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    Hi fellow Pharmacy peeps.

    Just wondering what other checkers are currently getting with regards to wages.
    I’m working in community for an independent in the MDS department. I’m the predominant checker of roughly 2000 trays a month. I’m not greedy at all but I really don’t think I’m being paid enough for the load I’m doing.
    Just wanted too chat with you all before I have I word with my boss.

    Many thanks, have a lovely weekend xx

  • #2
    See if APTUK has any pay rates on it's web site.
    johnep

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    • #3
      Thanks John, unfortunately you need to be a member to access what I would need (£48!)

      really kind of you to reply x

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      • #4
        I get 12.50 an hour in an independent.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hazeleyes View Post
          I get 12.50 an hour in an independent.
          Thanks hazel, does it go on where we live do you think?
          Im currently getting £11 which i shouldn’t grumble at but the workload is increasing dramatically & the wage isn’t.

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          • #6
            I don't think so, I'm up north but our independent pays higher rates for all staff as we are a particularly busy and stressful pharmacy! Our new starts aren't on minimum wage.

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            • #7
              ACT - in hospital are band 5 (usually) - which starts of as £11.32 to start of with and goes up on years basis by 30-40p. You can have a look at NHS pay scale.

              Personally I feel you are getting underpaid for what you do. I would possibly speak to your boss and ask if the rate can be upped by £2 hour pay rise due to increase workload and going rate amongst ACT. Plus very difficult to find ACT as not many trained or many don't want that level of responsibility.

              However it is all relative and its also about what you expect as a minimum and what you are happy with.

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              • #8
                Look up Ackerman bargaining.

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                • #9
                  Thank you all so much for your advice, definitely got me rethinking my options x

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                  • #10
                    Hi, I have also recently started ACT in independent with some management responsibilities and I am getting £11, though was offered £13 from boots as an ACT with no management responsibilities... my only reason for not going with them was that they were in the centre of town which was a nightmare to get to I definitely should have negotiated better!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KBACT View Post
                      Hi, I have also recently started ACT in independent with some management responsibilities and I am getting £11, though was offered £13 from boots as an ACT with no management responsibilities... my only reason for not going with them was that they were in the centre of town which was a nightmare to get to I definitely should have negotiated better!!
                      Morning, thank you for your reply. Did boots offer you that from the beginning or did you negotiate? I’ve been offered a post with them yesterday for £11.55 an hour with yearly reviews. Really don’t know what to do?

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                      • #12
                        dear Nikki, in my opinion £11 is way not enough for the responsibility you take. Don't know where you live but in London an experienced dispenser can earn £10
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                        • #13
                          Look at the working conditions as well as the money.
                          Is working in hell worth the extra £1 per hour?
                          Most of the time the internet is full of daft opinions and views that you should not take seriously let bother you at all.
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                          • #14
                            £11 Is not enough for the responsibility you have.
                            I think my boss rang around the local pharmacies near me and asked what they paid, so that the could match or better it so that i wouldn't 'stray' after he'd paid for me to do my ACT course (Not that i'd go anywhere as he is an awesome boss and the ladies i work with are fab)
                            I'm close to £12 ph
                            I work in an independant pharmacy in North Yorkshire.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Annie2008 View Post
                              £11 Is not enough for the responsibility you have.
                              I think my boss rang around the local pharmacies near me and asked what they paid, so that the could match or better it so that i wouldn't 'stray' after he'd paid for me to do my ACT course (Not that i'd go anywhere as he is an awesome boss and the ladies i work with are fab)
                              I'm close to £12 ph
                              I work in an independant pharmacy in North Yorkshire.
                              The working environment makes all the difference - I'm sure you will agree.
                              As mentioned is the extra £1 per hour worth risking your own physical and mental health?
                              Most of the time the internet is full of daft opinions and views that you should not take seriously let bother you at all.
                              Note : If this posting contains personal views or opinions every endeavour is made to ensure they stay within social media guidelines.
                              If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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