A little back ground on me: I am a 8+ year pharmacy tech veteran. I love everything about my job. (Except maybe the people but I am sure we will get to that more later.) I love the science and continued advancement of pharmacy. I love and hunger for the knowledge that this field offers. I love being a part of a team of people that make peoples lives better everyday. I feel like I have a very dynamic and important role in many peoples lives in the community.
Why, you ask, am I just a tech when I so clearly love and respect this profession? It is simple and complicated at the same time. I have a brain tumor. (Stable.) That is the simple. The complicated is several years ago I had a stroke (in my pharmacy) that massively changed and altered my life. At the time, because I was thinking with a damaged brain I thought I was fine and went back to work immediately. I literally left the hospital and went to the pharmacy. Looking back, now I can see how bad it was and how far I have come. It scares me how much one day, one momet can radically alter the course of my life. Even now, years later, when I am have a particularly bad migraine...I fear another stroke. So, moral of the story: I am scared. I am scared to ruin my 4.0 college GPA. I am scared to fail at something I was so perfect for before. But mostly I am scared of the failure.
So for now, I will stay in my comfort zone and not continue my goal of becoming a pharmacist.
Now, A little about my job and my pharmacy.
I am a nationally certified pharmacy technician. I know, that doesnt count for much. I dont get any added bonuses or respect. It was a professional accomplishment I got after my stroke for myself. I work in a independant community pharmacy. We are staffed by 1 full time and 2 part time pharmacists. There are 3 of us techs total and we dont get along. It is not always a plesant work environment. 1 tech mostly counts all day. 1 girl does DME billing and
My pet peeves are: lazy chatty coworkers, medicaid abusing lazy people and narcotic abusers. As well as about a billion other thing!