The Dental Office Manager Digest column “Dear Boss” is designed for office managers to be able to speak their minds by anonymously writing a “letter” to their boss. Send your letters to [email protected]. Depending on how many are received, your letter may take a while to appear in DOMD.
I’m writing you today to inform you that I am no longer putting up with your ego.
I’ve been noticing how you make me look like an idiot in front of patients, and I’m tired of you putting me down. I always try my best to make the patients happy, but you never take responsibility of your mistakes and just pass them off on me. I understand that you are the dentist, and you should never look bad in front of the patients, but there has to be a better solution than blaming me for everything. I didn’t sign up to be your scapegoat, and I think I should have earned your respect over the past 30 years of being your office manager.
I don’t know why you changed all of a sudden, but I get the feeling you are trying to push me into retirement since you hired a young assistant office manager. I would never bad mouth you, and I always take responsibility when something is my fault. You should do the same. The recent situation with our patient has me over the edge and contemplating retirement, but I refuse to let you win. Just know that our patients talk to me about everything, so next time think twice about talking behind my back and making me look stupid.
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