Commitment & Loyalty
You are all pharmacists in the making. You need to start acting like one from now on. A pharmacist does whatever it takes to get the job done. This means if there are scripts to be done and it is your lunch break, you do the scripts and go to lunch when it is quiet. You never see a community pharmacist stop in the middle of a script because it is lunch and make the patient wait. Similarly a pharmacist will not leave work until the job is finished. There is nothing worse than coming to work in a dispensary that has been left in a mess by the previous pharmacist. Get your work ethic right now as there is no place for a slack pharmacist.
I have two stories that define commitment. The first is a story a retail manager from South Africa told me. Her mother was a Head master of a school and placed an ad for a new teacher. One of the applicants rode their push bike 200km which took two days to sit the interview. He later got the job and proved to be one of the best teachers at that school. That is what I call commitment. The second story involves a pre registration student from several years ago that lived in Toowoomba. He had no car but would come to every training session. He would have to get up at 3.30am to catch a bus at 4.30am to Brisbane and then catch a train out the Virginia. He would then have to the same to return home. One training session we went a little late and because he was a very quiet person he did not tell me he had to catch a train at a certain time to be able to catch the bus home. He missed his train and thus missed the only bus back to Toowoomba. He waited all night at the bus station until the next bus went back in the morning. He then had to go straight to work then next morning and did not say a thing until the owner noticed how tired he looked. That is commitment to your job.
Commitment is getting hard to find these days because of the low unemployment rate but pharmacists need to be...