Sticky salary situation
Q. I've been with the same clinic for seven years. There's a lot of turnover, and my boss hires new graduates. Depending on my day, I'm stuck playing teacher with up to three new veterinarians. My boss isn't around much and says I'm not pulling my weight given what I'm being paid. How can I explain the situation to him?
"This is a problem for many associates," says Veterinary Economics Hospital Management Editor Mark Opperman, CVPM, owner of VMC Inc., a veterinary consulting firm in Evergreen, Colo. "If you're asked to do something other than professional services, but you're paid on production, how is that fair to you? You should be expected to do some practice development—and that might involve helping train new employees or talking to a local organization."