Safe is the New Risky – Post 205

When I was a kid I was taught get good grades, get a job at a big corporation and your are set for life. I got a job for a giant corp, AT&T.

Thought I was set.

Then a judge decided the company was too big and broke it up. After some internal politics I eventually lost my job.

So what do I do?

Ok, then I was told go get a college degree. Find something in healthcare that you will like, after all the baby boomers will be getting sicker and the need for healthcare workers will keep you in business until you retire.

I chose pharmacist.

Along comes corporate greed.

The insurance industry goes after the pharmacies profits instead of going after big pharma’s profits. They cut reimbursement so drastically the mom and pop pharmacies can’t survive.

Big corporate pharmacies cut back on their ancillary help to save a buck. Force pharmacists to fill more and more prescriptions per hour. Put rules and demands on pharmacists that are impossible for an individual to make. Then they use these rules to eliminate those of us that are older. Those of us whose benefits package is costing too much, after all it is cheaper to pay health, life and disability insurance on younger people. Don’t even mention the cost of 3 or 4 weeks vacation per year if you have built up enough time earning them profits.

Next comes for profit colleges deciding they can make a quick buck by cranking out more pharmacists. Now there are 18,000 new grads per year and only 10,000 jobs per year. New grads are $200k in debt and willing to work for 75% of what you where making just to make their student loan payments that they can’t get out of even if they can’t find a job, thanks to the government.

Then comes the affordable care act and all of its ramifications on the health care industry.

It appears the “safe” way to make a living is not so safe.”

 

One thought on “Safe is the New Risky – Post 205

  1. When I was a kid I was taught get good grades, get a job at a big corporation and your are set for life. I got a job for a giant corp, AT&T.

    Thought I was set.

    Then a judge decided the company was too big and broke it up. After some internal politics I eventually lost my job.

    So what do I do?

    Ok, then I was told go get a college degree. Find something in healthcare that you will like, after all the baby boomers will be getting sicker and the need for healthcare workers will keep you in business until you retire.

    I chose pharmacist.

    Along comes corporate greed.

    The insurance industry goes after the pharmacies profits instead of going after big pharma's profits. They cut reimbursement so drastically the mom and pop pharmacies can't survive.

    Big corporate pharmacies cut back on their ancillary help to save a buck. Force pharmacists to fill more and more prescriptions per hour. Put rules and demands on pharmacists that are impossible for an individual to make. Then they use these rules to eliminate those of us that are older. Those of us whose benefits package is costing too much, after all it is cheaper to pay health, life and disability insurance on younger people. Don't even mention the cost of 3 or 4 weeks vacation per year if you have built up enough time earning them profits.

    Next comes for profit colleges deciding they can make a quick buck by cranking out more pharmacists. Now there are 18,000 new grads per year and only 10,000 jobs per year. New grads are $200k in debt and willing to work for 75% of what you where making just to make their student loan payments that they can't get out of even if they can't find a job, thanks to the government.

    Then comes the affordable care act and all of its ramifications on the health care industry.

    It appears the “safe” way to make a living is not so safe.”

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