(Closed) I don't feel like a professional

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 18
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Sometimes it can be difficult to maintain the idea that you are a professional in certain work settings. I have a doctorate degree in pharmacy (PharmD) that is required to be a pharmacist. In the community/retail pharmacy setting, patients sometimes yell, swear, or treat you like dirt. They call you names or make demands or roll their eyes. They either do not realize or do not care that you are practicing pharmacy with their best interests in mind – the only thing that matters is if their prescription is done right now, versus right.

Despite the environment, you cannot let yourself think you are any less of a professional than you were trained to be. You must take on responsibility, deal with uncomfortable situations (whether that be an angry customer or doing work that’s technically not your job), and most importantly, be a leader.

That’s just my experience and 2 cents though ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
322 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Equine_Breeder:  congratulations! You will be awesome. FWIW after having been in the “professional” world a few years I realize a lot of people “faked it till they made it” as a PP said (many are STILL faking it, IMO, including me :). Be confident in yourself and your abilities, remind yourself you deserve that project and you’ll be great!

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