Friday, June 14, 2013

New Beginings

I was offered the job! I will be honest, at first I figured I had the job; no problem, but then when I had to go in to be judged on my personality and have lunch with the staff so that they could get a "feel" for me, I wasn't so sure; we all know how woman can be, especially the ones who may have wanted the position.

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!

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations! How exciting. I'm really happy for you. And it sounds like your schedule will allow you to kind of ease into the new gig, so that's super nice.

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  2. Congrats!! So happy for you!

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  3. I'm excited for you!! It sounds great, and I bet you'll fit in just perfectly. :-) Big congrats!

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  4. Congratulations! So happy for you :)

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  5. Great! Congrats on the new job!!!!!

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  6. So happy that you got this job and it truly sounds like a good fit for you and your personality!

    Have a great time on vacation with NO worries, just lots of fun, drinks and great food. Oh and great company :)

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  7. Congratulations! I'm so happy this job seems like a good fit for you, and it's awesome that you and Mike will have a similar schedule. Enjoy your last few days of freedom!

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  8. Congrats on your new job! That is so exciting and it sounds perfect!!!

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  9. awesome!! good for you, the schedule sounds pretty sweet too.
    congrats :)

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  10. Fantastic! Congratulations! I love a new challenge!

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  11. CONGRATS! That is such wonderful news! :)

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  12. That is so exciting! Congratulations.

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  13. AMazing to find a place you like that cares so much about who is there. Enjoy every 4 day week (I am swallowing my bitter jealousy even as I type.)

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  14. Congrats on the new job. A higher wage and only 4 days a week? SWEET!

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  15. So exciting for you and it sounds like a pretty sweet job!I You deserve it friend!

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  16. Thank you sweet friends! I am really excited!

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  17. I'm so happy you found a job that seems to be such a great fit, with awesome benefits! Enjoy the rest of this week off!

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