One of the most frustrating aspects of working in a pharmacy is being forced to deal with junior pharmacists who are demotivated by management. One common scenario I often encounter is a junior pharmacist who is very upset that he or she is required to work extra hours under very odd hours when the store is normally closed. Another common scenario involves a junior pharmacist who is demotivated by not being able to perform his or her job. In this article I will talk about some ways you can try to demotivate these types of difficult employees.

How to demotivate your pharmacy staff?
How to demotivate your pharmacy staff?

How to demotivate your pharmacy staff?

The first thing you need to do when dealing with junior pharmacist staff is to make sure they know what their job entails and that they understand what you expect from them. Demotivating your junior pharmacist staff requires a bit of patience. For one thing, it takes time for them to acclimate themselves to the new schedule. Most of the time they need to see the manager in order to be properly instructed. The next step is to give them direction on how to accomplish their job.

Another way of how to demotivate your pharmacy staff? Scheduling staff meetings. At the beginning of the work week, have all of the pharmacists in the office to meet with the senior pharmacist to discuss the prescriptions that have been received and given that week. If there are common issues between the pharmacists that are causing them to miss work, then they should be immediately brought up at the staff meeting. By following up on this, you show your staff that you are monitoring them.

Dealing with staff issues can be tricky. Just do the opposite of everything here.

Good luck.