Goodbye 2012!

      It’s difficult for me to believe this year is almost over.  But saying goodbye to one year always means saying hello to the next.  

      It was a big year for me personally.  Anyone who was married in 2012 could say the same I guess.  That will always make 2012 memorable for me. 

      It was also a year where I really started to think about my profession and my job.  And that reflection will spill over into the next year as well.  What will 2013 bring for the profession of pharmacy? I wish I had some answers for you. 

      It seems that the only certainty you can count on is uncertainty.  We live in a world that is changing at lightning speed.  That’s just reality.  Things aren’t going to slow down for me or anyone else. 

      I don’t know if there will be major events or mergers to talk about in 2013.  I don’t know where pharmacy will take me and what I will be doing.  The future is like looking into murky waters.  You can’t get a clear picture of what’s in front of you. 

      I am optimistic that the job market will improve for pharmacists.  Things have been tight lately for us but I feel the shift towards more demand for pharmacists will begin in 2013. 

      Maybe that last paragraph is based more on hope than a real conviction on the direction of our profession?  But is hope such a bad thing to immediately dismiss?  I think not and I will gladly hang onto all the hope I have left in me. 

     Here’s to hoping that 2013 will usher in a new beginning for the profession of pharmacy.  And I plan on being here through it all, writing away for anyone that cares to read my thoughts. 

     Happy New Year everyone.  Be safe as we welcome in 2013.  You don’t want to miss anything that’s coming next.  I have high hopes 2013 will be a great year! 

The Redheaded Pharmacist

2 Comments to “Goodbye 2012!”

  1. By Crazy RxMan, January 1, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    I hope you’re right about pharmacists and demand. For the past three years upper management at my company has had their way with us and we’ve had to take it because the market. Five years ago or more we had more power, but right now it’s their way or the highway.

    Happy New Year, Red.


  2. By Mark Cochane, January 2, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    Let’s all hope that 2013 is a Banner year for the Pharmacy Profession as a whole. Unfortunately, 2012 found things very upside down with over 15,000 New Graduates and less than 5,000 available full-time jobs. Happy New Year!

    Mark Cochrane
    National Recruiting Director
    RPh Professional Search


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