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Old 04-08-2012, 11:11 PM
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Pfizer is making a huge mistake by having the Eliquis launch in Vegas. It's not the 80s and 90s anymore when the pharmaceutical industry is thriving. The industry is struggling now and the company thinks it's a good idea to spend that kind of money on a national launch meeting.

Look at this:
Cut in company cars choices and value of cars
Cut in monthly budgets
Cut in storage unit costs
Cut in dinner program
Cut in resources
Cut in merit increases
Cut in severance package
Cut in team building, district trips, etc

Yet the CEO earns a nice raise and we're sending a 2,000 to Las Vegas to launch a drug. Ridiculous!! It should be a regional launch. No one going to Vegas wants to be going there. We're not drinking the kool aid anymore and chanting We Are Pfizer at launch meetings. We're all worried about the next RIF...we know it's coming. Why invest the $$ when we're cutting every where else. It's a poor business decision. Oh...and let's have grown adults be forced to room with complete strangers for 3 nights. Awesome!!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:28 AM
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Pfizer is making a huge mistake by having the Eliquis launch in Vegas. It's not the 80s and 90s anymore when the pharmaceutical industry is thriving. The industry is struggling now and the company thinks it's a good idea to spend that kind of money on a national launch meeting.

Look at this:
Cut in company cars choices and value of cars
Cut in monthly budgets
Cut in storage unit costs
Cut in dinner program
Cut in resources
Cut in merit increases
Cut in severance package
Cut in team building, district trips, etc

Yet the CEO earns a nice raise and we're sending a 2,000 to Las Vegas to launch a drug. Ridiculous!! It should be a regional launch. No one going to Vegas wants to be going there. We're not drinking the kool aid anymore and chanting We Are Pfizer at launch meetings. We're all worried about the next RIF...we know it's coming. Why invest the $$ when we're cutting every where else. It's a poor business decision. Oh...and let's have grown adults be forced to room with complete strangers for 3 nights. Awesome!!
Let's add one more to your list:

Cut you.

No one is forcing you to stay. Leave before Vegas, so you won't be forced to room with complete strangers!

What is strange are the folks like you...that stay!
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:49 AM
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Default Re: Poor Business

No...
Nothing strange about those who have stayed. I truly believe most Pfizer reps would be "gone" right now if there were other good job opportunities out there. Opportunities are just VERY thin right now.

Who can walk away from a good salary, good benefits and a company vehicle when they have mouths to feed and bills to pay? Can't do it.

Keep looking....Hopefully you will find something before more heads are cut. If not, hang in there. Maybe you will NOT lose your job
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:58 AM
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Let's add one more to your list:

Cut you.

No one is forcing you to stay. Leave before Vegas, so you won't be forced to room with complete strangers!

What is strange are the folks like you...that stay!

I enjoy my job! I like it here. But I'm drinking the kool aid and just accept everything that the company does. I use to be allowed to think freely and have an opinion. It's why I was hired 17 years ago. Then a company like Pfizer wants to all do as they say and say what they tell us to say. They say "OWN IT" and then tell us to hit reach and frequency, and CUE utilization, and the # of dinner programs, and who not to do lunches with, etc etc.

It has nothing to do with being unhappy. It has everything to do with the company making poor choices and sending the wrong messages to their employees.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:18 AM
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Cheap rooms, cheap flights, cheap conference rates. It's about the least expensive place on earth to hold a launch meeting. Why don't you stop buying yourself lattes on your expense report and maybe you'll start getting some of the things back you've lost.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:44 AM
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No...
Nothing strange about those who have stayed. I truly believe most Pfizer reps would be "gone" right now if there were other good job opportunities out there. Opportunities are just VERY thin right now.

Who can walk away from a good salary, good benefits and a company vehicle when they have mouths to feed and bills to pay? Can't do it.

Keep looking....Hopefully you will find something before more heads are cut. If not, hang in there. Maybe you will NOT lose your job
Trust me. There is no other job that will pay you "Pfizer money" to do what we do. I have won every award in the book as a rookie, rep, and DBM.

I have been looking inside and out of Pharma industry since the last big cut a few years ago. Very few think that we Pharma managers do anything, and I am shocked by what even these few people offered me. So, I stay.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:17 PM
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Cheap rooms, cheap flights, cheap conference rates. It's about the least expensive place on earth to hold a launch meeting. Why don't you stop buying yourself lattes on your expense report and maybe you'll start getting some of the things back you've lost.
why don't you spread olive loaf over your face
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:41 PM
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You think Eliquis is really going to get approved?
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:12 PM
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Look at the BI people struggling with pradaxa. I don't think it's a good drug and of course we are in danger of more layoffs. Chantix and toviaz are prime examples. People take a siesta and start looking. Take your severance and be an entrepreneur. Edible arrangements, Massage Envy, anything but pharma. This is a sinking ship!!! Look at all the bs our managers coach us on. The DMs bring nothing to the table but babysitting and covering their butts with success stories. When is the last time anyone had anything nice to say about any DMs? Just collecting a paycheck.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:21 PM
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Trust me. There is no other job that will pay you "Pfizer money" to do what we do. I have won every award in the book as a rookie, rep, and DBM.

I have been looking inside and out of Pharma industry since the last big cut a few years ago. Very few think that we Pharma managers do anything, and I am shocked by what even these few people offered me. So, I stay.


Sounds like you are saying that you are overpaid for what little you do. If you want to stay, QUIT whining and complaining about EVERYTHING. Be thankful you have a well paying job.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:24 PM
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Thank you HQ douche. Now stick your head back up your RP's ass.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:50 PM
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Look at the BI people struggling with pradaxa. I don't think it's a good drug and of course we are in danger of more layoffs. Chantix and toviaz are prime examples. People take a siesta and start looking. Take your severance and be an entrepreneur. Edible arrangements, Massage Envy, anything but pharma. This is a sinking ship!!! Look at all the bs our managers coach us on. The DMs bring nothing to the table but babysitting and covering their butts with success stories. When is the last time anyone had anything nice to say about any DMs? Just collecting a paycheck.
and the JNJ reps struggling with Xarelto
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