- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I worked in a retail pharmacy for years while I was in school (I worked for CVS and Walgreens). I don’t know how in the world you would ever be able to pump and sustain breast feeding while working in a retail pharmacy. I have friends that are pharmacists, and they were able to take their full maternity leave. Pay isn’t such an issue since you make a good salary, save money, and have short term disability to cover you. I have friends that chose to float stores after for the flexiblilty in hours, and daycare, but never becasue they were forced. Especially if you are a pharamcy manager, they wouldn’t replace you because you went on maternity leave, because that happens all the time. There has to be some other loophole in the federal DEA laws that is being missed, since I have worked with numerous pharmacy managers that haven’t lost their positions due to maternity leave.
And to add- I think standing on your feet all day after no maternity leave would be about impossible.