The Pharmacy Chick

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Waiting for Rod Serling to jump out…

Filed under: Uncategorized — pharmacychick at 9:00 pm on Monday, November 16, 2009

If you are old enough to have watched the Twilight Zone, you can totally relate to this day:  Nothing bad happened.  All of my employees showed up to work. None had any issues to report from over the weekend.  Nobody’s babysitter bagged, no one’s car quit. Nobody had any fights with their spouse/boyfriend/domestic partner. The phone didn’t ring off the hook. People came in and picked up prescriptions that were filled (not those not ready, waiting for inventory, etc)  Nobody handed me “problems” to fix.  I didn’t find any new and crazy policy in the company email box.  My order arrived on time and everything I wanted was in it. (except ciprofloxacin..WTF is up with that anyway?).  Everybody was polite and no one gave me any crap.  I didn’t have to OVER-multitask to keep up.  My IVR worked (it has been real iffy lately) and all the networks were paying claims.. no outages. I got off at 4 pm and walked out with NObody stopping me to drag me into a long winded discussion about some prescription issue.

AND to make it even better?  I dont have to come back until Thursday.

Please God, do not let the other shoe drop!


Comment by rxkerber

November 17, 2009 @ 2:24 am

Ah ha! SO you are the one who stole my nice peaceful weekend? I ran around like a crazy person with a new tech and every one in the world was asking me the weirdest questions. It felt like I was working in quicksand. Fill 10rx, 20 more magicaly show up in the queue. I was even having slight chest pains after close on Saturday night (just a bit of panic attack). Enjoy yourself!

Comment by Dr. Grumpy

November 17, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

Winter is coming. It’s the calm before the storm.

I know Doc,,I know…

Comment by Jade

November 17, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

Sounds like someone got their flu shot(s) in time, or some other magic spell. There wasn’t a full moon, and the holiday is in another week. (You weren’t working at the place depicted on the CVS ad, were you?)

My last weekend wasn’t bad, unlike RxKerber, but there was unfinished business from the week before that kept sticking to my heel like an unseen piece of paper. Sometimes, it’s that way in pharmacy. One day you’re thinking, “Hmmm, I haven’t seen any scripts for a certain drug in a while, where’s the doc that usually writes for that?” Lo, and behold, one of the doc’s scripts show up the next day, and there’s no drug on the shelf as it expired the week before and wasn’t replaced because we never use it.
ya know that happens all the time! for instance: I had IPOL vaccine in the fridge which expired 11-14-2009. Well on the 16th somebody called up and said “I need a polio vaccine”…(head hitting the brick wall).

Comment by Karen

November 17, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

WooHoo! We know it doesn’t last, so enjoy!!!!

Comment by Greenerpastures

November 23, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

PC the other shoe is so insidious you didn’t even hear it drop but it most certainly did. You went home after that day and thought “This isn’t so bad, I’m damn good at this job. I could be happy here.” DON’T BELIEVE IT!!! People calling off, insane policy decisions from corporate, and waves of crap from ignorant/mean customers is the norm. For a dozen years I weathered the rough spots because I “knew” it would get better. Guess what, it always did get better, but never as good as it had been.

no doubt, today was a typical sucky monday..running around putting out fires while the whole place goes up in flames..

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