Hopefully you experienced pharmacists can give me some tips on keeping up with the pace of work. I'm in my second week as a pharmacist at Kroger, where I was thrown in on my own the day after I was licensed. It's usually me and one tech at a time, with two to four hours of overlap between the 1st shift and 2nd shift techs, and we usually fill anywhere from 150-200 scripts/day. I find myself falling VERY behind at times, and once my queues start piling up on me, it's nearly impossible to get caught back up. I may not be giving myself enough credit, as I'm just starting out, but my stress as well as that of my techs tell me I need to change something drastically, asap. If you have a significant drug interaction which requires you to call the doctor or do more research, do you do it right away or put it off until the pace lets up a little bit? What about answering phones? Do you let it ring until a tech picks it up every time (given that they're not helping a customer or already on the phone, and you're both busy at your stations)? In my transition from intern to pharmacist, I'm finding it difficult not to drop what I'm doing and help someone at the counter/walk-up window or answering the phone right away. I often still do this on top of trying to get acclimated to verifying prescriptions (which interns don't get nearly enough practice doing) and other daily tasks. How long did it take you before you really felt comfortable or that you could keep up with the pace of things? Thanks for any help.