Thursday, August 31, 2006

The unkindest cut....

Sooooo, yesterday I had to let an employee go.

She was hired a week before I bought the practice and basically "wasn't a good fit" as they say. Not entirely fair, to be sure, but unfortunately as "prospective" owner I wasn't consulted when she was hired shortly before I bought the operation...

Anyway, easily the hardest thing I've had to do in my professional life, right after telling that one patient she had oral cancer....

What makes matters worse, was on the way home, I slowed down to pass a flashing-light cop car pulled on the side of the road....yup, it was her. Talk about bad to worse! Hopefully she told the officer why she might not have been driving well and he let her off!

On a slightly uppish note, the darts team was down 4-1 and managed to win 6-5 so I guess that was nice, but I couldn't help but be distracted. I guess I hope I never get used to that kind of thing.

laters all....

1 comment:

Don Wallick said...

Nate, if you get used to that feeling, then sell your practice. Firing people is HARD.

The only thing harder, though less recognized as such, is hiring the right person in the first place.