Yesterday, my blog titled Down on the Pharm released talked about my first release of my eBook on Amazon for Kindle titled Down on the Pharm. Today, the paperback format of Down on the Pharm is available for purchase on Amazon. The book is only $6.99 and tells a true story of what it is like to work for a startup pharmaceutical company. With Amazon Prime, the book should arrive relatively quickly (2 days or so). This is a book that took several months to write, but many years to build enough courage to write. There are people in this world who will take advantage of you, if you simply let them. In this book I exploit several individuals who were and are still taking advantage of people today.
We need to be fair in our approach to winning. In my early years, I quickly found out not everyone is fair, especially when it comes to compensation, benefits, and respect. If someone has the power to lead, then they need to respect their people and not abuse them just because they can. When it comes to good and bad, I believe we should be able to have more good days than bad days. When you are dealing with abusive people, you are going to have more bad days than good days, which is not helping you live a happy and healthy life. We need to remove these people from our lives to allow ourselves to improve ourselves (if that makes sense).
Through writing Down on the Pharm, I have gone through a lot of reflection on my previous experiences at the lab. I have realized I was always much better than those people and should have moved on sooner than I did. Fortunately, I was able to leave the pharma. There were many less fortunate than I, which did not have the power to leave because they needed a H1B visa. It was this type of leverage the leadership had over the majority of their employees that really allowed leadership to treat their employees so unfairly. This should never happen, especially when the individuals being abused were so smart. A lot of it did not make much sense to me, which is what I write in the book. Please pick up your vary own copy and let me know what you think.