Employee testimony !
This testimony came to us starting in early February.
While I personally can’t make any complaints about the way the Dr. treats the employees, (he’s somewhat fair and easy to work with) I will say that the way his niece Angela the “manager” ( I use the term loosely) treats the employees is appalling. She picks on pregnant employees and asks them to conceal/disguise their pregnancies to keep from offending/upsetting the abortion patients. Also she moved another employee with documented neck and back issues from a recent car accident from the section with light work to the section that requires the most lifting and heavy work. When the employee provided the letter from her doctor, she was basically ignored and then was terminated for refusing to perform the heavy duties. My paychecks were never consistent regardless of how much I worked which makes me think that she was withholding earned money from employees to make up for the deficit during periods of low patient volume. There were times where she would tell certain employees not to come in because of “The Dr not being there” or “A light patient volume” when in fact neither of those incidents occurred as often as she said they did which lead me to believe that she discriminated against or showed favoritism towards certain employees. She bullies and brow beats certain people working there for no reason at all. It’s like she picks and chooses who she wants to be her victim for the day. Angela constantly makes threats to fire somebody and says so to other employees. Of course like most gossip and rumors, it gets back to the person she talked about firing and when she is confronted about what SHE said, she acts completely clueless. The woman is a total psycho. She causes unnecessary chaos and drama in the office during the few times she is there during the week. From my understanding, she has no management experience and she certainly doesn’t have people skills either. She needs human relations classes and equal opportunity training BADLY.
If you ask my opinion, I think that this place just needs to be shut down. It’s shady business and medical practices are worrisome. The people “managing” it are unprofessional and have no type of patient empathy. They treat patients like cattle and dollar signs instead of human beings. They underpay and overwork their staff as well. Why do you think they have such a high employee turnover rate? There are only 4 people on staff who have been there over 5 years. Nobody wants to stay because of the unfairness, drama and chaos. In the short time I worked there, I saw several people come and go.
To be honest, because of all the drama between Angela, the community, and some of the protesters, I feared for my life the last few months I worked there. I did not want to end up in a dangerous situation simply for being employed there and by being “guilty by association”. I only took the job because of dire circumstances I was in, and was desperate. I had already completed my externship there a few years ago but at that time, the management and environment were completely different and tolerable. I was young, inexperienced and needed the training. The abortion procedures did bother me at times but I put that aside because I needed the job and the experience as a new Medical Assistant.
Had I known what drama lied ahead this second time around, I would have searched longer for other employment opportunities. But they say hindsight is 20/20. Eventually I stayed until I could find something better then I left. This time for good. I want no further association with that place and I am considering removing it from my resume all together and pursuing a different career. If anyone sees this and is considering working there, don’t walk but RUN away from that place. Schools also need to be advised not to send their externship students over there. No job is worth the amount of stress and danger that comes from working in such a facility.