Friday, September 26, 2008

The Tech Nazi

Before I say anything, I hope the title of this post does not offend anyone (other than who it is about). However, there is no other way to describe this woman.

I recently started a new job about 2 months ago. I'm a pharmacy technician. Not a bad job at all. I have had more jobs since graduating college almost twelve years ago than most people will have in their life. Ironically, none of them had anything to do with either of my Bachelors degrees. Anyway, there is a woman who I work with who has been doing this job for ten years. That is a long time and she really knows her stuff. I have been doing this for about two months. Before I started, I never realized just how much I had to learn. Let me give you the run down:

-Learn the equivalent generic drug to all brand names(it helps)
-How to navigate the computer system. This is also includes refills, new scripts, returning scripts to stock and a whole mess of other fun stuff.
-How to put scripts through the insurance
-How to read a doctor's handwriting and punch in the script exactly how it is written. Yes, doctors do have the worst handwriting!
-Actually pulling the drugs and filling the prescriptions.
-Fighting on the phone with insurance companies.

Thee is much more but I think I may have already bored a few of you. So, I have been trying really hard to learn all this. Everyone I work with is telling me what a great job I am doing which is so nice to hear because I feel like a screw up. In comes the tech nazi. She always has something to say. Constantly putting me down and making me feel like a jerk. She has even put me down in front of customers. Luckily, I only have to deal with her about twice a week, but its still too much.

I really don't know what to do about this woman. I actually loathe her. I've put her in my "thin mint" file. One day I'll tell you who that is. Ugh! I don't know what to do. I know the next time she does something I am going to pull her aside and call her on it. I just hope it doesn't blow up in my face. Any suggestions?


Angry Julie Monday said...

Oh gosh, well I think every workplace has their "nazi". I like to call mine the Angry Co-Worker. Only her way is the best way. She likes to go around and talk about all the rest of us, because she does it best.

Good luck!

Nomers said...

I agree, each workplace has their "nazi". Unfortunately, my "nazi" is my boss. I went from a boss that adored me to one that seem's like she wouldn't mind burning me at the stake. An other's have noticed this. It sucks! I hope your conversation w/ the tech nazi goes well. No one should feel that way at work.