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Articles by Sheila Grosdidier, BS, RVT

The boss snips away at our pay

I'm the office manager of a small hospital, and I found out the practice owner had our payroll clerk deduct an hour of pay for our staff members for a lunch and learn. She also makes us carry overtime to the next pay period because she refuses to pay overtime. What can I do?
January 2014

I'm the office manager of a small hospital, and I found out the practice owner had our payroll clerk deduct an hour of pay for our staff members for a lunch and learn. She also makes us carry overtime to the next pay period because she refuses to pay overtime. What can I do?

The veterinary practice manager behind the mask

Your terrible, horrible, no-good manager may not be as bad as you think. Consider these eight secrets that help explain why they do the seemingly crazy things they do.
July 2013

Your terrible, horrible, no-good manager may not be as bad as you think. Consider these eight secrets that help explain why they do the seemingly crazy things they do.

Veterinary background checks: Look back to get ahead

Dig up the dirt on yourself before your future boss does.
January 2012

Dig up the dirt on yourself before your future boss does.

12 ways to manage your manager

Tired of being stepped on at work? It's time to stand tall and get on top of your career by improving your communication skills.
September 2011

Tired of being stepped on at work? It's time to stand tall and get on top of your career by improving your communication skills.

5 facts about employee rights

Many team members blindly stumble through issues of breaks, overtime pay, and family leave. Find out whether your practice gives you enough—or whether you expect too much.
June 2010

Many team members blindly stumble through issues of breaks, overtime pay, and family leave. Find out whether your practice gives you enough—or whether you expect too much.

Your employee rights were violated. Now what?

Protect yourself and preserve a strong working relationship with these three tips.
June 2010

Protect yourself and preserve a strong working relationship with these three tips.

Should your practice install video surveillance?

Managers: Consider state laws, as well as employee response, to make sure the practice and its team are equally protected by video surveillance.
September 2009

Managers: Consider state laws, as well as employee response, to make sure the practice and its team are equally protected by video surveillance.

Video surveillance: Who's watching you?

September 2009

More and more practices are using video surveillance. Here's what you need to know about being filmed at work.

Do this today to avoid burnout tomorrow

July 2009

You care for pets, but not yourself. Change that with help from this video by Sheila Grosdidier.

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