PharmacyThisWeek: Time for a Change / 2K+ New & 13K+ Total Jobs

November 7, 2017

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Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

You know something’s not quite right. You’ve been feeling it for some time.

Maybe you’re restless. Or angry. Or frustrated. Or scared you’ll get to the end of this wild ride and regret that you didn’t make that one big change you always swore you’d make.

For many of us, that one big change involves our careers.

We get so locked in, swept away or caught up on autopilot with our careers sometimes that it’s hard to even see the signs that it’s time to throw up our hands and say (once and for all), “Enough!”

We worry about the investments we’ve made in the other career path, the money, the judgment of our families and friends, the “What if I’m just being ridiculous?”

We get so swirled up sometimes that we don’t even allow ourselves to consider that it’s time (or well past time) to do something different. More fulfilling. More challenging. Flat out better.

Let’s make time to consider.

8 signs that it may be time to make a career change:

1. You feel like you’re not growing or being challenged anymore. We’re on this earth to learn, grow, help others, conquer adversity, solve problems … contribute. If you’re in a job or career that doesn’t seem to be providing opportunity for much (or any) of that, reconsider.

2. You realized that you’re wasting your talents; that your dream is going unfulfilled. You’ve got something to offer that’s unique to you, and that the world is waiting for. If your career isn’t providing the platform from which you can share the best of you — or you’re letting a long-time dream pass you by, have a second look.

3. You suspect you’re on a trajectory that’s taking you in the opposite direction of your goals. Maybe you took a job out of necessity a while back, even though it wasn’t at all in line with where you envision yourself heading. Maybe your role has changed over time, into something you no longer recognize or enjoy. Any which way, if you’re looking to go north and you’re currently pointed south, you’re at a darned good spot to reassess.

4. You constantly feel a sense of apathy, boredom, exhaustion or resentment. I’ll go on and state the obvious here: these are not good feelings to experience day in and day out. Trust that these emotions are your indicator light announcing we’ve got a problem.

5. You’re convinced that no amount of money could fix your current situation. As in, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re stuck in something with little potential to be more than survivable-at-best, it’s time to rethink the plan.

6. You experience a keen sense of dread every single morning. I personally have been there. Mine was so pronounced that I started having anxiety by like noon on Sunday every week before heading back from work. Like apathy and exhaustion, anxiety and dread are also mighty powerful billboards that something is amiss.

7. You’re relying regularly on unhealthy methods of escape as means of coping with your situation. Need a list of the common ones? Booze, gambling, overworking, affairs, drugs, or just plain old checking out on the people who love and rely on you.

8. Your friends or family members are (maybe frequently) asking you if you’re OK. Sometimes, the people who know and love us the most pick up on stuff well before we do. If you trust and love them, trust their intuition.

Scoring: If you’ve tallied up more than a couple of “yes” answers as you’ve strolled through this list, you owe it to yourself to carve out some quiet time to consider: Is it time for a career change? Am I going to give this a serious look? Am I worth this? (Answer to that last question: Oh, heck yes.)


Trailer and Vid – Get Ready to Laugh!!

Ok, now if you read my article above you’re deep in thought so let’s laugh a little! If you follow us on our Facebook page (290K+ already do!) you have probably seen one or both of the following trailer and/or vid. We’re helping to promote the first one, Vials, and the second one is an acquaintance of mine, Dr. Damania, or ZDogg MD, which he prefers to be called. And starring Danica Joy, Vegas pharmacy student extraordinaire, for reppin’ pharmacists across the nation! Please listen to both and hope these make you Laugh-Out-Loud!!

Vials | Official Red Band Trailer

Vials is the first comedy series about pharmacists, interns and technicians. Watch the staff of Gateway Drug & Surgical as they fill vials for their sometimes vile customers.

Just A Pharmacist / ZDoggMD.com

So my boy Biz PharmD did a little love song in honor of all our pharm pham taking care of patients every day!


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Amazon gains wholesale pharmacy licenses in multiple states

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Walgreens to shutter 600 stores by next spring as part of Rite Aid purchase

Following its purchase of more than 1,900 stores from Rite Aid, Walgreens Boots Alliance said it expects to close about 600 stores


We update the following employer’s openings each week so be sure and check out their latest available positions. Unless otherwise noted these employers have openings in multiple states so be sure and search on the state and/or job title you are most interested in. If you have any questions just let me know.

Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA)
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
All Children’s Hospital
Apexus
Baptist Hospital of South Florida
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
BizEx
Boston Medical Center
Cameron and Company, Inc.
CareerStaff Rx
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
CardinalHealth
Commonwealth Health Corporation
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Cox Health
CVS Health
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS)
Express Scripts
Froedtert Health
Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company
GNYHA
Greenville Health System
HCA
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
Jackson Pharmacy Professionals
JFK Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Lahey Health
Navitus Health Solutions
OnePoint Patient Care
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
Pharmapreneur Academy
PHI Pharmacy
Preferred Homecare
Premier, Inc.
Providence Health & Services
RPh Professional Search
Samaritan Health Services
Script N Go
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Skagit Regional Health
Soleo Health
St Helena Hospital Napa Valley
Tahoe Forest Hospital District
The Queen’s Medical Center
UCLA Health
UHG/OptumRx
University of Utah
Veterans Administration
Vizient
Walgreens – Central Pharmacy Operations

I hope everyone has a great week! You can always reach me at my email or cell number below, thanks!!

Kevin Mero
President
kevin@pharmacyweek.com
cell: 210 872-6160

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