Reducing Stress at Work
There is always one person at work that causes problems. They like to see how far they can push people’s buttons. If the employer is smart, “open their eyes” and see the whole picture, that person should be fired already. Firing that particular person would definitely help with reducing stress at work.
In my profession, we can get temporary work from employment agencies. I had done a temporary job last summer with an office. There was one guy there who was “full of himself.” Not only that, if his patient didn’t show up, he had the nerve to take my patient. This showed a sign of greediness. Even though I didn’t work there permanently, I knew he was getting paid on commission. Basically, he doesn’t get paid when his patient does not show up. It was confirmed when I asked another employee about it.
Then, he wanted to leave early, so he rearranged his schedule without consulting anyone and messed up my schedule. I ran behind because my schedule was not the same time as his. I was so pissed off, the front desk was so pissed off, but he did whatever he wanted in order to benefit himself. I stayed professional and didn’t tell him off, because I am not a permanent staff there. At the end of the day, I did tell the front office I won’t be coming back here if he is still here.
Ten months later, I got a call from the employment agency. They asked if I could work at that office again. I told her only if that guy wasn’t working. She called the office and asked and he is no longer there. So I agreed to work. Let me tell you, the day went by so smooth. There was no stress and no drama. The employees were not pissed off, because someone wanted to “run the show” when he wasn’t close to having a position to do so.
What’s my point here?
People who cause problems or drama are not missed one bit when they are gone. When the working environment is peaceful and stress free, it is better for everyone. I give kudos to the office that fired that kind of drama queen. This is good business senses to get rid of someone who is a trouble maker. Since he was getting paid commission, money came first before his patients. Guess what, he got as many patients as he can (by stealing from other employees) and did a sloppy job. When employers keep those kind of people in their business, word of mouth spreads like wildfire. Patients will request not to be seen by him and then it is a chain of reaction. He gets cancellations, he takes patients from other employees, those patients dislike his work, they won’t come back. I know how long is takes to do a good teeth cleaning. 5-10 minutes is way too short.
I know it is different in different work settings, but there is always one or a couple people that are lazy. The last couple jobs I quit recently, the front desk was pretty damn lazy. They didn’t schedule appointments when that was their job description. At the same time, it wasn’t completely their fault. It was poor business management by the employer because they hired people who had NO experience in the field and didn’t train them properly.
But it is common sense! When I finished high school, I had a receptionist job. I was not told I had to make appointments, but I knew that was my job description. When it is time to work, I knew you weren’t supposed to be on your cellphones or on facebook. In my opinion, that is poor work etiquette and those people are just there for a paycheck. To go to “work” and do as minimal work as they can. Why do they believe they “deserve a paycheck?”
Employers should open their eyes. Get rid of the lazy, problem employees. They are not an asset to the company and in the long run will not allow your business to thrive. Trust me, it will be a burden off your shoulders and your staff. They will not be missed. I am sure about that!
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