Wow, things went off the rails at work this week. Spectacularly. I wasn’t supposed to be seeing patients this week (I’m focusing on administrative stuff), but then the dentist who works for me called in sick Tuesday and Wednesday, went home sick Thursday afternoon, and took Friday morning off short notice. Had a few other issues with him as well and ended up addressing my concerns with him Thursday. On Friday morning he gave me notice, and we agreed to waive the 60 day notice period, so, assuming he signs the document my lawyer has drafted, he’ll be done Tuesday. Definitely not according to The Plan.
My dental assistant also gave notice. She’s trained as a dental hygienist, which pays more, and got a full-time job doing that. Good for her, but not so good for me. Trying to hire someone for next week. We’ll see how that goes.
Decided I have to upgrade my practice management software, install digital radiography (x-rays), and install a panoramic x-ray machine. Let’s just say my budget has changed significantly.
As you can imagine, my free time got highjacked as the week progressed. I got a few workouts in earlier this week, but that’s it. I have an appointment with a personal trainer/tri coach this week coming up though, as well as with a registered dietitian (although I’ll probably have to reschedule due to the stuff that’ll be going down at my office on Tuesday, with it being the other dentist’s last day).
Stressed? Check. Having trouble sleeping through the night? Check. Actually finding the whole experience challenging? Check. Feeling empowered by taking care of business? Check. Even with what’s been going on, I’m still not even remotely as stressed as in my 3rd and 4th years of dental school, so I’m feeling pretty good about my ability to get through this stuff.
Enough of the work talk. Here are a few pictures from the Olympics. Enjoy!