So after hours and hours of calling every SINGLE office in Utah and Salt Lake counties, I FOUND AN OFFICE WHO WAS HIRING! Holy crap it was a MIRACLE.
Seriously, I probably called several hundred offices, and ended up with a list of about 20 offices, most of which said I could drop off a resume for them to "have on-file in case they needed someone in the future," with a few for future temping for hygienists needing maternity leave soon, and maybe 4 that were actually hiring. Like...hiring. So I had a working interview at one office that was SUPER retarded (I just stood around and watched the whole time), plus they said I'd have to "work my way up," meaning I wouldn't get to actually see or scale any patients for anywhere from 6-18 months. MONTHS. So no thanks. So I sent some more resumes and waited about a week, then started calling them back to follow up and push for an actual interview. Got one.
Loved them. They loved me. Working interview. Nailed it. Job offer. WOOT WOOT!! It's Monday, Thursday, and Friday, with Tuesdays coming up in the future. Payson and Orem offices. AHH SO HAPPY! Plus right after that I got a temping job in an office that has a really slow hygiene schedule, but conveniently only puts hygiene on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so I'm kind of on-call for them. Let me tell you, getting handed that first check for a day of work...it's a GREAT FEELING.
I love seeing real patients. I love not having to do all that stupid assessment every day. I love digital radiology that works! (Dexis rocks) I love teaching patients things no one has ever taken the time to teach them before. I love showing them in the mirror concerns I find, and telling them why they need to be concerned. I love knowing that I'm making money for the dentist by finding work for him to do. I love making decisions about my patients recall schedule, and teaching them why it's important. I love using my ultrasonic (cuz it's a LOT more rare now). I love putting patients on the schedule 6 months from now and knowing that I'm going to see them again. I love being on a tight schedule. I love being expected to perform well. I love not being babysat by instructors. I love being accountable for what I say, do, and know. I love doing a job that people understand is worth their money, and not a hassle to fork out a "massive" $25 for. I love making money for what I do. I love not being a burden to my husband, who's been nothing but supportive of my career choice from the day we started dating, and has put his dreams and pursuits on hold for me to finish school. I love working hard. I love being a dental hygienist.
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