I had my interview with the dental practice on Friday. As I said before, it is always good to interview and see what else is out there. I was quickly able to find out that this office was not the right place for me. This company was a corporation and owned about 7 dental practices in the Arizona area. This office in particular was in an older building and the practice itself was not very modern. I am used to modern practices with the latest technology and computer systems. I was even appalled at how dirty the waiting room was. The carpet on the floors was very worn and stained and if I was a patient that was setting foot in that practice for the first time, I would have turned right around and left without being seen. The rest of the office could very well have been clean and sterile but my first impression was not a good one. After meeting with the regional manager, I found out the position would be Monday - Friday and the office took very little vacation and time off of the office. I would only get 1 week of vacation time after a year of service. There would be little flexibility to my hours and work schedule and that would not work with my life the way it is now with the girls. They offered no medical or 401k benefits and the pay was $4000-$7000 less per year. After a few minutes into the interview, I knew there was no way I would accept a position with the company. I told the regional manager that I was interested in finding a company that I could grow with and move up and maybe get into a regional manager position. She said she was looking for someone who would be happy staying put in the practice and someone who had little aspirations of moving up. Are you kidding me??? So the whole experience was easy for me to walk away from and be glad I have the job I do at the moment.
As far as the other position in my company I mentioned before, I got the first round of interview questions completed for our sister school WIU and I hope to hear something back soon about the possible transfer. I will keep you all posted on any new developments.
18 months in review
1 month ago