How's an average day structured for a Pharmacy Tech at CVS?

How's an average day structured for a Pharmacy Tech at CVS?
2018-08-04T15:43:56Z 2

Former Pharmacy Technician at CVS Pharmacy

almost 2 years ago
I was only part time but I don't think there was much of a difference besides the amount of days you work. I would come in and check the schedule for where I need to start and when I should start moving to another station. On moderately busy days, I was able to bounce back and forth between customer service and production. On busy days, the schedule was often not followed through and I would stay at my station until things start to slow down a bit. This was sometimes frustrating because I did like doing some things more than others but it was understanding since the pharmacists on duty usually had to prioritize different people for different things when the store got busy and crowded. Like all jobs, some days are better than others. If it is a bad day, I advise that you step out during your break and just relax for a little bit before going back. A change in environment was definitely helpful when I had those days.

Former Pharmacy Tech Trainee at CVS Pharmacy

about 2 years ago
It’s pretty demanding (like every job is of course), I’d wake up around 7:00 a.m. leave my house by 7:15 a.m. (most days), and then get to CVS by 8:00 a.m. my shifts started from then, till 8 p.m. It got extremely busy around noon to about 3 p.m. Then it picks back up in the evening. It’s really fast paced, there’s no time for going slow. People get hasty when their prescription isn’t ready, or if there was a mistake. I felt pressured a lot. Come 8 p.m. I helped put away medications alphabetically, as well as prescriptions. It’s a hard day if I’m being honest. That’s why it needs passion, you have to want to be in the pharmacy industry to make it out alive.
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