The boss won't fire
Q. The doctor won't fire a problem employee. What can I do?
"Peer pressure is a very effective method of encouraging people to do their best," says Dr. Vande Linde. If the problem continues, you'll need to discuss the issue with the practice manager or doctor. The key, says Dr. Vande Linde, is to be brief and specific. Many doctors are task-oriented, and they may tune you out if you give the whole back story. Just as you did with the co-worker, give examples and explain how the problem affects the practice.Finally, remember there are some things you can't change. "If the problem isn't in your sphere of influence, you may need to ask yourself, 'How can I learn to accept this?'"