I have already mentioned that I dislike drug reps. Ok, maybe hate is a more appropriate term.
Today a hospice rep brought lunch for my staff. I rarely attend these these things because I generally feel the same about home health and hospice reps as I do about drug reps. (Insert rolled eyes here.) It is somewhat necessary to have them come, however, so we know who can offer what services. These agencies are constantly popping up and then disappearing.
My staff, though, kept showing up at my office door as I was trying to catch up on clinic notes and phone calls saying, “Hey, doc, this guy says he is friends with a lot of your friends! You should go say hi!”
He was name dropping like crazy.
Now, I know good and well that he is not friends with these people. Hell, I am not even “friends” with these people. I know them because I have worked with them but we don’t socialize otherwise. They would never say that we were all friends…
These kinds of people anger me. Strutting peacocks.
What made things even more upsetting was that he felt the rules of my clinic did not apply to him. You can be in the break room from 12-1 to talk to the staff but after that, get the hell out. He was still there at 2PM until my office manager kicked him out.
And under absolutely no circumstances are you allowed to wander the clinic and “pop in on Dr. —-” He seriously thought he would just saunter on over and pop his head into my office while I was on the phone chatting with a patient about their vaginal discharge…
He has been banned.