Not really. Well sort of... I'm just trying to see how many posts in a row I can use George Carlin references in the title.
- Not Marking Opened Bottles- It's pretty irritating when you get a prescription for 30 tablets of a medication, and you go to the shelf and grab what you think is a nice 30 count bottle only to open the bottle and find it's already been opened. Therefore, you have to waste your time by walking back to the shelf to get a second bottle. Just put a nice X on every bottle you open. It's not that hard. It takes 2 extra seconds.
- Not fully ripping out the foil and leaving in the cotton- I can't stand when I go to pour tablets out of a bottle and find that the foil was sloppily punched through leaving an irregular hole which impedes the flow of tablets during pouring. Rip that foil off. It looks neater and the tablets pour out much more easily. In addition, if there's cotton in a bottle, please take that shit out when you open the bottle. There's no reason to leave it in once the bottle has been opened.
- Manufacturers who decide that a great place for the patient package insert is INSIDE the bottle- Why do you do this? That stupid insert becomes just one more thing I have to take out of the bottle in order to get the tablets to pour out easily. Secondly, the second that bottle gets opened, I'm just going to throw the package insert into the trash. All package inserts should be glued to the side of the bottle. There, it doesn't get in your way, so you never have to throw it out. Furthermore, if you ever had to read the insert for something, you could do so without opening a new bottle.
- Coupons and Gift Cards- I don't know or care about what items are on sale in the store from day to day. I am a pharmacist. I'm not a cashier. If your toothpaste rings up for $3.00 instead of $2.00 like it says it should on your coupon, I don't want to hear it. Go to the front end to get that shit sorted out. Don't waste the pharmacy's time. I firmly believe that all coupons and gift card stuff should be handled by the front end. If the store is offering some kind of gift card promotion, the pharmacy shouldn't be the one handing out those gift cards. If the gift card has something to do with prescriptions, then I'm willing to give someone some kind of signed ticket for them to go to the front end to get their gift card. I just thinking it's fucking stupid for us to waste our time filling out gift card logs and do all the rest of that bullshit that comes with giving out a gift card.
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Anyway... I'm still sick, and I have to get through one more day of work tomorrow. Just 10 more hours to go. I can do this.