Pharmacists would never tell you these confessions, but we will! These are the top twenty craziest pharmacist confessions.
They’ll Judge You
Recently, the Whisper App has been getting a lot of pharmacist confessions. One of the most repeated ones was actually the one which you don’t want to hear. Pharmacists and pharmacy workers stated that if a customer is buying something which is a little embarrassing, like diarrhea pills or Viagra, it becomes a big joke.
One pharmacy technician even stated that many times pharmacies will place bets on what people are buying or taking, just by the look of the patient. Not only is this a breach of privacy, but it is just downright rude. So, if you ever see a pharmacist laughing under his breath at you, you might be able to guess.
They Might Be Addicted
Everyone who works in a pharmacy might not be so clean. More than one pharmacist and pharmacy technician actually confessed to being addicted to one or more of the drugs which they prescribe to other people. It is also a common confession from pharmacists to say that they are either addicted or use “natural plants” to get through the day.
Being a pharmacist is one of the hardest and most stressful jobs out there, so it’s understandable why some of them choose to blow off some steam with a natural plant. But, it’s dangerous for pharmacists or technicians to be addicted to drugs, which they can prescribe to themselves.
They Have Huge Hearts
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians see the good, the bad, and the ugly in all of their patients. Many of the patients who come into pharmacies are either old, sick, dying, or are not very wealthy. Pharmacists also have to turn any patients away if they do not have enough money or the proper insurance to pay for their own medication.
But, one kind pharmacist admitted and confessed to paying for many of his patient’s medications because he just couldn’t take it anymore. The pharmacist admitted that it’s hard to watch someone get sickly and almost die because their medication is way too overpriced.
Always Read The Fine Print
There is a definite rule when it comes to being a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician, or even just a patient. Before you consume anything, whether it be medication or an ointment, you have to read the fine print. Most of the new medications you see on television or read about in magazines are still in their trial periods and have many different side effects, which might actually make you sicker.
A pharmacist confessed to the Whisper app by saying that many of medications she prescribed to people are actually not for their symptoms or the medication makes their symptoms worse. She states that nine times out of ten, the medication’s side effects are worse than what the patient is struggling with.
People Get Real Mad About Their Pill Prices
Again, pill prices are through the roof, but this is not the pharmacy or the pharmacists’ fault. In fact, many of the pills which people take are not priced by the pharmacy themselves, but by the big pharma companies which make them. Many pharmacists have stated and confessed that people get so frustrated and upset over their pill prices that they will scream and yell at the pharmacists.
One pharmacist even confessed that once a woman got so mad over the jump in the price of her medication, that she threw the bottle of pills back at the pharmacist. Some of these patients might actually need to take a “chill” pill.
They Get Stalkers
Pharmacists are seen as some of the most professional people in the world, so it’s no wonder why many people would be interested in them. But, unfortunately for many pharmacists, this job can attract some admirers. One female pharmacist confessed to having many different male stalkers who she once gave pills to.
The men were not interested in her, but they were interested in a relationship with her so she could prescribe them pills. Not only does the job have awful hours, but sometimes it entails having drug-addicted fans. Pharmacies do attract people who love getting pills.
The Job Is A Tough One
Even though pharmacists make a great deal of money, the job is one of the most stressful on Earth. Many pharmacists confessed on the Whisper app to having extremely long hours, and also being incredibly depressed by their job. One pharmacist stated that it was incredibly hard to sit back and watch people be sick without pills because they couldn’t afford their prescriptions.
Another pharmacist stated that they actually turned to drug addiction because their job was so difficult and stressful. When picking a pharmacist, be sure to look out and see if there are any tell-tale signs of stress. It might help your own health along the way.
They Misread The Handwriting
Doctors are infamous for having some of the sloppiest handwriting around, but it might actually be more important than you think. One pharmacist confessed to guessing what a doctor wrote on his prescription pad before filling out a Rx for a patient. This guessing game happens more than just occasionally.
The pharmacist stated that he guesses multiple times per day as to what a doctor is trying to prescribe for a patient. Their humble advice is to double check with your physician and your pharmacist as to what they prescribing you. Never be afraid to ask too many questions when you are trying to manage your health and illnesses.
You Can Check Anyone Out
If you ever date a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician, be sure to never date anyone who works at the pharmacy that you received pills from. A pharmacist can access anyone’s health records, which are kept on file for at least five years for the consideration of the patient. One female pharmacist admitted to looking up her boyfriend’s medical and medication history while working at her job site one day.
The pharmacist found out that her boyfriend had lied about not being clean from opioids and that he was addicted to painkillers. Never lie to your pharmacist partner about what you’re taking, they’ll definitely just look it up.
They’re Consistently Afraid Of One Thing
When it comes to working as a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician, there is always one fear which plagues their day-to-day life. Many pharmacists confess that their biggest fear is either negligence or killing a patient with the wrong medicine. Even though this is a very far-fetched worry, many times patients either receive the wrong medication or they receive the wrong amount.
If you ever have an issue with your pharmacy or with your pharmacist, you should tell your doctor. Your pharmacist is just trying to perform their job to the best of their ability, but their biggest worry is their own human mistake.
