It's funny you should say that. You have to work a certain way and be a certain sort of person to be a boots pharmacist. After a certain number of years of working there you can tell who they are - they look and talk like business studies graduates. Independent pharmacists are a bit more quirky. Quite frankly all the pharmacy chains are the same. Unfortunitely sometimes you're professional responsibilities clash with their commercial ones (ahem, Boots atkins promotion)! Hospital pharmacists arguably have a much more intersting job, but have lower pay (NHS ones anyway, although it's a lot more than my PhD pay
), and thus see community pharmacists as perhaps in it for the money more.
So yeah, they're a bit of both - posh because they earn loads and can afford nice clothes/cars, and McEmployees because they do little more than put things in boxes on the order of a prescription (although they get to talk to the patients a lot, which is a good thing - you often don't have enough time in hospital). I guess that at least there are some stereotypes within the profession!