There are ten things that are designed to stop the workflow in a Pharmacy:
1] Babies: I love babies. I used to be one. But they hate work. They must do.
2] Former staff coming to visit: Catching up with those who have left slows us down. We never spoke to them while they were here. That’s why they left.
3] Former staff coming to visit who have had babies: See points one and two and then double them.
4] Twitter: It stops me working. I’ll explain more once I check the prescription that’s waiting..
5] Patients: Yes, I know we need them but things would happen quicker if they did not interrupt us and ask when the next bus into town is coming.
6] The weekend: Monday morning should be renamed ‘Spending the whole morning talking about what happened on the weekend’. No work gets done.
7] Area managers: Everybody works slower as they walk on egg shells and hope they don’t get asked a question about targets.
8] Love life: Once we have explored the reasons why the counter assistant got dumped by the milkman, then work can commence.
9] Tea: This is a vital part of the workplace but when you have 6 cups a day and 6 staff then it takes one poor individual 30 minutes of the day to make it.
10] Reality TV: OMG, why did Gary Barlow vote off the lady who made that cake from Strictly? I think I have got that right.