“But My Doctor Told Me. . .”
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are trained professionals and should be treated as such. But, some patients believe that these people are not to be trusted when it comes to pills or medication. That’s simply not true. Pharmacists confess that the worse thing you can tell someone working in a pharmacy is, “but my doctor told me something different.”
Most of the time, pharmacists will know your medication history better than your doctor because they have your file in their database. Work together with your doctor and your pharmacist to create a medication plan that bests works for you personally.
Dating Can Be Hard
Dating as a pharmacist can actually be harder than you think. Many pharmacists have confessed saying that people only choose to date them because they know that they are pharmacists. Many pharmacy workers also state that they attract people who have had experience with drug addiction and addiction in general.
This can be incredibly hard and disheartening, especially for women who attract male drug users. If you are a pharmacist, be sure to never date anyone who you have prescribed drugs to or who is a shopper at your own pharmacy. Keep it outside of the pharmacy, ladies and gentlemen!
School Is A Giant Filter
Pharmacy school is one of the hardest collegiate programs, not only to get into, but to stay in. Not only does it have the dreaded course Organic Chemistry, but it is purposely so hard, almost fifty percent of incoming students end up dropping out. This filter is meant to weed out all of the people who would not be fit to make pills, but also those who might turn to drug use.
One pharmacy student confessed to having to take Adderall and other behavioral medications to just keep up with the school work. This doesn’t seem like a safe and non-stressful way to learn the ins and outs of the pharmacy world.
Breaking Bad Is A Huge Inspiration
Breaking Bad is a huge inspiration when it comes to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Even though the show is about making crystal meth and dealing with actual drug dealers, one pharmacist confessed to pretending to be Walter White while making pills. This might not be the greatest inspiration, it does make doling out pills a little more exciting.
Another pharmacist actually went a little bit too far and confessed to dressing up like the character while filling medication, and to a little bit during working hours. If you walk into your local pharmacy and see your pharmacist in a hazmat suit, it might be better to fill your prescription somewhere else.
Don’t Ask Non-Health Questions
Many pharmacists work in chain pharmacies, rather than their own personal pharmacy. If you are accustomed to using a national chain like CVS, Walmart, or Rite Aid, you know that the store not only has a pharmacy but an entire store of merchandise. One pharmacist confessed that during the day, many customers will go back to the pharmacy counter to ask for directions to toilet paper, dish detergent, or other items not in the pharmacy.
This is the pharmacist’s biggest pet peeve, because while they are helping you find something outside of their pharmacy section, they are getting behind in work. Be sure to ask someone working in the front end of the store for help locating an item and leave the pharmacist in the pharmacy area.
They May Dabble In Other Deals
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are some of the smartest people in the world and are also some of the sneakiest. A pharmacy student admitted on the Whisper app that not only did he deal pharmaceuticals for his job, but he also dealt “natural plant.”
Although medical marijuana is legal in some states, the plant is still illegal to have in your possession by federal law. These pharmacists better be careful when they are dealing drugs, not from their legal pharmacies.
Pharmacists Don’t Always Want To Be Doctors
Even though many people think that doctors are better or more highly trained than pharmacists, people who work in a pharmacy do not agree. One pharmacist confessed to hating when people always ask, “well, don’t you just want to be a doctor?” Becoming a pharmacist takes at least six years of specialized and difficult school, and pays almost the same as a doctor.
Pharmacists have a heavily important job of measuring out medication and making sure patients get the correct prescriptions and doses. Not every pharmacist wants to be a doctor, just like not every doctor wants to be a pharmacist. Keep these questions to yourself the next time you’re in a pharmacy.
It’s A Fantasy
This confession is actually a little bit of a dirty one but is still incredibly popular. One of the highest watched video on an intimate website features a pharmacist. A pharmacist confessed to believing that many men only come into her pharmacy because they have intimate fantasies about her.
Pharmacists are also a part of the intimate fantasy where people involved the recreational use of pharmaceutical drugs. When it comes to being a female pharmacist, the women have to be careful because many people think of them as fantasies, rather than professional workers.
People Steal Things
One of the biggest problems in pharmacies is that things easily go missing or people steal them. One pharmacist stated that during one of her shifts, weight loss pills were stolen and went missing. In pharmacies, pills or medication which is not behind the counter is suspected to be stolen because people can easily take it off the shelf. This is why many cold and flu medications are now behind the counter.
Many people were actually stealing cold and flu medications because they include ingredients to make powerful drugs. One of the biggest issues with cold medicine is that it can actually be made into drugs such as crystal meth, which is incredibly dangerous and illegal.
They Can’t Cure Your Bad Lifestyle
One pharmacist confessed to hating dealing with people who don’t take care of their body. She stated that many people with extremely unhealthy lifestyles come into her pharmacy trying to take different pills when the best medicine for them is to eat a healthy diet and to go on a walk.
Pharmacists are there to help sick people use medicine, but they are not there to try to be your nutritionist or personal trainer. If you have a health question, it’s best to first ask your doctor. If you have a medicine or pill question, it’s best to ask your pharmacist.