Saturday, January 8, 2011


So people may think this is far fetched but if you have ever worked retail pharmacy you will know that the staff goes through this several times a day. Stressful much? Tolerance and patience are two necessary qualities when working in my field. So happy to have had a year off. It will make my fake smile paste on so much easier. Dont forget to read the comments on the YouTube page.


The Asian Pear said...


I do admit though. Usually, the wait annoys me but I don't take it out on the pharmacists themselves. They're just understaffed to take on the amount of people waiting inline.

Dolly Iris said...

I think people just dont understand what happens in that 15-20 min behind the counter. There is a lot more that goes into filling an rx than people realize.
Not to mention the straight up abuse we go through. Its not a job where you often get recognized for how much good you do. Or how you are taking somebodys health into consideration.
People are more patient at starbucks than a pharmacy!

Dolly Iris said...

I should point out to that there are always a handful of awesome customers who make it all worth it.

Laura said...

I have never worked in a pharmacy, but I did work in a pharmaceutical warehouse. And I have to say, sometimes pharmacists are crazy too about needing their orders filled! If I don't have it in stock and the company has it back ordered, there isn't much I can do! Calling me every ten minutes to place the order is not going to help. Yelling at me (the person who just puts your order into the computer and a box) is not going to help. And in the days of caller id, we would pass off annoying pharmacists to each other all night to avoid answering the same questions. I did have a lot of awesome pharmacists call me too though. And despite pharmacists who we assumed were getting high on their own supply, it was one of the best jobs I ever had :)

hklover86 said...

oh my god I totally appreciate the humor in this video??

"I only have $100 bills.Do you take those?"


And its so true about Starbucks..people are willing to wait like 15 mins in line for a coffee but not for a drug that they need for their health!

Dolly Iris said...

Laura - Oh yeah there are some dickhead pharmacists for sure. I've worked with a few. Its stressful being the go between for doctors, insurance, drug suppliers, the government AND customers. That being said you can't make something appear that isnt there.
Like when H1N1 broke out and Tamiflu was high and dry and we had to make the kid suspension ourselves which was a pain in the ass. Some pharmacists just decided they didnt want to do it and sent parents with sick kids away to us. How Freaking Ridiculous