Humans of Partnership: Linda Zarei

woman in lab coat posing in front of shelves of pill bottles

Pharmacy employees are the unsung heroes you won't hear about on the news. We are filling twice as many prescriptions as we usually do. We’re running back and forth filling as fast as we can, and we go home completely exhausted. We wake up wondering: Is this the day we will be exposed to COVID-19? Will I expose my family? But we get up, come back in with a positive outlook knowing we need to do our part — that our patients are counting on us — counting on me — to be there for them. It keeps me going when patients say, ‘Thank you for being here. I appreciate you.’

Linda Zarei, clinical pharmacist, UFCW Local 7 (Colorado)