I fucking hate it when I'm running around the pharmacy like crazy trying to do 10 things at once, meanwhile the people I work with are just standing around chatting about something of absolutely no importance to the pharmacy.
That was how the whole goddamn day went today. I understand that coworkers should talk, joke around, and genuinely be friendly with each other at work. However, if there is stuff to do, that takes priority over anything else.
Today, I worked with a certain particularly lazy pharmacist. I was on the phone trying to get the insurance information for a patient who did not have her ID card (which was INFURIATING by the way). While I was on hold for nearly 10 minutes, I was typing prescriptions for people waiting in the store. The other pharmacist, had just finished checking the the voice mail. She brings the 5 scripts from our voice mail over to me, and goes, "here are some gifts for you, hahaha." Then, she went over to the other side of the pharmacy, took out a photo album and started looking through it with 2 of our techs.
So, here I am, phone on one ear, typing scripts for waiters, trying to answer various customer questions (Where's the Advil????), and trying to make sure that the scripts for the waiters got done in less than 15 minutes. In contrast, that stupid pharmacist was laughing and looking at pictures. What the fuck is that about?
She could have been helping to fill those scripts I was typing. She could have helped customers who had questions. She could have typed the fucking voice mail scripts that she took. There were a million things to do, but she chose to do jack shit. Furthermore, she had 2 of our techs doing the same goddamn thing.
Then... she had the nerve to look over at me when I was just about to boil over with frustration from being jerked around by the stupid insurance company, and she said, "Am I needed over there?"
YES, YOU'RE FUCKING NEEDED!!!!! Stop talking, stop fucking around, and just do your fucking job.
Let me be fair though. I can't just single out one lazy coworker. The laziness runs rampant in our pharmacy. Earlier in that day, I had to listen to one of our techs relive a terrible grocery shopping experience. She must have told 3 people the same damn story. It took 10 minutes each time she told it during which she did absolutely NOTHING!!! We had a line 10 people long, the phone was ringing off the hook, drugs needed to be pulled, but she stood with her arms crossed and told a fucking story.
When you're at work, you fucking work. You're not there to socialize. You're not there to make friends. You're not there to tell stories or to show off pictures. If there's a little bit of down time, and you get a chance to do those things, then fine. However, if there's ANYTHING else that needs to be done, the job takes priority.
(exert edited out to maintain anonymity)
ugh... OK.. I'm done venting. Happy thoughts.