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The ABC’s of Target Pharmacy: F is for Fringe Benefits

I’ll be honest here.  I had no intentions of working in retail pharmacy longer than I had to.  When I first moved to Dallas, I went to work for Target because it made financial sense.  I was going to work  here for six months and then quit to go to work at the big, fancy downtown hospital.  Sure, I was going to take a pay cut, but it sounded so glamorous.

So, why am I still here twelve years later?  What keeps me from going to work for one of the other retailers seen on every corner in town? For the fringe benefits of course!  Where else am I going to get:

  • One stop shopping.  It is so nice being able to pick up fresh groceries, diapers, a cute outfit for the evening, and a movie all in one place without even leaving work.  Every now and then I have to go shopping somewhere else, and it is torture.
  • 10% off on the coolest stuff.  Remember the Missoni for Target craze? It all sold out in one day, but I was able to score an awesome shirt and even save a little money on it.  Practically everything in my house came from Target, and I just love it when visitors ask, “Where did you find that?”
  • People watching.  The public never ceases to amaze me.  Enough said.

There are a few of us in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that have been Target pharmacists for over 10 years.  Here are some of the awesome responses they gave:

  • Tamara said, “I must say the number one thing that keeps me here is my team.  We’ve built great relationships with each other and it would be extremely hard for me to leave them.”
  • Lori said, “My partner and my team”  (good to know since she is my partner!)
  • Becky said, “Continuing to work with teams on developing and providing a great resource to guests.”
  • Cate said, “The first thing I think of is my peers.  There are so many of my team members that are so much more than just that.  I consider them friends as well!  The support I get from them is amazing!  Target sees the reason most of us became pharmacists in the first place…to take care of people.”
  • And, finally, our resident comedian Derek (pictured above) said, “I love the smell of fresh popcorn and I believe there is a direct vent from the pharmacy to Food Avenue.  Who could leave that?”  HA!

If it isn’t evident from these responses,  so many of us consider our pharmacy teams as family. I couldn’t agree more!

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  • Sarah Townsend

    April 24th, 2012

    Monica, you are doing an amazing job. This was great. Keep up the great work, and know that since I have been privileged to be partners with Lori and you…you are both GREAT!!!!!

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  • Dale Anderson

    April 25th, 2012

    Thanks Monica for sharing why you are still with Target. I agree with you, great benefits but also great people. It is our Team that makes our days so enjoyable. Even when it seems the world is crashing down upon you with third party problems, guest opportunities, and multi-tasking overload, all it takes is a kind word or a smile from my Team and I am ready to go again! As one of those also with more than 10 years with Target, thank you for you smile and suppport and for taking on this task. Keep on blogging!

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  • Travis Kirk

    May 2nd, 2012

    Great stuff Monica!! It is a joy to have you here on our Team, and I just love seeing you and your little ones shopping at our Target each week… Thanks for all that you do!

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