It is Labor Day! Enjoy your day of rest and relaxation. This means that tomorrow, all the kids go back to school, and my teachers have to return to work after a summer of vacation. The rush of plastic surgeries for the teachers is over, and now they start coming to book for Thanksgiving and Winter Break.
The first weeks of September are usually quieter for most people in my field, and an excellent time for vacation for me. I usually work hardest when most people are on vacation. Although I am a professional and highly educated, I am a servant to the needs of the public, and therefore must make myself available at their convenience.
The side benefit of this strategy is that when I take vacation, most people are working. This means the vacation spots are less crowded, and sometimes even less expensive. You have to look on the bright side of things, as every seeming negative usually has a positive hiding somewhere.
The year has been quite rewarding for the first 2/3. I have a solid and stable staff, we just refreshed the entire Surgery Center OR and Recovery areas, and are getting ready to launch our new website design. Our transition to electronic medical records continues, and we hope to be paperless by the end of the year.
Please keep reading weekly, as some exciting news will be revealed over the next months. I will share details as they become finalized. Enjoy the last day of Summer (unofficial), and get ready for an end of year to remember.