoffs and how soon?
I know the function of the board of pharmacy is to protect the public. How can this move by Walmart be considered anything but dangerous to the public ?? The staffing of chains in general should have been subject to scrutiny as well long ago. This... — read more
So many of our stories sound the same; manager reading from a scripted letter spewing the same bs to everyone. Script sales declining and reduction in hours blah blah blah. I worked at a store with hours allotted only for 2 pharmacist, and we closed... — read more
I hate to cynical, but then we worked for the company that boasts that it espouses "Respect for the Individual" as a core value even as it is terminating, without warning, the very people who worked to grow their business. So there's that. However, I... — read more
We lost our cashier who had over 25 years with the company today!! I love how everything is cloak and dagger with Walmart. It’s wonderful going to work daily, expected to give 110%, keep a positive attitude while being cussed by angry patients and... — read more
I was the most recent victim of the corporate downsizing. I was told that the pharmacy couldn't support my hours. My 22 hours a week. I feel like I was hit by a truck. It was done on Wednesday about 1230. I was getting ready to go to lunch when the... — read more
I was already at a store pulling solo 12 hour shifts/closed from 1:30-2 for lunch everyday, no overlap, yet was told my position was “no longer needed.” I helped get my former store to be one of the most profitable in the market. It was really just... — read more
Is it done? Or can we expect to see more before the end of the week?
I have been a staff pharmacist for about five years right now. I work in Central Texas – I was let go on Wednesday and I was told that my position was being eliminated as there was no “business need” for my services. OK, so I get walked out and this... — read more
After 11 years at Walmart Pharmacy my wife was laid off. She’s a pharmacist and this was her first pharmacist job. She’s crushed and devastated – she loved every single patient and adored her team, every single one of them. Unfortunately, her loyalty... — read more
It's all about the basic supply/demand dynamics... I’m in SC, 3 new pharmacy schools opened here since 2010, with more in NC and GA and here’s the result. The entire profession suffers from over saturation. No jobs are available, current jobs get cut... — read more
Today I was informed there will no longer be any pharmacist overlap period meaning 12 hour days. We fill 280 rxs per day. Where is the concern for patient safety? Also was told all stores in district (11 stores) will be cut about 30 hours each. 330... — read more
Coming directly from my old mentor who has been a staff for over 6 years, a good friend who's been a RXM for 3 and staff for 2, and one of their DMs: Over 500+ RPh fired nationwide (Float, staff, PICs, whoever it is above PICs, etc) Over 1K pharmacy... — read more
For anyone located in Arizona WellCare is hiring multiple positions. I have been a tech since 2007 and have been at WellCare for the last 5 years and I LOVE it. I will never go back to retail or hospital. I have 40 hours a week with frequent OT and... — read more
Company is cutting payroll according to the following ratios: 40% senior pharmacy staff 40% recent hires 20% part-time / floaters. The ratio is to demonstrate balanced approach in layoffs, this should be sufficient to prove that Walmart is not being... — read more
It was rough in our market with pharmacists, techs, and cashiers losing jobs yesterday and today... This time is just like last year - a computer algorithm is using metrics and selecting who will be axed. We were told that our vacant lead tech... — read more
Are those being laid off being paid for their unused PTO?
Lost digital engagement hours (around 40 hours). 150 support hours now for 1400 scripts a week. Both cashiers were “randomly displaced” to find other jobs. Leaves 4 full time techs, 2 part time. — read more
I was laid off today too after 5 years and increase in script count 5 percent and hitting 1100 flu shots this year with my team. I want to know what are the criteria for choosing me and who has chosen me?
Layoffs hit Orange County, California. Corporate chose the people that were laid off regardless of performance evaluations or ratings. Some of the highest performing techs were laid off. District Managers had no say as to who was getting let go. So... — read more
A pharmacist for five years in a very busy store. My store has five percent scripts increase and everything was fine. MHWD. Asked me to step in back room and got terminated. Why? And based on what criteria? Who has chosen me? No answer at all. I... — read more
Does anyone know if its specific your your evaluation? And exceeds expexctations people get laid off?
A am just a bit shy of six figures. Graduated last year, got a job with WMT immediately after graduation.