Friday, May 07, 2021
Pharmacist here. Had a long day at work. Feeling trapped in my job because the market is saturated (no jobs) and the schools are all pumping out new graduates who don’t know how low the big chains are low-balling them on salary.
I left a management job to work my current staff (support of management) job, but these last 6 weeks I feel like my skills have been taken advantage of. I feel like personnel shortages tend to happen on my shifts, and those who are tardy or absent do not get held accountable for making everyone else suffer. I work quickly, accurately and positively, but I feel like my staying late/coming in early is now assumed, and my extra effort is being overlooked. I’ve been looking for a job with a new company since early 2018, and have had no luck 😞
- the board of pharmacy in my state is now going to be on the lookout for companies with extreme expectations (business metrics, vaccinations, work hours, budgeted personnel hours(!!!), etc) which will help make all jobs more tolerable and more patients safe
- I’ve been able to identify that I’m not being appreciated (I have lived most of my life knuckling under and people pleasing, not realizing I had a say!) and have a plan to discuss it with management
- I’ve been keeping up with my SP stuff and for the most part, have been on track with my goal of losing 1 pound per week since Jan 1 (down 20 as of week 18) despite the stress of work and life.
I even taught my neighbor how to use the weight machines at the gym this morning and we have a weekly Wednesday morning workout date scheduled until the foreseeable future. Next: convince her to walk up Gina (the evil hill in our neighborhood) with me when summer is over.
Feels good to vent, thanks for reading if you did 😊