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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Dilip Kumar Panda
ProfessionWholesale Business
Designation Owner
Organisation – Medicine Wholesaler
Age – 48
CityDurgapur
Work Experience (Years) – 26

Under-Graduation – B.Com, Durgapur Government College

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started to work as a medical representative while completing my graduation in the year 1996. As a medical representative, my foremost work was to go to different hospitals and doctors and tell them about the medicine of the brand to which I was attached. And also, inform them of the advantages of the medicines and how it will help their patients. The companies that I have worked with are Sun and Himalaya. Later, working hard as medical representatives for years then I set up my own business in this field.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

My current job responsibilities as the owner of a medical wholesaler are to work as an intermediary between the pharmaceutical industry and by purchasing and distributing medicines to their customers. Another role of mine is to ensure prescription medications are delivered safely and efficiently every day to thousands of health care practitioners and pharmacies in the region I operate. It is also my duty to look after the accounts of my business as well as to work hard to grab the best deal with the pharmaceutical companies.

 

Average Income for a Medicine Wholesaler in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Often
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security for a Medicine Wholesaler?
Secure
Would you consider being a Medicine Wholesaler Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Medicine Wholesaler?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Medicine Wholesaler?
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What are the different ways of entering as a Medicine Wholesaler?

There are no special ways to enter this profession. If any individual wants to enter this profession one can start it.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

As an owner of the business, the most important personality traits are a good decision maker, being cooperative, and practical.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

Some of the positives, which would encourage someone to consider this career are that the work culture is how the individual wants. As it is a business set by your own self so the culture is how I want. Secondly, work life is quite stable. Office work and field work go hand in hand. I have to work as an intermediary between the pharmaceutical industry and the customer. Thirdly, as a medical wholesaler, I get a number of allowances for me and my family.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

Some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering this job are- Firstly, as it is my own business so when the business incurs a loss, it is a burden for me. Secondly, at times the work hour exceeds when the workload is huge Thirdly, the pharmaceutical dealing market is corrupted and at times intense rivalry may lead to severe destruction. Lastly, the balance at times can get disturbed.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Easy
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

If I was taken back to 10th or 12th class and allowed to choose a profession then I would like to choose the same.