Monday, October 11, 2010

Hee-Hum!


I am a pharmaceutical representative, and part of our day to day consists of bringing lunch to clinics so we can share with new data and updates on our medications, ways to get prescriptions pushed through easier, and give valuable information for clinicians to stay up to date on treatment options. It's a generous thing for us to do as if allows for more time in the offices to speak with providers, office staff, etc. Lunches are a great way to get to know an office better and normally a really enjoyable part of my day.

With that being said, today was not the case. Since when are nice gestures not enough, and expectations have skyrocketed through the roof?! The variety of sandwiches, salad, chips, bread, cookies, mixed beverages, and let me remind you FREE was not quite sufficient enough.

Instead I got reminded by staff members under their breath:
1.) Aww you didn't get soup, we love Panera's soup this time of year.
2.) There are only two of the tuna sandwiches.
3.) Is there any pop?
4.) The cookies are smaller this time, and they even burned them.

It is very unlikely for me to create an entire post regarding a situation I need to vent about ... AND now I'm over it!

40 comments:

Joanna said...

Oh no Kelsey! I'm a medical rep and boy I know exactly how you feel! Selfish bastards! Ha! You do get the occasional bad apples and some really sweet people but you're right! Tomorrow is another day! I hope your week is fabulous! xo

Jenny DB said...

wow. annoying! i'm sure you smiled through it charmingly though, and thank goodness for your little corner of the internets where you can get it out.

but what i really wanted to say was how did you get those cute little stars in your title??? *swoon*

PS my word verification is ambilycl which is alot like imbecile. coincidence? i think not :-)

Neely said...

In the words of Stephanie Tanner...HOW RUDE!

Jessica said...

Ugh! I hate when people are like that! IT'S FREE! Why are they complaining? Good grief.

Heather said...

People have become to rude and so ungrateful! If you came to my office and gave me a free meal, I'd love you FOREVER =).

Kelly and Sara said...

So rude! I would be so grateful haha our work never does anything like this!

Elliott and Cherry Wood said...

ugh-that made me mad for you!! I'm sorry you had to deal with that today!

Caitrin said...

Oh how rude! Sometimes people are just not grateful- especially when it is FREE!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Bitches! I would have said something for sure ... I tend to have diarrhea of the mouth in situations like that!

Ashley said...

Wow. You cannot complain about free food!

Rachel said...

People really are ridiculous about that kind of stuff, and you poor thing, you couldn't say a word I bet. Haters!

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

Booo to the ungrateful!

Caroline said...

People should be grateful for what you bring. I hate when people "expect" so much. So rude! You're doing a fab job!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I think it gets way out of hand. But at our place we are very grateful when we get delivered food.

Ben and Emily said...

So rude. I would have just packed up and taken my non soup, burnt cookie, two tuna fish sandwich lunch home and let those ungrateful jerks go with out! But, I probably wouldn't be a good pharm rep though! :)

Shelby Bukhenik said...

haha people are so rude! Glad you're are over it though, because they seem to be a bit classless and who needs them!

LG said...

Totally ridiculous! I have a friend who is a rep and I feel like people never respect her in those ways. So irritating!

Caroline said...

How ungrateful! I wish someone would bring me free lunch! :)

Lindsay said...

WOW What office did you go to? My mom is a nurse and always appreciates the lunches you guys provide :)

Ashley McWhorter said...

That stinks. I'm sorry. I would take a free lunch any day and be completely happy about it!! Hope tomorrow is better for you!

Neha said...

How very rude! It must have felt so sick to have anything with them! How did you react? Straight-faced or a dry smile?

No worries...I'm sure this is just one of those days when you meet such people....rest will all be sunny, happy days!

Tiffany said...

That would make me CRAZY! I'm ma meeting planner and when people come in and complain about food it infuriates me. I'm like, IT'S FREE!!! (To YOU! Not to ME!)

Natasha said...

bless your heart!!! people will ALWAYS complain--so rude!! you can bring me sandwiches and coke any day and i promise not to complain sweetie ;)

Lindsey said...

Exactly the reason why I hate our school's positive reinforcement system. We are required to reward our students for doing things they SHOULD be doing. Why should I give candy to students who help another student pick up something that they dropped? Grr.. and these students will turn out like those you just wrote about. So sorry you had an experience like this!

Lacey said...

How rude!! I hate it when people are ungrateful!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Ugh! How rude!! You think people would have been appreciative!

Arrie said...

Eww...You said "pop." That totally weirded me out!!

Sorry people are sucky!

Katie said...

what UNGRATEFUL people!!! i used to work part time at a doc's office while trying to go back and get my teaching certificate and we were always THRILLED when we got lunch and MORE than appreciative. REE-DICULOUS!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Um, wow! People are so rude.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Wow! Talk about ungreatful! We love "lunch and learns" at my office. Who complains about free food?! Geez!

THE Stephanie said...

Wow, people are just so rude sometimes!

momstheword said...

I totally wonder about people some time. While some are, indeed, thankful it just seems like having something be "free" brings out the worst in people.

I just want to say "Do you understand that this is FREE???" It's like a bargain mentality. You give them something for FREE and they still ask for it 1/2 off. They just want more.

Ashton said...

Oh jeez. Seriously spoiled little tarts!

Hope the rest of the lunches go well for you! :)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

My bf is a pharm rep too and she gets that some times! I totally get you!

5th Belle Avenue said...

Aw that's lame, I'm sorry. I used to get that a lot at my old job when we would buy lunch for high profile attorneys - some of them weren't happy unless it was filet mignon! Seriously, people?! :)

Michelle A'etonu said...

soldiers are the same way sometimes too. i can relate!

Bobbi said...

I work as a MA in an office and I can assure you we're not all like that.
We're just grateful for the free food! At least in my office we are....

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Ooh, so nervey. You'd think they'd just be grateful.

**the word verification below is 'mices'. Ick. I almost want to refresh for another word!**

Momofgirls said...

WOW! VERY ungrateful! I cannot believe people would be so rude!! Ugh! Next time just bring a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, a jar of jelly and a gallon of milk!! Sheeeeeesh!!

Cassie said...

Oh wow that's really rude of them! Doctor's offices are really lucky that they very rarely ever have a day where lunch isn't provided and they shouldn't forget that most of us either bring lunches from home or pay to eat out.

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