Seven reasons to quit community pharmacy

A fed-up community pharmacist has caused a stir with an internet post listing seven reasons he is walking away from the profession.

Calling himself Pharmacist Des, he pleads with counterparts in the industry to help with ideas to “get out of this mess”.

His seven reasons for quitting community pharmacy are that:

His pay is rubbish - $62,000 a year;

He is sick of working late shifts;

Sunday work is killing his social life;

There is no path for career advancement;

Buying a pharmacy can easily bankrupt you

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