So last week, I mentioned that some things were going on at the office that I work at that was some cause for concern. As it turns out, I was right. I went into work on Friday morning, hoping for a normal day. I assisted my doctor with his first patient basically by myself, because my friend was stuck in traffic. After that, I heard that the hygienist was having a meeting with one of the doctors, our manager, and another woman (who thinks she’s some big shot, but isn’t).
A little later, I heard that she had been told she probably needed to transfer to another office because she and my doctor’s assistant are going to be getting married next February. Needless to say, that was a load of crock. Everyone in the office knew that she and he had been dating, and they had all found out when he had proposed and she accepted. Now all of a sudden, it was a problem? It was just convenient for management, that’s what it was. The hygienist was devastated that after seventeen years of loyal service and bringing in money for this office, she was just going to be written off like that. And all because some sensitive people don’t know how to handle problems like adults.
I have known this hygienist for three years and she works hard. Yes, she’s fallen behind sometimes, and it has annoyed me, but we’ve never gotten so angry with each other that we have even really argued about anything. She is being pushed aside in favor of people who haven’t been there as long as she has, and who don’t work as hard as she does. It makes me sick how the bureaucracy works.
She called me yesterday to talk and get some advice. I told her to contact HR, because I know my manager didn’t do that. If she had, somebody would have reached out to the hygienist by now, but nobody has. She said she would. This needs to be given to people outside the office, who are not biased because they know people there. I hope that it will be handled accordingly, but… I have my doubts. Very rarely does anything in the real world work in favor for the victim.
And on that note, it’s been real!