Sunday, March 25, 2012


Things have been going pretty good on my end.  My new manager is pretty decent.  The cold and flu season seems to be winding down and so has the into pharmacy drama, I believe.  I know I am doing my part.  So no rants from me.

On a personal note.  My migraines are really flared up right now due to the weather in the midwest.  Rain is a trigger.  Ugh, I am not doing so great.  My second dose of sumitriptin did not knock this one out.  I think I have a sinus infection that is making things worse.  Boo!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Flu and Scabies

Things are going pretty smooth at work but it is a little stressful being short one pharmacist.  We have one retired pharmacist coming in on wed. to help out, so that is nice but tuesdays and thursdays we only have one pharmacist until our new PIC starts.  Kinda a crazy time of the year to be short staffed.

We are expirencing the typical cold and upper resp. stuff but seeing alot of tamiflu scripts all of a sudden. 

Then headlice and scabies started going around too.  YUCK YUCK YUCK. 

I am glad there are 2 counters between them and me most of the time.  Unless I have to help run the cash register and that gets me down to one. 

I admit, I am a germ-a-phobe.   I am always on the cashiers to wipe down the counters and pens.  BUT I dont have any children to bring that crap home to me.  I rarely ever get sick.  And when I do, my kick ass immune system does its job.  I am not one of those jolly rogers,jump on the antibiotic at the first sign of a sniffle.  I have to be dying.  I am allergic to sulfa and quinolone antibiotics, so I am not about built up resistance to other antibiotics using them willy-nilly...but that is just me.

Have a good one.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Grand scheme of things

Even though I feel like in our meeting I was totally thrown under the bus, I do feel like the tension has melted at work.  I am just using that meeting as a reset point personally when dealling with my coworkers.  Part of me does have some resentment but I know if I cannot move forward from it, things will never get better and we will all just be stuck in an endless cycle of back biting and bitchyness.  And I am over it.  We just need to come together as a team.  And if I had to take all the blame, I guess so be it.  That is how it played out.  I am going to have to except it and move foward.

My husband on the other had is furious.  He cannot believe I was treated that way and thinks I should tell everyone to go to hell and let the owner fire me.  That is just not acceptable.  I was not raised that way.  I do not want the shame and embarrassment that goes along with a firing.  Plus I am good at what I do.  I get paid really well.  I drive 7 miles vs. up to 45 to the city.  No thank you.  He thinks I am letting them walk all over me and that I am not standing up for myself.  I think, the economy is still in the toilet and jobs are still scarce and I better just suck it up for now.

IF something comes along, I might take it.  I might go part time...who knows.  He reciently became partner at his company.  We are business owners now.  That is something I never thought I would say.  So we are busier with that.  I do alot of computer stuff for them.

I know things will work out.  It can only get better from here.  Our new manager starts in March.  It is a woman.  I hope she is not a bitch!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

NEW Manager

We have a new manager starting hopefully March 2nd.  I am glad.  I didnt realize all this time my old one hated me and was basically plotting against me.  Monday we had a meeting: the owner, the manager, and the 3 techs because we have been having all these issues.  And that asshole basically went against everything he told me in our meetings we had, flipped the script on me, turned things around on me and made me into the bad guy.

If he was going to do that.  Why not tell me face to face that he was a chicken shit bastard.  Why tell me that he felt like I was being wronged.  Why not speak up and tell me he has issues with me when had a chance.  Coward.  I am glad he is gone.  He said I made him mad one day because after we got a new print cartridge and  we changed it the first page printed out completly black.  I made a joke about it.  He said that pissed him off for several hours.  HOURS.  Are you kidding me.  Grow the fuck up!

Glad he is gone and in another state.  Peace dude!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


So if you f*ck up and order the wrong drug in and add it in to inventory and I fix it then don't cop some bull shit attitude with me because you messed up. Ever.  I will let it pass one time.  Next time I will school you very harshly and you may cry.  I am over dealing with bitch attitudes all the time.

Our PIC and only full time Pharmacist quit so that will be interesting.  In one week, hopefully we have a replacement.  I hope we get a old vetern that will not take any shit from these bitches.  I am so over it.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pharmacy Customs

Every month we have a food day to celebrate everyones birthdays that month.  It is usually pot luck.  Sometimes we have a theme, sometimes not.  I have a really hard time with these events because I have OCD pretty bad.  I know most of my coworkers are clean.  I can tell by their personal hygine.  But their level of clean and my level of clean are different. 

I have struggled with these events since the get go.  I am usually the last to eat so I can pick at the food and eat very little if I feel it is questionable.  This is not something I can help.  This is not me being a jerky catty female.  This is me dealing with something I have struggled with since childhood.

I have been seen and treated with antidepressants for my OCD without much luck.  It just made me kinda numb to the other parts of my life so we discontinued them.  I now just deal with them.  Since my stroke, some aspects of my OCDs have improved.  Cracks in sidewalks/streets don't bother me.  Little wierd things like that have gotten better.  But I still have some major obsession issues like if I wake up in the middle of the night, I cant just go back to sleep with out reading first. I read over 250 books last year.  (This causes alot of lost sleep.)  I sometimes compulsively wash my clothing twice just so I know it is clean.  I smell it before I dry it.  I only use tide.  No sketchy cheap stuff.  Only use Bounce.  No sketchy cheap dryer sheets.  My husband is useless and only gets to was his own clothes.  He knows I will rewash my own.  If I use silverware at other peoples houses I almost always rewash it. (I dont trust them.)

I can stand my clutter in my home library.  But I cannot stand clutter at work or any where else around my home.  It suffocates me.

Anyways, back to the topic.  Sketchy food.  Who to trust.  And people make some wierd stuff too.  Then they wanna pass out their recipes like they have a gem. Guh!  The owner made some wierd cheese ball.  I sat next to her so I had to eat some but I have no clue what kind of cheese it was.  Wierd. I might be sick the next food day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Here's what technicians shouldn't do...

Tecnicians should never recommend any OTC products to customers EVER.  NEVER EVER.  Even if we know the answers, it should not cross our lips.  I am a pretty educated and smart person BUT I do not have a RpH or PharmD after my name so I know better.  But this other tech, she will go out there and start recommening products left and right.  Cough and cold for children under 3.  Sure why not.   40 year old man with cold symptoms: sudafed...I'm like really???  You didn't even look at his profile or talk to a pharmacist about his medical problems.  She asked him if he had high blood pressure.  He said no.  But the next day he filled medicine for high blood pressure! 

This same tech also councils patients on medications.  I don't think she has even been to college let alone Pharmacy school.  Aparently she had some people in the community convinced she is a Pharmacist.  She never wears her name tag that says she is a tech!   I am so frustrated!  We have already had a meeting about her behavior.

We are an independant pharmacy owned by an non pharmacist so I doubt she will get fired for her bullsh*t.  But I get so tired of it.  The PIC is tired of it but he is a non confrontationalist who needs to grow a back bone!  Any suggestions?