Issues that drive associates bananas
"Ha! That's ridiculous," you say, sitting in your simian-free office. "Becky's monkeys will never bother me." Ahh, but they will. Those monkeys are big enough to hassle every single one of us unless we can somehow find a way to cage them. So let's take a closer look at these aggravating apes.
Long before Becky donned her graduation gown, she knew what she wanted from an employer. As a young veterinarian, she would need a good mentor—someone who would take the time to teach her, train her, and grow her abilities. She knew it would be important to work at a clinic that practiced high-quality medicine, with modern equipment that met or exceeded industry standards. She would need flexibility, especially since she and her husband planned to start a family in the next five years. And she wanted to work at a practice where she could maintain a healthy balance in her life, with room for her to grow mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
But sadly, like many new graduates, Becky felt like she was driven by her debt. Her student loans were the size of a small house, and she felt pressured to work for the highest bidder. She wondered how she and Cory would ever afford a mortgage. She resigned herself to driving her 10-year old compact car for yet another 100,000 miles and was already worried about the financial decisions involved in starting a family. Dejectedly pushing her dreamy doctor visions aside, she wondered if she should only consider higher-paying jobs, even if it meant compromising in other areas.
Dr. Bob tugged at his mustache as he scanned Becky's resume. He had liked Becky when she interviewed the other day, and she seemed to be a good fit for his practice, but dagnabit, she was a woman. A young woman, at that, and he knew what those young female veterinarians did. They got married, had babies, and then they didn't want to work anymore.
Why, in the 30 years he'd been in small animal practice, he'd heard about it time and again from his male colleagues. In fact, his friend, Kevin, had recently told him that the only veterinarians he would hire in the future would be those with testicles.