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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    There are legitimate arguments for both sides. I don't blame CVS because it's probably corporate policy to sell things for x and expect x payment for it. Corporations do not operate as humanistic entities.

    Having said that, if the clerk, a bystander, or someone else couldn't help out to the tune of a buck or let something slide then that's a real bummer.

    Conversely, I've also been heckled by people at gas stations who claim they didn't have enough gas and are in dire straits if they can't get a few bucks of your gas. They'll even promise to pay you, a complete stranger, back.

    This is not a case of right or wrong. It's a strict judgment call.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    There are legitimate arguments for both sides. I don't blame CVS because it's probably corporate policy to sell things for x and expect x payment for it. Corporations do not operate as humanistic entities.

    Having said that, if the clerk, a bystander, or someone else couldn't help out to the tune of a buck or let something slide then that's a real bummer.

    Conversely, I've also been heckled by people at gas stations who claim they didn't have enough gas and are in dire straits if they can't get a few bucks of your gas. They'll even promise to pay you, a complete stranger, back.

    This is not a case of right or wrong. It's a strict judgment call.
    Corporations do not operate as humanistic entities.

    Corporations are legally considered 'entities' which are entitled to much of the same rights, rules, regulations - and then some - as an individual.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Riiight. Thousands of CVS employees are going to be fired and their kids won't have Christmas this year because I won't shop there.

    I don't like Big Pharma one bit. Nor do I give a rip about its CVS minions. Why should I care about them when they clearly don't care about me/their customers? For them, it's all about the holy greenback.

    The fact is, the whole of society would be better off today if CVS had been shut down when they first started breaking the law in 2005.
    First of all you, said it wasn't just you chosing to boycott. If you really feel you won't make any impact, then your boycott is pointless other than making yourself feel good.

    I am not kidding, my son just said the same thing to me. We're on way to a farm stand that I avoided for a year because I was pissed at the owner. My son just told me I was only hurting myself during that year.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Should CVS Have Sold $21 Inhaler To Asthma Sufferer Who Only Had $20? - The Consumerist



    Is profitability so important that CVS did the right thing here?
    Yea they should have, the guy was being an ass.
    I think very little of it actually had to do with profitability, because most people wouldn't just do that.

    One thing to note, some inhalers have chemicals in them used to make meth, if I'm not mistaken.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And then the district attorney could ask you why, if you know you have asthma, didn't you carry an inhaler with you if you knew you're susceptible to asthma attacks. Individuals should be responsible with their health and have the foresight to carry their medications with them if they can have an attack at any moment. That is not the responsibility of a private pharmacy business.
    That's a good point too.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Having worked retail and restaurants, I have to comment that the cashier shouldn't be blamed for this either. In every restaurant and retail store I've worked in that if your drawer comes up a dollar short that you can be terminated for it. Add in the fact, that the job the cashier works is minimum wage. It's hard to pay bills and have any money left over to help someone else. The entire story reeks of sensationalism just to paint CVS as the bad guy.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Profits over health. That is the world we live in now.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Having worked retail and restaurants, I have to comment that the cashier shouldn't be blamed for this either. In every restaurant and retail store I've worked in that if your drawer comes up a dollar short that you can be terminated for it. Add in the fact, that the job the cashier works is minimum wage. It's hard to pay bills and have any money left over to help someone else. The entire story reeks of sensationalism just to paint CVS as the bad guy.
    If you were the manager of a CVS, and you had someone in your pharmacy who could die if not for a $1, then would you or would you not simply take it out of your own wallet? This is a matter of simple human decency. I don't give a crap about CVS, the people who were working at this pharmacy were heartless.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    One thing to note, some inhalers have chemicals in them used to make meth, if I'm not mistaken.
    They use to sell a variety that could, but I believe they discontinued it. They weren't inhalers for asthma.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    They use to sell a variety that could, but I believe they discontinued it. They weren't inhalers for asthma.
    I think they are in the process, one of the guys at work was telling me that he has to get a new prescription because of it.
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