Only been in the game for a few years but completely burnt out at big box. Every day is worse than the last. More demands, more metrics, more scripts, less and less hours. I laugh at the image I had of myself when in pharmacy school that I would actually be helping people and counseling them throughly. Now I am lucky I am able to smile at people, not close the pharmacy gates in the middle of my shift, and counseling is literally yelling at them in the drive thru from verification about which strength of their Lexapro are they currently on while I am hanging on the phone with someone else trying to get their controls filled early because “they are going out of town,” just like last month. How are y’all making it day by day? My mental health is being affected, as in I am now a constant ball of anxiety every day. Everyday is the same-people don’t want to wait 15 minutes for their prescription, random consultations about weird rashes and where are the cotton balls, phone calls asking what’s ready and no I don’t need that, I need the other one, I want a 30 day, I want a 90 day, why did my doctor send that, why is it that much, can you call my insurance, it wasn’t that price last month, I don’t have my insurance card, can’t you just look it up?, when is my doctor going to send in my refill?..................... I am to the point that when I am off of work I do not want to be around any human beings. Is this normal? Probably not, but I’m sure I’m not alone.