Big Stupid is stupid again!
My unemployment compensation was denied. I appealed, went to the hearing, had an anxiety attack, and it was denied again. I plan to appeal again… as much as I cannot bear another second of reliving this nightmare that has ruined me.
I am unemployed. I have applied to more than 20 positions and contacted more than 15 employers. I have $60 in my bank account and no presents under the tree for my 3 little children.
I had told my PDM the day before I had my nervous breakdown at work: I don’t think I can work tomorrow. I am under too much stress. I’ve had 2 hours of sleep.
He said, “I don’t think I can find anyone to cover on a Sunday. Ask your partner.”
Said partner had been doing flu clinics on every day she had off. She was tired, over-worked. I felt horrible. Her mother had recently passed away. She has 3 children, as well. I asked her, she said she would, but I felt so bad that I decided I could do it, I should do it. I was strong enough to do it. Oh hell was I wrong.
I did it, and you know how that turned out. I had a nervous breakdown, an emotional outburst over my stressful situation when it became more stressful that Sunday morning. It resulted in my termination.
If I had known that a company, that profited on a false product, they call “Wellness”, cared so little about my well-being, I would have never worried for one second about keeping their pharmacy open for them. I was terminated and Unemployment Compensation was denied, because I “behaved in a manner that was not aligned to the interests of my employer”.
Well, FUCK them. I am not a robotic pill dispenser, I am a human being damn it! I feel pain and stress and don’t always make the best decisions when I am afflicted by situations beyond my control.
So I beg every pharmacist out there, when Rite-Aid begs and pleads with you, tells you that you have an obligation to keep their pharmacy open, feel absolutely no guilt in saying, “NO!” They will not lose one second of sleep worrying about you or your “wellness”.
I think I am already blacklisted. I am a dangerous pharmacist, because I am not a mindless robot.