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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Now What?

"Who are you? Where do you come from? What do you wanna do with your life?"

Congratulations! You made it. You graduated. Cram for those boards and your license is on its way. 
You earned it. You worked hard and you deserve this.
That was the easy part. 

Now you're going to work even harder and the sense of accomplishment will not be quite as satisfying. 
College was great. The Real World has something else in store for you. 
I ask: What are YOU going to do about it?

To all the new grads: Do you think RPh's, interns, and techs work hard? Do you think we deserve breaks and lunches at appropriate times? Are you tired of corporate pushing and pushing? Now that YOU are the actual RPh, what are you going to do about it? What can we all do about it? I have seen several RPhs go into the management sector because they were tired of how hard they had to work, yet they kept up the "same-old same-old". It seems that chain pharmacies have become the "new WalMart", and the only thing that will change this attitude is a big lawsuit. What can we all do to change the way we work? What about what you've seen on rotation in hospitals? 

Will you join the rank-and-file who continue to let other groups tell us what to do? 
Will you speak up and be heard? Or will you keep your head down because you have loans to repay?
Will you be The One who takes all of the splinter Pharmacy Groups and unites them under one banner, championing our professional cause? 

"We're not going to take it. No! We aren't going to take it. We're not going to take it, anymore!"

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