Putting Guards Up
When you have jerk bosses more than you have nice bosses, you get to a point where you put your guard up. I went to another temporary job this week. Luckily, the boss was NOT grumpy and mean like the last one that ruined my weekend.
When I walked into the office, the main boss greeted me. That is a plus. He introduced me to his staff, so that was nice. When comparing to the last office, this place passed with flying colors. Everyone seem to do their jobs efficiently. My schedule was pretty busy, but it was scheduled where I had enough time to do what I needed to do. I was shocked to have an assistant help me with stuff, because I usually do everything by myself. I will take the help if it makes my day run smoother. I made the effort to thank the assistant at the end of the day for her help.
I try to make it a point when people help me with things at work to thank them. I appreciate the help and I don’t stand on a pedestal like most bosses do. I have been a dental assistant, so I know that dental assistants can be unappreciated and treated like they are worthless. We are all human. If you appreciate people more, then they are more willing to help you out. I am no better than anyone else. Everyone should be treated equally the same.
The staff and the boss joked, laughed and smiled, so that was another plus that they actually liked working there. When everyone does their part in their jobs, that means the boss appreciates his staff and doesn’t treat them badly. It was my first time I had been in this office, so from an outsider, I was observing all the signs. Clearly, with working at different offices, I know what to watch out for now.
I liked not having to wait too long for an exam by the dentist. I ran on time, which calmed my OCD of having to be on time with my patients. They even had rules set in stone that when a patient is late, they reschedule them. That is good they follow their policies, because when offices allow patients to always be late and still see them, it basically allows them to keep being late. That isn’t fair to other patients who are on time to their appointments, but because the other person was late, you are going into their appointment time.
My first impression of the boss is that he was nice. He even paid me for the time I was scheduled to work even though I finished an hour and a half early. I don’t know many bosses that will do that. The boss tried to make personal conversation with me, but I just replied. My last couple bosses were nice initially and almost a year into working for him, I saw the jerk and bully in him. Do you understand why I am putting guards up now? For now, I will conclude the boss at this office was nice. Finally!
I do get discouraged when doing temporary jobs when I get a bad boss. Good thing is I am temporary, so it isn’t a permanent job. Even if it was a permanent job, we have the freedom to quit whenever we want to. If you want to quit your job, you want to make sure you have a plan or another job lined up. What is my plan? I have been working on two websites, so that I can eventually work at home full time. Read my review and video at Wealthy Affiliate to learn more.
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