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Jun. 11th, 2009 | 08:58 am
location: Library
mood: lazyBoo studying for Naplex & CPJE


Hurray now I'm the angry Graduate intern. I've decided to sign on with a big retail chain because well, they pay pretty well, have good benefits etc. etc. They decided to have an Area meeting for all the new graduates that had signed on with them. Roughly 200 new grads from here to New Mexico. Essentially it was 2 days of brain washing. Do it this way because we said so! It wasn't completely boring though. They did infact have free alcohol. (WOO HOO FREE LIQUOR!). Oh, they also had a want-to-be Blue Man Group, dressed in red (red man group?) doing their drum thing, without being in sync with each other.

There was one particular segment in which they had asked people to give example of a "Coach" in their life; essentially a mentor they had growing up. This one girl volunteers and says something along the lines of "My coach is my mom, she came from Vietnam with nothing and has created an empire.....(insert momentary pause)....of nail salons.....(insert momentary pause)....in Kansas". At each pause you could see faces collectively generate the wtf? or o_O? look on their face. I wonder if she was trying to be funny, or if it just came off that way.

They also had raffle tickets, too win various prizes. If you answered questions, or volunteered to stand up and give your thoughts/opinions in various discussions you received more tickets. There were those 3 people, I swear this happens in any raffle situation, that would answer everything, to get as many raffle tickets as possible. When prizes were drawn, they would have a grid of tickets in numerical order placed on the table in front of them, just waiting to win. I wanted to walk by them, and blow really hard, like blowing out birthday candles, just to make their tickets fly away. Thank god none of these people will be working in my district.

 

 

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aska.eri

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from: _aska_
date: Jun. 11th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
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congrats!! i'm about 10 months away from that...

no residency for you?

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Blorp

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from: scsi
date: Jun. 12th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Sold your soul I see.

It was nice reading your blog. :(

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from: ext_193610
date: Jun. 12th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! You're now about to become even angrier.

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 12th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Sounds like you had a good time at your meeting! Vietnamese nail salon empire in Kansas!! that's hilarious!!!

-PharmApplicants (http://www.pharmapplicants.com)

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 13th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
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WTG!! Now the hard part, where to work.......

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from: blockhouse
date: Jun. 22nd, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
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Heartiest congratulations. Good luck on the Naplex.

I still have two years to go . . .

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deja vu?

from: anonymous
date: Jul. 17th, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
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Hey, I think I was at that same Grad Intern Area meeting. Haha...

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Having an Empire of any sort is way cool

from: anonymous
date: Sep. 28th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
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Greetings,

An empire of nail salons in Kansas is something that 98% of the world would happily risk their lives for. Like, getting in a leaky wooden boat or cargo container and smuggle oneself to the good old US of A, working long hard hours to acheive success in whatever economic niche one finds that will support oneself and their offspring and being able to make the whole enterprise work for YOU and not "The Man".

So don't knock the mundane stuff people do to make supper appear on the table for the hungry kiddies. And the roof appear over their heads.

Read, "The Millionaire Next Door". Check out Dave Ramsey. You are young. It is not to late to save yourself from decades of wage slavery.

Victory to you!

Oz

Ozzie West, RPh MBA

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Re: Having an Empire of any sort is way cool

from: anonymous
date: Sep. 28th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
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Hey!

Congratulations Too!

Pharmacy School is not an easy slog.

Good Job!

Victory!

Oz

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