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Da, Da, Da,
Another one bites the dust!
Another pharmacist that is. OH Lordy. Yes, what a week. The pharmacist who took my place this fall threw in the towel and went back to floating for now. I thought she'd last longer than me. I thought she'd make it. Nope. Who's next? Don't know. For now, they keep sending floats in until they can fill the full-time salaried void. Perhaps Big Brother might come to learn someday that if we are truly a people business, we need not be so concerned with the bottom line. If employees are unhappy, customers will, in turn, be unhappy and a vicious cycle develops. And when people within an organization are treated like they are dispensible vs. valued for what they are worth, more breakdowns occur. When's it gonna give?
I've come to peace as an individual with what I'm willing to give to a company when I don't get breaks, don't have time to go to the bathroom, don't have the power to put customers in their place when they get disrespectful, don't have the power to tell people that the wait will be longer because we are having staff problems or increased volume. You see, the ideal would be to quit, to find another job completely. This is a big leap. I'm self-knowing enough to know what I'm willing to do in the present moment. And what I've learned is that in the present moment, I'm thankful for what I have. I'm also thankful for the vast exposure to the public in which I can point people away from pharmaceutical quick fixes and toward better health by using herbs and following the Blood Type Diet on the job when they ask for help. And yeah, I'm thankful for the pay. If I didn't have it, it would make following the BTD much more difficult. Not impossible, but more difficult.
Well, speaking of that great food I can afford, after stopping by Jennifer's place on Monday, I ventured out to Whole foods for groceries which I thought would last me through Thursday. Nope, I've eaten almost everything.
Neat fig bar w/almonds and hazelnuts, pineapple, berry mix (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries), spinach feta cake, risotto cake, quinoa cake (found out after reading ingredients that it contained chickpeas, oops), tofu dish, butternut squash, spinach w/garlic dish, kale w/garlic and sesame. Almost all these things came from the deli, except the first three items.
Everything was divine. Co-workers think I'm crazy. I keep coming in with weird food (weird by Standard American Diet aka SAD standards). I'm crazy but I'm healthy. It's worth the trade-off and this is the part of me that I really don't give a crap what people think anyway. Perhaps the rest of America will catch on someday. Hey, it's like they say:
"If you lead, the leaders will follow." (one of my favorite bumper stickers!)
Blogger Jim and I will most likely be traveling to Arizona by caravan. It should be a fun trip. We had a good chat last night and are very psyched for the conference! Jennifer might join us, too, but she's gotta work some stuff out first. I hope she does!
No other inspiring words today. Just reflecting on a weird but in some ways wonderful week. Many future doors opening on the horizon. Till then, basking in the sunrise of it all.....