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Hi, I've applied to be a pharmacy counter assistant at my local Morrisons. I was wondering what the likelihood of me getting the job. I'm a 17 year old girl who has a feeding tube. Although they aren't allowed to discriminate, my parents said that they will. Also, If anyone knows what it's like to work as a Pharmacy counter assistant, I would really appreciate your insight into what its like.

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Hi, I've applied to be a pharmacy counter assistant at my local Morrisons. I was wondering what the likelihood of me getting the job. I'm a 17 year old girl who has a feeding tube. Although they aren't allowed to discriminate, my parents said that they will. Also, If anyone knows what it's like to work as a Pharmacy counter assistant, I would really appreciate your insight into what its like.

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If you get the job you will have to do a course on over the counter medicines, and pharmacy law and ethics, etc. I hope you have a thick skin and do not get upset easily or suffer from anxiety or any mental health problems as the general public can be incredibly rude, especially regarding their health, and if they are ill and the prescription the GP promised to send over hasn't appeared, some of them will explode in a fit of rage like a toddler. Just hold your breath and let them rant for a few minutes.
The Golden rule, should you get the job is, take everything professionally, not personally.
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If you get the job you will have to do a course on over the counter medicines, and pharmacy law and ethics, etc. I hope you have a thick skin and do not get upset easily or suffer from anxiety or any mental health problems as the general public can be incredibly rude, especially regarding their health, and if they are ill and the prescription the GP promised to send over hasn't appeared, some of them will explode in a fit of rage like a toddler. Just hold your breath and let them rant for a few minutes.
The Golden rule, should you get the job is, take everything professionally, not personally.
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this is really helpful. I'll definitely work on and remember that. I do have autism but I'm usually quite good at compartmentalising my emotions.
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If you get the job you will have to do a course on over the counter medicines, and pharmacy law and ethics, etc. I hope you have a thick skin and do not get upset easily or suffer from anxiety or any mental health problems as the general public can be incredibly rude, especially regarding their health, and if they are ill and the prescription the GP promised to send over hasn't appeared, some of them will explode in a fit of rage like a toddler. Just hold your breath and let them rant for a few minutes.
The Golden rule, should you get the job is, take everything professionally, not personally.
How long do you think the course will last and will I be able to work whilst on the course if it's long?
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How long do you think the course will last and will I be able to work whilst on the course if it's long?
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It varies from company to company. Some may be work-book based and others may be on computer. You study as you work, sometimes you may need to do the course or reading at home. Again, course length varies, may be 6/12/15/18 months.
Don't worry about it. You may be assigned an in-store tutor who will probably be the pharmacist (or one of the pharmacists if in a big store/supermarket) or sometimes an external contact, but the on-duty pharmacist should be able to help you. They're not difficult. You will mainly learn customer service skills, prescription types, and the main bulk is usually OTC meds learning and how to listen to symptoms from a patient using the WWHAM method of questioning, and when to refer to the pharmacist and when to make a sale. Also an introduction to pharmacy laws and ethics and SOPs to work to.
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