Monday, November 12, 2012

It's soooo "Unprofessional"

I work in a national chain pharmacy... recently we received an email stating that absolutely there will be NO chairs anywhere along the workflow area... no chair to sit on at the IN window (and if you're like me you don't like standing and typing), no chair along the workflow, or at the register.  No, no, no. Why? You'd think maybe they're worried about someone tripping on one in the workflow area... sure, I might accept that. No, that's not it. They don't want a chair anywhere in sight because it's considered UNPROFESSIONAL.

My associates and I have talked about this and we all agree that to the customer/patient, it looks MUCH MORE UNPROFESSIONAL to have pharmacists and techs running around like idiots trying to answer the phone, type new scripts, fill other scripts, and sell at the register without decent tech help... ALL because the retail chain is too damn cheap to hire enough technicians or have enough tech hours.

What a load of crap!


eyeoftheowl said...

So since you no longer can sit and type you must be able to leave and go else where for your break (legally required, no?).

I would think a chair would be a good thing as it could help lessen back strains from standing too long.

Unprofessional my ass. Doesn't a Doctor traditionally sit with you in their office during your appointment prior to any physical exam?

Other professions which sit: Judge, Lawyer, Police officer, accountant, secretary, principal, some teachers, management, etc.

Anonymous said...

No chairs?! What about a nice, professional-looking, shiny barstool that allows you to adjust the height and has a nice cushy top?

Unless you were making forts out of lab coats and chairs and defending them by shooting the 'enemy's' fort with prescription bottles fired from makeshift surgical tubing slingshots...that might be seen as unprofessional.