Tuesday, July 12, 2011

At least put some effort into it..

If you're going to try to write/change a fake script, at least put some effort into it. If you love those 512's then you should know better hand to in a script with 10 refills on it. Also please try to minimize those pen eraser marks. I like a challenge.

If you want those insulin syringes for your drug habits, don't answer its for 1 unit, when I ask how many units of insulin does your mom/dad/grandfather-mother/uncle takes...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Have you ever.....

...work 12 hours back to back as a tech and not take more than a combine total of 30 minutes break? Against the law, yada yada, I know.


In summary, how long can I last? At least its only EVERY other weekends.


Would you rather be working at a fast-pace store or lull around waiting for customers to drop by?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Same Chain - DIfferent Store

Long story short, I was set to go far,far away for school until I was accepted locally at the last minute. I had already quit my retail gig, to which I love dearly, and is back with the chain but at a different store.

I had heard rumors of how BUSY this store was AND it was a rude-awakening. The pace here, from cashier on up to PIC, is incredible fast albeit higher than usual mistakes but still slim enough to be efficient and highly accurate. I've never seen such efficiently in a store. The numbers of prescriptions typed, produced, and verified daily is way beyond a 'typical' store WEEKLY average. It is not just some days, but every days. Mondays seem to be the worst. The store averages from 7-8k/weekly. It was around 9k when the H1N1 epidemic was in full swing.

However, still with how busy it was, even from a 6-month hiatus, I got back into the groove quickly. You have no choice there. Although being very busy, I learned a great deal too.

--Here hoping for the best. School starts on Tuesday! I got to aim higher. I can't be a B student all my life (except high school of course).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How long has it been?

Guess who's in Pharmacy school? <--- THIS GUY...3.5 years to go!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Big Day.

So today was my Temple interview. Let me start by saying that I was really overstressed for it.

First off, I decided on buying a whole new suit, shirt, and tie. You see, I like to do my research before diving into anything. So I spent endless hours researching the basics such as best suit, shirt, tie combo to wear, etc. I have indeed learned valuable information about the interview process; applying it however, is another story.

Anyway, I was set on NOT wearing my black suit. From what I read, BLACK is too formal and especially "funeralish". I went to King of Prussia, Macy's specifically, for two consecutive day and picked up at Black CK suit with stripes. This made it appear to be more grayish than black. I literally spent 1-2 hours picking out a tie. Yes seriously, HOURS! I was going for a Red or a Blue tie. Blue, from my research is the most favorable in interviews. Blue necktie resulted in more job offers if you can believe that. I was set on Blue, but there are so many to choose from! The many different shades of blue and then the patterns. Should I get a solid, a strip, or (fill in the blank pattern)? in the end, I couldn't be more pleased with my pick. It was again a Black with stripes Calvin Klein suit, a Express 1MX white shirt, and a really nice striped Michael Kors necktie. I went with the full Windsor, (thank you internet how-to videos!).

To summarize, yes I went all out for this interview. New suit, tie, haircut, nail cuts, the whole shebang!

I won't give any details about the specific interview itself, but I like to note that I SHOULD have been more assertive in my reply to the questions. Only time will tell. I will find out in 3-4 weeks. Until then, I have to prepare for Tennessee!

P.S.

Something happened on Sunday that really got to me. It was my overnight Pharmacist, a recent new tech, and myself working. It was abnormally busy since it was after all Super Bowl Sunday. A British gentlemen, I'll assumed so from his accent, came in and was quite distraught. I can see it in his face. He was sweating and red all over. He mentioned that he part of a band and is from CALIFORNIA. He ran out of his medication. Worst of all, he has taken his wife medication by mistake. showed me the bottle, it was a mail-order. For some unknown reason the place was closed at 9pm (EST) - 6pm PST time. It was for HCTZ, so we generated and will call on Monday. We ran into an insurance issue and I called member services. They were closed. No related health care provider especially insurance member services should be closed at all, but its my opinion. I informed the gentlemen that I could not get the insurance to go through and gave him the option of paying out of pocket for it. It was a little over $10. He gladly agreed. So being the best pharmacy around, we banged it out in about 1.5-2 min.

Here's how it ended. He came over to drop-off, thanked me, and shook my hand. YES, he shook my hand. So much appreciation for doing your JOB. The accolades I received is overwhelming. It is times like this that scream, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pharmacy school round TWO!

OMG Interview at Temple (again)and Belmont University in TN!

Friday, July 25, 2008

A funny thread I like to share..

Since I'm an aspiring Pharmacy student, I tend to hang out at the Pharmacy section over at the Student Doctor Network site. I happen to come upon a very long, very funny, but rather true to life thread about working in a Pharmacy.


http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=117497&highlight=pharmacy+tech+rants+stories

I assure you that you will DEFINITELY get a kick by reading some of the reply. The thread is old and it is buried among thousands of others thread. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.