I'm currently working for a dentist's office. The dentist I work for has 2 assistants. Myself and M.
Lately, like everywhere else, business is slowing down. People consider dentistry a luxury they can cut from the budget.
My Dr. is supposed to make $2500 daily, and rarely is that ever met. On the least productive of days they'll call people out, and by people I mean well just me. I have no idea why M is the golden child, but I get 2nd dibs to her. I think it's seniority? Or that she'll be leaving on Maternity leave in August? I have no idea, but I'm getting the shaft A LOT.
I've been seeking a 2nd job like a mad woman. Any ad on television I see for any business I get online and apply there.
I've also been sending out resumes and making calls to find a new job, period. As you all know that's hard as hell right now too.
I met with two places today: a temp agency, and a call center.
The call center hired me, it's $3 less per hour than my current wage, and it's "strict sales quotas" no outgoing calls though. People call in, angry about their most recent bill, you have to resolve the conflict and then sell to them. I'm a little on edge about this... I'm not a sales person :(
The temp agency said that they could work with me on a part-time basis if my current job gave me a set schedule of what days I'd be off.
I'm beyond anxious/scared crapless.
I realize the call center is a FT offer but I'm afraid it's sort of a push with my current situation... if I work with the temp agency, I could get an in with another business that wants to hire me on FT.
If I go the temp agency route, I'll need to have a sit down with my current office manager and tell her that if I'm going to continue getting part time hours, I need a set part time schedule so I can get a 2nd job to make up the difference. That's where I get stuck. I have NO COURAGE. How do I go about this? Truely I think it may be the best option... at least until another dental office wants to meet with me, or something lucrative comes from the temp agency.
What would you do? How would you handle all of this? TIA!!!