We had about a day and a half this week that was super slow --- summer time, vacations, whatever the reason. In all my time in pharmacy I've always found it funny that some of the same staff who complain about being stressed out and swamped all the time will turn around on a dime and complain bitterly when it's suddenly too slow. I can certainly handle a slow day -- heck, take advantage of it, cause you know it isn't going to last. If nothing else, I feel we can use the time to clean up the pigsty around us.
But pharmacy workers are hard-wired to be running like crazy. The good ones can be kind of a restless bunch. It's a strange phenomenon on a slow day to watch some of your co-workers become disoriented and sluggish. It's like everyone loses their edge, or gets out of the rhythm, or something. And I find more errors than normal on the few prescriptions I do check.
The final indignity after a slow day is coming in the next morning and finding that no one sent the drug order.
Sheesshhh...... it's like we're all on crack and somebody took the pipe away for a day!