Where did it all go so wrong? Top 10% in my high school, college Honors society, a bright and promising future, and now this...
I work in a retail pharmacy as a trainee in a supermarket, I make the same as the cashiers, and yet if I make a mistake I could potentially kill someone, yet I'm expected to be able to operate at the same pace and effectiveness as the lady who has been a pharmacy tech for 10+ years? Take it from me, children, don't go into this field, it's not worth it starting out, and unless you plan on marrying rich you'll never make enough, and I haven't even done this a year yet.
I made more money when I had no job than I have as a tech, and when asking some of the younger techs, it won't be much better until four or five years in. I miss going to the gym, can't afford it now. I miss going out with friends, can't afford it now. I miss eating out more than two or three times a week, can't afford it now, and I basically live in slum apartments. There should be a strike. The pharmacist makes more money, so their amount of responsibility should overshadow the tech. Unless you want to pay me that "deal with insurance" money, then why should that not be a designated pharmacist job? If it wasn't for UFC, I wouldn't even be able to afford a 275 dollar a month rent. Sure I could if I eliminated food, bills, vehicle payments, and insurance.
Has there ever been a technician strike? There really should be!