The pharmacy I work at now is the only one I have ever worked at that doesn’t have support mats. Those are the only thing that saved my feet and back from aching every day when I come home.
At my last pharmacy, we got a really thick one that you almost had to step up to stand on. It was seriously like 2 inches thick. It was so nice, that’s one of the only things I miss about that place.
The store has small mats at the front for the cashiers, but nothing for us. They claim our carpet tiles have built in cushioning. I’m gonna have to call bullshit on that one. I’ve seen those tiles when they are pulled up, there is almost nothing there. What is there goes away fairly quickly near the filling counter. Hmmm…Isn’t that the place we stand all day?
They measured it out, it would cost the company $300 to have a mat made that would stretch along the entire length of the filling counter. That’s only $300! For a big company, that’s nothing. Think about how much happier every pharmacist and tech would be if the company sprang for those.
We got recognition from our new district manager for all sorts of stupid shit. She wrote it all down on these retarded cards they use to recognize people for their good customer service. These weren’t the regular cards though, these were jumbo cards! Wow, I can really tell now that I matter to this company.
The pharmacists were recognized for increasing sales, one of the techs for transferring to our pharmacy from another city (not that incredible, he is going to school here.) I can’t remember what the other tech was recognized for. I wasn’t there that day, but she recognized me for my awesome chocolate chip cookies. (She did not write that one down.)
How about instead of recognizing us with these demeaning cards you actually give us something useful. Like a support mat!!! Don’t throw us a pizza party or anything like that, reward us something we need and we promise, we will be much better employees.