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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    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.
    As someone said CVS is a business and not a charitable organization. As far as the manager, I would have but at then we don't know exactly what the business situation was like. I've seen managers take up to 10 minutes to respond to a customer's needs due to them being busy and short staffed.

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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.

    Well, I know Walgreen's now keeps the "real" Sudafed (the kind which features Pseudoephedrine as the active ingredient) behind the counter in the pharmacy.
    You can still buy it- I bought some just the other day- but you have to fill out some paperwork and show them your ID.
    I think they want to make sure you aren't buying, like, a hundred boxes, or a dozen boxes each from every Walgreens location in the area.

    But yeah, I believe most asthma inhalers also contain ephedrine or some derivative of it, or some synthetic form of it. Ephedrine is tweaky all by itself, and I believe it is a component in meth.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    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.
    1. Apparently, you believe I have some sort of monolithic power over where other people shop. I assure you, I don't.

    2. My choosing not to spend money at CVS has nothing to do with me trying to hurt them in some bizarrely minuscule fashion (seriously, how much money do you think I spend at pharmacies of ANY kind?!?). It has everything to do with protecting myself from, and not contributing to, unscrupulous businesses that harm society as a whole.

    3. My choosing not to spend money at CVS has nothing to do with me trying to "make myself feel good." It has everything to do with protecting myself from, and not contributing to, unscrupulous businesses that harm society as a whole.

    4. I take it you skipped the article I posted about CVS' huge contribution to today's meth problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    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.
    If CVS was the only place that sold aspirin, I guess I'd be screwed. Happily, my government prohibits monopolies, giving me the all-American right to spend (or not spend) my money anywhere I wish.

    YAY!

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    As someone said CVS is a business and not a charitable organization. As far as the manager, I would have but at then we don't know exactly what the business situation was like. I've seen managers take up to 10 minutes to respond to a customer's needs due to them being busy and short staffed.
    I would say if someone is on the ground having an asthma attack and there is an ambulance on its way, then that is the kind of situation that calls for a manager's attention. The fact is that anyone who could have stepped up, the cashier, the pharmacist, fellow customers, etc. should have. This has very little to do with CVS and a lot more to do with the people who were there.

    However, I regularly shop at CVS and this is the kind of thing that will make me think twice about doing so in the future. I as a customer have the power to choose where I do and do not shop and there is usually a Walgreens right across the street from a CVS.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    1. Apparently, you believe I have some sort of monolithic power over where other people shop. I assure you, I don't.
    Your disrespect ends this conversation.
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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Your disrespect ends this conversation.
    Aw gosh. I'm all brokenhearted now.

    Here's a thought: maybe those who can't take it shouldn't be so busy dishing it out, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    So you're going to hose over thousands of great & hardworking innocent CVS employees nationwide because one clerk made a bad call. That's nice. Hopefully all those unrelated meanies will suffer from the loss of business, lose their jobs and their kids won't get new bikes for Christmas.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

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    Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?Alright, that's enough of that, everyone needs to chill.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Aw gosh. I'm all brokenhearted now.

    Here's a thought: maybe those who can't take it shouldn't be so busy dishing it out, eh?
    Well... looks like you missed your chance to declare, icily, that her disrespect ended this conversation.


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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Your disrespect ends this conversation.
    Just so we are clear, there are policies that can be enacted by a corporation for instances like these.

    For example, in an emergency situation collateral can be held until the time that a person can come up with the money. Imagine how much easier this would have been had CVS simply held the customer's driver's liscense until they were able to come back with a dollar. It usually costs about $20 to replace a driver's license so there is no reason to believe that if they owed a few dollars they would not return, and you would even have their address on hand.

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    Re: Was CVS Pharmacy right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I would say if someone is on the ground having an asthma attack and there is an ambulance on its way, then that is the kind of situation that calls for a manager's attention. The fact is that anyone who could have stepped up, the cashier, the pharmacist, fellow customers, etc. should have. This has very little to do with CVS and a lot more to do with the people who were there.

    However, I regularly shop at CVS and this is the kind of thing that will make me think twice about doing so in the future. I as a customer have the power to choose where I do and do not shop and there is usually a Walgreens right across the street from a CVS.
    People are not obligated to help one another. No one acted wrongly in this, except for the woman having the asthma attack. If she had taken personal responsibility and brought her medication along this wouldn't have happened.

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