Importance of Education
Name – Kenedy Bakshi
Profession – Medicine Wholesaler
Designation – Proprietor
Organisation – Bakshi Medical Supply
Age – 54
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 30
Under-Graduation – B.Sc, Surendra Nath College
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my business with my friend in a partnership firm. The business comprised of daily commodities including soaps, deodorants, incense sticks, etc. I continued this business for 5-6 months and realized that I can set up my own business. Later, I did so with medicine and set up another side business with Perfetti Toffees. I discontinued the business I set up earlier and continued being a medical supplier. I even got an opportunity for a wholesale dealing with the company, Johnson and Johnson baby products. Till date, I am still into the wholesale business and presently, in the post of President at Bengal Chemist and Druggist’s Association (BCDA).
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as a Medicine Wholesaler.
The current job responsibilities include taking orders from various medical shops for their necessities and providing them the medicines on time. Being the President at BCDA, it is my duty to maintain a harmony between all the whole sell businessmen, the medical shop owners, and medical representatives. I have to regularly update the stock and maintain a clean bill of what item has to be supplied top which shop. Also, cash collection and rolling the ball in the business comes under my responsibility.
Average Income of 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 – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
More than 9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
Being a Medicine Wholesaler how often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as Medicine Wholesaler require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
A Graduation in any relevant stream can help top excel in this field.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Medicine Wholesaler is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in the Profession of a Medicine Wholesaler
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as a Medicine Wholesaler?
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
You need to have communication skills as you will be managing your business at many levels. You need to be patient as things may not always go the way you anticipated with to.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Medicine Wholesaler?
Being my own business, I can work independently and have no pressure from an upper hand. It is an easy-going profession and can reach the acme only with one’s continued efforts. The stress level increases to a high level only during the year ending; otherwise, it is easy going. Such a business helps to maintain a cordial and healthy relationship with people of all strata of society as you deal with a variety of people every day.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Medicine Wholesaler?
It demands a lot of your time which can cause disturbances in your family life. Work demands your attention all the time and this definitely affects family matters. Secondly, the profession is quite risky in terms of security. The business can reach the unprecedented growth and can even see the downfall within a week totally depending upon the efforts one puts into it. Lastly, it can be difficult to be considerate and cooperative with everyone always, which can become a problem for some.
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 Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
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?
I would like to become a doctor and serve my nation. I selected such a profession so that I can stay in touch with the medical line.