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    The Worst Pharmacy Bosses of All Time

    Sometimes the people on top make your life miserable.


    Everyone has to start their career on the bottom. No matter if you’re the pharmacy manager at a large hospital or the CEO of a giant pharmacy chain or the owner of your own independent pharmacy, at some point you’ve had a boss in charge of you. And chances are, at least one of those bosses has been terrible.

    Drug Topics is here to help you make the best of your pharmacy experience. We’ve shown you how to deal with stress in the pharmacy, but sometimes you just need to commiserate with other pharmacists over the terrible things that are completely out of your control. And if you’ve ever worked for a terrible boss, the one thing you know is that they often can’t be controlled. Take the pharmacist who watched a boss throw a pizza at the wall, or the one who was asked to work while in a hospital bed.

    So fear not readers! We’ve got your backs, even if your supervisor doesn’t.

    Up next: How dare you not be in two places at once!

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    • [email protected]
      My goodness, it it a coincidence that most of these are in retail pharmacies? When I worked retail I had a manager who lied constantly, was racist and vindictive. Note that the company had already been involved in a racism lawsuit. I'm glad I left that environment behind!
    • Anonymous
      Let's see, a pharmacy manager that was allergic to deodorant and whose smock was only washed when he went on vacation and the techs did it, an owner that saw 3 rxs for the same patient (filled at different times/days) not all bagged together so he pulled them off the rack and threw them on the floor towards the staff, a pharmacy supervisor that would relocate staff to show the store manager who was boss, a pharmacy manager that refused to fill a brand name rx even when drug was in stock so as not to affect metrics, a company that cut help hours in December 2000 because they couldn't show worse profit compared to December 1999 when there was a Y2K scare, a pharmacist that was advised to keep quiet with conflicting evidence over a harassment charge against another pharmacist (he was innocent but they wanted to get rid of him regardless) and as Shari Lewis would sing "It just goes on and on and on".
    • [email protected]
      Oops, and I forgot the one about the pharmacist that had a gun aimed at his head around 10am in a drug holdup and worked the rest of his 12 hour shift.