How Did I Get Here..?
Here I am, almost 50, going through a divorce and already working 2 jobs. My weekends were so lonely I couldn't bare another night alone.
I walked into my favorite drug store and applied for a position at the cosmetic counter... to give me something to do on my weekends.
Because of my medical transcription and surgical technology diplomas I was ushered to the pharmacy and was told that I would now be a pharmacy tech. Whoa..!
I was completely overwhelmed and vowed that I would, before I die, come up with a work-manual for beginners at my drug store. Instead of the throw-them-to-the-wolves introduction/training that our store provides.
Having said that, I have about 100 hours in now and I am still overwhelmed by how much I have left to learn. I am in a high-volume, multi-language store which adds more stress.
Plus, I got/get the feeling that the other tech.s are less than welcoming to the "new" hires. Several people hired with me have already quit.
Thanks for allowing me to vent a little. I already feel better. I look forward to reading the other stories here and hope to find other "older" pharmacy technicians in my same or similar positions.