Pharmacy Essay

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pharmacy



Over the summer, I worked in a pharmacy near my house. Everyday, it was the same routine
of filling prescriptions and answering the phone. The job was dull, the pay was decent,
and the customers were demanding. However, working in the pharmacy was an experience I
will never forget. I got to feed people’s addictions, soothe their ailments, and heal
their sicknesses. Working so close with people in such a vulnerable state, gave me the
opportunity to see human nature in its weakest form and gave me a sense of purpose and
control.

Little Bobby needed his prescription to heal his cold. Sally came in once a week for
pills to help her sleep. Ellen stopped in every other week to fill her son’s prescription
to treat his skin cancer. They all came to me in their time of need and trusted me to
give them the drugs they thought they needed. I found some of the customers were addicted
to sleeping pills, Valium, or Prozac. They never noticed it, but I did. They waited,
anxiously tapping their fingers on the countertop or watching each move I made, just so
they can feel the relief of having a full bottle of their drug in their hands. I was the
key to their well being and the salvation of their pain. It was sad to see how many drugs
there were behind the counter and how many people needed each drug.

What I gained from working at the pharmacy was a depressing understanding of how dependant
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