Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas and all that Jazz

Well, the holidays are upon us and I get get a 4 day weekend!  I know I will be bored out of my mind and ready to go back to work by Wednesday.  Not really certain why we are closed on Monday, but I guess since the doctors offices are closed we are too.

We already received a few crazy calls about people wanting their Narcs but insurance not covering them until monday....well tuesday now.  People get so nutty.  I guess I dont know since I dont have any addiction issues.

I have really been trying hard with my two female coworkers that I have been having trouble with.  Things have thawed slightly.  All I can do it try, try try.  It is hard. 

On a personal note, my husband has slipped a disc in his back and has been off of work for the last two weeks and basically bedridden (rolls eyes).  He is getting better but has been such a cry baby. He is driving me crazy!  His business (he is a co-owner) will be closed all next week....3 weeks under my feet....I might strangle him....

Anywho, Happy Holidays everyone!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

First rule of Pharmacy

The First rule of Pharmacy the hippie Pharmacist-in-Charge at my very first pharmacy job taught me was: there is no crying in Pharmacy

You have to develope a tough skin when dealing with the public in a customer service/retail position.  Not only that, often times they are sick, hurt, tired, or dealing with sick/hurt or tired children.  Tempers flair all the time and often times you may not be the cause of their ire but you may get the back end of it.

This was probably the best piece of advice I received for working in this field.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

An update

So my manager had a talk with one of my coworkers about her inaproprate behavior and she said ok and she was sorry.  Within the hour she became hostile towards me.  He witnessed this and asked me about it later.  I wasn't even going to bring it up because I am use to her attitude at this point.  He was pretty dumb founded that she would blatantly disregard his authority.  We are owned by a non-pharmacist, so he is trying to find a way to resolve the conflict.  Both the owner and the manager are laid back, passive people so this has been a challenge.  I don't even think my manager has been able to talk to the owner about the issues yet. 

It is frustrating to me because these two other techs are idiots.  I am not even being a petty jerk when I say this.  These are two 30-something small town women who still have high school mentalities.  They think they are big fish.  The thing about big fish in a small pond is when you take that same fish and put them in a big pond and they don't look quite so big anymore.  Thats my view.  I grew up in a huge city.  My views and experiences are vast in comparison.  I am good at what I do.  I am efficient and well trained.  I am educated.  I come to work, do my job and go home.  Where ever I am needed, I will pitch in. 

Subsequently, my store owner has taken note of my hard work and dedication.  She has tasked me with other projects and jobs.  And there is an undercurrent of jealously.  I can certainly understand that.  I am not rubbing anything in any ones faces or trying to make anyone feel bad.  I often work one-on-one with her on projects not necessarily related to the pharmacy.  What am I supposed to do?  She signs my check! 

Jealousy is a green eyed monster.  It turns perfectly normal people into horriable humans who bully, gossip and hate for no reason.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Things have gotten really crummy at work, I cant even discuss it with out breaking out in tear of frustration.  But I am still reading my favorite blogs and hopefully things look up soon.