Friday, March 09, 2007

You're A Pharmacist, Not The King; Shut Up and Do Your Job

From CNN: POSTED: 11:45 a.m. EST, March 9, 2007

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Kroger Co. said Friday it was reiterating its drug policies to all of its pharmacists after a Georgia woman claimed she was denied the so-called "morning after" pill at one of the company's stores.

The Cincinnati-based grocery chain said if its pharmacists object to fulfilling a request, the store must "make accommodations to have that prescription filled for our customer."

I have a better response for people who refuse to do their job; "You're fired"! That should be the company’s only response. What if a vegetarian bag boy refused to bag someone’s ground beef? What if a Catholic bag boy refused to bag a box of condoms? What if the janitor refused to clean up broken eggs?? They would all be fired. Why is it that when a pharmacist with a crusade decides not to do his job, they just find someone to do it for him?? I wish I had it that easy.

If you don't want to fill prescriptions, don't become a pharmacist. If you don't believe in birth control then don't work at a place which sells birth control and then you can go raise all the unwanted orphan babies yourself.

Why is it that you never see Atheists standing out in front of churches, blocking peoples entrance and protesting against people because of the way they believe? Why is it that you never see pro-choice people trying to force others into having abortions? Why is it that you never see anyone refusing to sell someone a Bible just because they don't agree with what it says?? Why is it always the religious, conservative right the ones who try to force their lifestyle on everyone else??

Do they just not have anything else to do? Are they the types who have miserable lives and hate to see someone else happy? So much cock blocking in this world.


Mike V. said...

you got it, dude.

it's such a crock of shit.

I work in the world of IT and someone at work one time tried to take the side of the pharmacist that doesn't want to sell birth control.

I said, OK, what if some Windows Admin here decided that they were all about Linux now and refused to do their job on a Windows box?
We know the answer..

Toad734 said...

It’s so stupid it shouldn't even be an issue. I understand abstaining from something because you don't believe in it but just find a job that doesn't compromise your matter how misled they may be.

News Flash: The day after pill doesn't kill babies, it prevents conception just like squirting it on someone’s back.

NewsBlog 5000 said...

I don't know. They say being a self-important, judging, pharmacist is a choice, but it could also be genetics.

United We Lay said...

Women should ALWAYS have the opportunity to decide what happens to their bodies. I can't believe that people don't see this as a civil rights issue. If men got pregnant, would there even be a quesion?

Ubersehen said...

It's an issue that goes all the way back to an unquestioned belief in a particular rigid system of religion. If you assume the veracity of their particular "truths" concerning life, the universe, and everything (to rip off Mr. Adams), then abortion IS murder, and people who do that or any of those other examples of undesirably unchristian behaviour really ARE running the risk of burning in a big ol' pit of fiery unpleasantness. Many feel as though they're being compassionate by trying to save people from that.

Us more left-minded folk just don't subscribe to loopy fairy tales like those from the get-go, so it never gets to be a problem. I think that the biggest problems really begin with the logical, rational truths that people are willing to consider and examine, and whether or not they're willing to go against the community in which they live (which contains family and friends and people they love and care about) in the pursuit of what's actually going on out there. It's a tough call, choosing rational, verifiable truth at the expense of everyone you care about, especially if you happen to be among those who feel that they need that kind of absolute certainty in their lives. I'm not saying the choice doesn't need to be made very badly, but it's got to be a tough one.