Be careful when invited to an early morning meeting with your supervisor. You may think he/she has invited you – in good faith – to review your problems, concerns and complaints. You thought you were getting breakfast, or at least coffee. I didn’t even get water….. You show up with folder in hand ready to address your concerns which include your repeated claim that you are being bullied and discriminated against based on your age. Rather than address your complaints and concerns, you might find yourself ambushed, taken to a conference room and, rather than breakfast, served a big helping of ridicule followed by termination. Selfishly, I thought I deserved a better and more dignified exit after giving 40 years of my life to build the practice – the practice that they found appealing enough to want to acquire.
Most of you know I have been an office manager in my husband’s dental practice since day 1 in 1977. Many of you have been on the journey with us, but now that journey ends for me. The new journey and mission begins.
Stay with me on this journey – I will not abandon you yet – my mission going forward continues to be advocating for you – the patient, the potential patient, any patient. I am here to answer any questions you have while trying to navigate the complicated landscape of corporate dentistry.