A little uncertainty in my future
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
A few weeks ago the Vet Practice owner announced that he sold the veterinary practice to a huge corporation that has about 700 other vet practices americawide. I am all for it, because he himself is almost 80 and not in the best health. That way there is security of a huge network and other possibilities, especially for our young co-workers. I am a little worried, though because I don't know what this will really look like. I always enjoyed the family feeling of our practice. I would hate to lose that. Management will still remain the same they said, but who knows. We could use a bit more streamlined work at the reception desk, but my boss is not much for protocols and handbooks, which makes work tricky at times. Basically if you ask 4 receptionist about a situation and how to handle it, you can get 4 different answers. I have been dubbed the Protocol Queen in the past, because I usually remember and try to spread the word about how it should go. Much to my boss' dismay, who feels cornered if she has no clear answer and I announce that the last email stated xyz. I am thinking maybe I should just fly under the radar. I have always been better to work from the ground up and help that way, and not as a leader. I think when I started reception, management was hoping that I would "clean house" up there and make my boss look stupid, and hopefully take over. She was afraid that would happen, too, and was not always nice to me, more condescending than she should have etc. I never had any intentions of leading that team. I don't even like reception all that much. I was just put there, because my knees were too bad to continue working in my beloved kennels. Oh, I am rambling now. I guess what I am really concerned with is that if a new company takes over, and the family feeling is changing, I won't even feel the gratitude and connection that kept me there in a job that I really don't even like, and would have never picked for myself. I am good at it, and I make it look easy they tell me, but I could so do without the nasty clients. I have stepped down from full time to only 3 days a week, because the job made me so sad and I could not deal with the evil clients. It is so much better just doing this 3 days. So I guess, I am going to be a source of comfort and strength, and encouragement and fun for my coworkers as I always am in times of transition, and hope that this will turn out to be a good thing after all.
Wow, rambled on a bit there. I feel better now.
Thanks for letting me vent.