Alicia (the office manager), came in to the office this morning and said that she spoke with Dr. F; who has been on vacation this week, and he wanted to offer me the job. He told her that he knew he liked me and that he would have hired me right away but, she was the one that was going to be working with me closely so she had to get along with me too. She said she knew we would get along great and that she will have fun working with me. I feel the same way. She has this great demeanor about her and a great energy. She is a soft spoken, sweet person and she laughs at all my wise jokes! I already know that Dr. F and I get along and that we can joke and tease back and forth; we have since I have known him, which has been about 3 years now. There are a couple girls that can be challenging, I know this because I've been warned by TWO of the staff members already but, you know what? I think I can handle her. I can be a difficult person too and I have dealt with many difficult people, however, I find myself to be very much a people person and I have an ability to build a good rapport with just about anyone; difficult or not.
It will take me a little while to get comfortable since I have never worked in the dental field before. I am picking up on a lot of it pretty quickly but the schedule intimidates me. I am used to one hour blocks and in dentistry there are quite a few 30 minute appointments and double booking. I hate double booking, but in dentistry, it makes sense; assistants can do a lot of the xrays and such giving the doctor time to finish up filing or crowns or whatever the case may be. The trick is not to double book the doctor's time!! Ugh!
When I applied I had requested a wage that was higher than my last full time job and he gave it to me; with benefits and paid vacation and I only work 4 days a week! I am pretty stoked to have the same schedule as Mike. He works 5 days a week but has LOTS of vacation with the city so getting days off is no big deal for him. We will be able to do lots of thing together that we love, like camping!
So, I will work Monday with the entire staff and then I am off until July 9th! We leave for vacation the 20-27 and then the first week of July the office is closed. Until then, I am enjoying my last days of "freedom"!
Thanks for all the luck!