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Old 09-16-2020, 06:38 PM   #441 (permalink)
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:00 PM   #442 (permalink)
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If you have wondered for a year and really want to know, you might ask.

My old job once hired an independent consultant at 4x my pay, and all the guy did was ask me how things work and initiate paid service calls with vendors to get them to solve his problems. I briefly wondered why my company would hire a guy who not only knew way less than me, but was much slower to learn new things. It was quickly obvious to me though, he dressed well and was a salesman of himself. You'd think salesmen would not fall for the tactics of other salesmen, but just the opposite is true. Somehow they believe the nonsense they say (think Michael Scott) and believe what they hear from others.

This consultant once asked me who the customer advocate was for this client... WTH, just talk normal. Anyhow, it's using sophisticated sounding language to say simple things like "who's helping Peggy" that managers seem to like.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:33 AM   #443 (permalink)
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I have been asking myself that for a year.
Some things to think about:

Does your boss like you? This is one of the most important factors. If you boss has a new client and a bunch of part time contractor SLPAs that new client is going to go to the SLPA she likes best. Again, relationships are key especially in your line of work where it is easy for the boss to play favorites.

Do you make life easy or hard for your boss?

1. Do you fill out your reports on time or are they late
2. Do you fill out your time sheets on time or are they late
3. Do you fill out reports how your boss wants them or does she have you reformat or rewrite them? (The boss is always right even when they are wrong)

Are you making your company money or costing them money?

1. Do you keep all your appointments with your clients or do you sometimes miss them or have technical issues that cause you to miss them? (From the numbers above every appointment you miss costs the company $67)

While it would be best to be best friends with your boss it is likely enough to be generally liked by the boss. That means you cause them no problems, do everything right the first time and on time, and never - ever miss deadline or appointment.

That is the person that will get more clients.
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Old 09-17-2020, 02:08 AM   #444 (permalink)
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Some things to think about:

Does your boss like you? This is one of the most important factors. If you boss has a new client and a bunch of part time contractor SLPAs that new client is going to go to the SLPA she likes best. Again, relationships are key especially in your line of work where it is easy for the boss to play favorites.

Do you make life easy or hard for your boss?

1. Do you fill out your reports on time or are they late
2. Do you fill out your time sheets on time or are they late
3. Do you fill out reports how your boss wants them or does she have you reformat or rewrite them? (The boss is always right even when they are wrong)

Are you making your company money or costing them money?

1. Do you keep all your appointments with your clients or do you sometimes miss them or have technical issues that cause you to miss them? (From the numbers above every appointment you miss costs the company $67)

While it would be best to be best friends with your boss it is likely enough to be generally liked by the boss. That means you cause them no problems, do everything right the first time and on time, and never - ever miss deadline or appointment.

That is the person that will get more clients.
Everything you've just said is 100% correct, and exactly the reason I need to be my own boss. I just can't care about things that don't matter, even if they matter to my boss. My understanding of things is superior to most people's understanding, so if they disagree with my understanding, they are simply choosing the inferior option. Finally, my default position to anything marketed to me is to reject it.
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Your boss has a department to run and your job is to be part of that department. If you define your job in another way, you've decided that you aren't actually under your boss. This can work if it helps your boss please his boss, or if that boss notices you and protects you, but otherwise you're dong it wrong.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:22 AM   #446 (permalink)
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As far as I know my boss likes me. He is always friendly. We don't have other speech therapists up here, so either they get me clients, or it costs the agency money.

I always submit my paperwork on-time. Otherwise I am not paid. My supervisor approves my paperwork. I have never had feedback from the boss, but my supervisor rejects stuff all of the time, even when I did it the way that she always told me to.

It is charming.

They reassigned another client from a different therapist yesterday. I picked up two that way a couple of weeks ago and they tried with three before that, but for different reasons it didn't work out.
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As far as I know my boss likes me. He is always friendly. We don't have other speech therapists up here, so either they get me clients, or it costs the agency money.

I always submit my paperwork on-time. Otherwise I am not paid. My supervisor approves my paperwork. I have never had feedback from the boss, but my supervisor rejects stuff all of the time, even when I did it the way that she always told me to.

It is charming.

They reassigned another client from a different therapist yesterday. I picked up two that way a couple of weeks ago and they tried with three before that, but for different reasons it didn't work out.
You likely have never received feedback from your boss because things are filtered both ways through your supervisor. Your supervisor is your boss and she is the person you need to please.

Your boss asks your supervisor “how is Xist doing” and she says something like: “He never fills out things correctly the first time, I always have to reject his stuff and make him do it correctly....”
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I am sure she does that with her other SLPAs, too.

Still, there aren't other therapists up here. Either they give me work or they lose money.
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You don't look like Lily Tomlin.



Your supervisor is your boss. The fact that she doesn't have anyone else in your area only means she has to wait before nailing you.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:09 PM   #450 (permalink)
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She is not in my area. Her other SLPAs undoubtedly live in the valley like she does.

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