I really enjoyed the article, "A Job to Die For," in the May 1996 issue. I have worked in many different offices in six different states. We have relocated frequently because of the nature of my husband`s career. I can relate to all the suggestions Heidi Emmerling Jones gave, and I have one more to add.
I find the length of employment of the other dental team members to be significant. That can tell a lot about the employee satisfaction in general.
In the office where I work now, I`m the "new kid on the block." I`ve been there 21/2 years. The assistant has been there six years, and the front desk personnel 12 and 15 years. I am very happy there and hope to retire from this office. I believe if there is mutual respect between doctor and staff, everyone wins - the doctor, the staff, and the patients.
Robin Spence, RDH