Many hands make light work
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Well friends, the carnival started last Friday in my city as in many other parts of Brazil however it actually starts officially next Friday all over the country.
In direct contradiction to this carnival atmosphere, which is inpiring indeed, I’ll write today about my job and contribution to our development.
I really love practising an artform for sheer pleasure. Is it painting my nails or doing my pieces of jewellery an art work?
I’d like to be a jellyfish with those tentacles because I love working with my hands. That’s the reason what I do for a living has to do with hands.
Until a couple of months ago, I used to work part-time in my own business in a building where I worked upstairs in my clinic and husby downstairs in his dental lab. He didn’t mind the noises I made and vice-versa. He’s a dental laboratory technician and works for private dentists as well as for the company where I work also part-time. Actually, not only that but 3 more units of it. And it’s not for my prestige of working there for long time, but it’s only for his own artistic flair and devotion that he signed a contract with them.
I should be working there and earning more taxable incomes. I’m missing very much that but I have to look after my son now because my mother-in-law had to undergo a cardiac surgery for second time so...I don’t want she has any worry. The only solution is to replace myself for another dentist needing employment until I can find another better solution.
The company where I work part-time is one of the many dotted around Brazil that belong to a solid private institution not run for profit. The main aim is to provide social service and health care to the whole community of each place, especially the workers of commerce in the fields of education, sports, culture, leisure and health.
We study, plan and promote directly or indirectly actions that can contribute to the quality of life of the workers, their families and other members of the community. Consequently, to the social and economic development of the nation.
In each field there are several actions being run as schooling, artistical and cultural activities to attend. The company has just bought a theater for enjoying permormances. As for leisure, there is a set of ludic actions in turism centres of the company spread in each part of the country. Only here in Espírito Santo state, there are 2. There are also some social projects like “ Programa Mesa Brazil “ ( Brazil Table Program) which is an incentive to the fight against hunger.
In the field of sports, one can take part in such a variety of sports and the company runs sports schools for children from public schools.
At last, there’s one important field- health- that I take part as a dentist, among more health professionals. We dentists are protected by law to work there 4 hours a day. 4 hours that are iqual to 8 because it’s hard to pause for breath.
In this way, the company gives opportunity to more dentists that are employed and work happy because they can use the rest of the day to run their own business.
We do everything in dentistry there from restorative and preventive dentistry to orthodontics and implants except for oral-maxillo-facial surgery that requires a hospital.. We make treatment plans together and each dentist works in his/her expertise.
The common daily attendance is 7 appointments for treatment and 2 for examinations but we must accept any emergency no matter the number of it which we organize within the team. Between each consultation, I have to fill in the papers and store information on the PDA ( Personal Digital Assistant).
At the end of the month, it’s a little bit more demanding because I have to do the statistics of the month. I have to register how many surgeries were conducted, how many treatments were completed, how many emergencies were attended and a hundred of thousands of numbers but it’s quite dynamic and pleasant my job, especially when we worked a couple of years ago in a preventive project with children of the schools of the company. It was gratifying to compare the statistcs and see the result, the positive impact on children’s oral health.
I’m very proud to be part of this institution in which we work each one in each field and all together like a family and in which values I do believe.
While I work there, my son is studying at school ( except when he's on holiday)and that’s the way I manage my time for awhile til I have to change the schedules depending on the activities I must embrace.
So, for all these reasons above, I don’t feel much guilty for having fun and enjoying the carnival holiday.
That's all for today. I'll do my best to write again tomorrow. Good bye
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