Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Thank You...

Over the years I've received a few thanks. There are some that really stick out in my mind...you know the ones...where the patient physically comes in after you've advised them and they thank you and make you feel competent and worthwhile. It's those rare rays of sunshine that make you remember why you get up and do what you do every day...those rare rays of sunshine that warm you after the loooooong winters of bitching from other ungrateful patients.

Recently my company changed management. I lost my beloved Old Boss and got one that is not a Pharmacist and whom does not really know what I do. New Boss is not a bad person (...recent events could prove me wrong...we will see...)...New Boss is just in waaaay too deep and should never have been allowed to get the job, let alone apply. That said...I really don't have anyone to impress anymore. Old Boss was like a parent that I wanted to please and receive praise from - New Boss doesn't know what the hell is going on so anything New Boss has to say really doesn't matter to me (...sure, go ahead and tell me I'm doing great, but you don't really know what a great job is so your compliments or constructive criticisms carry no weight...just stay outa my Pharmacy and let me do my job...know what I mean folks!?...).

Last week one of my technicians called me in the middle of my vacation. I expected to hear about some drama that I needed to come in and deal with (...probably Store Management related because as you know "when the cat's away the mice will play"...ignorant dumbasses always meddling with my Pharmacy when I'm not there...)...but what she called to tell me was not expected. She said that everything was fine but that they were really looking forward to me coming back...and that they didn't realize how much I did....DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH I DID...(lemme say that again....)...DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH I DID...

Thank you for that acknowledgement. Thank you for putting me at ease for the rest of my vacation. Thank you for making me feel important and needed. Thank you for compensating for a New Boss's inability to make me feel all that I mentioned above...

To my tech that called me...you know who you are...Thank You...

5 comments:

Grumpy, M.D. said...

That was very kind of them. It's the gems we get that make the rest of the crap worth it.

sickofstupidpeople said...

I got the same thing during and after my LOA - "we didn't realize how much you do!"
While it's great to get a thank you and a kind word and to feel appreciated, I couldn't help but wonder WHY they didn't realize how much I do???
And - how is it Old Boss knew how much we do, but past and present staff don't notice it til we're gone??? She was magic.....

princss727 said...

It's not that we didn't realize how much you did, I just wanted acknowledge and appreciate everything you do!!!! Although... there are some people that don't realize how much you do and you know who they are!!! Lol

"Ms. Mean" said...

Thank you! You are the Princess!!

Richard said...

Hi ya, I can' find your email address, so I'm leaving you a comment.

I just put together a list of the best iphone/itouch apps for Pharmacists, could you share my post with your readers? If there's a app you use often in the field that isn't on my list, let me know in the comments (or email me) and I can add it. Did you know apps can be written off on taxes?:) Might even be able to write off a iphone too if you can show that you only use it for work (for the apps!).

Here's the post:

http://blog.onlinecollegeguru.com/health-care/best-iphone-apps-for-pharmacists/

Thanks much,

Rich