I don't know what it is, but the last couple of weeks at work I feel like I could jump out of my skin. The same obstacles keep popping up every day and easy stuff finds a way to be difficult. It'll get better, but for now I would like to blow off steam about a few things.
1. Managers who give permission for technicians to leave early on days that the manager is NOT working, and I AM. I think it would be common courtesy for the manager or technician to ask ME if it's OK beforehand, since I am the one who is going to cover for the absence by being a highly-paid cashier for the rest of the day. I am sick and tired of seeing people walk out the door early because someone who's not there told them it was OK.
2. I understand it is sometimes necessary to use your lunch break to run errands. But that is still your lunch break. Don't come back to the pharmacy, plop yourself down and proceed to take another half hour to actually eat. You had your lunch break. It is now over.
3. Please, for the love of God, cut back the personal phone calls. Ignoring customers while you talk loudly on the phone to your 'whoever' is --- well, I shouldn't even have to get into it.
What makes people think that personal conversations take priority over doing their damn job?
4. OK, insurance companies --- you've sent me a letter advising me that all generics of a certain drug are back-ordered and will be for many weeks. Only the brand name is available. So how about giving people a little break on that jacked-up brand name copay, since it's really not their fault that they can't get the generic, huh? And you know they can't get it --- you just told me, right?
5. I really don't like telling people that the advice they've been given is baloney. I try to be nice about it and not undermine anyone too much, no matter how stupid it is. My customer was told by a dietitian to take "super-potent" Vitamin C supplements to help his back heal after surgery. I told him to save his money. He agreed with me.
And that concludes my pissing and moaning for now.