I’m considering a PharmD program & was wondering if any pharmacist could walk me through what a day to day look like? Pros & Cons of the career etc

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Pros. If you can work 40 hours, the money is good.

Cons. Work on weekends and evenings. Holidays. It's quite difficult to get accepted for vacation, and it's frequently denied. It's like working two jobs since in addition to your pharmacist duties, you also have to handle all management responsibilities. No overtime is required. Even if you put in more time (for example, by working at another store), the pay is insufficient to justify it. I work more than the required 42 hours per week yet being paid for less. Because your team of technicians quit frequently and need to be replaced frequently, you are continuously understaffed and stressed out. As a result, you spend your free time interviewing new technicians without pay for it. Corporate pressure is enormous.

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I was considering the same and I’ve had 5 pharmacists talk me out of it.
Reddit is perfect for this question.
All I know is that I’ve never seen more politics in a career field.

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Lol yea Reddit will make you think twice. Would have a clear picture of what you want to do after pharmacy school. This is also important because of the debt you may acquire. Retail environment is very difficult but they are offering sign on bonuses. Just keep in mind the current field of pharmacy may change in 4 years. Also know that there is high supply of pharmacists right now and number of jobs are not really increasing

Thanks for the insight! Exactly what I was looking for

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