A typical day at work in Lloyds Pharmacy, as a Pharmacy Technician, OR a Dispensing assistant, will involve managing your daily workload and prioritising which parts of it you won't be able to achieve that day, along with which parts of the company's targets you won't be able to achieve.
The software used in the company's procedures is slow, unwieldy and prone to freezing or crashing, and sometimes the information put into it fails to show up when data is being analysed by upper management for reimbursement of services provided.
Generally, the workplace colleagues are great to work with, but upper management are much more likely to employ the stick rather than the carrot when "encouraging" the teams.
Liasing with other medical professionals and helping the customers are the most rewarding parts of the job, and being aware that you have managed to help somebody when they leave the shop.
The hardest part of the job is the fact that even at the end of what you might think is a productive day, you know that the higher-ups won't be very impressed at all and will probably point out everything you missed. Oh and the wages are very, very low.
The upside is that despite this, the job itself is a very fulfilling one.
Working with great people in the team, helping customers and getting to know their needs, contact with other professionals.
Low wages, high demands, top-down gravity-fed facal matter flow, poor communications and software systems. Unachievable targets.