Monday, November 15, 2010

Life Update

I haven't really written one of these posts in awhile and thought it was time to give you guys an update on what is happening in my life!

So I recently switched jobs which I mentioned in this post. So far everything is going well. Everyone is super nice so far and I felt immediately accepted as part of the team. In comparison to my other job, it is just a more laid back atmosphere and even though it is a much busier pharmacy, it doesn't really feel that way because there is more staff to handle it and you don't feel like you are doing the work of 2-3 people. The only thing that I am having trouble accepting is that it is a lot more disorganized. In my personal life I am not the most organized person, like my bedroom is rarely super clean, but in my work life I am super organized so it gives me a little anxiety..LOL So that is something that will probably take awhile to get used to.

As far as hours go, I am getting less hours that my old job, but I have been working about 1 day at week at the old place still, so overall it is working out to be the same amount of money or more per pay. I am confident that eventually I will be full time, and overall it was the right decision for me.

Tomorrow I am going to sign up for an online course which is part of something called the Bridging Program for Pharmacy Technicians. We have to take 4 college courses and then write some exams in order to be "registered" with the Ontario College of Pharmacy. This will give us the ability to sign off on a prescription, as well as other bigger responsibilities. The first course that I will be taking will be about $262.00. I am going to request some of my vacation pay from my old job to cover the cost of that. It won't start until January 2011 but there is limited spots and I want to make sure I get in. I am definitely not looking forward to homework!!

A girl at work lent me the book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Just wondering if anyone has read it and what are your thoughts?


FB @ said...

I saw the movie before I read the book (I have it now and have yet to read it), and found it quite graphic... although very good.

Girl Makes Cents said...

I'm reading it right now. I'm a little over half finished now. It was a slow start and there were a lot of names to keep track of but it's really picking up now and I'm finding it hard to put down once I start.

Dolly Iris said...

I can totally relate to this post. My last pharmacy job was amazing. It was hard for me to give it up to travel. Its really all about your teammates/coworkers. I know my position was filled but I'm really hoping I may be able to get a couple shifts when I return.

I'm not sure if I would get licensed in BC. I would like to pursue other interests and eventually start my own business. The chain I work with only requires one technician on the team to do it. Which would be the head tech. Its good to have though, makes you more valuable I think.

Let me know how that goes. Its really intense in BC. I saw the course challenge quiz and it was over all our heads. Eek! I hope it goes well for u.

Will your employer reimburse you? Maybe you can use it for a tax break?

hklover86 said...

It is harder to leave your job if you work with great people. Luckily the people at my new job are just as great, that I am so grateful for.

It does seem very intense and I anticipate it will be a lot of hard work and studying. But I look at it as an investment in my future really.

Yeah we can claim the tuition on our taxes. I am not sure yet if I will be reimbursed. It states on the memo at work that you have to be full time and hired before a certain date but my boss told me to fill out the application form anyways. If i quality it is 70% of the courses and 100% of the exam and registration fees, plus our liability insurance.