omfg theres a tamiflu commercial on and the guy has the flu and hes too large for his house and everything and all i can think of is the episode of spongebob where he gets suds
oh man we kept running out of tamiflu o/s so i kept telling mckesson to send us 20 bottles and then they sent us 40 bottles and our warehouse sent us 20 more and now no one’s bringing in scripts for tamiflu o/s and we have ALL OF IT T_T
at least my pharmacist is like “well, it’ll get used. eventually.”
it’s also less bad than the ONE HUNDRED BOTTLES OF LEVOTHYROXINE 125 mcg that our warehouse sent us FOR NO REASON
Got my paystub today. Over the period of 12/23 to 1/5 I worked 79.1 hours PLUS 8 hours of overtime plus .2 hours of DOUBLETIME PLUS 16 hours for holidays.
well, i think i was the last one to break, but after 5 days working 10+ hour shifts, pinching a nerve in my neck, and being sniped at by my boss for 7 hours, I cried today.
Fuck Nick. Fuck Van, too - I asked her to step off, and she said “stop making stupid choices.” FUCK YOU, IF YOU WEREN’T TOO BUSY FEEDING YOURSELF TO TYPE IN SCRIPTS YOU WOULDN’T GET YELLED AT BY CUSTOMERS FOR THE EXPECTATIONS I SET. i know you’re pregnant but GODDAMN.
Nick all “were you rude to this man yesterday?” fuck yes i was rude to him, he was hella rude with me first. “maybe, I was in a lot of pain yesterday, I might have been a little short with a lot of people.” “I DON’T WANT ANY EXCUSES. YOU MUST TREAT EVERY CUSTOMER WELL.” WELL FUCK YOU TOO. Nice to know my boss cares that I can barely feel my fingers in my left hand and it feels like i’ve been shot. Customers are number one, even if treat you like garbage and tell you you’re worthless because you’re a woman!
Goddamn I hate my job sometimes.
A request to my pharmacy customers:
Please put your dentures in before coming to the pharmacy. I don’t want to see the gaping holes in your gums, and it makes you much easier to understand. That being said, your hearing aids help us make our points much clearer, and we will love you forever if you would just GET OFF YOUR DAMN PHONE FOR FIVE DAMN MINUTES SO WE CAN TALK TO YOU.
In a pharmacy, it’s all about size. Some pills are too hard to swallow, literally. However, one thing that really grinds my gears is tube size on topicals. Anything less than 30g is just a waste of packaging. Also, I think measurements need to be universal. A doctor shouldn’t be able to prescribe…
there is a lady who gets 120 g of triamcinolone cream. One of the ones that only comes in a 15 g tube, so we have to give her 8 tubes. On a bi-weekly basis.
… I hate 15 g tubes.
On that subject: bactroban nasal? what the hell is the point of a new tube for every day? that’s stupid as hell. Give ‘em a 22 oz mupirocin tube; they’re perfeclty able to dollop a little on a qtip to swipe around the inside of their nostrils, instead of using one tiny 1g tube daily.
So today Hannah got one of those calls where she had to repeat the patient’s question twice to make sure that she heard the patient right. Because the question was SO STUPID. I heard her talking to the patient and cracked up because OMG WHAT.
“My mom is coming in to get a flu shot, but my daughter’s allergic to eggs. Does she need to take any precautions?”
SRSLY? ARE THE EGGS GOING TO COME OUT OF HER SKIN? I’m still baffled.
Smartass in line for pickup today said “Is there meningitis in your flu vaccines?”
“y’know, like those ones on the news.”
“you mean the steroid shots?”
“Yeah. Y’know, they can’t even sue for damages? Cause it was a vaccine?”
“Actually, they can, because it wasn’t. It was a STEROID. And you know why you can’t sue for damages with vaccines? Because there’s a special fund set up, that if you get hurt in any way from a vaccine, you can appeal to them for reimbursement.”
Shut that guy up right away. I’m sorry. It’s one thing to be spreading misinformation politically at my counter, I can’t say too much unless it’s ACTUAL UNTRUTHS because I don’t want to get fired. But if you’re spreading untruths about my place of work or my chosen profession or my freakin’ hobby, I’m sorry. Step down and shut the hell up, dumbass.
Something called Cat Scratch Fever DOES exist (and all along we thought it was just a song). I seriously wanted to laugh in the ladies face when she told me that but they prescribed Amox so I guess it was legit. Then I felt like an ass when I couldn’t understand what the hell the hospice woman wanted for her dying father (I guess). That was a hot mess by itself. Ugh, if people would just take the shit out of their mouth and put their listening ears on. Let’s go back to kindergarten people!
no, yeah, there’s bad bacteria under cat nails, and it can make you really sick. A friend of a friend (yeah, I know, right? but still) had to have surgery after a cat scratch, because it got so badly infected.
but yeah, god, some people need to learn to enunciate. I feel like an idiot saying WHAT to these people but when they say muhnummrjahsmihhh i have no idea what you said. Take your chew out of your cheek, put your dentures in, and talk like a big boy, okay? Likewise, please put the phone to your FACE when you’re talking to me (but lock your touchscreen, I can’t hear you when you’re mashing all the buttons). Don’t put me on speakerphone in the crowded room/your car while you’re driving. I have a hard enough time understanding what you’re saying when I can actually hear you.
And I love the people who call for their xanax/norco/codeine syrups and they sound like they’re stoned out of their minds and it’s a week and a half early. No, and also no, and I’m considering having my pharmacist call your doctor, too. You can’t have your ‘drank’ right now, I’m sorry. Especially if you want your medicaid to pay for it.