So I get this angry comment from some rabid tech:
So you don’t think techs deal with as much crap as pharmacists? Have you ever worked as a tech? Not only do we have to deal with customers but also pharmacists. Who has to retype entire scripts when they get sent back because the s was missing from teaspoons? Who has to apologize to the customers when they complain because they were sitting in the waiting room forever because the pharmacist forgot to page? Who has to deal with their bosses constantly over their shoulders dictating every task for 8+ long hours a day? Who has to deal with the brand new pharmacists who don’t even know what phenazopyridine is or how to figure out the package size for a box of albuterol nebs? Who always has to deal with the drive-thru?? Who has to run back and forth between filling and the register while the pharmacist pulls up the dreaded chair to verification? Most pharmacists–not all–but most would rather just stay at verification and let technicians work their butts off. All this for 1/5th of pharmacists pay. Finally, about all the complaints you have about insurance/medicare problems, I don’t know about your pharmacy but at mine the techs deal with all the insurance problems.
And I thought I was bitter.
Lets get a few things straight first:
Dear Angry Tech,
Who’s licence is on the line when you fuck up? A licence that took 7+ years of college and a ball-buster test to obtain. Your existance depends on a pharmacist, like it or leave it. Yes, I have worked as a tech; Yes, I realize that you do the shit that pharamacists dont want to do, but thats your job. Now gimme 100 soma before you taste the back end of a vicodin bottle. 🙂
The Angry Pharmacist