Well, he gets calls and mailings weekly to do per diem work. They're still giving bonuses to snag a pharmacist here. CA law requires that pharmacists dispense the meds--so if workload went down drastically, the techs would be cut first (cause a low workload doesn't require the help of a tech, but the pharmacist is still needed on site by state law). I know laws can be changed, but while there are some excellent pharmacy techs out there, most of them don't have the background to truly do the pharmacist's job on counseling--and being legally liable. While older pharmacists were grandfathered in with BS's, now a Doctor of Pharmacy degree is required. So there's just not enough. Me? I'm finishing law school--hoping to be a research attorney. I'm told bad economic times can be good for attorneys. People still file suits and get arrested--and all that needs to be researched to "win."