vaccine mandate

Do you think Vaccine Mandates for COVID are necessary and should be enforced?
Do you think Vaccine Mandates for Influenza (Flu) are necessary and should be enforced?

what you want

Would you like to see our website feature a "Rate Your Practice Site" where you can go to see how pharmacy workers nationwide anonymously feel about where they work?
On a scale from 1 to 5, how likely are you to either DONATE to a pharmacy cause, WRITE a letter to your BOP or other elected official(s) to advocate for the pharmacy profession, or VOLUNTEER for a pharmacy cause in 2022? (1 being not at all, 5 being "yes, I will definitely commit to at least one of these actions.")

confidential?

A job posting by a "confidential" employer offers $200 an hour for a 7-day (or more) contract and requires an active license in any state. Would you consider applying for this job?
How do you feel about a job posted that comes from a "confidential" employer?

Pharmacy Culture

Select up to 2 statements that most accurately describes your feelings about pharmacy culture:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate the turnover rate at your company? (1 being almost none and 5 being a lot) [if retired skip question]

BOP or someplace else?

Do you feel that your State Board of Pharmacy supports the pharmacists, interns and technicians in the state?
When you have a concern that your employer is not providing you with adequate resources to safely practice pharmacy, who do you feel can best address the issue and get results for you?

marijuana anyone?

Which statement best describes your feelings about CBD. (choose up to 2)
Which statement best describes your feelings about THC (marijuana). (choose up to 2)

appreciated?

How often does your direct supervisor thank you for all the hard work you do?
Do you feel appreciated by your supervisor and co-workers?

what would you do?

What career would you pick if you weren't in pharmacy?
If you could change ONE thing about the pharmacy profession what would it be?

what should we do?

Do you feel the federal government should break up conglomerates?
What components are needed for a United States Healthcare overhaul? (Choose up to ten.)

Local Anyone?

Would you rather see more local, independent pharmacies in your area than big box chain pharmacies?
Do you feel it is important to support local businesses when you shop?

your poll question

If you were to create a poll question for pharmacy professionals to answer what would it be?

school & the co$t

Do you think technicians should have to attend a community college or higher level academic program to become certified?
Do you think tuition for pharmacy school is too high at most universities?
Do you think college tuition rates should be regulated by law?

Retail Pros & Cons

What would you say are the top TWO cons of working in retail pharmacy?
What would you say are the top TWO pros of working in retail pharmacy?

vaccine side effects

If you received the vaccine, did you have side effects, and which vaccine did you get?
If you experienced side effects please choose which side effects you experienced.

pandemic perspective 2021

Are you currently experiencing an uptick in COVID (possibly a variant) in the county where you work or live?
Have you seen or heard of any patients who got COVID after receiving the vaccine?
Are you confident the vaccine you received is effective in preventing COVID?

activism round 2

Have you ever written a letter to your congressperson, governor, or other representative/leader of your state or federal government concerning the practice/ profession of pharmacy?
If you have communicated to your state board of pharmacy a complaint or issue on a company policy you felt was problematic, what was the outcome? (select all that apply)
Select One

Support Staff Survey round 2

How many pharmacy technician hours are needed to safely and efficiently fill 100 prescriptions in the setting you work in? (Does not include requested pharmacist overlap & intern hours).
Select One
What setting do you work in?

US healthcare

Do you believe "universal healthcare" (single payer) is a good idea?
Do you believe the healthcare system in the United States needs an overhaul and why?

Staffing

How many extra hours per week do you work over your scheduled shifts due to inadequate staffing?
Due to increased workload and decreased labor dollars has your incidence of miss filled prescriptions gone up?

independents

Would you like to see a law implemented whereby each pharmacy is required to have at least 50% ownership by a local pharmacist?
Do you feel that industry giants, conglomerates, are operating in a way that they easily push out local, independently owned pharmacies?

Metrics and modules

Do you feel you are required to meet en excessive number of metrics at your pharmacy?
Do you feel you are required to take an excessive number of modules at your pharmacy?
In your pharmacy have you noticed a decrease in patient/prescription quality of service and attention to detail and an increase in error of some form due to the distraction of excessive metrics or modules??

age discrimination

Do you think age discrimination is prevalent in Pharmacy?
Do you think age discrimination is more prevalent in Pharmacy than it is in most other professions?

quality of work

Do you regret your decision to go into pharmacy?
Do you feel like your employer is actively working against you when it comes to doing your job?

SAFETY (PART 1)

Do you think that closing the pharmacy down for a lunch break increases productivity and safety in the long run?
Is automatic refill a good idea? (select up to 2)

the mcpharmacy

Which statement(s) best describe how you feel about pharmacy drive-thrus? (choose up to 2)
Do you feel your daily workflow is focused on providing quality patient care in a safe manner?

