Actually I thought I was having to go into the city three days this week, there was so much work. Especially from one specialist...he had 67 files downloaded and about eight were what I didn't finish last week before the end of the day. My off-sider chooses which doctors she likes to do and leaves the difficult ones for me. Actually, there's nothing wrong with this particular doctor's work but he's very prolific and he does a lot of microsurgery. I guess she doesn't like that, but I was annoyed that she hadn't done any of his at all during the week, though. The poor patients would be waiting to hear from their GPs and the files are still sitting in the computer.
So yesterday, I put my head down and got stuck in. I finished the last few off this morning and his work is all up to date...until next week. There will be a whole heap more...actually I don't mind that she doesn't do them now because she does make errors. I do too, but I check my work before it's sent out.
Oh well, that's enough of blowing my own trumpet...you get the idea. I'm wonderful...heehee!
I was talking to my youngest daughter for an hour on the phone the other night. She is more than disillusioned about her job. She works as a property manager and the woman who owns the business has been chasing my daughter for about four years to go and work for her. So with plenty of encouragement from me, she decided to make the move. All went well until the owner went into hospital for a couple of weeks. That left my daughter and a young girl to run the business. They worked long hours and kept the business ticking over for their boss.
She came back to work and after my daughter had left for the day, the owner quizzed the young girl about my daughter's hours...implying that she had "padded" her time. Naturally, my daughter is very upset about this. She can accept the fact that her boss is a tightwad, but she is most upset about her integrity being questioned. I don't blame her. Between my daughter and the other girl, they kept that place from going under...and their pay is nothing to write home about either. Award wages and not a cent over.
Consequently, I think my daughter is thinking very seriously of giving it away and going back to her eBay shop and making all her little bits and pieces. She's had the last week off as holiday leave and it's given her time to really mull it over and chat to her partner about it all. Her employer wants her to go full time, but she wants to stay part time so she can have some time with her family, so that will probably bring things to a head.
When I think of that and how generous some employers are, it makes me wonder. However, I guess that's being human, isn't it? We're all different and have varied and many opinions on one subject...it's a bit of a lottery getting a job with a good employer and decent pay.
The thing is, if employers don't treat their staff right, they don't keep their good staff. Good employees go somewhere else where they're treated, and paid, well.