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Saturday, July 27, 2013

They won't let me quit this contest.

Somehow I got nominated as pharmacist of the year for some competition. My "big boss" nominated me, so I felt obligated to complete the application. 
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! 


  1. Umm...congrats? I can't help laughing; you're being assigned extra work for an award you don't want, to be given at a convention you don't have time to attend. Maybe they just figured you were gullible? :)

    1. Obviously I am! Or just too much of a brown-noser to ignore the nomination.

  2. This is hilarious, and I can't say it better than Holly's comment does. Reminds me of Sherman: "If nominated I will not run; if elected I will not serve." :)

  3. Haha, you're exasperated at being so awesome? I'm sure you deserve the darn thing, just go get your award. But I know what you mean, I've been nominated for numerous Grammys and Oscars but I never accept their invitation. Ain't nobody got time for that! And "pharmacists being the most boring people" is funny - when I first started reading your blog and found out you were a pharmacist, no offense but I almost didn't continue following. Even though you're obviously several degrees smarter than me, I thought you couldn't possibly hold my attention. But I was wrong, you're alright ... I guess - ha! Have a great weekend and go get the dumb award.

  4. #problems

    maybe they'll throw in a free plane ticket and hotel? what is the prize for this anyway, just a "title" of pharm of the year? womp womp. i mean maybe if they were throwing out cash prizes...

  5. Too funny! Can I be your first groupie?!