October 26th, 2010 is National Pharmacy Technician Day! I would like to thank all of the hardworking technicians out there for all that you do to make my job easier. Being a pharmacy technician is often a thankless job. They man the front lines, solving problems before they even come to me. A good technician will take care of as much as they can, letting me focus on being a pharmacist. Techs do not get paid anything near what they are worth, especially with the increased demand placed on them by the cut in hours and flu shot program.
I am very thankful that I have a wonderful partner pharmacist at my new store, but I am even more grateful to have excellent techs. My two daytime "keystone" techs have made a choice to treat their jobs as careers, and they are excellent, with lots of experience, and fabulous customer service skills. My evening techs are mostly pharmacy school interns, and they do a good job of juggling the demands of a rigorous program with the need to work one or two nights a week.
What are you doing to let your techs know how much you appreciate their hard work? I'm bringing Krispy Kreme in the morning :)