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Losing benefits

I have been employed for 26 years for the same office, due to the economics we have had our hours cut, a weeks vacation taken away that was given after 10 years of employment and we now have to pay 75% of dental treatment for our family members when in the past it was a free benefit, employees now have to pay lab fees for crowns which we never had to do. Do you think these benefits would have been gran fathered and we should be able to have our benefits back?
I know I should be grateful but feel like we are not appreciated. Thoughts?



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I’ve never been anywhere that they take benefits away…I know I would not be happy losing vacation time I’ve built up….I would have no issue paying lab fee’s or submitting for dental work…taking away vacation time doesnt seem cool and cutting hours frankly opens the Dr up to losing employees somewhere else…

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Is the practice truly suffering? Is this a temporary cut in benefits?

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That’s a tough one. I wouldn’t be happy with the cuts. Unfortunately, unless you’ve signed a contract the Dr can do what he feels necessary. I would talk to him and ask if the benefits will return when the practice picks up.

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I would hate to have all that taken away but unless its in a signed contract guaranteeing you those benefits he can take them away. I’m sure it was a tough decision for the dentist. He probably didn’t want to do that to his loyal employees but if business is slow benefits are the first thing to go. Ask him if its permanent or only until the practice gets busier.

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It is tough to stay positive when so much was taken away. I think you have to ask yourself if you could do better elsewhere or if you even wanted to look for another office. If the bottom line is you can be happy with what you have then do your best where you are and try not to let it get in the way of who you are.

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It is very challenging when you are told benefits that you relied on are now nonexistent. Most hygienist in Oklahoma do not get benefits except maybe dentistry for self and immediate family members, but pay all lab fees. I know very small business struggle to provide health/retirement/vacation/sick pay…..especially since this Obama Care started. I feel that has nothing to do with the dentistry benefits…..wonder why they won’t provide dental care? I understand lab fees….but you pay for 75% on dental procedures? Wow! Is the office struggling that much?? Sadly though benefits can be taken away unless it’s a labor law issue etc. If jobs are scarce you might ask if things turn around will it eventually go back to before? If jobs a plenty……move on.

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The office I’m at now did this before I started there. Everyone is mad about it, which is understandable. I would try to stick it out if you like everything else about the office or move on. However, be aware that several docs are keeping employees just under full time hrs so they don’t have to offer benefits. That’s the situation I’m in, workin 2-3 days and no benefits at all just a pay check. It’s really hard out there.

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My office has just done this as well. We were commission up until last year then switched to hourly. I, being FT got a benefits package. Only to find out this year they were going back to commission. That benefit package alone was a $10,000/yr benefit and they didn’t see any problem with that.
We pay 1/2 for dental care or lab fee but when my sons insurance ran out this year due to 3rds EXt’d– I had to pay full price for the remainder of balance. So I’m almost penalized for having insurance on him thru my husband. They’re building a new office so lots I things have fine by the wayside for our assistants as well. Greedy micro managers.
Change is on the horizon!!

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