Cons: very short breaks, insufficient pay, inadequate staffing
A typical day at work is filling prescriptions due for that day and any upcoming prescriptions that need to be filled, typing and translating any incoming prescriptions, checking in the overnight medication order while assisting customers that come to either drop off a prescription or pick up their medication, answering any phone calls, processing refills made over the phone. I've learned the brand/generic names of most used medications, how to calculate day supply (usage of medication and how much to dispense over what period of time). I have a great management, my co-workers are mostly knowledgeable of their duties in the pharmacy. The hardest part of my job is inadequate coverage for emergencies that may occur where I would not be able to attend work, such as a sick family member or death in the family. Lack of proper staffing adds to the stress of the job as there is more than one station to attend to that may require immediate attention at the same time.