Insurance analysis (part 1)

Have you experienced an insurance company/PBM telling a patient they can get their prescriptions cheaper or free at their "preferred pharmacy"?
Have you witnessed cases of insurance companies/PBMs reaching out to counsel patients about their medications, encourage refills, or to recommend a patient go on a medication such as a statin?
Select One

VAccine-a-rama

How do you feel your company handled/is handling COVID vaccine distribution and administration?
How much, if at all, did the introduction of the COVID vaccine affect the stress level at the pharmacy you work in?
Select One

SUPPORT FOR ONE ANOTHER

Do you THINK pharmacists/pharmacy technicians/interns are mostly supportive of one another in a work capacity?
How often do you WITNESS pharmacists/pharmacy techs/interns being supportive of one another in a work capacity?
Select One

mtms (part 1)

If you conduct MTMs as part of a program through your job, do you directly bill the insurance company and directly receive reimbursment for your services?
Select all that apply.
Select One

statins (part 1)

Do you feel that the effectiveness of statin medications is worth the possible side effects?
Have you been asked to complete MTMs at your job where the platform is highly focused on statins?
Select One

ACTIVISM

Have you ever written a letter to your congressperson, governor, or other representative/leader of your state or federal government concerning the practice/ profession of pharmacy?
If you have communicated to your state board of pharmacy a complaint or issue on a company policy you felt was problematic, what was the outcome? (select all that apply)
Select One

RETALIATION

Have you, or someone you know, been retaliated against by the company you/they worked for after voicing a complaint about a person or policy?
Have you, or someone you know of, been retaliated against by your State Board of Pharmacy for filing/voicing a complaint on a person, store, company, or company policy?
Select One

Good ideas

How often would you say your ideas (work related) are better than your direct supervisor's?
At any point in your pharmacy career, have you seen good ideas originate from store level pharmacy associates that were adopted and used by the company?
Select One

honesty

Do you feel that your direct supervisor is an honest, ethical person?
Do you feel that your employer provides an honest, ethical company culture?
Select One

The goodies

What is the MOST rewarding thing about your pharmacy work?
What is the MOST important quality a GOOD supervisor must have?
Select One

Trustworthy or Not

If you weren't filling them yourself, would you trust your pharmacy/company to fill your or your family's prescriptions?
What do you think is the largest contributing factor to mistakes being made in a pharmacy?
Select One

Pandemic Perspective II

Do you think it is a good idea to certify Pharmacy Technicians to be Immunizers?
On a Scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the worst/highest, how stressful has the pandemic been for you?
Select One

The grumpies

Have you seen a noticeable increase, in the last year, in prescriptions and dosages of medications for depression and/or anxiety?
Do you think that it's ok to "fire" a customer for treating your staff poorly?
Select One

FLU SCAN

Have you seen a reduction in the number of Tamiflu prescriptions this flu season?
How do you rate this flu season compared to the past few years in your setting and community?
Select One

PHARMACIST POLLS (WEEK 3)
    (Technicians & Interns take same polls under your job title, please.)
      How often do you feel valued & appreciated by your direct supervisor?
      Is the pharmacy you work in, or are the pharmacies you oversee, understaffed?
      Do you feel your wage/salary is on par with the work you do?

      PHARMACY TECHNICIAN POLLS (WEEK 3)
        (Pharmacists & Interns take same polls under your job title, please.)
          How often do you feel valued & appreciated by your direct supervisor?
          Is the pharmacy you work in understaffed?
          Do you feel your wage/salary is on par with the work you do?

          PHARMACY INTERN POLLS (week 3)
            (Pharmacists and Technicians take same polls under your job title, please.)
              How often do you feel valued & appreciated by your direct supervisor?
              Is the pharmacy you work in understaffed?
              Do you feel your wage/salary is on par with the work you do?

              PHARMACIST POLLS (WEEK 2)
                (Technicians & Interns take same polls under your job title, please.)
                  Do you feel that talking through the speaker at the drive through risks violating HIPAA laws?
                  How many times did you want to walk off the job this week?
                  Is your company prepared for administering covid vaccines?

                  PHARMACY TECHNICIAN POLLS (WEEK 2 )
                    (Pharmacists & Interns take same polls under your job title, please.)
                      Do you feel that talking through the speaker at the drive through risks violating HIPAA laws?
                      How many times did you want to walk off the job this week?
                      Is your company prepared for administering covid vaccines?

                      PHARMACY INTERN POLLS (week 2)
                        (Pharmacists and Technicians take same polls under your job title, please.)
                          Do you feel that talking through the speaker at the drive through risks violating HIPAA laws?
                          How many times did you want to walk off the job this week?
                          Is your company prepared for administering covid vaccines?

                          PHARMACIST POLLS
                            (Technicians & Interns take same polls under your job title, please.)
                              Do you think commercials and ads for prescription drugs should be banned?
                              Who do you think has the most influence over change in company policy as it relates to pharmacy practice?
                              Has working during the pandemic restored your sense of purpose?

                              PHARMACY TECHNICIAN POLLS
                                (Pharmacists & Interns take same polls under your job title, please.)
                                  Do you think commercials and ads for prescription drugs should be banned?
                                  Who do you think has the most influence over change in company policy as it relates to pharmacy practice?
                                  Has working during the pandemic restored your sense of purpose?

                                  PHARMACY INTERN POLLS
                                    (Pharmacists & Technicians take same polls under your job title, please.)
                                      Do you think commercials and ads for prescription drugs should be banned?
                                      Who do you think has the most influence over change in company policy as it relates to pharmacy practice?
                                      Has working during the pandemic restored your sense of purpose?