|Totally a Rising Star pharmacist....with my right hand tech!|
But then I made it to the next round. Now they wanted an essay. My boss emailed me congratulations, so...I wrote the essay.
And I made it to the finalist round: one of three pharmacist competing for Rising Star of the Year.
Here is where I decided to quietly drop out. The assignment for finalists included making a video tour of your pharmacy and interviewing yourself! Please! Who has time for this crap?! I pretended I didn't receive the letter in time and missed the deadline.
Nope, not happening. The good people at the Next Generation Pharmacist convention called me and basically told me that I had to submit a video, deadline or no. This was at 5:00 pm on Monday. Luckily, I have two pharmacy students and a phone video camera. In the last hour before we closed at 6:00, we wrote the interview, filmed it, and submitted it!
It is hilarious. I hope it is up on their website soon so I can link to it - I kept forgetting my "lines" and making up complete nonsense instead. But I finished the darn thing! Meanwhile, the company keeps sending me these stupid FedEx envelopes with free tickets to events at the convention and a hilarious card with a Sharpie attached, tempting me with visions of crowds asking for my autograph. Basically, it's on big push to try to get me to attend the stupid awards ceremony.
|I got 7 pieces of mail about this contest in ONE WEEK.|
Sorry, but my ten measly vacation days are NOT going to thrown away on a trip to Las Vegas to hang out with other pharmacists (certifiably the most boring people in the world). Dear me. Do they not understand that we're pharmacists? We're busy! We don't have time to film videos in our pharmacies, and we certainly don't have time to fly to Vegas for awards conventions!