Sometimes we live in our own delusions for a long time. When your grateful, or comfortable sometimes you let things slide that you shouldn’t. I have found myself in that trap and luckily have woken up and can try to fix it now.
I have been a Dental Hygienist for about 8 years if you don’t count when I was in school. I have met a lot of dentists and seen a lot of different offices through networking, working and interviewing. I started working for a new office about 6 months ago and have put all of my efforts into helping that dentist grow his new practice. He is wonderful and I felt very lucky to have found a good dentist to work with. But a goid dentist isn’t the whole picture. My rewards for my efforts was the hiring of a new full time hygienist and dropping me to part time hygiene. Now before I continue I would like to mention that I love the new hygienist she is great and fresh out of school. And a semi hostile environment with one of the owners who isn’t the dentist.
The reason I am writing about this is because I have learned a valuable lesson – to learn to speak up for myself. Because my needs are important and you have to take care of your employees if you want to keep them. Now with that said am I running for the hills with no replacement job and slamming doors? Absolutely not. But I am no longer going to feel guilty if I try to find a better position that meets my needs and career goals and the needs of my family. I need to stand in my own power and work with confidence.
I hope you all remember that you need to stand in your own power. We all deserve to have a fullfilling career in a pleasant environment and be treated with respect and consideration.