Once in a while I get a rather bitter comment from a “Pharmacist” who just got his shiny new degree and license and thinks he knows it all. Now I was going to let you (the readers) be ‘The Angry Pharmacist’ for the day and give this guy a new ass-chewing, but I figured that I cant let this comedy gold go untouched.
Well, I think you were a little too harsh on the intern. I have been a
pharmacist for 3 years and if you had called and asked me to give a
copy, i wouldn’t have had a clue what you were talking about. The
funny thing is that, I still don’t know what you mean by giving a copy.
If you mean to give a transfer, i can understand that.
A few hints for the next time you put your clinical foot in your clinical mouth, don’t tell people how long you’ve been out of school (unless its like over 15) ESPECIALLY when responding to a rant about something you SHOULD OF LEARNED IN SCHOOL (did you even read my rant?). Plus the fact that you cant put transfer/copy together is just shooting yourself in the foot.
I am typically a clincal pharmacist and i work in the ICU and emergency room setting and
so may not be familiar with all the details regarding a retail store or
how the insurance is run and all that extra things. I have filled in a
retail store before and yes I was lost but I don’t consider myself dumb
because of that.
So why in the fuck are you responding to this rant? Oh, you’re a clinical guy who probably talks just to hear himself sound intelligent. You responded to a rant about the lack of core retail pharmacy skills being taught in school by saying that you don’t work in retail. Tell me if that makes any fucking sense what so ever?
I don’t think the intern was dumb because she or he
didn’t know what the term is, maybe he or she is used to a different
term. As much as I hate to say this, the dumbest pharmacist I’ve seen
in my life are the retail pharmacist.
You know that feeling that you would get when you see a retarded toddler run out into the middle of traffic after a ball? Yeah, I just got that feeling right now. Its the feeling of pity, horror, but morbid amusement as to how this is going to resolve itself.
I hate to use the word dumb
because, I think it’s very inapporopriate and disrespectful. I think
it’s just a different forte.
Then why in the fuck are you responding if you know nothing about retail?
Most of them have no concept of the
pharmacology, basic clinical knowledge, disease states and
pharmacokinetics (a bit surprise you think it’s dumb). Giving a copy
will not save someone’s life, anyone off the street could probably give
a copy, kinetics saves a lot of lives everyday if you really and trully
You’re right, us retail folk are all clinical dropouts who couldn’t cut it in the ‘labcoat lunches with the doctors’. In fact, why aren’t all pharmacist just dropouts who couldn’t cut it in medical school so we had to ‘settle’ for pharmacy? You’re a fucking idiot. You are a huge fucking idiot. You are one of those idiots who can recite the kinetic data for anything but can’t hold a fucking conversation with anyone to save your life. You know what kills most people? Clinical pharmacists with huge fucking egos who fuck up, thats who.
I also want to mention that this is a free country,
foreigners are welcome here and we should not make fun of the way they
talk. Some of my best pharmacy professors were foreigners. As much as I
think it’s funny the way they talk, I don’t take it upon myself to make
a spectacle of them. I think you are very immature and should not be
Yeah, they are welcome here, I’m not saying they shouldn’t. However I should have the expectation to have clear and easy to understand English being said to me when dealing with people’s lives and medication. So tell me Mr Clinical Guy, would you rather offend someone or kill someone because you guessed what the person was saying. I don’t make a spectacle of them, I tell them that I CANT UNDERSTAND A FUCKING WORD THEY ARE SAYING. Let me take your mother’s medication over the phone by someone who can’t speak a clear word of English and see how you like that.
You have forgotten that you were once an intern
and there is still a lot of things you don’t know. I have retail
pharmacists that switch to hospital work and have not a clue what’s
going on. I calm them down and try to re-assure them that it will get
easier and that everything will be fine and that’s exactly what you
should be doing.. I have a retail pharmacist once try to enter an order
for 40mEq of potassium IV push, another entered an order for cefepime
and rocephin and zosyn for treatment of psuedomonas. these things are
pretty basic knowledge but it honestly did not cross my mind to call
the pharmacist dumb because I know it’s hard concept to grab if you’re
not used to doing all that. A doctor once asked if vanco would cover
for bacteroides fragilis and one the new retail pharmacist said “I
think so”. Well, bacteroides is an anaerobic bacteria, completely wrong
answer. If everyone of us treated interns like you do, then we will
have no interns or no one will want to get into the profession of
pharmacy. You sound like one of these jackass arrogant surgeons at the
hospital, that knows nothing about drugs but thinks they are the alpha
Well don’t you get the Nobel peace prize for being the most compassionate and understanding pharmacist on the planet. Wait, did you realize what site you are on? Did your huge clinical knowledge of kinetic data tell you that you are on THE ANGRY PHARMACIST site? Guess not. Maybe its like the copy-transfer thing. If I made the site THE MAD PHARMACIST or THE MEAN PHARMACIST would you understand?
I know my fellow readers are going to rip you a new asshole for being such a douche, but seriously, your little comment was probably the most embarrassing thing I have ever read.
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- Shooting yourself in the foot, 10% at a time.
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- The dreaded RTS