oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Are we really working harder than before? : forum

Volume 82, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Really? How often do we perceive ourselves to be working harder than before only to find that our statistics do not support our belief? It seems that staff at each facility think that they are working harder than everyone else, yet when placed in another pharmacist's shoes for a while they realise they have a lot to be thankful for and that they still have some slack in the system to take on extra work. Once when faced with numerous complaints of fellow staff members that they were working too hard, I challenged them: "Everybody who works hard for the full eight hours of every workday, raise your hand". Not a single hand was raised. I commented: "Then you all owe the company a couple of hours' work, as we are paid to work hard for eight hours every day."

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