I had feared that work would get busy suddenly. I was nervous that, when it did, I might not be able to handle the increased workload. I just had no idea that the challenges would present me with such an extreme feeling of inadequacy.
In the back of my head, I reasoned that it wasn’t me that was failing to perform up to expectations. The sales force, was the issue. With in the past two days, there were four safety reports that were likely to require expedited reporting to the regulatory authorities. The problem was that the reports were so vague that I needed to do a lot of chasing down the details.
On BIG problem was that the initial reporters (physicians, nurse practitioners, etc.) were no longer wanting to play the game. "Well, it wasn’t related to your drug," they insisted. Reminding them, that once they report an event, in a patient, on our drug, we are obligated to report it to the agencies.
Being that I now work at a small company, where our group has been reduced to the bare minimum (and my boss is on vacation), I was a tad bit overwhelmed. I didn’t feel well, but couldn’t go home because these cased needed to have information gathering, data entry, and processing to keep to the timelines.
On top of the normal job duties, there are the clinical team meetings to attend, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to edit.
This is when I’d like to huddle up in bed and sleep the day away.